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Dead End (I) (2003)

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Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.

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For the past 20 years, Frank Harrington has grudgingly driven his family to celebrate Christmas with his mother-in-law. This year, he takes a shortcut. It's the biggest mistake of his life: The nightmare begins. A mysterious woman in white wanders through the forest, leaving death in her wake. A terrifying black car - its driver invisible - carries the victims into the heart of the night. Every road sign points to a destination they never reach. The survivors succumb to panic, to madness; deeply buried secrets burst to the surface, and Christmas turns into a living hell. Written by Anonymous

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

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$260,638 (Spain) (24 June 2005)

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$260,638 (Spain) (24 June 2005)
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Goofs

When the family stops the first time they see the girl in white, we see a large dry spot in the road, and a tree. But when they turn around and head back the opposite direction, we see a shot of them passing the same spot and tree in the original direction they were traveling. However, this is possible since the road has the tendency to repeat some of its elements, like the cabin they reach. The physical presence of the road is not continuous throughout the whole film. See more »

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Laura Harrington: [after Frank nearly hits an oncoming car] I hope you slept well! Maybe I should whip you up some breakfast!
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During the end credits, there's an additional scene showing two old guys cleaning up the road. Then, one of them finds the "Things I Want to Do When This is Over" note that Frank was writing in an earlier scene. See more »

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Bring It Back
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10 November 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I don't understand how people can embarass themselves by writing a review when they obviously either completely missed the point or must have been not paying attention. Or are just plain dim. There are lots of them here, apparently. This movie wasn't perfect, but it was pretty good and it should be a textbook example of how to make a low-budget film. I am just amazed at how much misinterpretation can be applied to something that's so easy to follow. There's not exactly tons of surprises, other than the note at the end, which I think was put ther just to ruin your smugness when you're thinking you've got it all figured out. Well done to all cast and crew, I say. 7.5/10


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