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Treed Murray (2001)

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An advertising executive, trapped in a tree by a gang of would-be muggers, manipulates them into fighting to save his life.

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Dressed in his business attire and carrying an expensive briefcase, a marketing executive named Murray is taking a shortcut through an urban park in Toronto. Lost in a secluded area of the park, he gets into an altercation with a teen-aged punk, who unknown to Murray is only one of five - four guys and a girl - in a gang. Running to get away from the gang, Murray has the idea that he will climb up a large tree to hide out until the punks leave. Unfortunately for Murray, they find him in the tree. Initially, Murray believes he has no other alternative but to do what they say. But Murray and the punks soon realize that Murray has some leverage being where he is. This altercation soon becomes a standoff and a test of wills to see who can outlast the other, the standoff which includes both physical and emotional torment on both sides, the latter as each learns more about the other. Written by Huggo

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Life's a beech.

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Rated R for language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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30 November 2001 (Canada)  »

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Murray: Laugh it up, you bunch of cowards.
KC: You're the one hiding in the tree, man.
Murray: No shit, Einstein! 'Cause you're a gang, I can't beat a fucking *gang*!
Shark: A gang? We're not a gang. More like a... More like a... A squad of self-directed urban park-rangers.
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References West Side Story (1961) See more »

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Come and Get It
Written by Jim McGrath and Joel Feeney
Performed by Marc Jordan
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One of the best of this year's Genie crop
5 February 2002 | by (Halifax, Nova Scotia) – See all my reviews

This is a good film! Good, solid performances. A clever idea that is well carried out. The images were rather bland, but that is really the only down-side. Good solid screenwriting for a change, too. One of the best of this year's Genie crop. Definitely worth seeing.


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