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Unspeakable -- Impotent and unhappy middle-aged James Fhelleps goes murderously around the bend turns his nagging wife Alice into a pathetic grotesquely disfigured cripple.
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Release Date:
27 February 2004 (USA) See more »
Nothing can silence pure evil. See more »
A woman battles an unspeakable terror. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Pavan Grover ... Jesse Mowatt

Michelle Wolff ... Littlefield
Mark Voltura ... Littlefield's Partner (as Marc Voltura)

Marco Rodríguez ... Cesar (as Marco Rodriguez)

Dina Meyer ... Diana Purlow

Lance Henriksen ... Jack Pitchford

Miguel Pérez ... Guard #1

Dennis Hopper ... Warden Earl Blakely

J.D. Garfield ... Federale Colonel
Angelo Jaramillo ... Flunky
George Michael Tapia ... Corrections Officer
Audra Wise ... T.V. News Woman #1
Kim Trujillo ... T.V. News Woman #2

Michael Crabtree ... Lieutenant

Anthony Dilio ... Guard #2 (as Dilio)

Jonathan Levit ... Kenny

Jeff Fahey ... Governor
Clark Sanchez ... Muscular Guard

Todd Lawson LaTourrette ... Cohort (as Todd La Tourrette)
Joe P. Martinez ... Priest

James Quattrochi ... Rookie Guard
Mark Kilburn ... Executioner

Luce Rains ... Prison Doctor
Paul Blott ... Judge Nickles
Nicholas Ballas ... Mowatt's Father
Ben Sandoval ... Young Mowatt
Irene DeBari ... Mowatt's Mother
Adam Sandoval ... Teen Mowatt
Kristen Loree ... Medical Examiner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shalini K. Grover ... Expert Child Psychiatrist, Dr. Daniels

Chriss Anglin ... Bailiff / Featured (uncredited)
Richard Barela ... Illegal Alien (uncredited)

Ivan Brutsche ... Guard #1 (uncredited)
Sara Harris ... Featured Extra (uncredited)
Louie Martinez ... Illegal Alien (uncredited)
Heather McCluskey ... Hooker #1 (uncredited)
Terrance Willis ... Death Row Inmate (uncredited)
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Directed by
Thomas J. Wright 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pavan Grover 

Produced by
John Duffy .... line producer
Lee Friedlander .... producer
Nimmi Grover .... co-producer
Pavan Grover .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jeff Marsh 
Cinematography by
Antonio Calvache (director of photography)
Film Editing by
PG  (as P.G.)
Jason R. Stone 
Bob Willems 
Casting by
Lindsay Chag 
Production Design by
James Shanahan 
Set Decoration by
Mary Rose 
Costume Design by
Shawnelle Cherry 
Makeup Department
Bobby Jo Coleman .... assistant hair stylist
Bobby Jo Coleman .... assistant makeup artist
Robert Hall .... special makeup effects artist
Allan B. Holt .... special makeup effects artist (as Allan Holt)
Annalisa V. Levin .... key makeup artist (as Annalisa Levin)
Production Management
Gay Browning .... production supervisor
Tom Shell .... post-production supervisor
Alton Walpole .... unit production manager
John N. Ward .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff Bilger .... second assistant director
Rodney Allen Hooks .... first assistant director (as Rodney A. Hooks)
Art Department
Monserrate Apodaca .... painter
Ulrike Auer-Erdoes .... painter (as Ulli Auer-Erdoes)
Robin Blagg .... swing
Barbara Lee Brice .... laborer
Maurice Burns .... scenic foreman
Chris Dechert .... assistant property master
Mark Alan Duran .... lead man
Chris Elebario .... laborer
John P. Fegan .... carpenter (as John Fegan)
Miguel Gurule .... painter
Arlen Johnson .... propmaker
Charles 'Sky' King .... painter
Lee Lazarow .... property master
Charles Lewis .... props assistant (as Charles 'Chips' Lewis II)
Roman F. Lucero .... laborer
Alan Macrae .... propmaker
Jose Mendoza .... painter
Jesus A. Murillo .... painter
Jesus Ornelas .... laborer
Randy Ortega .... key scenic painter
Gary Petersen .... propmaker
David W. Phillips .... carpenter foreman (as David Phillips)
Macario Rivera .... labor supervisor: restoration
Morris Salazar .... painter
Peter Tosti Stephenson .... on-set dresser (as Peter Stephenson)
Anthony M. Trujillo .... painter (as Anthony Trujlllo)
Christopher Windisch .... construction coordinator (as Chris Windisch)
Sound Department
Robert Brownlow .... boom operator
Bayard Carey .... sound mixer
Steven Erickson .... adr editor
Steven Erickson .... dialogue editor
Matthew Halbert .... boom operator
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Hoenack .... supervising sound editor
Tony Kucenski .... foley artist
Noah Southall .... sound effects editor
Alejandro Alvarenga .... sound post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Lelan Keffer .... assistant special effects
Geoffrey C. Martin .... special effects (as Geoff Martin)
Michael McCormick .... assistant special effects
Peter Zari .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Carl Bonin .... additional visual effects videographer
Kenneth Hébert .... additional visual effects videographer (as Ken Hebert)
Matthew Patterson .... visual effects assistant: RW Productions
Jason R. Stone .... visual effects creator: RW Productions
Bob Willems .... visual effects supervisor: RW Productions
Ivan Brutsche .... stunts
Joseph Downey .... stunts
Mario Garcia .... stunts
Tim Janis .... stunts
Jeffrey McDancer .... stunts (as Jeff McDancer)
Miles McDancer .... stunt coordinator (as Miles 'Buck' McDancer)
Tomas Sanchez .... stunts (as Thomas Sanchez)
Alan Tafoya .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Anderson .... best boy grip
Liza Bambenek .... camera loader
Steve Banister .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Rob Carius .... best boy electric
Collin S. Colberg .... first assistant camera (as Collin Colberg)
Chris Corkins .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Espeset .... key grip
Eric Espeset .... company grip
Miguel Gurule .... daily grip
Neil Jacobs .... still photographer
Bradley Kellar .... company grip (as Brad Kellar)
Bruce Lewis .... camera operator: "b" camera
Stephen Mullen .... electrician
Lee Nakagawa .... additional electrician
Louis Nelson .... electrician
Dan Nordquist .... additional electrician
Tobin Oldach .... second assistant camera
Ramon Ortega .... electrician
Raymond Pierce .... daily grip
John Stearns .... additional electrician
Josh Steinberg .... dolly grip (as Joshua Steinberg)
Josh Steinberg .... key grip (as Joshua Steinberg)
George Stephenson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Sean Tanner .... gaffer
William C. Turner III .... videographer
Danny Wilding .... electric labor
Kyle Pavey .... camera intern (uncredited)
Casting Department
Teresa Neptune .... casting: Santa Fe
Kathie E. Norris .... assistant casting: Santa Fe (as Kathie Norris)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mona Hamilton .... costumer
Brandy Lusvardi .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Tom Pryor .... first assistant editor (as Thomas C. Pryor)
Chris Regan .... color timer
Michael Hatzer .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Shalini K. Grover .... music supervisor
Jeff Marsh .... music editor
Transportation Department
Tom Berto .... driver
Felix Delgado .... driver
Bobby Hayes .... driver
Wilson Hayes .... driver
Caylen Johnson .... driver: construction
Robert Molitor .... transportation co-coordinator (as Robert 'Bear' Molitor)
Kino Quintana .... driver
Teri Romano .... driver
Angelo Romero .... driver
Bruce Simballa .... transportation coordinator
Richard Slaughter .... driver
Other crew
Tom Berto .... animal wrangler
David Bethel .... medic (as David L. Bethel)
Stephen Bloch .... production office assistant
Joe Cantu .... catering assistant: Home Planet Food
Tim Carroll .... boss wrangler: Santa Fe Stagecoach Line
Pierre Cole .... craft service assistant
Steve Cooper .... caterer: Home Planet Food
David Cummings .... set production assistant
Lori Eakins .... production accountant (as Lori Myers Eakins)
Ken Garcia .... medic
Jon Hendry .... location manager
Elaine Hernandez .... key set production assistant
Melinda Howard .... production office assistant
Katherine Koyanagi .... legal counsel
James Leonard .... set production assistant
Jory Medina .... set teacher
Mamie Mitchell .... script supervisor
Haley Rae Norris .... production secretary
Kathie E. Norris .... production office assistant (as Kathie Norris)
Sanjay N. Patel .... key artist
Kate Pavey .... production office assistant
Patty Perkins .... craft service
Melanie Rios .... craft service
Claudio Ruben .... assistant location manager
Janet L. Smith .... set teacher
Cynthia Straus .... production office assistant
Richard Young .... location assistant
Jeff Bruch .... special thanks
Nancy Everist .... special thanks
William T. Ferrell .... special thanks: U.S. Border Patrol (as Agent William T. Ferrell)
Scott Hand .... special thanks
Jonathon Slator .... special thanks (as Jonathan Slator)
George Tapia .... special thanks (as George M. Tapia)
John Wheeler .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, disturbing images, language and some sexuality
Brazil:108 min | USA:108 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The electric chair, featured prominently in the movie, was last used in Texas for executions in 1964. In 1977, Texas approved execution by lethal injection, and in 1982, carried out its first execution by such means.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When the cage containing Jesse Mowatt slides sideways off of the bed of the flatbed truck, the cable pulling the cage can be seen going from the cage off to the left.See more »
Jesse Mowatt:[while being beaten down by the guards] This give you a hard-on, warden?
Warden Blakely:Why? You losing yours?
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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
could have used a better editor..., 23 July 2004
Author: vhsiv from washington, d.c.

Just a quick comment...

This is one of those films that I caught about 15 min. late on late-night cable. That missed 15 made all the difference. The clunky exposition - 'Tonight', '3 Days Earlier', etc., etc. - played no part in my first impression, and the film played as a straight jailhouse drama, with LESS ludicrous pseudo-science, fewer superhuman feats perpetrated by the arch-villain.

I was so intrigued that I programmed my Tivo to catch the West Coast feed of the film, and that was the good-bad mistake. This film would have been far more effective if they had eliminated the backstories at the beginning of the film and the wannabe 'Another Heaven' (2000) aspects of the Jesse Mowatt character. The director and the editor overplayed their hands there.

The pluses for this film are that the leads - Dina Meyer, Lance Henrickson, Jeff Fahey and even the writer/actor Pavan Grover turn in acceptable performances. I was especially impressed by Meyer here, in her capacity to convey sympathy, compassion, authority, fear, etc. Dennis Hopper's contribution however, is execrable: his lines are terrible, and he chooses to read them like a 'tough love' southern caricature.

The 'metaphysically-enhanced serial killer' is an overcrowded field. It has been done to death. If anyone is out there writing such stuff, it is best that they limit their palette - too many psychic powers and sci-fi gadgets can put a serious hurt on one's story. Otherwise, this one is well-enough executed, and ironically a full cut above the junk that's habitually ground-out by the SciFi Channel.

If it's a late night or early morning, definitely worth biding one's insomnia by...


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