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Cry_Wolf (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  16 September 2005 (USA)
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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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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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At Westlakes High, There's A New Game. Avoid Suspicion. Manipulate Your Friends. Eliminate Your Enimies. 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

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,428,209 (USA) (16 September 2005)

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$61,155 (Mexico) (19 May 2006)
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Jeff Wadlow's feature debut. He got the chance to make Cry_Wolf (2005) after winning $1,000,000 at the 2002 Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

This movie was released in late 2005, but Graham makes mention of WWF tryouts. The WWF was renamed the WWE in 2002. 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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References Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) See more »

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Tougher Than It Is
Written by John McCrea and Gabriel Nelson
Performed by Cake
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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much better than you would expect!
13 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw it at a screening and was surprised at how much I liked it and now I have to see it again because the ending was so shocking, from memory it holds up...I can't think of any holes, have to go back to be sure. No gore, but really well done suspense. It's been a while since there's been a good suspense film. At the beginning you think it might be another "Scream" but it goes deeper. They expect the audience to be smarter! Great script! The acting worked, in particular Lindy Booth and Julian Morris. The score was different which made it more interesting. It's really hard to imagine in this day and age they made this for $1 million dollars! I absolutely recommend this movie.


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