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  (in credits order)

David Keith ... Nate Springfield

Mel Harris ... Sarah Springfield

Leighton Meester ... Elisha Springfield

Douglas Smith ... Elijah Springfield

Jake Richardson ... Ian Snyder
Bobby Brewer ... Leonard Baynes
Daniel Farber ... Norman Bloom

Edwin Hodge ... Blake Hornsby

Andrea Morris ... Crystal Sparks

William R. Moses ... Coach Marquardt
Margaret Travolta ... Debi Wyrthen

Tom Wright ... Dan Carillo
Frank Peretti ... Dr. Algernon Wheeling
Liz Schilling ... Shawna Miller
Teresa Suter ... Julie
Kristin Cowan ... Karine

Kristopher Higgins ... Carl
Alexander Dean ... Trevor (as Alex Deeney)
Ryan Flanery ... Jimmy Boltz
Debbie Kalman ... Mrs. Boltz (as Debi Kalman)
George Humphreys ... Abel Frye
Stephanie Brush ... Abel's Sister
Christopher Bovey ... Wiseguy (as Chris Bovey)
Ken Williams ... Sidekick
Jesse Kendall ... Marv
Ben Downey ... Police Officer
Paul Lucas ... Mr. Carlson
Cecil Ellsworth ... Dr, Stuart
Dennie Schrecker ... Teacher In Office
Linda Schrecker ... Receptionist In Office
Darylin Goodman ... Drama Teacher
Nehemiah Zilar ... Doug Anderson
Steven J. Barry ... Tod Kramer
William Shakesbear ... Max the dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bethany D. Hart ... Student (unconfirmed) (as Bethany Webley)
Lex Meester ... Teen Student
Sara Messer ... Teacher (unconfirmed)
Suzanne Niles ... Teacher (unconfirmed)
Naomi West ... Teacher (unconfirmed)
Jared Wagner ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Rafal Zielinski 
Writing credits
Frank Peretti (novel)

Kathy Mackel (screenplay) and
Stan Foster (screenplay)

Produced by
Steven Buhai .... co-producer (as Steve Buhai)
Rich Cowan .... producer
Joe Goodman .... producer
Bobby Neutz .... producer
Kelly Neutz .... co-producer
Frank Peretti .... co-producer
Jerry Rose .... executive producer
Ralph Winter .... producer
Original Music by
David Bergeaud 
Cinematography by
Dan Heigh 
Film Editing by
Mary Morrisey 
Tiffany Wallach 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Vincent DeFelice 
Art Direction by
Mike Cassell 
Set Decoration by
Brian Cox 
Costume Design by
Nickolaus Brown 
Shelly Cowan 
Makeup Department
Sam Debree .... makeup artist
Julie Farley .... additional makeup artist
Brian Goede .... assistant makeup artist
Lori Hustad .... assistant hair stylist
Trista Jordan .... key makeup artist
Taci Van Leuven .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Ian Kennedy .... post-production supervisor
Tiffany Wallach .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Borden .... second assistant director
Steven Buhai .... first assistant director (as Steve Buhai)
Aaron Walters .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Kirstin Bianchi .... art department assistant
Kirstin Bianchi .... set dresser
Leroy Burrowes .... art department assistant
Larry Conboy .... graphics
Justin O'Shaughnessy .... property master
Sound Department
Heike Ast .... re-recording editor
Stacey Clark .... sound editor
Chris Clifford .... sound utility
Dave Earnest .... sound editor (as David Earnest)
Nigel Elliot .... sound mixer
Hubert Henle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Greg Mills .... foley artist
Bernd Popella .... sound re-recording mixer
Niels Rinke .... sound coordinator
Tom Taylor .... boom operator
Chris White .... supervising sound editor
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Christine Albers .... 2D lead
Corey Bastiaans .... visual effects
Melissa Best .... compositor: Frantic Films
Chris Bond .... visual effects supervisor
Jason Booth .... compositor
Shane Davidson .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Jeff Douglas .... Avid DS HD artist
Mark Halsall .... visual effects producer: Frantic Films
Bill Lord .... digital color timer
Brad Pitre .... 3D lead
Casey Sargent .... computer graphics
George Taylor .... compositor
Darren Wall .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Webber .... visual effects animator
Dan Wrightsell .... visual effects
Ken Zorniak .... visual effects
Matt Broeska .... lead matchmove artist: Frantic Films (uncredited)
Jerry L. Buxbaum .... stunt coordinator (as Jerry Buxbaum)
Marla Casey .... stunt double
Marla Casey .... stunts
Andrea Palpant .... stunt double
Skye Perrigo .... stunt double
Amanda Steen .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Barbie .... additional assistant camera
Douglas Cheney .... director of photography: second unit
Tim Cunningham .... grip
Justin Davis .... second assistant camera
Carrie Fouts .... additional assistant camera
Brad Heiner .... key grip
Richard Heinzen .... still photographer
Deb Hoff .... additional assistant camera
John Hoffma .... grip
Eric Jennings .... first assistant camera
Mike Kjolso .... electrician
Julia Nielson .... electrician
Joe Pacella .... camera loader
Jason A. Payne .... videographer (as Jason Payne)
Trevor Roberge .... grip: second unit
Geoff Shotz .... Steadicam operator
Shane Simonsen .... videographer
Mike Vukas .... gaffer
Mark Watson .... best boy electric
Rick Young .... best boy grip
Animation Department
Louie Hinayo .... animator
Tim Linklater .... animator
Casting Department
Debi Bailey .... casting assistant
Amanda Fenster .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Casie Ernst .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Charissa Sanjarernsuithikul .... assistant editor
Jason A. Payne .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bart Heimburger .... transportation coordinator
David R. Johnson .... minivan driver
Other crew
Casey Balzano .... office production assistant
Mike Bold .... title designer
Brian Bush .... set production assistant
Douglas Cheney .... snake handler
Aaron Critchlow .... key set production assistant
Andrew Davis .... location assistant
Cody George .... set production assistant
Brian Gibbs .... spider wrangler
Rachel Gulden .... craft service
Val Hughes .... dog handler
Paula Hunziker .... script supervisor (as Paula Dussman)
Terry L. James .... digital film transfer
Marnie Keas .... office production assistant
Jason McKee .... production assistant (as Jason Mckee)
Jason McKee .... set production assistant (as Jason Mckee)
Jennifer Montgomery .... office production assistant
Larry Payne .... spider wrangler
Frederic Perrin .... caterer
Jessica Ramberg .... set production assistant
Greg Rathvon .... production accountant
Paula Ratoza .... mouse trainer
Niels Rinke .... sound coordinator
Sandra Schall .... set production assistant
Jay Secatello .... office production assistant
Sara Blythe Smith .... production coordinator
Elliott Wallach .... location manager

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Veritas Project: Hangman's Curse" - USA (alternative title)
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Rated PG-13 for elements of violence/terror and for brief drug material
USA:106 min

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Continuity: Ian's Lip piercing is alternates between left and right.See more »
Blake Hornsby:Do you believe in the hereafter?
Elisha Springfield:Most definitely.
Blake Hornsby:Then you must know what I'm here after.
Elisha Springfield:And you must know you won't get it.
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Movie Connections:
References "Hawaii Five-O" (1968)See more »
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12 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A "clean" yet creepy mystery that keeps you guessing!, 10 September 2003

I was pleasantly surprised by "Hangman's Curse". As a Christian, I have seen many Christian-themed films that underwhelmed me with the story, acting, sets and cinematography. By the end of "HC" I said to my friend in the theater: "That was a good movie, Christian or not!" And if you're not Christian---don't worry. The movie is not heavy-handed with a religious message in any way (until one scene near the end). While the acting won't remind anyone of Olivier and Streep, it's pretty good. David Keith ('An Officer And A Gentleman', 'Daredevil') and Mel Harris ('thirtysomething') are very good. Frank Peretti---who wrote the book "Hangman's Curse", provides some good comic relief in his role as an eccentric scientist. I was also impressed that the makers of "HC" weren't afraid to include a subplot of an interracial romantic relationship. By far the story is the star of the "Hangman's Curse". It has plenty of plot twists, yet they were believable. My friend solved who/what was behind the Curse before I did (much to my chagrin!) You can tell that "HC" was not a cheaply-made movie. A few of the night scenes are a little too dark, but in other scenes the camera angles and close-ups helped maintain the suspense. Both teenagers and adults will enjoy this movie. I highly recommend that parents go see it with their teenage kids and discuss the issues of the movie afterward. It wasn't until I was leaving the theater that I realized that "Hangman's Curse" had no gory slasher scenes, no nudity and no profanity, yet was entertaining. When was the last time you could say that about a mystery/thriller film?

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