Charming Billy (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

Charming Billy (1999)

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Movie Info

Director William R. Pace debuts with the chilling account of a mild-mannered midwesterner who went horribly wrong. The film opens with a lone sniper atop a water tower firing at terrified passers-by. As he commits mass murder, the film flashes back to the events that led up to this drastic act. Billy led a quiet life of desperation, starting with demeaning part-time jobs, a pushy wife, and his bullying father. A sense of doom and tragedy hovers over Billy like a black cloud until one day the weight proves to be too great and he starts his rampage. Charming Billy debuted at the L.A./AFI Film Festival.

Cast

Michael Hayden
as Billy Starkman
Chelcie Ross
as Raymond Starkman
Sally Murphy
as Linda Starkman
Bernadette O'Malley
as Mary Starkman
Adam Tanguay
as Billy (age 10)
Oksana Fedunyszyn
as Laundry Lady
Mary Seibel
as Farmer's Wife
Arlee Reed
as Drunken Hunter
Ryan Kelley
as Duane (age 10)
Paul Skaggs
as Pick-up Truck Driver
Gray Sara Merrill
as Pregnant Neighbor
Dustin Beever
as Running Boy
Randall Huber
as First Driver
Mary Young
as Woman Driver
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Critic Reviews for Charming Billy

All Critics (1)

Haunting [!].

Full Review… | June 23, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Charming Billy

What can I say: I wrote and directed it and while I know it's not perfect, it is pretty cool and interesting. Intense, dark, disturbing, so it's not a lighthearted feel-good movie, but if you're in the mood for a film that explores the dark underpinnings of humans, this is the film for you!

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bill pace
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M Sarki

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