The Tall Man

Synopsis: This film is about a legend that has been started by the town folk of Cold Rock. Since the children in the town have been going missing, people have said it's an entity known as 'The Tall Man' who has been taking them. Julia Denning (Jssica Biel) is the local nurse whose husband died years earlier. She is soon personally involved as her child is taken. She tries to track down where the child is taken, but finds that there's more to what's happening than she knew. The towns-folk start to turn on her and the truth comes out. But there's still more to the story - who is 'The Tall Man'? And what is the truth behind the disappearances?
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Director(s): Pascal Laugier
Production: Image Entertainment
  1 win & 6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.9
Metacritic:
52
Rotten Tomatoes:
46%
R
Year:
2012
106 min
Website
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(FEMALE DISPATCHER SPEAKING

INDISTINCTLY ON RADIO)

(MALE DISPATCHER SPEAKING

INDISTINCTLY ON RADIO)

CHESTNUT:
Not a single thing.

- What do we do?

- Police line.

No one goes in or out.

But there are other entrances.

Just make it look good.

(SIRENS WAILING)

(MOANING)

(BREATH ES SHAKILY)

- (MOANING)

- Shh, shh, shh, shh.

(DOOR OPENS)

How are you, Mrs. Denning?

We haven't found him.

Not him, not the others.

(HORN BLARING)

(DOG BARKING)

JENNY:
Our town has been dead for six years.

At first, we blamed the closing of the mine,

the lack of jobs,

the lack of money,

the lack of everything.

But then, we had much worse to blame,

for something had come to Cold Rock.

Something bad

that was destroying our town even more.

That morning, nobody knew the Cold Rock

case was reaching its conclusion.

WOMAN:
Don't drink out

in the street, Crawley.

What street?

(TIRES SQUEALING)

(WHIMPERS)

(GROANING)

(SCREAMS)

Julia!

(SCREAMING)

Julia! Some help here, please!

What happened?

I don't know.

She just started screaming

all of a sudden, out of nowhere.

How long has she been like this?

I don't know.

Oh, my God!

You didn't know?

- I'm not equipped for this, Tracy.

- (SCREAMING)

Push! Yes. You're doing it. You're doing it.

Good, good.

Now when the contraction comes again,

push where you feel my fingers, okay?

Push where my fingers are.

Down, push deep and down.

- Push.

- (GROANING)

Good, push. Push.

You're doing it. You're doing it.

You're doing it. Very good, very good.

Now do it again.

- (SCREAMING)

- Come on. There you go.

Here it comes, here it comes.

Good girl. That's it.

Okay.

Okay, it's breech,

which means the feet are coming first,

but it's fine. It's fine.

- I just need you to push really, really hard.

- Yes, you can.

- JULIA:
Really big push for me.

- Come on, let's go.

(SCREAMING)

Push. Push, Carol!

(SCREAMS)

(SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY)

You did it. There it is. There it is. You did it.

Why is there no sound?

The baby's fine. It's good. It's good.

Take her out. Take her out!

(GROANING)

TRACY:
Good work.

Good work. That is my girl.

You did such a good job.

- CAROL:
But the baby...

- I know, honey...

Julia is going to take

very good care of him.

I promise you. I promise.

JULIA:
Come on, baby. Come on, wake up.

Open your eyes. Open your eyes. Come on.

Take a breath. Take a breath.

You can make it. You can make it.

(INHALES DEEPLY)

Come on. Breathe. Come on, now. Breathe.

Breathe. Breathe for me. Come on.

Come on.

Okay. Come on.

Breathe.

Breathe.

You can do this.

Come on, come on. You can make it.

Open your eyes. Open your eyes.

(SOFT WAIL)

(LAUGHS) Okay.

(BABY COUGHS)

There you are. There you are.

- Hello.

- (WAILING)

(LOUD WAILING)

It's a big boy.

No hospital, Julia.

He needs monitoring, Tracy.

No. No way.

TRACY:
Steven.

That bastard never made

a secret of the fact he likes my girls.

He's always parading around

in front of them like a rooster,

bare-chested and cocky

with those stupid cowboy boots.

Always showing them

things and teaching them this and that

and Carol falling for all of it.

Did you realize?

No! God, no.

If I had, I would have shot him, bang-bang.

Goodbye, cowboy.

- Get rid of him.

- (SCOFFS)

(LAUGHS HUMORLESSLY)

This is nobody else's business,

Julia, but ours.

No hospital.

They won't ask any questions.

No, we won't go.

I won't put Carol through that shame.

She's not even 18.

We take care of our own problems, okay?

JENNY:
In Cold ROCK,

sometimes children were born

when they were not wanted.

People just managed,

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Pascal Laugier

Pascal Laugier (French: [loʒje]; born 16 October 1971) is a French screenwriter and film director. more…

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