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The Weekend It Lives
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It Was Supposed To Be A Weekend Get-Away Until The Horror Began!
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A weekend retreat at a remote cabin in the woods for a group of childhood pals turns into a terrifying fight for survival, as a former friend whose family was killed years earlier comes along looking for revenge. | Add synopsis »
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Ten of the Worst: Horror Films
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I actually saw this movie in the theater!!!!! See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Michael Mfume ... Michael
Sandra Pulley ... Kea
Joe Clair ... Tony
Racquel Price ... Kendra
Tracy Wiggs ... Rock
Maria Copper ... Nikki
Kelci Jeter ... Tonya
Greg Jones ... Shawn
Kristine Louisa ... Erika
Fredrick Montgomery ... Kevin
Thomas Hunt ... Brian
D-Taylor Murphy ... Breakfast
Chris Gatewood ... Granddad
Archie Williams ... Harry / Bum #1
Julia Gorin ... Sarah
Kevin Cameron ... Bum #2
Joe Housley ... Police #1
Larry Westland Jr. ... Police #2
John Wardlow ... D.J.
Paige Washington ... Girl Joke
Larry Coates Jr. ... Young Michael
Johann D. Will ... Young Harry
Shawnté D. Will ... Young Christine
Joseph C. Heffner ... Young Chris

Arthur M. Jolly ... Mother Killed

Directed by
Michael Mfume (also as Michael 'Mfumay' Mfume)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Mfume 

Produced by
Michael Mfume .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Reggie Daniels (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George Bolden 
 
Casting by
Belva Scott 
 
Art Direction by
Randy Lee 
 
Costume Design by
Lynn C. Shipley 
 
Makeup Department
Debie Young .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Taiba Macon .... production manager
 
Art Department
Kwame Bey .... set designer
Duan Moletle .... set construction coordinator
Nicole Right .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Gregg Amiker .... sound
Tryone Gray .... boom operator
Bill Mueller .... sound engineer
Bill Mueller .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Edward Bishop .... special effects makeup (as Ed Bishop)
Edward Bishop .... special effects (as Ed Bishop)
Ben Horney .... special effects
Jim Housley .... special effects
Arthur M. Jolly .... special effects (as Arthur Jolly)
Pericles Lewnes .... special effects (as Peri Lewnes)
Josh Turi .... special effects
 
Stunts
Pericles Lewnes .... stunt coordinator (as Peri Lewnes)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kwame Bey .... electric grip
Kevin Cameron .... second grip
Embu Settu .... lighting director
Ed Slater .... key grip (as Edward Slater)
Trever .... dolly grip
Rhambi Weambe .... fourth grip
Darryl Wharton .... third grip
Carlos Williams .... fifth grip
 
Transportation Department
Frank Caslin .... driver: generator truck (as Frank Caslin III)
Larry Coates Sr. .... transportation
 
Other crew
Fatima Ball .... craft service
Chris Broom .... script supervisor
Melvin Coates .... assistant to director
Sonya Wallace .... script supervisor
Elaine Woods .... location manager
 
Thanks
William Adams .... special thanks (as Mr. William Adams)
Leroy Amar .... special thanks (as Dr. Leroy Amar)
Bill Anderson .... special thanks (as Mr. Bill Anderson)
McNeil Brockington .... special thanks (as Mr. McNeil Brockington)
Edward Butler .... special thanks (as Mr. Edward Butler)
Carlitta Coates .... special thanks
Melvin Coates .... special thanks (as Melvin Mfume)
Sharon Cohen .... special thanks
Kevin Davis .... special thanks
Lou Diamonds .... special thanks: Teflon Records
Bill Duke .... special thanks
Askew Gatewood Jr. .... special thanks (as Judge Askew Gatewood Jr.)
Spike Lee .... special thanks
Emily Madison .... film dedicated to
Carles Mfume .... special thanks
Kweisi Mfume .... special thanks (as Congressman Kweisi Mfume)
Larry Mfume .... special thanks
Darle Pugh .... special thanks
John Singleton .... special thanks
Frank Ski .... special thanks
Robert Townsend .... special thanks
Raymond Tubman .... special thanks (as Attorney Raymond Tubman)
Darryl Wharton .... special thanks (as Daryle Wharton)
Steve Yeager .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"The Weekend It Lives" - USA (original title)
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71 min
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Trivia:
Despite the title, no character is actually killed with an axe in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: The opening titles contain at least three typos, and every line begins with a capital letter, even if it is in the middle of a sentence.See more »
Quotes:
Brian:Breakfast, come with me!See more »
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30 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
I actually saw this movie in the theater!!!!!, 8 May 2005
Author: moviemanic07

A group of African-American college students head out to the country for a weekend of fun and find themselves being slaughtered instead in this film written and directed by Michael Mfume. Sadly, the killer's first victim must've been the sound man because barely a word spoken in this film is audible. Now let's be honest folks. We users of the IMDb tend to be a little too quick in declaring that this or that film the worst one ever made. People have certainly done that about this film too. The difference is that this time they are right! This film is simply unwatchable. Even cheese-lovers will be tempted to poke their eyes out. So many people have complained the time they wasted watching this DVD. Well, I'm one up on you. I actually saw this movie in the theater! That's right, back when it was made, around 1992, the film managed to get limited theatrical release in Mfume's hometown of Baltimore. (This disservice to the movie-going public was probably as a result of the fact that Mfume's father was a US Congressman from Baltimore at the time.) The film was originally called "The Weekend It Lives." I don't think I walked out on the movie. I was with some friends and I believe we were all too stunned to move. As stunned as I was at the time, I am even more stunned that someone actually released it on DVD. It's not simply that the movie is bad. There are plenty of bad movies out there, and I enjoy many of them. What surprises me about this film is it's total lack of film-making competence. The sound is horrible, as if they were only using the built-in microphone on a camcorder. The picture is almost as bad. I have seen better films made by grade school students.

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