In the Electric Mist

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Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones leads an all-star cast in this psychological thriller based on the bestselling novel by James Lee Burke. While on an investigation into a series of grisly murders, veteran detective Dave Robicheaux (Jones) navigates his way through the Louisiana bayou and the dark, sultry world of New Orleans mobster "Baby Feet" Balboni (John Goodman). Layers of corruption and long-dead secrets reawaken grudges and a lethal alliance A tangled web of killings, past and present, converges in a shocking showdown with stakes that become deeply personal to Robicheaux and his family. Featuring music from five-time GRAMMY Award-winner Buddy Guy, this film takes you deep into Cajun country's hidden worlds.

  1. James Lee Burke


  2. Mary Olson-Kromolowski


  3. Jerzy Kromolowski


  4. Bertrand Tavernier


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  1. Tommy Lee Jones

    Tommy Lee Jones

    Dave Robicheaux

  2. John Goodman

    John Goodman

    Julie 'Baby Feet' Balboni

  3. Peter Sarsgaard

    Peter Sarsgaard

    Elrod Sykes

  4. Kelly Macdonald

    Kelly Macdonald

    Kelly Drummond

  5. Mary Steenburgen

    Mary Steenburgen

    Bootsie Robicheaux

  6. Justina Machado

    Justina Machado

    Rosie Gomez

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 57m

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Release Information

  • February 20, 2009
    R, Theatrical



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A review by Kenneth Axel Carlsson

By Kenneth Axel Carlsson

A woman is found murdered in the swamp somewhere in the south. A brutal murder, quite possibly a serial killer. A policeman is investigating, and while he does that, another body is found, but this one nothing but bones. This guy (a black guy) was killed 40 years ago, and the policeman suddenly remembers that he saw this murder happening when he was a kid. There doesn't seem to be any sort of connection between the murders, except the man investigating both of them.

Tommy Lee Jones plays the old cop who investigates the murders in the swamp. He is a man fighting his own demons, meaning most... read the rest.

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