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Savage Island (2004)

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Julia Young and Steven Harris are having marital troubles, but on a weekend trip to visit Julia's family on the remote Savage Island, marital problems quickly become the least of their ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Kristina Copeland ...
Julia Young Harris
Zoran Vukelic ...
Lenny Savage
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Steven Harris
Mathew Turner ...
Alex Harris
Hannah Lando ...
Alex Harris (voice) (as Hannah Scott Lando)
Gregg Scott ...
Joe Savage
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Peter Young
Kyle Sawyer ...
Jimmy Savage
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Beth Young
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Keith Young (as Don Davis)
Winston Rekert ...
Eliah Savage
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Mary Savage
Sheila Tyson ...
Mary Savage (voice)
Nahanni Arntzen ...
Rebecca Savage
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Julia Young and Steven Harris are having marital troubles, but on a weekend trip to visit Julia's family on the remote Savage Island, marital problems quickly become the least of their worries. An intense struggle between the Young and the Savage families, the only residents living on the island, takes thrills and chills to a whole new and disturbing level. The Savages, a bunch that take the terms 'hillbilly', and 'hick' to a new frontier, are out to claim Steven and Julia's baby as payment for the death of their own son who was accidentally run over by Julia's pot-head younger brother. Written by Shawn Bishop <shawnbishop@springtide.ca>

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The Family that slays together, stays together. See more »

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

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20 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Deadman's Island  »

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All of the post-production work except for the sound was performed on a G3 iMac in the director's living room. See more »

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When Lenny is chasing Steven through the woods, he first has a beard when he is in the bed room with Julia, but when he's chasing him it disappears. See more »

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Rebecca Savage: Mamma told me I could have proper babies if I did it with a stranger.
Peter Young: Sorry? Well if I meet someone who fits that description, I'll give them your number.
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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Good up to the end
3 June 2004 | by (Have pen, will travel) – See all my reviews

Very good except for the ending which was a huge disappointment.

The script was very good as was the acting. The visuals were often very grainy but this in a way added to the film as the snowy features were in good places that helped create a mood towards the film. This affect was ruined by the extremely unbelievable ending.

I was going to give this film an 8 out of ten but the ending knocked it down a point to 7 because it seemed to depart radically from the first 75 minutes of the movie and seemed quite forced at the end to make the film makers look clever.

This movie though was much better than films with quite a lot larger budgets and seemed to be filmed like a home movie with some extra equipment. Not much in the way of special effects as these go but for suspense it was very good.


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