Purgatory Flats (2002)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Post-Noir (Modern Noir)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Harris Done co-writes and directs Purgatory Flats, a low-level actioner about Thomas Reed (Vincent Ventresca), a California physician thrown into the slammer after offing his wife in a drunk driving accident. Upon release, Reed high-tails it to a small town where he finds trouble yet again, this time at the hands of the saucy Sunny Burkhardt (Alexandra Holden), a young woman distantly involved with the extraordinarily dysfunctional and violent Mecklin family, including the hotheaded, bullet-thirsty Owen (Kevin Alejandro). A conflict soon erupts between the two men. Purgatory Flats features supporting performances by Pat Corley, (Murphy Brown) and Nicholas Turturro (NYPD Blue).




accidental-death, conflict, doctor, dysfunctional, prison, small-town, wife