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Surveillance -- An FBI agent tracks a serial killer with the help of three of his would-be victims - all of whom have wildly different stories to tell.
Surveillance -- Surveillance Clip - "Go Easy"


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Release Date:
17 July 2008 (Portugal) See more »
A Film by Jennifer Lynch See more »
Two FBI agents attempt to clarify the murders occurring in a desolate region. They approach the witnesses of the latest incident with the help of the local police. All of them hide something and all have wildly different stories to tell. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Caroline Aaron ... Janet

Hugh Dillon ... Dad (Steven)
David Gane ... Grocery Man

Gill Gayle ... Officer Degrasso

Kent Harper ... Officer Jack Bennett

Michael Ironside ... Captain Billings

Pell James ... Bobbi Prescott
Daryl Haney ... Drug Dealer (as D.R. Haney)

Shannon Jardine ... Elaine Meyer
Angela Lamarsh ... Maid
Gerald Lenton-Young ... Coroner (as Gerald Layton-Young)
Jennifer Miles ... TV Reporter

Mac Miller ... Johnny

Charlie Newmark ... Officer Wright

Julia Ormond ... Elizabeth Anderson

Cheri Oteri ... Mom

Bill Pullman ... Sam Hallaway

Ryan Simpkins ... Stephanie
Anita Smith ... Tina

French Stewart ... Officer Jim Conrad
Josh Strait ... Keith
Kent Nolan ... David (as Kent Wolkowski)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kyle Briere ... Curtis (uncredited)

Directed by
Jennifer Lynch 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kent Harper  writer
Jennifer Lynch 

Produced by
Rhonda Baker .... line producer
Gill Gayle .... associate producer: FSP
Jeff Geoffray .... co-executive producer
Gary Hamilton .... co-executive producer
Kent Harper .... producer
Walter Josten .... co-executive producer
David Lynch .... executive producer
Bernd Mehlitz .... associate producer: Lago Film
Marco Mehlitz .... producer
David Michaels .... producer
Stephen Onda .... co-producer
Robert C. Romanus .... associate producer: FSP
Shane Dax Taylor .... associate producer: FSP
Original Music by
Todd Bryanton 
Cinematography by
Peter Wunstorf 
Film Editing by
Daryl K. Davis 
Casting by
Lina Todd 
Production Design by
Sara McCudden 
Set Decoration by
Andrea Spakowski 
Costume Design by
Cathy McComb 
Makeup Department
Lisa Campbell .... co-key hair stylist (as Lisa Campbell-Buteau)
Jennifer Forberg .... assistant makeup artist
Tracy George .... makeup department head
Brentyn Krekoski .... assistant makeup artist (as Brent Krekoski)
Kaitlyn Rae .... daily assistant makeup artist
Zinka Shankland .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Peter Measroch .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenny Chaplin .... second assistant director
Trevor Cunningham .... first assistant director
Elizabeth Farrer .... third assistant director
Art Department
Shelly Bowes-Cherry .... art department coordinator (as Shelly Bowes)
Adrienne Conley .... set designer
Lee Kolenick .... props
Daniel McKay .... head carpenter
Mark Montague .... storyboard artist
Adrian Traquair .... set dresser
Johann Wessels .... lead scenic artist
Laura Wolfe .... set dec buyer
Sound Department
Rob Bryanton .... supervising sound editor
Cal Harle .... foley artist
Steve Hasiak .... re-recording mixer
Michael Playfair .... production sound mixer
Evan Rust .... re-recording mixer
Steve F.B. Smith .... sound consultant: Dolby
Jeff Smulan .... foley recordist
J. David Taylor .... foley recordist
Janene Carleton .... stunt double: Julia Ormond
Shannon Jardine .... stunt performer
Kirk Jarrett .... stunt coordinator
Rick Skene .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Chad Biesenthal .... grip
Layton Burton .... camera operator
Latif Cavanaugh .... grip
Kirk Chiswell .... first assistant camera
Allan Feildel .... still photographer
Donovan Fraser .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Shawn Fulton .... best boy electric
Rob Hillstead .... best boy electric
Nick Lamb .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Kevin Lheritier .... best boy grip
Kyle Mrazek .... lighting technician
Lana Palmer .... camera trainee
Carly Stinn .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Lavinia Fiama .... casting assistant
Brenda McCormick .... casting
Alexa Wilding .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sonja Clifton-Remple .... co-costume designer
Kerri La Londe .... costume truck supervisor
Robin Merrifield .... tailor
Joanna Vollhoffer .... costume coordinator
Editorial Department
Marie-Hélène Bourget .... digital intermediate technician
Arthur Montreuil .... film timer
Julien Tremblay .... digital intermediate technician
Location Management
Terry Mialkowsky .... location manager
Nathan Mosewich .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Cali DeWitt .... music supervisor
Margaret Saadi Kramer .... music clearance
Bryan Ray Turcotte .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Prescott Beresh .... picture car wrangler
Sylvain Buteau .... picture car coordinator
Sylvain Buteau .... transportation captain
Other crew
Holly Baird .... assistant production coordinator
Shelly Bowes-Cherry .... assistant production coordinator (as Shelly Bowes)
Jason Bryant .... stand-in
Stacey Caldwell .... craft service
Alex D'Lerma .... adr actor
Lisa Falk .... script supervisor
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Tibo Galbois .... post production coordinator
Natasha Getz .... assistant to producers
Joel Goldes .... dialect coach: post-production
Adam Harding .... producer: EPK
Glenda Huynink .... set tutor
Vandana Jain .... post accounting
Kathleen McInnis .... unit publicist
Dennis Moyer .... armorer
Pam Simons .... production coordinator
Jon Tewksbury .... pre-production assistant
Hanneke Van der Tas .... legal advisor

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and a scene of aberrant sexuality
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The song during the roll of end credits, is sung by the director's father, David Lynch ('Speed Roaster').See more »
Miscellaneous: The closing credits state that the cast is listed in alphabetical order, but Daryl Haney's name is listed after Kent Harper, Michael Ironside, and Pell James (despite the fact that it precedes all of them alphabetically).See more »
[first lines]
Elizabeth Anderson:You're never going to sleep again.
Sam Hallaway:That's the point.
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Carry Me AwaySee more »


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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree, 19 September 2010
Author: ferbs54 from United States

As if to demonstrate the old adage that "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree," director Jennifer Lynch gave the world in her belated sophomore effort, 2008's "Surveillance," a film just as disturbing as any in her father David's oeuvre. Her follow-up to 1993's "Boxing Helena," the film follows two very atypical FBI agents, portrayed by Bill Pullman and Julia Ormond, who are investigating a string of homicides in the plains of Nowheresville. (The picture was shot in the grasslands outside of Regina, Saskatchewan.) The pair interviews three salient witnesses: a young female coke addict (Pell James, who is excellent here), a local cop and an 8-year-old girl (Lynch elicits a wonderfully mature performance from young Ryan Simpkins). By the film's end, the conflicting accounts yield a somewhat clearer picture, before a twist ending really pulls the rug out from under the viewer. Indeed, this ending--a remarkably downbeat, merciless and outrageous shocker--should stun and flabbergast most of the film's audience. A repeat viewing of "Surveillance" demonstrates how very fairly the writers and Lynch have played their game, and will give an added appreciation for certain actors in the cast. "I promise you, it's not like the other films you'll see," Ms. Lynch tells us in one of the DVD's copious extras, and darn if she isn't right! I cannot offhand think of another picture so deliberately amoral, and so blithely ruthless in the treatment of its entire roster of characters. While some might walk away from "Surveillance" clucking "sick, sick, sick," most, I feel, will applaud its bravura daring, technical brilliance, fine acting and shocking windup. It's certainly not a movie to watch with the kids or with Aunt Petunia, but for those game for something different, it should just prove the ticket....

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