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

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Stephen King used the word desperation in his novel Doctor Sleep. See more »

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As David escaped through the bars of the cell he ran out the door slamming the door behind him. In the previous scene the Sheriff, while taking David's mother, had already slammed that door closed on his way out. See more »

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Peter Jackson: Where is everybody?
Collie Entragian: Disneyland.
[starts walking]
Collie Entragian: Come on, walk, Hayfoot.
[to Mary]
Collie Entragian: Strawfoot.
[stops walking]
Collie Entragian: You're Peter. And you're Mary. So where's Paul? I mean, how can you sing "Puff the Magic Dragon" without Paul?
[starts walking, then stops again]
Collie Entragian: Wait a minute... Peter Jackson? I LOVE "Lord of the Rings"!
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References All This, and Heaven Too (1940) See more »

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Written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick
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sometimes worth it
22 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought this movie out of the bargain bin at wal-mart the other day. It isn't something that would normally catch my interest, but I remember reading the book many years ago, and although I didn't remember a lot of details of the book, I remember enjoying it, and figured if I got even a fraction of the entertainment out of the movie as I did the book I would be satisfied. There are a few plot holes, but nothing too dramatic. The movie was thoroughly creepy. Connie was a convincing villain, and it was well cast. I think the kid was a bit on the quiet side for what I had always pictured him to be, but He still did a decent job. I bought this movie for 5 bucks, and it was well worth that. I would recommend this for renting, but paying much more than say 10 bucks to purchase it would be foolish. All in all a good movie although would have been much better as a feature film.


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