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Pressure (2002)

Two med students on a road trip are falsely accused of murder by a corrupt local Sheriff, setting off a wild chase and a deadly comedy of errors. As they struggle to survive, every move the students make sends them deeper into trouble.

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Steve Hillman
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Patrick Fisher
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Amber
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Bo Cooper (as Adrian Dorval)
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Sara Laughlin
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Agent Shepard
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Olie Parks
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Agent Frank Gruning
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Johnson
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Simms
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Jodi Marconi
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Sheriff Cooper
Brad Sihvon ...
Norman the Cameraman
Aeja Goldsmith ...
Tracy
Brock Johnson ...
Bartender
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On their way back from a conference, two medical school friends bump into a college cheerleaders contest in Oregon. Party animal Patrick Fisher insists on going until his buddy concedes to 'one beer', but dutiful Steve Hillman is the one who gets seduced by local Amber. Alas it's a trap; he gets robbed and her lover, Bo Cooper, beats him up and abuses him. Disgusted with himself Bo shoots himself - his father is the local sheriff. He has a terrible corrupt hold over the town and sets the boys up as wanted 'killers'. Only Steve's girlfriend and local paranoid civil rights-obsessed loner Olie Parks will still help them to contact the already suspicious FBI. Written by KGF Vissers

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Trapped. Hunted. Innocent.

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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3 May 2009 (Belgium)  »

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Adrenalina  »

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[first lines]
Patrick Fisher: [screaming with pain]
Steve Hillman: You just have to hold on. Hold on, captain. Hey, hey, come on, stay with me. Buddy, come on, you gotta tell me what hurts. Where's it hurt?
Patrick Fisher: Would you please help me!
Steve Hillman: Where does it hurt?
Patrick Fisher: All in my stomach.
Steve Hillman: Where?
Patrick Fisher: What?
Steve Hillman: Where? Which side?
Patrick Fisher: Here!
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Perfect Moment
Performed by Mary Griffin (as Mary Grffin)
Written by James Fenton Marr (as Jim Marr) and Wendy Page
©2000 Chrysalis Music (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved.
Used by Permission (p) 2000 Curb Productions, Inc.
Courtesy of Curb Productions, Inc.
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Decent Low Pressure
14 December 2002 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

Students-on-the-road-getting-in-trouble seems to be one of the themes of the year. At first sight, this movie does not look very differently from the other action or horror flicks I saw recently. However, it has a quality and coherence that is not usual for movies in its class. Without any known name in the cast, with a low budget and according to some of the critics in only 19 days, director Richard Gale succeeded to make a very decent movie. His hand is sure, his cut is professional, and the movie might have been low-cost for the producers, but never looks cheap. I also think that something deeper about the American gun culture is trespassing the screen. I expect nice surprises from this director in the future. 7/10 on my personal scale.


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