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The Keeper (2004)

R | | Crime, Thriller, Drama | 2004 (UK)
When an apparently exemplary cop abducts and secretly imprisons a beautiful dancer, a deadly battle of wills between captor and captive ensues.

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Ruthie
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Charles Frederick ...
Joe Cody - Man in Black
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Derick
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Burley Driver
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Mayor Watson
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Lt. Stone (as Phillip Granger)
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Raven Starr
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Bouncer
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Trucker
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Bus Kid
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Alex
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In Redwood County, the dancer Gina is attacked and her boyfriend is killed by a maniac in a motel. Gina is attended by Sergeant Burns and Lieutenant Krebs insists in giving a lift to her when she leaves the hospital. However, he kidnaps Gina and arrests her in a cell in the basement of his isolated house. The deranged policeman has a serious trauma from his childhood with dancers of night-clubs and establishes rules and punctuations for Gina while she is imprisoned. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Krebs is stalked by a local, Ruthie, who has a crush on him and wants to promote his amateurish puppet show with the character Deputy Rock, his alter-ego. Sgt. Burns is trying to find a clue where the missing Gina may be. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Thriller | Drama

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

When Sgt. Burns is showing a police mugshot of Joe Cody to Lt. Krebs, the words "Sacremento City Police" appear across the photograph instead of the correct spelling of "Sacramento City Police" See more »

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Save Me
(2003)
Written by Duncan Harding and Andy Duncan
Published by A7 Music Unlimited
Produced by Andy Duncan for 7pm Management
Performed by Colin Burt Vidler
© Fightclub 2003. Licensed courtesy of Fightclub
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A new high in how rotten films can be
30 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just registered here now, having been using IMDb for film info's and reviews for many years now. The reason: this film is one of the worst films I have ever seen in my life.

It pains me to register only to post on a film like this. The fact is this film is proof that a fine actor can be reduced to something beyond mediocrity. Dennis Hopper is an actor who has provided wonderful performances in so many films, but in this film he seeks to a new low, and my respect of him, as an actor, has sunk markedly.

Not one single thing about this film is worth watching. The production values are sub par for even low budget made-for-TV-movies. The plot is about as inspiring as the last flush of my toilet. The characters are completely unbelievable. The acting was horrific. Normally, bad movies can at least find some redemption in being a B film, but this film is not even in the same league. The dialog, the behaviors, the lack of suspense, the utter predictability, the snoring pace-it just doesn't end-this movie made me felt like I was trapped in that cage. The characters illicit no sympathy whatsoever. One gains no insight into their motives, other than the depiction of Hopper's characters past-which was delivered in such a lackluster way that it could not have convinced a born-again believer.

I have often read others describing wasted hours of their lives. I always had little sympathy for such comments. But this film finally helped me gain insight into such comments. I wish I could take back the 2 hours of my life that this despicable waste of time and resources, acting talent, film material, and wages represents. Those who participated in this film should be ashamed of what they were a part of and I hope that Dennis Hopper can wipe the stench off his hands for his part in it.

AAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH what a horrible film!


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