The gritty crime thriller with a dark sense of humor, Small Town Crime, arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital March 20 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Starring John Hawkes, Golden Globe® nominee Anthony Anderson (2018, Best Television Actor – Musical/Comedy Series, “Black-ish”), Clifton Collins Jr., Michael Vartan, with Robert Forster and Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer (2011, Best Supporting Actress, The Help), the film follows an alcoholic ex-cop who discovers the dead body of a young woman and is determined to find the killer in order to redeem himself as a police officer. Hailed as “hard-hitting and charming” by Cinapse, Small Town Crime was an official selection at the SXSW Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival. From writers and directors Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms (Waffle Street), the Small Town Crime Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.


Mike Kendall (John Hawkes), a disgraced ex-cop, is fighting a losing battle with the bottle. When he finds a woman left for dead at the side of a road, Kendall turns private eye to track down her killers, taking one last shot at redemption in this brilliantly acted film featuring Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer, Anthony Anderson, and Robert Forster.


  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
  • “Crime and Character” Featurette
  • “Devising A Small-Town Crime” Featurette
  • Directors’ Commentary
  • Actor, Producer, and Directors’ Commentary
  • Technical Commentary


John Hawkes American Gangster, Identity, TV’s “Eastbound & Down”

Anthony Anderson TV’s “Black-ish,” The Departed

Clifton Collins Jr. Pacific Rim, Star Trek, TV’s “Westworld” and “Ballers”

Michael Vartan TV’s “Alias,” One Hour Photo

with Robert Forster TV’s “Twin Peaks,” Jackie Brown, Mulholland Drive

and Octavia Spencer Hidden Figures, The Help, Fruitvale Station, The Shack


Year of Production: 2017

Title Copyright: Small Town Crime © 2017 Normal Family, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Saban Films LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for strong violence, language and some sexual references

Genre: Thriller

Closed Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 92 minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation

Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

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