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Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

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Director: Jeff Wadlow
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Storyline

Nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth. When a young woman is found murdered, a group of local high school students decide to further scare their classmates by spreading online rumors that a serial killer called "The Wolf" is on the loose. By describing "The Wolf's" next victims, the students' game is to see how many people they can convince - and if anyone will uncover the lie. But when the described victims actually do start turning up dead, suddenly no one knows where the lies end and the truth begins. As someone or something begins hunting the students themselves, the game turns terrifyingly real. Written by focus features

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It's High School... Nothing Is Real. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, disturbing images, language, sexuality and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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Living the Lie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$61,155 (Mexico) (19 May 2006)

Gross:

$61,155 (Mexico) (19 May 2006)
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The pool scene had to be shot in half a day because the water generator suddenly shorted out on the day of filming. Jeff Wadlow performed the stunt before Julian Morris to make him more confident in the scene. See more »

Goofs

In the credits, the producers thank those places in Richmond, Virginia, where the film was shot on location; they seem to have gotten mixed up. They thank Virginia Commonwealth University (which was not a filming location) but leave out the University of Richmond (which was a substantially used location). See more »

Quotes

Randall: Tom, who's your new boyfriend?
Tom: You'll have to excuse Randall here. He doesn't know the difference between a roommate and a cellmate. Everybody, this is Owen. Owen this is everybody.
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Shoot Your Gun
Performed by 22-20s
Courtesy of Astralwerks
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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Good story with a great twist
25 August 2004 | by (Brea, California) – See all my reviews

I just came back from a screening for 'Cry Wolf.' I must say, at first I thought it was pretty predictable, but then it takes a cool twist that made me stop and think. Great re-telling of the fabled story of the "Boy Who Cried Wolf," this story has a fantastic set of characters headed by Julian Morris, great performance by Lindy Booth, and followed out with good supporting characters played by Bon Jovi, Jared Padalecki, the beautiful Sandra McCoy, and several others. Without giving anything away, I'd recommend anyone who likes good guessing-thrillers and fun jumpy scenes, to go see this movie . . . when it comes out, of course. Good story, good settings, great music.


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