In The Electric Mist (2009)
Thursday 14th January 2010
Released by on DVD and Blu-Ray by High Fliers Films on 8th February 2010, Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive; The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada) follows his critically acclaimed performances in "No Country For Old Men" and "In The Valley Of Elah" with an equally impressive turn in In The Electric Mist director Bertrand Tavernier's (Life And Nothing But; Round Midnight) film adaptation of James Lee Burke's award winning bestseller, "In The Electric Mist With Confederate Dead".
Heading a dazzling all-star cast that includes Mary Steenburgen, Peter Sarsgaard, John Goodman, Ned Beatty, Kelly Macdonald and Justina Machado (E.R.), Jones stars as veteran Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux in this gripping crime thriller that also features cameo appearances by celebrated musicians Levon Helm and Buddy Guy.
Following the grisly discovery of the mutilated corpse of a young woman in a ditch outside the Louisiana town of New Iberia, Dave Robicheaux becomes involved in a hunt for a serial killer who appears to be targeting young prostitutes as his victims. His investigations into the case are hampered by the presence of a Hollywood film crew, in town to film a civil war epic, which is being part-financed by local crime kingpin "Baby Feet" Balboni (Goodman).
When Robicheaux arrests the movie's star, Elrod Sykes (Sarsgaard), for driving under the influence, Sykes reveals that the crew has unearthed the decomposed remains of a man killed decades earlier, a murder the detective witnessed as a teenager but failed to report. This latest discovery reawakens long-buried memories from Robicheaux's past and leads him to suspect that the murder he witnessed years ago and the latest spate of crimes are somehow connected. But, just as the detective believes he is closing in on the killer, a twist in the case places Robicheaux and his family in the murderer's sights and the quest to bring the guilty to justice becomes deeply personal.
A compelling murder-mystery set against the atmospheric backdrop of the Louisiana swamplands, In The Electric Mist is a superb thriller elevated by a stellar cast and a knockout lead performance by Tommy Lee Jones as a tenacious cop who is more than willing to break the rules to get results.
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