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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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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

27 September 2008 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Cruel and Unusual  »

Box Office


CAD 5,100,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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boring drivel
4 March 2004 | by (minnesota) – See all my reviews

This movie was very boring. The soundtrack had nothing to do with the movie, and seemed more fitting for Top Gun. The characters were very shallow, and were not developed at all. This movie was full of stilted dialogue, and how could anyone find a fat Tom Berenger the "town's most eligible bachelor," is beyond my imagination. Be sure to watch for the ludicrious guitar playing scenes on top of the lighthouse, where there is no amp or cords or anything. A comment was made during the viewing of this movie which stated, "I could find better actors than these in an alley, dead." The "surprise" ending really wasn't a surprise, but then again I didn't even care. One out of ten stars

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