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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: When Sarah picks up the disk to the digital recorder in the RV, she is wearing white gloves. But when Elijah immediately takes the disk from her, the gloves are gone.See more »
Elisha Springfield:Hey, how come I don't have any honours classes?
Elijah Springfield:Your turn to play dumb.
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Movie Connections:
References Ghostbusters (1984)See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Overall, an entertaining movie that you can watch with the kids., 22 July 2004
Author: mbgraphics from Hartford, Connecticut USA

I read some of the other comments that people left about this film and found many of them to be very biased for or against. I think it is pretty silly to criticize the film for being too "Christian" when it is of course written by a Christian author. That is like complaining that your ice cream is cold, creamy and sweet. If anything, the Christian message was toned down. Some of the criticism was that the movie was too much like an after school special. I suppose that this criticism is intended to complain against the movie being written with a moral and with the intent of reaching a youthful audience. But again I ask, why criticize something for being what it is intended to be? This movie clearly WAS written to teach a moral and reach a youth audience, and it did a decent job of it, all the while keeping the viewer entertained. Frankly, anyone who believes that "secular movies" are not "preaching" a message are naive. Every writer, intentionally or unintentionally inevitably pours their beliefs and biases into their work. In our society this is fine, unless the message happens to be from a Christian perspective. Then it is branded as "preachy" or "religious" and dismissed as propaganda by the disingenuous as though all other genres are innocent of such bias. I enjoy watching both Christian AND secular movies... but I am not duped into believing that one is "selling" a message and the other is not.

I've seen many Christian films and they often suffer from bad scripts, bad acting, bad production and bad soundtrack. Some get one or two aspects right, rarely do they get them all right. This movie had good production, good soundtrack and a good script. Overall, the acting was good also, though Frank Peretti should not have allowed himself to be cast in this film. I love Frank's books, he is an awesome writer, but we can't expect to be good at everything and movie acting is not his talent. He played the character way over the top, becoming a parody... like someone out of an episode of Scooby Doo. Had he done the wise thing and insisted on a professional actor to play the professor it would have improved this movie, but don't let this one sour point stop you from seeing this film. Especially if you are a parent with 12 to 16 year olds, because this is a movie that you can watch with them without ever having to worry about surprise nudity or foul language. I get so annoyed with writers who have no imagination and believe that a movie is unauthentic if the characters don't curse every third word from their mouths. I see Bogart, Cagney, Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne films that are just as compelling today as back in the day when they were made and guess what!! ...No Foul Language! Imagine that! I'd like to see more films made like Hangman's Curse that are able to keep me interested without resorting to swears and sex. For it's genre and intended audience, I give it a slightly generous 8 out of 10.

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