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Reeling from his dismissal from a reality show, a deranged runner-up holds a group of co-eds hostage on the set of his own fictitious show, where losers suffer a deadly fate.

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Philip Markham
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Claude Markham
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Bobby
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Ruby
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Reeling from his dismissal from a reality show, a deranged runner-up holds a group of co-eds hostage on the set of his own fictitious show, where losers suffer a deadly fate.

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When You Get Voted Off This Reality Show... It's For Good!


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Rated R for strong sadistic violence and gore, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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14 October 2005 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,160 (USA) (29 October 2006)

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$16,344 (USA) (12 November 2006)
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The scene were Philip chases Catherine outside the house in the beginning of the movie sees the bandage on his right hand disappear then reappear between shots. See more »

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References Survivor (2000) See more »

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Against The Ground
Written by Richard Stites
Performed by The Circle
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A Movie of Great Weight
25 November 2009 | by (Brooklyn) – See all my reviews

Edward Furlong reaches critical mass in this roll, which is buttered with gargantuan heaviness. Though the story is famished for what anyone might term logical structure, Mr. Furlong seems hungry to chew his way through every scene. Some might think he's becoming too big for such movies, squeezing into them like 5-pounds of marbled pork in a two-pound sausage casing. But I think he's a dollop of awesome; a soupçon of superb; and the thick, calorie-laden icing on what might otherwise be a rather slender cinematic cake. It doesn't matter that the director seems to have "written" this while shooting it, nor that the film runs out without any explicable ending. It has the enormous talent of Edward Furlong, who feasts on the meager dramatic opportunities as if they were a banquet.


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