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Writer:
Philippe Vidal (screenplay)
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Tagline:
Nine Strangers. One House. Only One Will Get Out... Alive.
Plot:
Nine strangers, with no apparent connection between them are abducted: drugged, kidnapped and sealed in a house together. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (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
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)
 
Stunts
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)
 
Thanks
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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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and language
Runtime:
Spain:86 min (DVD edition) | UK:86 min
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58 out of 82 people found the following review useful.
Filmed in 2003! Where was Saw & Saw II back then?, 13 February 2006
Author: wexler274 from United States

Okay folks, everyone first needs to calm down about this film. It's not that bad... How many posts accuse it of copying Saw & Saw II, well if any of you had taken a minute before you spew your complaints. THIS FILM WAS IN PRODUCTION IN October OF 2003!!!That means the script was written way before that, any of you know where Saw & Saw II were then? This goes for the critics reviewing the film too. Shame on you for not doing your job.

As for ripping off Cube or My Little Eye, or even Battle Royale, and House On Haunted Hill, yes they are similar in theme, but does that mean the the filmmakers intentionally copied them! Half the films in Hollywood including many of the greatest have similar themes just different situations. Why don't you attack some of the 20, 30, 40, million dollar films that have all the money in the world to do what they want but just simply do remakes of old films and TV shows and rip off other films?

This film, although not great, focuses on the human nature of this situation. The psychology. And I can't believe how many people do not get the fact that the characters in the house have been picked because THEY ARE STEREOTYPES! (There actually are those in the world you know?) Anyone see CRASH for God sakes? The guy who set this up picked them for that reason, so he would get his "SHOW". He knew what each one was capable of or wanted to push one to kill, like the Priest. The speech at the beginning even states that they were not so much chosen for who they are, but WHAT THEY ARE. That is so obvious. And he also states that they have NO CONNECTION, so stop trying to find one. Those of you complaining that they immediately accept that they have to kill each other, I don't know what film you are watching. The french guy tells them he thinks that is what the Watcher guy wants but they far from accept it at that point. And for them all going mad too quick. How do you know it's too quick, there is no time frame in the film, that is also why there are the montages that many of you seem to hate, to show time passing. If they showed the film in real time you would have all complained the film was too long...

As for the acting I think besides Dennis Hopper you people are all out of your minds. These actors were really good, and if you want to blame someone for Dennis Hopper being bad, try blaming Dennis Hopper instead of the director. When was the last time he was good in anything? I know all the British have a problem with Kelly Brook, but it kind of stinks that you can't see it in you to admit that she was good.

This film should not be labeled a Horror film because it obviously attracts a crowd that expects something else. Ashame, but I think it will do well in the US.

The film had a great style, good acting, good music, and oh yea, all you who complained about the guy TRYING to act like a rapper, he is one! Asher D from the very successful So Solid Crew in the UK! It had a great ending. It does not rely on gore like Saw so maybe you can at least give it that, although there is some very graphic violence.

If you are fans of the Saw films or Cube, etc... maybe you should just skip this film cause it obviously was not made for you.

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