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Desperation (2006)

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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23 May 2006 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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When the group is in the theatre getting ready to eat, David says a prayer before they pass out the sardines and crackers. Every time the bag of sardines is passed to another person the number of sardine cans is replenished, like the Loaves and Fishes. See more »

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When Collie walks towards the wild dog and says, "They're not dangerous... ordinarily," a crew member with a utility belt is visible on the road behind the motorcycle to the right. See more »

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Collie Entragian: [looking at Peter's license] I see you're an organ donor.
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Collie Entragian: Are you sure that's wise?
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References Lord Jim (1965) See more »

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Fall To Pieces
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Good TV Film
24 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Stephen King's Desperation (the novel) so I was excited for the cast when it was released. I was not disappointed.

Ron Perlman plays Collie Entragian, a Sheriff's Deputy who, along with the rest of the small town of Desperation, has gone through a considerable change. Now he kidnaps anyone near his middle-of-nowhere town, and locks them in his city filled with the dead. Soon we find that he is no longer Collie, in fact something from below has taken over...

This was a fun movie, very enjoyable. The acting is really good, with Steven Weber, Charles Durning, and Tom Skeritt rounding out the cast besides Perlman. The effects are good as well.

Overall a good TV movie. Enjoy.


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