The River King

Synopsis: Abel Grey is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after discovering from the boy's girlfriend, Carlin, that he was being badly bullied, Abel suspects that a dangerous schoolboy initiation has gone horribly wrong and he secretly solicits the help of a sympathetic teacher, Betsy. He is warned off the investigation by his boss, as the school is a generous benefactor to the Police benevolent fund. Abel, however, cannot let the case go, not only because his own brother committed suicide years before, but also it seems that the spirit of the dead boy is leaving them clues as to what really happened that night.
Director(s): Nick Willing
Production: Myriad Entertainment Group
99 min

Excuse me.

Is this

August Pierce's room?

- Is it?

- Yeah.

Was he a friend of yours?

So, this must be the dead

kid's room.

Does that mean

she knows something?


So what do you think we're

supposed to be looking for here?

I have no idea.

Nothing. Don't touch anything,

leave it all to me.

Calm yourself down, Farris.

We're not gonna break anything.

I'm not gonna break


You know, it's a little weird.

Dean says that this kid was a mess...

and yet he kept his room

real tidy.

Here we go. Bingo.

A little bit of the weed.

Now, do you think the kid smoked the wacky

tobacco, went out for a walk and drowned.

We got a possible homicide, and you

wanna go with the accident theory?

Well, you heard what the man

said. The kid was a loser.

He said he was a loner.

Loner, Joey, big difference.

Excuse me, miss.

I'd like to ask you a favor.

You know, Abe, maybe if you want I

can get her phone number for you.

I don't know, Joey, you're

the one that seems interested.

I can take that roll of film

off your hands now.

I develop my own. But if you

wanna take it, take it...

No, why don't you just drop it

off at the station house and...

make sure you include

the bill.

So, what do you teach here?

Photography and English Lit.

- Did you go to school here?

- No, no.

Nobody from town goes

to Haddan.

We actually don't even like to come on

to the property. Gives us the creeps.

I guess it can be

kind of pleased with itself.

Yeah, a little bit.

You know, I...

saw August Pierce last night.

Where was this?

In the woods. He was with another

student, Carlin Leander...

and they were arguing.

Were the two of them dating?

I don't think so.

- Anything else?

- No.

I just thought you should know.

Well, thank you.

Be careful with Carlin.

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