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Despiser (2003)

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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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)
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Last Shadowman / Jeff the Jumper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Bartlett ...
Talking Ragman / Ragman
Enrique Castillo ...
Ragman
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
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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 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 philcook@eaglefilms.com

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Fear for your soul

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Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for violence
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15 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Despiser, o fylakas tis Kolasis  »

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Gordon Hauge: My wife is being held prisoner by a bunch of dead guys in Purgatory.
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It sure beats most low budget horror video releases
3 May 2003 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed Despiser. I was impressed with the overall look and feel of the movie. Doug Brown was well cast as Nimbus. It was imaginative and original for a micro-budget feature. I loved the colors and innovative action. The explosive finale is quite impressive for what it must of cost. It does remind of the Wizard of Oz-stylized and dreamlike. It sure beats most low budget horror video releases that feature the usual pretty teenagers, rubber monsters, bloody massacres and derative storylines. I give Despiser a thumbs up for creativity, thrift and imagination.


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