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Absence of the Good (TV) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Stephen Baldwin, Tyne Daly, Allen Garfield, Shawn Huff, Silas Weir Mitchell

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ABSENCE OF THE GOOD is a production developed for HBO and directed by John Flynn in 1999.
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Five weeks ago, Caleb and Mary Barnes have lost their only son, accidentally killed at school by a friend. Caleb, a rather introvert policeman, concentrates on his work while Mary is taking to excess sleeping pills in order to forget her sorrow. In the meantime, a serial killer is visiting the houses he lives in when he was a child and kills everyone crossing his path. Caleb becomes soon obsessed by this case while Mary is brought to the hospital after an overdose.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   catching brutal killer/stalker Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes Coping with loss of    -   Son

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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