The TravelerOctober 1, 2010
On the Christmas Eve in a small town, a stranger enters in the precinct and tells the Desk Sergeant Gulloy that he had murdered six people…
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 4.0/10 (1,888 voted)
Stars: Val Kilmer, Dylan Neal, Paul McGillion
On the Christmas Eve in a small town, a stranger enters in the precinct and tells the Desk Sergeant Gulloy that he had murdered six people. Detective Alexander Black arrests the man in a cell and Deputy Jerry Pine, Deputy Jane Hollow, Deputy Toby Sherwood and Deputy Jack Hawkins are not able to identify him since the stranger does not have fingerprints. They call him Mr. Nobody and Deputy Hawkins recalls that he resembles the haired drifter that they had arrested and tortured one year ago, when the daughter of Detective Black had vanished. Along the night, while Mr. Nobody confesses each murder and whistles Lacrimosa from Mozart's Requiem, each deputy dies. Sooner Detective Black discovers that Mr. Nobody is a revengeful spirit that has come to kill them for what they did to the drifter one year ago and they are doomed to die.
Detective Alexander Black
Deputy Jerry Pine
Deputy Jane Hollows
Deputy Toby Sherwood
Desk Sargeant Gulloy
(as Christopher Gauthier)
Deputy Jack Hawkins
How do you catch a killer you've already caught?
Release Date: October 2010
Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Supposedly, Mary Black was alone when she was abducted. Yet, the photo of Mary on her father's desk seems to have been taken on the same day in the same outfit in the same spot where the abduction took place, as verified by flash images of the crime.
[calling her cat named "Shining"]
"They Pay You for the Bad Ones Too…"
Once when asked about a particular cinematic floater that he had
appeared in Robert Mitchum replied, "They pay you for the bad ones
too!" I am assuming that Val Kilmer has adopted that as his personal
mantra to get him through this latest phase of his career. So far in
the past week I have watched Kilmer in The Traveler, Streets of Blood
and The Thaw and all of them are terrible.
The Traveler shows promise at the start, despite the derivative nature
of the script and the stereotypes that take the place of characters.
Once the supernatural huggery-muggery begins that promise rapidly
begins to fade. The story makes no sense. At first it is hinted that
Kilmer is the ghost of a wrongly killed man and he is going to enact
revenge on the deserving occupants of the police station a la High
Plains Drifter. If the script would have stayed with that angle it
might have produced an interesting film,if only on the simplistic and
preachy level of an old Twilight Zone. But the pernicious influence of
M. Night Shyamalan on a whole generation of lame hack writers forces
the offending scripter to try a big twist at the end and–a common
failing with gimmicks of this type–the big reveal is absurd and makes
no sense. It also invalidates everything that came before in terms of
logic or coherence. Blame the screenwriter. This is bad work.But
somebody got paid for it…