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Despiser (2003)

Video  -  Fantasy | Horror  -  15 April 2003 (USA)
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Having just been fired and dumped by his wife, life couldn't possibly be worse for independent artist GORDON HAUGE (Mark Redfield)--until he wrecks his car and finds himself in purgatory ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Gordon Hauge
Doug Brown ...
Carl Nimbus
Gage Sheridan ...
Maggie Hauge
Frank Smith ...
Fumie Tomasawa
Michael Weitz ...
Jake Tulley
Tara Bilkins ...
Charlie Roadtrap
Mike Diesel ...
Norman (as Mike Cuccherini)
Last Shadowman / Jeff the Jumper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Bartlett ...
Talking Ragman / Ragman
Enrique Castillo ...
Alexandra Cook ...
Older Child on Highway
Helen Cook ...
Nurse #2 / Ragman
Philip J. Cook ...
Despiser / Troll (voice)
Roxanne Cook ...
Younger Child on Highway
Greg Cooper ...
TrashBag Man


Having just been fired and dumped by his wife, life couldn't possibly be worse for independent artist GORDON HAUGE (Mark Redfield)--until he wrecks his car and finds himself in purgatory that is. Once there, he is attacked by fanatic Shadowmen and legions of Ragmen--souls being enslaved and bent to some dark purpose. Gordon is rescued by an eccentric band of freedom fighters, people from different times of history who lost their lives in noble sacrifice. They recruit the reluctant and befuddled Gordon and set off on a wild adventure through the surreal landscapes of purgatory to battle the Despiser--an evil being who now reigns in this seemingly God-abandoned halfway house north of hell and south of heaven. Dealing with shifting reality, annoying monsters, armies of Ragmen and hair-raising car chases across bridges spanning oceans of lava our heroes battle their way to the dark macabre fortress of the Despiser. Written by Philip Cook

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Fear for your soul


Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for violence


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Despiser, o fylakas tis Kolasis  »

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Fumie Tomasawa: Can't always wait for good weather to fish.
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Superior Silliness
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Ham acting, cheesy computer-game graphics, and some of the worst dialog since "Titanic" combine to yield a surprisingly entertaining movie -- provided you're willing to suspend your good taste for a while. You can tell this movie was, well, if not exactly a labor of love, then a collaboration that was a lot of fun for the filmmakers -- most of whom take on two or three jobs, according to the credits.

Despite its super-low-budget production values and garbled symbolism, and despite the fact that the filmmakers never really seem to decide whether their film is serious or farcical, a lot of imagination went into the making of "Despiser" -- enough to make it worth watching if you get the chance.

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