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Stay Alive -- Teens are killed off for real when they die in an online video game.
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Stay Alive -- For a group of teens, the answer to the mysterious death of their old friend lies within the world of an online video game based on the true story of an ancient noblewoman known as the Blood Countess.
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Writers (WGA):
William Brent Bell (written by) &
Matthew Peterman (written by)
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Release Date:
24 March 2006 (USA) See more »
It's the game of life and death.... See more »
For a group of teens, the answer to the mysterious death of their old friend lies within the world of an online video game based on the true story of an ancient noblewoman known as the Blood Countess. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jon Foster ... Hutch

Samaire Armstrong ... Abigail

Frankie Muniz ... Swink

Jimmi Simpson ... Phineus

Wendell Pierce ... Detective Thibodeaux

Milo Ventimiglia ... Loomis Crowley

Sophia Bush ... October

Adam Goldberg ... Miller Banks

Billy Slaughter ... Rex
Nicole Oppermann ... Sarah
Monica Monica ... Mrs. Crowley

Rio Hackford ... Detective King

Billy Louviere ... Fidget

J. Richey Nash ... Young Rookie (as Richey Nash)

Maria Kalinina ... Countess
Lauren Lorbeck ... Emma
Veronica Mosgrove ... News Reporter
Rick Green ... Stay Alive Game Voice-Over (voice)

James Haven ... Jonathan Malkus

Alice Krige ... The Author
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
April Wood ... Loretta
Cynthia LeBlanc ... Lady in the Park (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ... Man in the Park (uncredited)

Gary R. Percle Jr. ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
William Brent Bell 
Writing credits
William Brent Bell (written by) &
Matthew Peterman (written by)

Produced by
Gary Barber .... executive producer
Roger Birnbaum .... executive producer
Becki Cross Trujillo .... executive producer
Adam Del Deo .... executive producer
Jonathan Glickman .... executive producer
Douglas Hansen .... executive producer (as Douglas E. Hansen)
David Manpearl .... co-producer
Adolfo Martínez Pérez .... associate producer (as Adolfo Martinez)
Anna Mastro .... associate producer
McG .... producer
Matthew Peterman .... producer
Peter Schlessel .... producer
Erin Stam .... co-producer
James D. Stern .... producer (as James Stern)
Original Music by
John Frizzell 
Cinematography by
Alejandro Martínez 
Film Editing by
Harvey Rosenstock 
Mark Stevens 
Casting by
Mark Bennett 
Tommy Staub 
Production Design by
Bruton Jones 
Art Direction by
Alan Hook 
Set Decoration by
Kristin Bicksler 
Costume Design by
Caroline Eselin 
Makeup Department
Theresa A. Fleming .... assistant hair stylist
Rodger Jacobs .... assistant prosthetics makeup artist (as Roger Jacobs)
Michele Paris .... makeup department head
Michele Paris .... prosthetics makeup
Adelita Solorzano .... assistant makeup artist
Donna Spahn .... key hair stylist (as Donna Spahn-Jones)
Jean Webber .... hair stylist
Production Management
Bill Pitts .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Battaglia .... second assistant director
Eric Fox Hays .... first assistant director
Steven Ritzi .... second unit director (as Steve Ritzi)
Art Department
Kip Bartlett .... assistant property master
Gail Briant .... lead scenic
Andrew M. Casbon III .... paint gang boss
Monique Champagne .... set decoration buyer
Federico D'Alessandro .... storyboard artist
Tom Fleming .... fantasy artist
Elizabeth Mire .... art department assistant
Danny Nick .... set dresser
Chuck Stringer .... construction coordinator
Richard Waldrop .... property master
Tom R. Wilson .... gang boss
Markus Wittman .... swing gang
Sound Department
Noah J. Appleton .... sound effects editor
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
C. Douglas Cameron .... boom operator
Melissa A. Corns .... sound effects editor
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... re-recording mixer
Rene Defrancesch .... sound utility
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Daniel J. Leahy .... re-recording mixer
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Whit Norris .... sound mixer
Thomas O'Neil Younkman .... sound designer
Aynee Osborn .... sound editor
Sarah Payan .... dialogue editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Chris Trent .... foley mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Special Effects by
David Nash .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Beverly Abbott .... visual effects production assistant
Darrell Abney .... senior character modeler
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O
Glenn Burton .... digital artist
Gayle Busby .... visual effects producer
Steve Caldwell .... digital compositor
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Keely Colcleugh .... digital artist: Pixel Liberation Front
Samuel M. Dabbs .... digital compositor
Tamir Sammy Diab .... digital artist (as Tamir Diab)
Tamir Sammy Diab .... visual effects lighter (as Tamir Diab)
Raffael Dickreuter .... digital artist: Pixel Liberation Front
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor
Jeff Ervin .... visual effects editor
Duane Floch .... animation supervisor: Pixel Liberation Front
Christi Franck .... visual effects coordinator
Bradley Friedman .... technical supervisor: Pixel Liberation Front
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor
Diana Hinek .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital coordinator
Shant Jordan .... digital effects artist
Ntana Key .... second digital colorist
Nicholas Kim .... CG artist
Nicholas Kim .... digital compositor
Jeremy Lang .... head of information technology: Custom Film Effects
Nicholas Loizides .... 3D lighter: Pixel Liberation Front
Nicholas Loizides .... model maker: Pixel Liberation Front
Nicholas Loizides .... texture artist: Pixel Liberation Front
Scott McGinley .... digital artist
Michael Meyers .... pre-visualization artist
Lori C. Miller .... art director
Steve Miller .... visual effects editor
Mahito Mizobuchi .... visual effects
Lillani E. Moran .... visual effects coordinator
C. Michael Neely .... animator: Pixel Liberation Front
Jeff Olm .... digital compositor: Five-O
James Payfer .... digital compositor
Bill Phillips .... digital artist
L. Elizabeth Powers .... visual effects (as Laurie Powers)
Mark Sawicki .... green screen photographer
Tanissa Potrovitza Schoen .... digital producer (as Tanissa Potrovitza)
Steven J. Scott .... supervising digital colorist
Kent Seki .... visual effects supervisor
Danita Slaughter .... digital and optical lineup
Freddie Vaziri .... digital compositor
Marko Vukovic .... technical director: PLF
Michael D. Werckle .... animator: Pixel Liberation Front
Amani Williams .... digital compositor
Dale Cannon .... stunts
Dale Frye .... stunts
Lex D. Geddings .... stunt rigger
Cameron Geeves .... stunt double
Billy Golitz .... stunt double
Karin Justman .... stunt double: Sophia Bush
Karine Mauffrey .... stunt double: Samaire Armstrong
Josh Mueller .... stunt double
Kiana Politis .... stunt double
Steven Ritzi .... stunt coordinator (as Steve Ritzi)
Kenneth Shelton .... stunt blind driver
John Zimmerman .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Mac Alsfeld .... camera intern
Rebecca Brenneman .... still photographer (as Rebecca M. Heunermund-Brenneman)
Brandon Dauzat .... second assistant camera
David C. Edwards .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Ryan Eustis .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Dan Furst .... video assist operator
Kevin Gazdik .... electrician
Joe Iverson .... electrician
Michael D. Kennedy .... electrician
Ian Lynch .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jeff Moore .... Steadicam operator
Jeff Moore .... camera operator
Zach Nasits .... additional second assistant camera
Louis Normandin .... best boy rigging grip
Joseph Paolucci Jr. .... electrician
Declan Ryan .... electrician
Jeff Taylor .... camera production assistant
Billy Theriot .... video assist intern
Dan Turek .... first assistant A camera
Dan Turek .... key first assistant camera
Scott Zuchowski .... best boy electric
Casting Department
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Lauren Leach .... extras casting assistant
Jason Seitz .... casting assistant
Wendy Talazac .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
April Justin .... costume production assistant
Giselle Spence .... seamstress
Ann Walters .... costume supervisor
Branden Watson .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Jamie Keeney .... first assistant editor
Curtis Lindersmith .... digital intermediate editor
Javier Marcheselli .... editorial production assistant
Peter Mergus .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Andrew Dorfman .... supervising music editor
Charles Martin Inouye .... music editor
Andrew Kinney .... orchestrator
Jerome Leroy .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Donald Binder .... driver
Peter Gondrella .... driver
Dwayne Lain .... driver
Brad Lips .... driver: set dressing
Skip Long .... driver: honeywagon
June Marshall .... transportation
Tom Moore .... transportation captain
Nick W. Pastrano .... electrics driver
Other crew
Kim Buttlar .... executive coordinator: Mr. Barber
Jeffrey Chernov .... production executive
Cliffyb .... video game consultant
Trang Dang .... assistant production coordinator
Blanche Aurore Duault .... publicist
Helen Estabrook .... assistant: Ms. Stam
Jordan Estes .... intern
Ray Felipe .... script researcher
Shel Gilbert .... payroll accountant
Michael Grigsby .... production accountant
Jeff Grosvenor .... assistant: Mr. Manpearl
Andrew Hutchings .... intern
Ashley Kravitz .... script clearance
Erin Lander .... adr loop group
Lauren Levi .... assistant: Mr. Brent Bell
Kathleen Lynch .... craft service head
Kevin Meier .... production assistant: office
Jules Monteyne .... production assistant
Jared P. Morell .... assistant: Mr. Del Deo
Brian E. Murphy .... production assistant (as Murph)
Eleanor Nett .... assistant: Mr. Hansen
Robert E. Phillips .... production assistant
Cali Pomes .... production assistant
Alegre Rodriquez .... assistant: Mr. Schlessel
Adam Rosenberg .... assistant: Mr. Glickman
Anthony Rossi III .... production coordinator
Rip Russell .... first assistant accountant
Eric Schmidt .... body double
Brandy Scott .... photo double (as Brandy Miller)
Andy Shapiro .... assistant: McG
Ben Shelton .... production assistant
Lucas Smith .... assistant: Mr. Stern
Melinda Taksen .... script supervisor
Marlena Thomas .... executive coordinator: Mr. Birnbaum
J. Mitchell White .... intern
Frederik Wiedmann .... midi engineer
Brian Bruskrud .... finance executive (uncredited)
Louis Webre .... stand-in (uncredited)
Leonard Alsfeld .... grateful acknowledgment

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Death Game" - Japan (English title)
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Rated PG-13 for horror violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexual and drug content
85 min | 100 min (Unrated Director's Cut) | Germany:75 min (TV version)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Australia:MA15+ (director's cut) | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:Tous publics (with warning) | Germany:16 (director's cut) | Ireland:15A | Italy:T | Japan:PG-12 | Malaysia:18SG | Mexico:B15 | Norway:15 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:M18 (director's cut) | South Korea:15 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #42518)

Did You Know?

The code to strip the zombie concubines naked that Swink uses is 'Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A.' Which is also the Konami Code, a.k.a. Konami Command and Contra Code.See more »
Continuity: When Hutch, Abigail, and Swink are driving to the mansion near the end of the movie, the upholstery of the seat that Swink's sitting on changes from maroon to blue between shots.See more »
Stay Alive Game Voice-Over:When fear criples you, when death's dark shadow surrounds you, drop a rose. It will help you... stay alive.
Swink Sylvania:We should drop one when we meet up with a boss we can't face.
October Bantum:Yeah, the undead can't cross the twig of a wild rose.
Phineus Bantum:That is what happens when you read too much goth chick lit.
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Movie Connections:
References Steamboy (2004)See more »
Sweet DreamsSee more »


What type of genre of video games is this film based off?
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What does activating a completed character do on the unrated dvd?
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31 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Good Concept, Lazy Execution, 7 January 2007
Author: mjw2305 from England

Stay Alive is a new game in which you have to stay alive or suffer the consequences in real life, it's a pretty cool concept and one that could have been executed way better than it actually was.

Surprisingly the film is far less cheesy than i figured it would be, the cast are quite convincing, albeit as pretty shallow characters and the direction, editing and general production are adequate enough. What let it down was the way it sets out the rules and then picks which ones it will follow depending on what stage the story was at, contriving every step of the way to make it fit.

It was mildly entertaining to watch and there is a decent sense of tension throughout, although the scares were all a bit cheap and clichéd, and it definitely didn't need the twist at the end, i hope it's not a setup for a sequel.


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