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Clean, Shaven -- Lodge Kerrigan began his succession of utterly unique, visually and aurally dazzling character studies with the raw, ravaging Clean, Shaven. A compelling headfirst dive into the mindscape of a schizophrenic as he tries to track down his daughter after he is released from an institution, Kerrigan's film brilliantly uses sound and image to lead audiences into a terrifying subjectivity.
Clean, Shaven -- A compelling headfirst dive into the mindscape of a schizophrenic as he tries to track down his daughter after he is released from an institution, Kerrigan’s film brilliantly uses sound and image to lead audiences into a terrifying subjectivity.


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21 April 1995 (USA) See more »
Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Greene ... Peter Winter
Alice Levitt ... Girl with Ball
Megan Owen ... Mrs. Winter
Jennifer MacDonald ... Nicole
Molly Castelloe ... Melinda Frayne
Jill Chamberlain ... Teenager at Motel
Agathe Leclerc ... Murdered Girl
Robert Albert ... Jack McNally
Roget Joly ... Police Photographer
René Beaudin ... Boy on Bicycle

J. Dixon Byrne ... Dr. Michaels
Eliot Rockett ... Man on Ladder / Man in Jeep
Angela Vibert ... Girl in Rain
Karen MacDonald ... Girl in Rain
Lee Kayman ... Bartender

Peter Lucas ... Drunk
Rob Benevides ... Robber
Ismael Ramirez ... Psychotic Derelict
Marty Clinis ... Library Patron
Ruth Gottheimer ... Library Patron
June Kelly ... Librarian
Grace Vibert ... Schoolteacher
James Hance ... Man in Adoption Agency
Marti Wilkerson ... Adoption Agent
Mike Benson ... Man in Jeep (as Michael Benson)
Cathleen Biro ... Drunk
Harlan Hamilton ... Drunk
Lily Neumeyer ... Additional Voices (voice)
Patrick Byrne ... Additional Voices (voice)
Andy Janjigian ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jessica Pymm ... Additional Voices (voice)
John Kelsey ... Additional Voices (voice)
David Pymm ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jonathan Cronin ... Additional Voices (voice) (as John Cronin)
Kenneth Pymm ... Additional Voices (voice)
Yvonne McDonald ... Additional Voices (voice)
Brian Pymm ... Additional Voices (voice)

Melissa Painter ... Additional Voices (voice)
Vanessa Miller ... Additional Voices (voice)

Directed by
Lodge Kerrigan  (as Lodge H. Kerrigan)
Writing credits
Lodge Kerrigan (written by) (as Lodge H. Kerrigan)

Produced by
J. Dixon Byrne .... executive producer
Lodge Kerrigan .... producer (as Lodge H. Kerrigan)
Melissa Painter .... associate producer
Original Music by
Hahn Rowe 
Cinematography by
Teodoro Maniaci (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jay Rabinowitz 
Production Design by
Tania Ferrier 
Production Management
Alexandra Nevins .... production manager: New York City
Melissa Painter .... production manager: New York City
Grace Vibert .... production manager: Miscou Island
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Boccaccio .... assistant director: New York City
Eliot Rockett .... assistant director: Miscou Island
Antek Walczak .... assistant director: New York City
Art Department
Jill Chamberlain .... property master: Miscou Island
Jose Claudio .... set dresser: New York City
Sound Department
Brad Beckman .... adr recordist: post-production
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist: post-production
James Good .... sound editing room assistant: post-production
John Michael Kelsey .... location sound mixer: Miscou Island (as John Kelsey)
Brian Langman .... foley recordist: post-production
Tony Martinez .... supervising sound editor: post-production
David Novack .... sound re-recording mixer: post-production
Michael Parsons .... additional sound designer: post-production
Michael Parsons .... adr recordist: post-production
Michael Parsons .... location sound mixer: New York City
Matthew Perry .... location sound mixer: Miscou Island
Jac Rubenstein .... sound editor: post-production
Jon San Jose .... assistant sound editor: post-production
Bill Sweeney .... sound editor: post-production
Athina Rachel Tsangari .... boom operator: Miscou Island (as Rachel Tsangari)
Karen Wilkerson .... boom operator: New York City
Special Effects by
Rob Benevides .... special effects makeup
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Benson .... assistant cameraperson: Miscou Island (as Michael Benson)
John Brown .... assistant cameraperson: New York City
Evan Eames .... assistant cameraperson: Miscou Island
Evan Eames .... assistant cameraperson: New York City
Carlos Omar Guerra .... assistant cameraperson: New York City (as Carlos Guerra)
Lloyd Handwerker .... assistant cameraperson: New York City
David Kaplan .... gaffer: New York City
John Michael Kelsey .... assistant cameraperson: New York City (as John Kelsey)
Michael Kunes .... grip: New York City
Heng Tatt Lim .... assistant cameraperson: New York City
Simon MacArthur .... grip: New York City
Craig Marsden .... assistant cameraperson: New York City
Ismael Ramirez .... assistant cameraperson: New York City
Ben Romer .... assistant cameraperson: New York City
Patrick Sisam .... assistant cameraperson: New York City
Scott Whitney .... assistant cameraperson: New York City
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Binda Colebrook .... wardrobe assistant: New York City
Traci Digesu .... costumer: New York City
Heather Rogan .... wardrobe assistant: New York City
Karen Small .... wardrobe assistant: New York City
Editorial Department
Megan B. Agosto .... editor: rough cut, post-production (as Megan Agosto)
Tony Grocki .... assistant editor: post-production (as Anthony Grocki)
Music Department
Christina Wheeler .... assistant music editor
Other crew
Fernando Alcalde .... script supervisor: New York City
Marjolene Beaudin .... caterer: Miscou Island
Elise Boer .... production assistant: Miscou Island
Luly Estevez .... pre-production assistant: Miscou Island
Carol Giardino .... pre-production assistant: Miscou Island
Laszlo McKenzie .... title designer
Catherine O'Brien .... production coordinator: New York City
Rachel Repetto Jolivet .... pre-production assistant: Miscou Island
Brian Sloan .... pre-production assistant: Miscou Island
Kahi Taufaasau .... production assistant (uncredited)
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79 min
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Continuity: The steering column shifter knob in Peter's car is missing. Then it reappears.See more »
Nicole Winter:[to her father, Peter] You don't have a very nice car.See more »


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Clean, Shaven (1994), 17 January 2004
Author: ManhattanBeatnik from Waynesville, OH

Viewers will have one of two reactions to Clean, Shaven (1994): they'll either be repelled by it and find it overly disturbing, or they'll be repelled by it and find it fascinating. Either way, it won't prove to be an easy one-and-a-half-hours to sit through; but as far as MY reaction goes, I was in the latter group. Every year there's a batch of disappointing thrillers, and this year was no different (with the exception of the wildly acclaimed Pulp Fiction, of course). But Clean, Shaven managed to transcend these expectations and deliver a psychologically thrilling experience unlike any other. The story may seem unoriginal, and it most likely is, but it's explored in an entirely unique way: a schizophrenic man (Peter Greene in one of his most powerful performances) is searching for his daughter while being hunted by a detective (new-comer Robert Albert, in a role that would have been tailor-made for Harvey Keitel) who suspects him of being a child serial killer. But the plot is marginalized, almost to the point of being insignificant; the REAL thrills arise from the direction and the editing. Not since David Lynch's Eraserhead has there been a picture as shocking or unsettling as Clean, Shaven; whether it's a simple shot of the sea or a close-up of a wood splinter in a man's finger, every single frame of the film is saturated with an unbearable amount of tension. Combine this with a genuinely creepy score and a startling mix of brief and long cuts, and you have an entirely eerie ambiance that will haunt you long after the credits are over. While I never had the opportunity to catch this film in a theater, I would bet that at least one or two people walked out during every showing; not because it's long (in fact, it runs at a mere 80 minutes) or because it's too violent (you'd find more violence in the latest blockbuster action flick), but because all of the violence in Clean, Shaven comes extremely close-to-home. When you see someone's head being severed by a machete -- as you might in your typical Hollywood movie --, you might not even flinch because it's obvious that the incident is highly stylized; but when you see someone cutting into his own finger with a knife and removing his fingernail -- which is just one of the many shocking acts seen throughout the picture --, you can hardly bear to watch it. Some might find this gratuitous or even exploitative, but those who have this reaction are obviously missing the point: while we (as an audience) are willing to endure countless shoot-em-up cop movies, the moment we see something mildly resemblant of true violence, we find it horrific and intolerable. But this is just one aspect of an immensely complex picture, the most compelling facet of which is Greene's performance -- which is really less of a performance and more of a total immersion into the character. Every fidget, every bloodshot stare, and every act of self-mutilation is perfectly horrid. Remember the infamous scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in which the voodoo priest rips the heart out of a man's chest? Well, Greene comes off as the sort of person who could do that to himself at any minute -- THAT'S the kind of tension that's delivered from start to finish. Clean, Shaven is the debut feature of writer/director/producer Lodge H. Kerrigan, and -- needless to say -- I highly look forward to what he has to offer us next. Filmed with a low budget and a minimal cast, this film packs more thrills and chills than any other big-budgeted studio release of this or ANY year. While it might not be a perfect movie, Clean, Shaven does something different with its genre and it does it well, and that is indeed something worth applauding.

Grade: A-

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