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FULL SYNOPSIS

Class and economics muddy the investigation of a homicide in this thriller from director Josh Sternfeld. When a child is found murdered in the small town of Hilliard, police detective Noah Cordin (Nick Stahl) is assigned to investigate the case. The victim's mother, Allison Connor (Laura Benanti), is a wealthy and well-connected member of the County Board of Commissioners, so Cordin is under pressure to find the killer as soon as possible, but working with rookie officer Leslie Spencer (Rachel Nichols), he isn't finding many substantial clues. One of the few pieces of evidence suggests the culprit may have been from the nearby town of Caswell. Cordin was born and raised in Caswell and knows its history well -- while Hilliard is a prosperous suburban community, Caswell is a working-class town fallen on hard times, and its survival is dependent on a proposed factory coming into town. As Cordin spends more and more time in Caswell, he becomes a target for the resentment the locals feel toward their wealthier neighbors, and a tense situation becomes potentially explosive when word begins to circulate that Connor may use her influence to keep the new employer out of Caswell unless someone comes forward to identity who killed her son. Meskada (named for the county that contains both Hilliard and Caswell) also stars Norman Reedus, Kellan Lutz, Jonathan Tucker, and Grace Gummer. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 3, 2010

Cast

Nick Stahl
as Noah Cordin
Rachel Nichols
as Leslie Spencer
Kellan Lutz
as Eddie Arlinger
Jonathan Tucker
as Shane Loakin
Grace Gummer
as Nat Collins
James McCaffrey
as Billy Burns
Laura Benanti
as Allison Connor
Michael Cerveris
as Terrance Lindy
Norman Reedus
as Dennis Burrows
Michael Sirow
as Daniel Hartfield
Kerry Bishe
as Emily Cordin
Charlie Tahan
as Keith Burrows
Max Antisell
as Zack Cordin
Kathy Searle
as Jane Hartfield
David Aaron Baker
as DA Russ Winston
Johnny Hopkins
as Chris Ainslie
Michael Goodin
as Meth Head
Jen Gatien
as Anchor Woman

Crew

Josh Sternfeld
Director
Michael Goodin
Producer
Jen Gatien
Producer
Josh Sternfeld
Screenwriter
Lee Curreri
Composer (Music Score)
Phyllis Housen
Editor
David Wasserman
Co-producer
Josh Sternfeld
Executive Producer
Sig De Miguel
Executive Producer
Stephen Vincent
Executive Producer
Stephen Vincent
Casting
Sig De Miguel
Casting
Hal Willner
Music Producer
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