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  (in credits order)

Dennis Hopper ... Father Duffy

Kelly Brook ... Lea

Hippolyte Girardot ... Francis

Peter Capaldi ... Max Roy

Susie Amy ... Claire Leevy

Raffaello Degruttola ... Jay

Ashley Walters ... Al B (as Asher D)

Morven Christie ... Shona

Julienne Davis ... Cynthia

Jim Carter ... The Watcher (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gabriel Spahiu ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven R. Monroe 
Writing credits
Philippe Vidal (screenplay)

Produced by
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Salman .... executive producer (as Sheikh Mohamed)
Andrei Boncea .... co-producer
Alastair Burlingham .... executive producer
Irina Chirita .... line producer
François Cohen-Séat .... co-producer
Karen Alison Hamilton .... producer (as Karen A. Hamilton)
Stefan Jonas .... co-producer
Al Khalifa .... executive producer (as Bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Alan Latham .... co-producer
Philippe Martinez .... producer
Douglas W. Miller .... executive producer
Alistair Wilson-Gough .... associate producer (as Alistdair Wilson-Gough)
Original Music by
Charles Olins 
Mark Phillips 
Mark Ryder (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Damian Bromley (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kristina Hamilton-Grobler  (as Kristina Hamilton)
Casting by
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
Andrea Clark (uncredited)
Production Design by
Adrian Cancer 
Art Direction by
Robert Marin 
Baba Novac 
Vraciu Eduard Daniel (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Ffion Elinor 
Makeup Department
Manuela Grosu .... hair stylist
Mike Peel .... special makeup effects artist
Clara Tudose .... makeup artist (as Claudia Tudose)
Edwina Voda .... assistant makeup artist
Mircea Voda .... makeup artist
Production Management
Burdette Anderson .... post-production supervisor: Bauer Martinez Studios
Gisela Evert .... post-production supervisor
Thomas Mattinson .... head of production: UK
Marian Pascale .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Theodor Halacu-Nicon .... first assistant director (as Theodor Halacu Nicon)
Virgil Nicolaescu .... second assistant director
Patricia Radoi .... third assistant director
Art Department
Dana Andreianu .... art department coordinator
Marius Bardasan .... assistant property master
Vraciu Eduard Daniel .... set dresser (as Dan Vraciu)
Florin Gavrila .... head painter
Nicolae Kasza .... props buyer
Magdalena Marasescu .... construction coordinator
Constantin Nicolae .... swing gang
Eugen Pisau .... property master
Aurel Popescu .... assistant construction coordinator
Doina Repanovici .... draftsman
Serban Rotariu .... draftsman
Sorin Stanciu .... swing gang
Nicolae Trandafir .... swing gang
Zamfir Cornel .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Victoria Brazier .... supervising sound editor (as Victoria Brazier)
Doug Cooper .... sound re-recording mixer (as Douglas Cooper)
Robert Farr .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Fettes .... sound effects editor
William Franck .... sound mixer
Jacques Leroide .... adr editor (as Jacques Leriode)
Tony Message .... foley editor
Marian Pana .... boom operator
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bob Keen .... special effects supervisor
Adrian Popescu .... special effects coordinator
Cesar Alonso .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Florian Strobl .... compositor
Holger Voss .... technical director
Frank Wegerhoff .... visual effects supervisor
Susanne Werth .... technical director
Georg Wittermann .... titles and opticals: Blowup Filmtechnik
Lalit Goyal .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Rasvan Puiu .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Cos Aelenei .... still photographer (as Constantin Aelenei)
Damian Bromley .... camera operator
Calin Constantin .... gaffer (as Constantin Calin)
Andrei Cretan .... video assist operator
Alexandru Durac .... second assistant camera
Marian Ene .... key grip
Florica George .... electrician (as George Florica)
Ilie Georgica .... focus puller (as George Ilie)
Sarbu Gigi .... grip (as Gigi Sirbu)
Catalin Kislinger .... electrician
Ionut Lupulescu .... camera loader
George Nicolae .... electrician (as George Niculae)
Doru Perneac .... electrician
Violeta Rizea .... clapper
Catalin Simioana .... assistant steadicam operator
Bogdan Stanciu .... Steadicam operator
Catalin Stoica .... grip (as Catalin Stocia)
Liviu Tanase .... focus puller
Remus Tanase .... best boy
Gheorghe Ursescu .... best boy
Razvan Paslaru .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Andreea Tanasescu .... casting director: Romania
Liliana Toma .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eli Calin .... costume assistant
Laurentiu Costea .... wardrobe
Ruxandra Nitulescu .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Dominik Bollen .... post-production coordinator
Ritchy Freund .... post-production coordinator
Lalit Goyal .... assistant editor: UK
Fiona Mackay .... post-production assistant
Laurent Morel .... colorist: dailies
Tiberiu Teodorescu .... assistant editor: Romania
Tim Waller .... senior colourist
Jonathan Yau .... assistant digital colorist
Gwyn Evans .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Richard Edgeler .... assistant music engineer
Guy Farley .... music producer
Guy Farley .... score producer
Ben Georgiades .... music mixer
Ben Georgiades .... music recordist
Arnold Hattingh .... music supervisor
Claudia Kennaugh .... vocalist
David Theodore .... musician: oboe
Simon White .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Adrian Nita .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Andrei Alexandru .... assistant: cast
Kate Anderson .... legal and business affairs: UK
Stefan Andreescu .... production runner
Rachel Atkins .... legal assistant: UK
Andra Barbuica .... script supervisor (as Andreea Barbuica)
Donald A. Barton .... legal services
Shirley Bester .... production executive: Bauer Martinez Studios
Daniel Bright .... assistant to head of production (as Dan Bright)
Ian Burlingham .... legal services
Razvan Caminschi .... location manager (as Razvan Caminski)
Alexa Carey .... assistant to head of production
Ioana Cernescu .... assistant to director
Steven Edwicker .... production accountant
Fiona Harper .... assistant: Ian Burlingham
Craita Nanu .... production secretary
Mirela Pancu .... assistant production accountant
Sînziana Pop .... runner: assistant director (as Sanziana Pop)
Dorina Popa .... cashier
Lucia Raduta .... caterer
Philippa Rennie .... legal assistant: UK
Kane Sarota .... assistant to head of production
Hugh Spurling .... legal and business affairs: UK
Doru Stan .... production assistant
Anamaria Telega .... office coordinator
Mihai Toderiuc .... assistant production accountant
Matthias Benner .... co-production coordinator: Germany (uncredited)
Dan Garnett .... the director wishes to thank
Will Hoge .... the director wishes to thank
Kelly Jones .... the director wishes to thank
James W. McPherson Jr. .... dedicatee (as Dr. James W. McPherson Jr.)
John Monroe .... the director wishes to thank
Julie Monroe .... the director wishes to thank
Melanie Monroe .... the director wishes to thank
Naomi Monroe .... the director wishes to thank
The Nashville Predators .... the director wishes to thank
Ross Pelling .... the director wishes to thank
Joshua S. Schechter .... the director wishes to thank (as Josh Schechter)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Locked" - Europe (English title) (DVD title)
"Nine" - International (English title) (DVD box title)
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Rated R for strong violence and language
Spain:86 min (DVD edition) | UK:86 min
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52 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
My Little Eye Saw Cube already, 19 February 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

If you want an idea of what House of 9 is like - just imagine Cube, mixed with a little bit of Saw and My Little Eye; sprinkled with a thick coating of horrid, forced British accents that couldn't sound more ridiculous if the Queen herself was putting her voice to every character. As if the mess you're no doubt imagining isn't already bad enough - you'd best find time to imagine that the script was written by a retard and a couple of monkeys; because I know one thing, if I was trapped in a house with a bunch of complete strangers; I'd try and get out. If that didn't work, I'd try again and if I was still unsuccessful, I'd try again. One thing I definitely wouldn't find myself doing is drawing straws as to who shares which room with who and bedding down for the night! The plot is one of the most simple and overused in cinema history (but more so nowadays due to the popularity of reality TV), in that it follows a bunch of strangers thrown into a situation together. We follow them as they try to work out what to do, and get to watch as the group develops. It really isn't as interesting as it sounds.

Scriptwriter Philippe Vidal may think that he's the next Ingmar Bergman, but I can assure him that he's not. Aside from featuring no end of illogical instances, the characters hardly develop above what they are in the first place; and this isn't good considering that this is supposed to be a character orientated film. The plot is divided between two parts. Early on, we've got the introductions to the clichéd characters and some scenario building, and then after a very boring stretch that features two horrible songs; the film becomes what people turned up to see as the characters start killing one another. The second half of the movie is no doubt better than the first; but it's only the lesser of two evils, rather than being a great climax to the film. The cast list is unimpressive, with only two names standing out. Dennis Hopper is ineffective as a priest. If you're going to have Hopper in your movie; make the most of it, don't give him a role like this. The other name belongs to Kelly Brook. I wasn't aware that British model was an actress...and it would seem that, actually, she isn't; despite appearing in the film. To be fair, this isn't all bad; as it's never boring for too long, and certain scenes are well implemented; but really, there's not enough here to warrant giving up ninety minutes of your time.

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