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Cry_Wolf -- 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:
Writers:
Beau Bauman (written by)
Jeff Wadlow (written by)
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Release Date:
16 September 2005 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
BeLIEve See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
An enjoyable and clever underrated film due to poor and misleading marketing See more (215 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Jeff Wadlow 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Beau Bauman  written by
Jeff Wadlow  written by

Produced by
David Bartis .... executive producer
Beau Bauman .... producer
Bill Berry .... line producer
Steven Butensky .... associate producer
Seth Gordon .... associate producer (as Seth Lewis Gordon)
Gene Klein .... co-executive producer
Doug Liman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Wandmacher 
 
Cinematography by
Romeo Tirone 
 
Film Editing by
Seth Gordon 
 
Casting by
Fern Champion 
 
Production Design by
Martina Buckley 
 
Art Direction by
Julie Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Angela Ratliff 
 
Costume Design by
Alysia Raycraft 
 
Makeup Department
Rhonda Bareford .... key makeup artist
Denise Bishop .... assistant hair stylist
David Halsey .... hair
Taryn Hipwell .... key makeup artist
Jennifer Nudelman .... additional hair stylist: additional photography
Jennifer Nudelman .... additional makeup artist: additional photography
Joan Shay .... assistant hair stylist: additional photography
Sharon Spradlin-Barrett .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tim Pedegana .... post-production supervisor
Oriana Robertson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Berry .... first assistant director
Timothy Blockburger .... second second assistant director
Seth Gordon .... second unit director
Geoffrey Haley .... second unit director
Ruben Flores Rios II .... second assistant director (as Ruben F. Rios)
 
Art Department
Andrew Carnwath .... property master
Harris Chandler .... swing gang
Michael R. Clark .... scenic artist (as Michael Clark)
Justin Dray .... props production assistant
Clifford D. Eubank .... leadman
Clifford D. Eubank .... set decorator: reshoot
Beth Morris .... assistant property master
Mike Raybould .... assistant property master
David Riensche .... storybook artist
Sarah Stanitz .... art department assistant
Adam Wayland .... art production assistant: additional photography
 
Sound Department
David Barbee .... foley editor
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Brunner .... boom operator
Kevin Patrick Burns .... sound re-recording mixer
Susan Cahill .... dialog editor
Kerry Ann Carmean .... sound effects editor
Matt Fann .... boom operator
Smokey Fingers .... cable puller
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley recordist
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Randy Kelley .... sound editor
Larry Long .... sound mixer
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound editor
Margit Pfeiffer .... dialog editor
Matthew Sordello .... sound
Peter Staubli .... sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Mathew Waters .... sound re-recording mixer
Ben Wilkins .... sound effects editor
Shawn M. Williams .... boom operator
Stefanie Melchor .... additional sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Andrew Carnwath .... special effects coordinator
Keith VanderLaan .... additional prosthetics: Captive Audience Productions
 
Visual Effects by
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Donnie Creighton .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Brad Kalinoski .... digital compositor
Patrick Keenan .... digital compositor: Pacific Title
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Krista Bell .... stunt double
Tina Mckissick .... stunt double
Steven Ritzi .... stunt coordinator (as Steve Ritzi)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Aldridge .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Wes Bailey .... grip
Cheyenne Ball .... grip (as Cheyenne S Ball)
Tom Barrett .... best boy rigging grip
Monica Barronton .... second assistant camera (b camera)
Patrick Borowiak .... additional focus puller
Ray Brown .... key grip
Doug Cordonier .... grip
Austin Cross .... best boy electric
Austin Cross .... rigging gaffer
James Dombey .... electrician
Danny Eckler .... grip
Jason Emory .... best boy grip
Max Fischer .... steadicam operator
Michael Flynn .... electrician (as Michael Flynn)
David Shane Guild .... electrician
Geoffrey Haley .... Steadicam operator
Geoffrey Haley .... camera operator: "a" camera
Matt Heath .... second assistant camera
Scott Inge .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Matthew Irving .... cinematographer: additional photography unit
Brent Matejcek .... dolly grip
John McKain .... grip
Alan Newcomb .... camera loader
Jason Parker .... electrician
Christopher T. Paul .... additional photographer
S. Benny Smyth .... electrician
Robert Spencer .... gaffer
Hektor Stockton .... electrician
Christopher A. Thompson .... electrician
Christopher A. Thompson .... genny operator
Bo Webb .... additional focus puller
 
Casting Department
Maggie Burr .... casting associate
Scott Rosen .... casting assistant
Mandy Sprinkel .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marta Font .... key costumer: men
Renee Jones .... wardrobe intern
Leslie Kaplan .... costumer
Katrina Migliore .... wardrobe supervisor
Genna Stock .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Steve Bowen .... digital colorist
Ben Estrada .... digital colorist assistant
Paul C. Warschilka .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Christine Bergren .... music clearance
Julianne Jordan .... music supervisor
Jen Pray .... music legal and clearance
 
Transportation Department
Bob Foster .... production van driver
Gathia Gillispie .... driver
Kris Golashesky .... transportation coordinator
Duke Grant .... driver (as Randolph Grant Jr)
Ronald Jenkins .... transportation captain (as Bo Jenkins)
Steve Mitchell .... driver
Gregory Patterson .... driver
Gary Shuckahosee .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Jeff L. Anderson .... production coordinator
Kathryn Beane .... assistant: Mr. Wadlow and Mr. Bauman
Leslie Beller .... community relations: manager
Tina Brenkus .... assistant: Mr. Bartis
Kristin Bree Calabrese .... script supervisor
Jarrett Lee Conaway .... production assistant
Jeff Coward .... production assistant
Ava DuVernay .... publicity consultant
Ellyn Exley .... assistant to mr. liman
Miriam Fields .... animal wrangler
Scott Foster .... production assistant: additional photography
Victor M. Giarrusso .... production secretary
Andrew Givens .... production assistant
Brett Gursky .... unspecified assistant
Julie Hansen .... post production accountant
Leigh Kilton .... acting consultant (as Leigh Kilton-Smith)
Darek Makhoul .... chef
Peter Marziale .... medic coordinator (as Peter J. Marziale)
Ellene Miles .... publicist
Marcela Morgan .... production assistant
Rana Morrison .... location assistance
Patrick Tendai Pfupajena .... intern
Tina Allen Pleasants .... production assistant
Lin Qiu .... production assistant
Golan Ramras .... creative executive: Hypnotic
Isaac Moses Regelson .... location manager: additional photography
Isaac Moses Regelson .... location scout
Alexander Roberts .... production assistant (as Zander Roberts)
Oriana Robertson .... location manager
Michael Rochford .... assistant: Mr. Wadlow and Mr. Bauman
Jane Sakowski Bell .... assistant to cast (as Jane Sakowski)
Michael Santeramo .... chef: Location Catering of the South Inc.
David Satterfield .... production secretary: additional photography
Kathryn Stephens .... assistant location manager: additional photography
Mike Throckmorton .... dive master
Gretel Truong .... production assistant
J. Clay Tweel .... assistant location manager
Marisa Vrooman .... production assistant
Han West .... production assistant
Layne Wilson .... production assistant: additional photography
Kevin Wu .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Emily Couric .... special thanks (as Sen. Emily Couric)
Katie Couric .... special thanks
Topher Grace .... special thanks
Steve Hein .... special thanks
Charlie Lyons .... special thanks
Kevin Spacey .... special thanks
Estella Warren .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, disturbing images, language, sexuality and a brief drug reference
Runtime:
90 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15A | Malaysia:18SG | Malaysia:U (cut version) | Netherlands:12 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | UK:15 (DVD rating) | UK:12A (original rating) | USA:PG-13 | USA:Unrated (DVD rating) | USA:Unrated (DVD version) | USA:Not Rated (unrated DVD version)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
America Online helped to publicize the film by launching an alternate reality game for AIM users by sending instant messages to each other, which ran for the duration of the film's promotion. The game itself is similar to "Mafia", replacing townspeople and mafia with sheep and wolves.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In Owen's dorm room, his nightstand constantly changes from having a clock on it to having a lamp on it and back again. Also, the type of bed changes from shot to shot. Sometimes it is a single bed and other times it is a bunk bed.See more »
Quotes:
Randall:Just because you're Tom's new bunk buddy doesn't mean you have to be his bitch.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Bend It Like Beckham (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
10:1See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the PG-13 Version and the Unrated Cut?
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58 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
An enjoyable and clever underrated film due to poor and misleading marketing, 20 September 2005
Author: MovieManMenzel from United States

A group of friends at Wesley, a rich upscale high school, play a game called cry wolf every night. The game was created by the group's leader Dodger (Lindy Booth) who marks one of her friends as the liar with a red marker and it's up to the rest of the group to figure out who is the liar. One day Dodger and the new kid at the school Owen (Julian Morris) decide it will be fun to make up an entire lie about a murdering serial killer loose on campus. Owen and Dodger go along with the idea and send a mass email to everyone on campus letting them know that a killer by the name of "The Wolf" is murdering people on campus. But it isn't long before this little joke turns into a real threat that might cost everyone involved in the joke their lives.

Three words can be used to describe this film clever, suspenseful, and enjoyable! I really enjoyed this film and I didn't see it coming at all, I expected something mediocre at best when walking into the theater. While the marketing for this film is misleading and makes this movie seem like another brainless teen horror slasher flick, I assure you it's not like that. While I wouldn't call this movie 100% percent original, I would say that this movie is a pretty fresh idea with a lot of originality. This movie is great for a few reasons, the first reason is because the idea behind it is pretty new, the second reason is that the movie keeps you on the edge of your seat with suspense, and lastly the film keeps you guessing. I love movies that make you keep you thinking and just when you think you know what's going to happen, your proved wrong. This film contains a lot of twists! And I haven't seen a movie that kept me guessing all the way till the end in a long time.

The acting for this cast of newcomers is actually pretty good especially for the genre at hand. I really enjoyed Julian Morris's character Owen; he played the part very well and he was very believable. I also really enjoyed Lindy Booth who was excellent as Dodger, she had such a controlling power about her and she really brought it out on screen. Also I have to mention that she was incredibly cute! Also the other surprise here was Jon Bon Jovi who actually can act and sing which is always an incredible pair but he was good as the sleazy journalism teacher. There are several others to mention here and that would probably take far too much time to list them all but they were all good at the roles they played.

"Cry_Wolf" was directed by newcomer Jeff Wadlow a recent USC film graduate. I must say that I liked what he did with the film. He knew how to build the suspense and capture the character's fears and excitement. I really liked some of the camera shots especially the whole collage thing when all of the people started to read the email about the serial killer on campus. Nice work there! Also Jeff co-wrote the film with Beau Bauman and I must say the film was a pretty fresh idea and I loved the whole idea behind the film considering it seems like an idea that could happen now with computers and cell phones everywhere.

So to sum it up, "Cry_Wolf" is not what the trailers lead you to believe; instead it's a suspense thriller with good acting, a semi original story, and a great ending. The movie contains several twists that keeps the audience always on the edge of their seats asking the question "What's going to happen next?" It might not be an Oscar worthy film but it's a damn good thriller to say the least. It keeps you guessing and interested from start to finish and what more can you ask for from a mainstream Hollywood film?

MovieManMenzel's final rating for "Cry_Wolf" is a 8/10. Buy the big popcorn and sit back and enjoy the suspense.

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