The Spreading Ground (2000)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - Mar 5, 2000 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Canada , United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Detective Ed Delongpre (Dennis Hopper) is challenged by the mayor of Burman City to make an arrest in a one-day series of child slayings within 48 hours. With no clues to work with, Delongpre and his longtime partner McGivern (Frederic Forrest) and their team of investigators stake out just about every place in town where kids are at play. Meanwhile, and unbeknownst to the cops (with one notable exception), the mayor has also made a deal with a notorious mobster to also find the killer, pitting the good guys against the bad guys to stop a sicko. Also meanwhile, Delongpre's relationship with his estranged adult daughter Leslie (Leslie Hope) is torn open after a decade -- Leslie is the mayor's pushy assistant.

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child-murder, daughter, maniac, mob-boss, police-detective