THE RAVINE (2022) Review of murder mystery movie – now with a clip

  

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‘A story of evil, hope and the afterlife’
The Ravine is a 2022 American murder mystery film about a brutal crime in a quiet suburb that leads to sinister secrets being revealed.

Directed by Keoni Waxman from a screenplay co-written with Robert and Kelly Pascuzzi, based on a 2014 book by Waxman.

The movie stars Eric Dane, Teri Polo, Peter Facinelli, Byron Mann and Leslie Uggams.

Plot:
On a weekday morning in a peaceful suburb of Akron, Ohio, the town awakens to discover that Rachel Turner and her son, Evan, have been brutally murdered during the night.

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A short while later, Danny Turner is found in his car at the bottom of a ravine, after having taken his own life…

Reviews:

The Ravine‘s problems are many. The acting and cinematography are fine, but the writing and direction are not, with lengthy exposition, speeches, and the cliche of giving the movie’s one Black character special powers. It’s also odd that one of the movie’s speeches is about treasuring the dead because the film does not.” Common Sense Media

Release:
In the US, The Ravine will be released theatrically in select locations and On-Demand (VOD) by Cinedigm on May 6, 2022.

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Main cast and characters:
Eric Dane … Mitch Bianci
Teri Polo … Carolyn Bianci
Peter Facinelli … Danny Turner
Byron Mann … Detective Ben Lee
Leslie Uggams … Joanna
Ricky Russert … Bags
Lucy Faust … Mary Ann Turner
Billy Slaughter … Kevin Turner
Abbie Gayle … Young Carolyn
Stephen Louis Grush … Logan Vonda
Bill Kelly … Bill Schroeder
Betsy Holt … Kate
Blue Clarke … Frankie Bianci
Candi Brooks … Emily Turner
Caroline Cole … Young Rachel
Kyle Lowder … Tony Turner
Cynthia Evans … Rachel Turner
Tadasay Young … Joanna’s Mother
Beau Hart … Christopher Turner
Wyatt Parker … Joey Bianci
Sam Evans … Young Tony

Fun Facts:
Apparently based on a true crime case involving a couple from Olathe, Kansas.

Trailer:

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