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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Paliganoff ...
Staci Parker
Travis Patton ...
Jason Inman
Andrea Johnson ...
Jodi Parker
Linda McCormick ...
Mavis Keller
Kate Black ...
Michael G. Young ...
Becky Niccum ...
Terry's Girlfriend
Frank Hill ...
Voice of Dr. Phillips
Jarod Parker ...
The Keller boy age 9
Kevin Ball ...
Jodi's friend
Paul Fiedler ...
Jodi's friend
Sam Haluska ...
Jodi's friend
Erin Keim ...
Jodi's friend
James E. McLauchlin ...
Rothman Center staff
Dana Rae Vagg ...
Rothman Center Staff / Voice of Kara


An orderly from a mental hospital transports a boy (who kills his mother in the opening scene of the movie) to another institution. The boy escapes, and runs into two sisters who are moving across country. He kidnaps the younger sister, and takes her to his old house where he grew up. The orderly and older sister group up, and try to find the little girl before it is too late. Written by John Murdock <>

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If looks can kill, you're already dead! See more »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

12 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Last Roadstop  »

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Most of the actors and actresses in the movie, including all of the leads, were stage actors from the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, except for Andrea Johnson (Jodi), who is the director's step-sister. See more »

Crazy Credits

"The Neighborhood Watch Lady of Chapman Road" is given a special thanks in the credits. While shooting in the stretch of woods where the Keller boy smashes out the window of the truck, a woman drove up and said "I'm with neighborhood watch," and threatened to turn everyone in to the police. The director mentioned to her they are allowed (in Indiana) to shoot on state and county roads, and to the sides of the road within a several foot margin. She then proceeded to take down the license plate of the show truck, which turned out to be a fake license plate anyway! See more »


References The Last Picture Show (1971) See more »

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"NOT one of us! … NOT one of us!"
3 March 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

The title, although singular, will undoubtedly remind real horror fans of Tod Browning's immortal classic about a troop of circus freaks and how they were misunderstood by the outside world. I can assure you, however, that this "thing" has absolutely nothing to do with "Freaks" or even with the art of professional film-making in general. This movie was recommended to me, supposedly because it's raw, disturbing and thought provoking despite the low budget production values. Yeah right… The person who recommended it to me may now consider himself to be my personal foe! The low budget factor is correct, but that about sums it up. "Freak" is dreadfully slow, poorly made and every character that gets introduced is downright insufferable…and that includes the freak too. Two siblings on their way to a new life encounter a deformed mental patient who escaped from the transport truck to another hospital and heads back to the house where he killed his mother at age 9. This could have been an interesting slasher with good isolated filming locations but, instead, Tyler Sharpe decided to make it boring and pointless family drama. The lead actress' attempts to look emotionally devastated are pretty laughable and the total lack of suspense and action can hardly be blamed to the limited budget. Total failure!

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