Watchtower (2002)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  27 September 2008 (Belgium)
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A brother and sister move to a sleepy Oregon town and are befriended by a stranger with a magnetic personality on a summer sabbatical.


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Complete credited cast:
Art Stoner
Kate O'Conner
Mike O'Conner
Elizabeth Carol Savenkoff ...
Adam Terrell
Ralph Alderman ...
Tom Blanton
Constable McMurty
Michael Leisen ...
Leo Vernik ...
Dick (as Leo Vernick)
Spencer Roy ...
Adam Terrell's Son
Bar Patron


Orphan Mike O'Conner was abused from age three by his own dad, fled to Chicago to start a rock band but got dragged in bad mates' crime and convicted under probation. Mike's sister, Kate, managed to get him released and employed as assistant lighthouse guard under Adam Terrell, an author on sabbatical. However, Adam is murdered by serial killer Art Stoner, who takes Adam's place and identity. Art himself is the traumatized son of a prostitute, abandoned by the father, who had to watch his mother 'working' and got beaten, as if responsible, whenever her 'clients' hit her. 'Adam' seems to work out as Mike's substitute father, smacking him at worst, but their past starts catching up and Art being seen in action as Kate's lover poisons the triangle dramatically. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

27 September 2008 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Cruel and Unusual  »

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CAD 5,100,000 (estimated)

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Vancouver Island Locations the Real Star of So-Called "Erotic Thriller"
5 November 2009 | by (Duncan, Canada) – See all my reviews

"You should see this place I'm going to. It's one in a million," Professor Adam Durrell (Eli Gabay) tells his passenger (Tom Berenger). The prof doesn't know it yet but he is never going to see his favorite getaway. You see, the hitch-hiker he picked up is a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims. Posing as the now deceased Durrell the charming psycho pulls into a little coastal community in search of fresh prey. He targets lonely vulnerable Kate (Rachel Hayward) and her troubled kid brother Mike (Tygh Runyon) for a violent death. However, this time he may have met his match. Although the cast delivers competent performances the picturesque Cowichan Valley locations (doubling for Oregon) are the real stars in an otherwise routine entry in the tired 'erotic thriller' genre.

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