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Damon Abdallah ... Homeless Man
Brooke Bailey ... London

Sean Cook ... Dylan
Jon Fowler ... Lefty
Robert Gerl ... Featured Extra
David R. Johnson ... Dave the Doorman
Jason McKee ... Mike Pritchard (as Jason Mckee)
Thomas Olson ... Nancy Boy (as Tom Olson)
Andrew Parker ... Guy Johnson
Sam Prudhomme ... Eliot

Wonder Russell ... Jonesy
Bee Simonds ... Starr
Lila Vlavianos ... The Flirt
Jason A. Payne ... 'They Rock!' Dude (uncredited)

Directed by
Juan A. Mas 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jessica Dolan 
Susannah Lowber 

Produced by
Rich Cowan .... executive producer
Rich Cowan .... producer
Marc Dahlstrom .... executive producer
Marc Dahlstrom .... producer
Dan Heigh .... executive producer
Juan A. Mas .... producer
Greg Rathvon .... executive producer
Dave Tanner .... executive producer
Taye Voye .... producer
Original Music by
Britton Ortize 
Cinematography by
Douglas Cheney 
Film Editing by
Jason A. Payne 
Casting by
Gretchen Oyster 
Production Design by
Vincent DeFelice (supervising production designer)
Susannah Lowber 
Costume Design by
Gretchen Oyster 
Makeup Department
Sam Debree .... key makeup artist
Trista Jordan .... additional makeup artist
Robyn Renee Kiener .... hairdresser
Production Management
Ian Kennedy .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Dahlstrom .... first assistant director
Seamus Mulligan-Ferry .... first assistant director: second unit
Seamus Mulligan-Ferry .... second second assistant director
Gretchen Oyster .... second assistant director
Art Department
Colby Fredin .... web development team artistic director
Dave Johnson .... props
Reggie Lauderbach .... props
Justin O'Shaughnessy .... property master
Mervin Soriano .... web development team artistic director
Wesley Bryan Walker .... set designer
Sound Department
Aaron Breeden .... sound effects editor
Bob Clifford .... sound assistant
Chris Clifford .... boom operator
Britton Ortize .... adr recordist
Britton Ortize .... dialogue editor
Britton Ortize .... foley artist
Britton Ortize .... sound designer
Britton Ortize .... sound editor
Britton Ortize .... sound effects editor
Britton Ortize .... sound re-recording mixer
Britton Ortize .... supervising sound editor
Tom Taylor .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Jeff Douglas .... Avid DS Nitris Artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Barden .... electrician
Brianne Cronkhite .... loader
Brianne Cronkhite .... second assistant camera
Tim Eberly .... still photographer
Mike Kjolso .... electrician
Wilson Raska .... camera intern
Mike Vukas .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Tim Maffia .... colorist
Other crew
Jessica Dolan .... script supervisor
Peter Dolan .... production assistant
Maura Feely .... production assistant
John Petty .... location manager

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality
USA:90 min
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Written in two weeks, shot in 16 nights and two days for about $200K.See more »
Nancy Boy:Did you do this?
London:Yeah, because I have a key to this door.
London:No. Why would I want to lock myself in here with you people?
Nancy Boy:Because you're a homicidal maniac with a taste for flesh?
London:Shut up Nancy Boy!
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Spin off The Choke: The Legend Begins (2006) (V)See more »


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28 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
I'd rather choke to death than watch this again..., 21 March 2006
Author: betyouaint from United Kingdom

At the time of writing this review it would seem that over 50% of IMDb voters had given this film a rating of either a 10 or a 1. I can only surmise then that those giving it a 10 were either cast or crew members.

They say that given enough monkeys and enough time and enough typewriters, those monkeys, just by random proddings at the keyboard, would eventually type out the complete works of Shakespeare. However, I seriously doubt that given the same number of monkeys and time, you could find a single one to give this movie a rating of 10.

I patiently watched the first half, foolishly assuming that the film would, on some level, develop either the plot or the characters, or maybe make some kind of social comment or provoke barely intellectual thought. Failing that, I was quite prepared to accept action, suspense, comedy, horror or even gratuitous sex as a way of holding my attention. Ultimately, I was disappointed and consequently, much of the second half was viewed at double speed as I searched in vain for some small snippet of cinematic redemption. Sadly, there was none.

If "The Choke", was put up against an episode of Scooby Doo then I'm afraid the cartoon would win hands down in terms of mystery, intrigue and unpredictability. And speaking of cartoon characters, the acting abilities of the various cast members varied between acceptable (at best) and embarrassingly poor with Brooke Bailey's portrayal of the freaky, death obsessed pseudo goth, London, being so bad I almost felt sorry for her.

I would have liked to have finished on a positive note but even the soundtrack, a second rate feast of contemporary punk rock, failed even to entertain, let alone serve to enhance a very poor flick.

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