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The Waiting Place (2001)

Belmont (Dave Perret) is serving a life sentence for the murder of his wife's lover. Still in contact with his wife and deeply remorseful of his crime Belmont plans an escape to be with her... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Kate Louise Elliott ...
Dream Woman
Dane Giraud ...
Ramsey
Belinda Heaslip ...
Susie
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Amber
Vadim Ledogorov ...
Farmer
Dave Perrett ...
Belmont
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Belmont (Dave Perret) is serving a life sentence for the murder of his wife's lover. Still in contact with his wife and deeply remorseful of his crime Belmont plans an escape to be with her again, to start over. Joining forces with the menacing Ramsey (Dane Giraud) the two bust out making ground across tough New Zealand terrain to their destination, The Waiting Place, a disused psychiatric hospital. It is here that the men must wait for Susie and with her their ride to freedom. But the five day wait proves harder than expected, the sinister hospital and Belmont's memory of his past crime taking their toll, spiraling the two men into a deadly power struggle which threatens to destroy them both. Written by John Davies

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Hideously bad movie that made me MAD!
28 August 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The cover has a review note on it that refers to the film's ending as being a "shocker". It IS a shocker! Shockingly BAD! The film felt so tirelessly long that i considered suicide - and it was only 77 minutes! I want my 77 minutes back! The Menu on the DVD was better! My girlfriend was watching it because she thought it was horror - but she couldn't stop laughing for the entire time. Maybe it was the endlessly pox storyline, or the crappy lighting and lack of visual flair, or editing, or music, or acting, or EVERYTHING combined that made this movie mega crap. I just don't know. Who was the french guy that popped up 40 minutes in and rambled on about his dead wife to a hooker, then left and had no further baring on the movie? The "TWIST" on the end seemed merely the director last ditch attempt to make the movie even MORE lame. On a technical note - being shot on DV can be a cheap way to make a movie, and if worked into the storyline can be cleverly effective (see Blair Witch Project) but if it's done wrong then it looks like a student film or bad daytime TV. Unfortunately for "The Waiting Place" it fits solidly into the latter. I may demand Blockbuster give me a refund.


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