Devil's Gate

Synopsis: Set in the small town of Devil's Gate, North Dakota, the film examines the disappearance of a local woman (Regan) and her young son. Schull plays an FBI agent who helps the local sheriff (Frakes) search for answers. Partnering with a deputy (Ashmore), they track down the missing woman's husband (Ventimiglia) and find that nothing is as it seems.
Director(s): Clay Staub
Production: IFC Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min




Oh, f***ing Christ

on a stick!



Is anybody there?

Is anybody home?

My car broke down.

I could use some help.



So you're just

gonna suffer!

Or I will end this

right now!

Do you hear me?

Special agent Francis,

I presume?

Pleased to meet you,

deputy salter.

Uh, you can call me Colt.

Everybody does.

Did you want to grab a bite

before we hit the station?

Marnie's serves up the best

chicken fried steak you

ever tasted.

- I'm vegan.

- Okay.

Uh, great. Well, I'll just grab

somethin' later.

- I'll take that for ya.

- Shall we go then?

Yeah. I'll get that

for you, ma'am.

Hey, Colt.

What's crackalackin'?

Jenna, this is

special agent Francis.

- The sheriff around?

- Oh, how you doing?

No, he's still out. Should be

back soon though.

We had an appointment

for 1:

You just take a seat,


and I'm sure

he won't be long.

Okay. I'm gonna get some

coffee. Anybody want anything?

Two splendas,

no cream, please.

- Sheriff.

- Yeah, hang on, hon.

Jenna, you got any of those

wet naps back there?

- You betcha!

- Colt!

A little friend for you

out there in the trunk.

Okay. Right on it,


You better get

the hand truck for Colt.

That idiot's

gonna realize

it's gonna be

too much weight

for him

to shift himself.

Special agent Francis.

How you doing?

We've been expecting you.

Pleasure to meet you,


I'm sorry, you seem

to have caught us

right in the middle of our

local crime spree.

Hit-and-run white tail.


Step on into the back

see what we can

do you for.

There you go.

Have a seat.

Here it is.

Not much to it.

Pretty much a waste

of yours

and the bureau's time,

if you ask me.

I'd like to speak

to him first thing.

- Who? Pritchard?

- Mm.

Colt and I were just out

there three days ago

to see him

have a look around.

His wife's car

is missing.

Other than that, nothing

out of the ordinary.

It's all right there.

In the report.

I see that.

But I'd still like to get my

own sense of the man.

It's odd, he didn't file

the report.

- Her sister did, right?

- That's right.

Maria and the boy were

on the way to her house

so Theresa would've been

the first one to notice

that they'd gone



I've known

Jackson pritchard

his whole life.

Colt there went to

high school with the man.

Yeah, I know,

he's got a temper

but he is not a murderer

by any stretch.

Who said anything

about murder?

Although now that you

mention it, 45 percent

of all murdered women

are killed by their

domestic partner.

You wanna know

the most likely scenario?

Maria finally got a bellyful

of his bullshit

and she lit off with

the kid for Minneapolis

or winnipeg or --

without telling her

sister? Or anyone?

That doesn't seem right.

Why don't you go out

and question

the sister then?

I'm pretty sure

she'll agree with me.

But leave pritchard

out of it.

There's a valid line

of inquiry

that needs

to be followed up on.

We have done

the follow-up, agent.

Look, I know

my department's under

scrutiny right now

but give us a shred

of credit

for understanding

our community

and how to do our

goddamn jobs.

So, how about we trust

my instinct on this one,

special agent Francis?

Yours didn't seem

to do that breeland girl

any favors.

Sheriff, Rudolph

is in the ice box.

Colt, take our

distinguished guest

out to see Theresa Locke

and then get her set up

at the Kelly inn.

Right on it.

Ma'am? Ready to go?

Despite what happened

to the breeland girl,

sheriff, I found her.

And I wouldn't

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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