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Desperation (2006)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |  23 May 2006 (USA)
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When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.

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En route to Lake Tahoe for a much anticipated vacation, the Carver family is arrested for blowing out all four tires on their camper. Collie Entragian is the arresting officer, the self-made sheriff of a town called Desperation, Nevada, and the quintessential bad cop. Unbeknownst to the Carvers, Entragian regularly sniffs out passerbys on this stretch of road, and in fact has done in nearly every resident of his hometown. He can also change form and summon the help of creepy creatures, including scorpions, snakes and spiders. Written by Erwin van Moll <max404@hotmail.com>

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sheriff | jail | writer | nevada | mine | See All (156) »

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Rated R for violence and gruesome images | See all certifications »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Stephen King used the word desperation in his novel Doctor Sleep. See more »

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Near the beginning of the film, Collie Entragian shoots Peter Jackson through the stomach at the bottom of the stairs to the Police building, killing him. As it cuts to Peter falling over dead, you can clearly see the explosive blood packets attached to Peter's back which were used to create the blood splatters against the wall behind him as he was shot. See more »

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David Carver: Don't hurt her!
Collie Entragian: Son, I will put a stick through your mother, and spin her around til she catches fire, if I so desire! And you cannot stop me, and I'll come back for you!
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Written by Scott Weiland, Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner
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Started out good, what happened?!?!
8 August 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Without remembering exactly how the movie started, I was introduced at the scene where the couple were being arrested by an extremely creepy cop with a viciously unstable aura about him. The portrayal of the character was instantly awe inspiring and intriguing, as he read them their miranda rights, he slipped in the term "I am Going to kill you" as If it were protocol. This whole scene and, from there on, had me freaked inside-out and confused in a very good way. But in tradition of everything Steven King (except the original theatre version of 1408, that was brilliant) it turned sour at some point, exactly the point where someone mentioned a demon or a deity.

 4 stars . 8 for the part I loved, -4 for the rest.


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