Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: Now

The Spreading Ground Details


Detective Ed Delongpre (Dennis Hopper) is challenged by the mayor of Burman City to make an arrest in a one-day series of child slayings within 48 hours. With no clues to work with, Delongpre and his longtime partner McGivern (Frederic Forrest) and their team of investigators stake out just about every place in town where kids are at play. Meanwhile, and unbeknownst to the cops (with one notable exception), the mayor has also made a deal with a notorious mobster to also find the killer, pitting the good guys against the bad guys to stop a sicko. Also meanwhile, Delongpre's relationship with his estranged adult daughter Leslie (Leslie Hope) is torn open after a decade -- Leslie is the mayor's pushy assistant. ~ Buzz McClain, Rovi


Frederic Forrest
as Det. Michael McGivern
Leslie Hope
as Leslie Delongpre
Dennis Hopper
as Det. Ed Delongpre
Tom McCamus
as Johnnie Gault
Chuck Shamata
as Capt. Nieman
Elizabeth Shepherd
as Mayor Hackett


Derek Vanlint
Derek Vanlint
Michael Doherty
Seamus Flannery
Production Designer
Tamara Winston
Costume Designer
Herwig Gayer
Sound/Sound Designer
Kelsey T. Howard
First Assistant Director
Karen Hazzard