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Director:
Writers (WGA):
John Pogue (film The Skulls)
Joe Johnson (written by)
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Release Date:
23 March 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Blackmail, lies, murder...How far will she go to fit in?
Plot:
A young college co-ed tries joining the elite, all-male, secret society, the Skulls, and in so doing, she uncovers some unscrupulous methods used by some of the members to get what they want. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Not much of a movie, but Clare Kramer is a talented hottie worth watching. See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Clare Kramer ... Taylor Brooks

Bryce Johnson ... Roger Lloyd

Barry Bostwick ... Nathan Lloyd

Steve Braun ... Brian Kelly
Karl Pruner ... Martin Brooks

Dean McDermott ... Det. Staynor

Maria del Mar ... Det. Valdez

Len Cariou ... Dean Lawton

Brooke D'Orsay ... Veronica Bell

Shaun Sipos ... Ethan Rawlings
Chris Trussell ... Conrad
David Purchase ... Killebrew
Toby Proctor ... Sam Brooks

Martha Burns ... Swim Coach
Alison Sealy-Smith ... Dr. Franks
Philip Akin ... Captain Harlan
John Bayliss ... Minister
Irene Dale ... Librarian

Directed by
J. Miles Dale 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Pogue (film The Skulls)

Joe Johnson (written by)

Produced by
Christopher Ball .... executive producer
J. Miles Dale .... co-producer
Linda Hawkins .... co-producer
Amanda Lewis .... associate producer (as Amanda Cohen)
Neal H. Moritz .... producer
William Tyrer .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
Mark Kilian (co-composer)
 
Cinematography by
David A. Makin 
 
Production Design by
Gordon Barnes  (as Gordon M. Barnes)
 
Art Direction by
Kim Rennick 
 
Set Decoration by
Steve Shewchuk 
 
Costume Design by
Vicki Graef 
 
Makeup Department
Teresa Buccione .... assistant hair stylist
Rhosael Ciandre .... key hair stylist
Liz Gruszka .... assistant makeup artist (as Elizabeth Gruszka)
Paul Jones .... special makeup designer
Marie Nardella .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Chris Danton .... production manager
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Chalmers .... third assistant director
Jeremy Graham .... trainee assistant director
Jennifer Kiefaber .... third assistant director
David McLeod .... first assistant director
Pierre Ouellet .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Tory Bellingham .... property master
Andra Fay Butler .... assistant art director (as Andra Fay Butler)
Suzanne Hodson .... buyer
Denis Kirkham .... set dresser
Fred Mendelson .... construction coordinator
Patton Nam .... on-set dresser
Ian Nelmes .... scenic artist
Sarah O'Malley .... art apprentice
Laszlo Peter .... head carpenter
Tibor Peter .... assistant head carpenter
Jeff Poulis .... assistant property master
David Ritchie .... property buyer
Randy Ross .... head painter
Jeremy Simser .... storyboard artist
George Venckus .... leadman
 
Sound Department
David Appleby .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Bertola .... sound editor
Nelson Ferreira .... supervising sound editor
Glen Gauthier .... sound mixer
Cory Mandel .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim O'Connell .... foley artist
Moshe Saadon .... additional boom operator (as Moshae Saadon)
Steve Switzer .... boom operator (as Stephen Switzer)
Mike Welker .... first assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Jordan Craig .... special effects coordinator
Justin LeFebre .... on set special effects
Skyler Wilson .... key special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Patrick Coffey .... digital compositor
Eric J. Robertson .... visual effects producer
Andy Robinson .... lead compositor: Mr. X Inc.
 
Stunts
Elizabeth Charlton .... stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunt coordinator
Cotton Mather .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunt coordinator
Regan Moore .... stunts
Billy Oliver .... stunts
Colleen Park .... stunts
Rick Parker .... stunts
Robert C. Shannon .... dive operations coordinator
Robert C. Shannon .... dive supervisor
Robert C. Shannon .... safety boat captain
Robert C. Shannon .... underwater crew
Robert C. Shannon .... underwater work
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
Len Wagner .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jayson Clute .... focus puller
Gilles Corbeil .... Steadicam operator
Gilles Corbeil .... camera operator
Robert Daprato .... grip (as Bob DaPrato)
Philip A. Giglio .... electrician (as Philip Giglio)
Glen Goodchild .... best boy grip
Wayne Goodchild .... key grip
Michael L. Hall .... best boy electric (as Mike Hall)
Chris Howard .... gaffer
John Irwin .... generator operator
Delroy P. Jarrett .... electrician (as Delroy Jarrett)
Steve Klys .... grip
Jim Krauter .... dolly grip
Jim MacCammon .... electrician (as James MacCammon)
Kevin Murphy .... additional camera operator
Mark Nener .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brent Robinson .... underwater first assistant camera
Robert C. Shannon .... dive supervisor
Robert C. Shannon .... underwater key grip
Rachel Thompson .... additional assistant camera
Blain Thrush .... second assistant camera: underwater unit
Chris Weiss .... second assistant camera
George Willis .... additional camera operator
 
Casting Department
Luisa Cabbidu .... extras casting assistant
Anya Colloff .... casting: USA
Robin D. Cook .... casting: Canada
Jennifer Fishman .... casting: USA (as Jennifer Fishman Pate)
Nicole Hilliard-Forde .... casting associate: Canada
Sara Kay .... casting assistant: Canada
Zameret Kleiman .... extras casting
Xela Mandez .... casting associate
Amy McIntyre Britt .... casting: USA
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sherri Fletcher .... assistant costume supervisor
Loreen Lightfoot .... costume cutter
Lisa Martin .... wardrobe buyer
Laurie Munday .... assistant costume designer
Anita Simard .... wardrobe set supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Marc Roussel .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music consultant
Mary Ramos .... music consultant
Douglas Romayne .... composer: additional music
Thomas Bergersen .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bruce McLean .... transportation coordinator (as Bruce MacLean)
 
Other crew
John Alfred .... post-production accountant
Russell Brown .... assistant: Mr. Moritz (as Russ Brown)
James Campbell .... location production assistant
Bennett Fidlow .... production legal
Tracey Hare .... assistant: Mr. Dale
Carolyn Harris .... assistant: Ms. Hawkins
Nick Iannelli .... title designer: main titles
Paul Jones .... prosthetics supervisor
Keith Kanhai .... accounting clerk
Nikki King .... assistant: Mr. Moritz
Redd Knight .... production coordinator
Rachel Leko .... production assistant
Arlene Lum Lock .... first assistant accountant
Sandra Lum Lock .... production accountant
Brandon Long .... assistant location manager
Neil Lumlock .... location manager (as Neil Lum Lock)
Susan Marucci .... script supervisor
Mitchell Praw .... office assistant
Catherine Sample .... assistant production coordinator
Jorge Weisz .... trainee
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence
Runtime:
102 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: The scar that was burned into Taylor's wrist at the initiation is missing in later scenes when she's not wearing her watch.See more »
Quotes:
Roger Lloyd:Stand up. Shed the last symbols of your old life. Remove your clothes.
[everyone looks around unsure]
Nathan Lloyd:Stand up! Hesitate and you'll never see this place again.
[Brian and some of the other guys look at Taylor, waiting to see what she does about this]
Taylor Brooks:All right, boys. You heard the man.
[pulls off her shirt]
Taylor Brooks:No time to be shy.
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References Alice in Wonderland (1951)See more »
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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not much of a movie, but Clare Kramer is a talented hottie worth watching., 5 February 2005
Author: Li-1

Rating: * 1/2 out of ****

Here it is for your viewing enjoyment, the second straight-to-video sequel to a box office release nobody remembers. For anyone who's not tired of the formula flogged out over the last two films or hasn't seen them, The Skulls III should make for a perfect Friday night rental. In the end, it's still a simple rehash, only with a nominal twist; the lead character is a hot chick, not a bland-looking blonde pretty boy.

Clare Kramer stars as Taylor Brooks, a college co-ed trying to initiate into the elite, secret society known as the Skulls. The members are all male, but an exception is made in her case because of her father's connections. Despite passing the required tests and rituals, Taylor finds herself in a tight jam; she wakes up one morning to find blood all over her clothes and her boyfriend dead. No points for guessing the Skulls are setting her up to blackmail her father. As expected, she's not going to take this treatment lying down, and with the help of a few friends, she searches for any evidence that can clear her name.

If the original Skulls was an overwrought thriller with horrific leads (Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker, and Leslie Bibb), then the sequels are at least a step above thanks to more likable and charismatic actors. The Skulls II benefited from solid performances from Robin Dunne and the super-hot Lindy Booth (who's fast becoming my current favorite hottie actress); this second sequel stars the delectably hot Clare Kramer, whose presence alone is enough to sustain the movie even when you know it's all routine.

The first half of the movie is structured rather awkwardly, there's a police interrogation that leads to a flashback, but this segment is interrupted before going to the flashback again in a different location, even though the new guy asking the questions already knows as much as the person supplying them. This is truly dumbing down for the audience.

The second half is more traditional to the series formula, though a lower budget puts things on a smaller scale. There's some tip-toeing around and some close call, near encounters with the villains, hardly anything you haven't seen before and done better, even in its predecessors. The expected chase scene is more perfunctory than ever, it's basically a middle-aged guy chasing after a fit, young woman down a few steps before she kicks his ass.

And while this has always been a thriller cliché, ever since Pitch Black, it's become more popular than ever for a movie to present us with characters who turn out not to be whom they initially appeared to be (PB and Unbreakable are the only movies in recent memory to pull this kind of twist off perfectly). Let's just say it won't take a genius to guess which of the male leads turns out to be the surprise villain and which turns out to be the surprise hero.

For all my complaints, I knew perfectly well what to expect from this movie and I can at least say it's always watchable. There may be no first-rate thrills or suspense, but the plot moves at a fast clip and doesn't waste much time getting from Point A to Point B. Best of all is the charming Clare Kramer, who's immensely appealing and a total delight to stare at.

It's rather a pity that she's mostly appeared in supporting roles below high-profile young actresses like Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth, and Jessica Biel. There's no question in my mind she deserves to be a bigger star than all of them combined. The Skulls is a series that looks like it's going nowhere fast, but here's hoping it'll at least serve as a stepping stone for a few talented young actors.

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