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A stranger walks into town and sets rival factions at each others' throats: sounds like a Spaghetti Western, but Bryan Singer's debut puts a media-age spin on the set-up by conducting the battle over the airwaves rather than at 20 paces. Coming on like a mega-intense Jerry Springer, Ron Marquette is the chiselled outsider who arrives in the town of Brewster, sets up a cable show and invites residents to reveal "what's wrong" with life there. It's a pointed premise, scripted by Singer's The Usual Suspects scribbler Christopher McQuarrie, but fails to resolve itself cleanly enough to serve up the big statements about the American Dream that it's slavering to deliver.

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: May 1st 2002

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