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Release Date:
26 September 2003 (South Korea) See more »
Tagline:
Read the signs.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
8 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A cult classic whichever way you look at it! See more (196 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ray Wise ... Frank Harrington

Lin Shaye ... Laura Harrington

Mick Cain ... Richard Harrington

Alexandra Holden ... Marion Harrington

Billy Asher Rosenfeld ... Brad Miller (as Billy Asher)

Amber Smith ... Lady in White

Karen S. Gregan ... Doctor
Sharon Madden ... Nurse

Steve Valentine ... Man in Black
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Worker #1 (as Jimmy Skaggs)

Clement Blake ... Worker #2
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Directed by
Jean-Baptiste Andrea 
Fabrice Canepa 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Baptiste Andrea 
Fabrice Canepa 

Produced by
Yves Chevalier .... executive producer
Guy Courtecuisse .... co-producer
Albert Hasson .... line producer
James Huth .... executive producer
James Huth .... producer
Sonja Schillito .... producer (as Sonja Shillito)
Gabriella Stollenwerck .... producer
Cécile Telerman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Greg De Belles 
 
Cinematography by
Alexander Buono 
 
Film Editing by
Antoine Vareille 
 
Casting by
Amanda Koblin 
 
Production Design by
Bryce Holtshousen 
 
Costume Design by
Deborah Waknin 
 
Makeup Department
T.C. Thecla Luisi .... key hair stylist (as TC Thecla Luisi)
T.C. Thecla Luisi .... makeup department head (as TC Thecla Luisi)
T.C. Thecla Luisi .... special makeup effects artist (as TC Thecla Luisi)
Kumura Luly .... makeup artist (as Kumara Luly)
Staci Witt .... assistant makeup artist (as Staci J. Wittt)
 
Production Management
Guy Courtecuisse .... post-production supervisor
Christelle Didier .... post-production supervisor
Natalie Rademeyer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
D. Cole Berry .... second second assistant director (as Cole Berry)
Kiran Gonsalves .... first assistant director
Ivan Kraljevic .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Chris Kas .... property master
 
Sound Department
Thomas Appel .... adr supervisor
Steve Arcabascio .... boom operator
David Bartlett .... adr editor
Laurent Boudaud .... foley recording mixer
Germain Boulay .... sound designer
Germain Boulay .... sound effects editor
Pascal Dedeye .... foley artist
Bryan Du Toit .... boom operator (as Brian DuToit)
Gabriel Hafner .... sound re-recording mixer
Shirley Leong .... adr coordinator
Michel Monier .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
François Musy .... sound re-recording mixer
Laurent Quaglio .... sound designer
James Ridgley .... production sound mixer (as Jim Ridgley)
Manon Serve .... recording technician
 
Special Effects by
Gil Romero .... special effect appliances
 
Visual Effects by
Virginie Allal .... digital effects assistant
Sacha Beliaev .... matte artist
Olivier Debert .... digital artist (as Oliver Debert)
Roxane Fechner .... digital effects coordinator
Malika Mazauric .... digital artist
Joyce Menger .... digital effects producer
Melodie Stevens .... digital artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Andrew .... grip
Jonathon Bradley .... gaffer
Susannah Bridges .... camera loader
Tony Bryan .... gaffer: second unit
Anthony Cady .... lighting technician
D.R. Curtis .... rigging electrician (as Rick Curtis)
Carlos de Varona .... second assistant camera
Casey Ellison .... rigging gaffer
Ryan Huston .... rigging electrician
Jody Hutchins .... camera operator
Philip J. Jaffe .... first assistant camera
Joel Langston .... lighting technician
Brett Lood .... grip
Patrick Malakian .... still photographer
W. Ted Mayer .... key grip
Dave Muskeni .... electrician (as Dave 'Skinny' Muskemi)
Willis Pipkins Jr. .... lighting technician (as Willis 'Pickle' Pipkins Jr.)
James Takata .... camera loader
Fante Zamora .... dolly grip
 
Casting Department
Michele Short .... casting associate
Andrew Stone .... casting reader
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Beth Ann Hoppe .... costumes
Misty Lawrence .... wardrobe assistant
Jenni Lee .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Shirley Leong .... post-production coordinator: Los Angeles
Yvan Lucas .... color timer
Edward Oleschak .... post-production coordinator: Los Angeles
Fabien Pascal .... color timer
Scott Stevenson .... assistant editor
Patrick Thauvin .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Greg De Belles .... music supervisor
Bradford Ellis .... music consultant (as Brad Ellis)
 
Transportation Department
Michael Dawes .... driver (as Mike Dawes)
Dan Duffy .... driver
P. Gerald Knight .... transportation coordinator
Phil Knight .... driver
Jason Rider .... driver
Steve Shoemaker .... driver (as Steve ' Shoe' Shoemaker)
Travis Stake .... driver
Chris Walden .... driver
 
Other crew
Edie Allen .... assistant coordinator
Celia Cornil .... legal counsel
Guy Courtecuisse .... post-production manager
Bianca D'Carpio .... production assistant (as Bianca C. D'Carpio)
Annie Desgris .... production assistant
Nathalie Guizol .... production team
Demille Halliburton .... insurance
Bob Hebert .... production coordinator
Darren Hinton .... runner
Uvon Hunter .... craft service
Sophie Imbert .... production assistant
Lynne Kelly .... script supervisor (as Lynne Tyler Kelly)
Christophe Lebreton .... cost controller
Heather Mitchell .... key set production assistant
Aivo Pidim .... production intern
Heather Roberson .... key set production assistant
Billy Asher Rosenfeld .... additional dialogue (as Billy Asher)
Martine Sanyas .... cost controller
Brigitte Segal .... business affairs (as Brigette Segal)
Pierre Selinger .... legal service
Katherine Shaw .... legal consultant
Colleen Stewart .... chef
 
Thanks
Patrick Malakian .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language, sexual content and some drug use
Runtime:
85 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as 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 »
Quotes:
Laura Harrington:Was there no dial tone?
Frank Harrington:No, Laura. I just forgot the number to 9-1-1!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Please Don't GoSee more »

FAQ

Is this a remake?
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56 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
A cult classic whichever way you look at it!, 13 October 2003
Author: Sinnerman from Singapore

Just saw it.

On the outset, almost everything about Dead End looked dead crappy. From the dead hammy acting to some thick and heavy dead slasher flick cliches. But if this cinematic maxim of "its so dead bad, its dead good" is to be believed, then Dead End is it.

For some Dead good fun time was had. Serious!

With many quirky "spanners" thrown into its works, Dead End is thus a must watch, if only to see for yourself why on earth a flick like this, one so steeped in slasher movie cliches, could have circumvented its genre constraints and worked so well, and entertained so many?

I have a soft spot for intentional "B" movies, from Pumpkin to Bubble Boy. Which made Dead End one of those hard-to-review films. For the fun part of the viewing experience was much in discovering how it progressed from beginning to end and not in its other nitpickable shortfalls.

This much is guaranteed though, the test audiences enjoyed the flick. We laughed at its many left of center one-liners. We were jolted by its sudden scares and some graphic gorey scenes. And the denouement, however contentional, does not dilute the immediate consensus that the "process" was one helluva ride.

I hence urge all to go buy a ticket and see it for yourself. Let its idiosyncracies hit you on the head. By all means, throw artistic caution to the wind. Embrace it like you would a B'grade cult movie.

And you will have a great time.

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