Blue Ridge Review starring Johnathon Schaech

Blue Ridge is an action, crime, drama film. The director of the movie is Brent Christy. It is written by Caleb G. Brown and Shea Sizemore.



Johnathon Schaech (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, That Thing You Do!) as Justin Wise
Sarah Lancaster (Christmas in the Smokies, Everwood) as Elli Wise
Graham Greene (Dances with Wolves, The Green Mile) as Cliff McGrath
Lara Silva as Deputy Becky
Ben Esler as Deputy Thompson
Taegen Burns as Maddie Wise
Tom Proctor as Jeremiah Wade
Kevin L. Johnson as Lem Keagen
Laura Carbonell as Vivian McGrath-Keagen
Danny Vinson as Harvey Harrison
Sallye Hooks as Penny Harrison
Odessa Feaster as Mayor Brady
Jeff Cole as Jim Pierce


The 87 minute film was okay. The story follows Sheriff Justin Wise (Johnathon Schaech), a rugged/tough guy character. He is new in town and moving closer to his beautiful ex-wife and teenage daughter (who desperately wants a phone) in Blue Ridge.

Blue Ridge has a relatively simple storyline with a character murdered relatively early in the film.

It certainly doesn’t help that there’s a rivalry between two powerful families (The Wade’s and the McGrath’s).

Everybody in town is a suspect and the locals don’t trust the small town sheriff.

Sheriff Wise and the two deputies are gathering evidence and interviewing possible suspects. They need to solve the murder pretty quick before chaos erupts.

If you are looking for an easy-going whodunit, you might want to check it out.

Release date

The movie will be available on Friday July 9 at 3:00 PM on INSP.

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