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Every Family Has Its Secrets
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Four young adult siblings try to fend for themselves after the mysterious death of their parents. But... See more » | Full synopsis »
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"The Hamiltons" Brings A Whole New Meaning To The Term 'Dysfunctional Family'. See more (74 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Cory Knauf ... Francis Hamilton

Samuel Child ... David Hamilton

Joseph McKelheer ... Wendell Hamilton

Mackenzie Firgens ... Darlene Hamilton

Rebekah Hoyle ... Samantha Teal

Brittany Daniel ... Dani Cummings
Al Liner ... Paul Glenn

Jena Hunt ... Kitty Davies (as Jenna Hunt)
Tara Glass ... Jenna Smith

Larry Laverty ... Larry Davies

Joe Egender ... Allen Davies
Nicholas Fanella ... Lenny Hamilton
Jackie Honea ... Mrs. Hamilton
John Krause ... Mr. Hamilton
Nathan Parker ... Hot Pants
Jason Pennetta ... David's Friend
Andrew Casden ... Trevor
Hannah Weiss ... Girl in Restaurant

Tim Tracy ... Slaughter House Worker
Jaclyn Chessen ... New Neighbor
Lucas Schulte ... New Neighbor
Nicole Storkson ... Lenny's Voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Corky Cornett ... Frank (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mitchell Altieri  (as The Butcher Brothers)
Phil Flores  (as The Butcher Brothers)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mitchell Altieri  (as The Butcher Brothers)
Phil Flores  (as The Butcher Brothers)
Adam Weis 

Produced by
Mitchell Altieri .... producer
Phil Flores .... producer
Michael Ferris Gibson .... executive producer
Stan Holland .... executive producer
Oren Kaplan .... executive producer
Ira Leemon .... executive producer
Eddy Murillo .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Nathan Montiel 
Joshua Myers 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Maley 
 
Film Editing by
Jesse Spencer 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Casden 
 
Costume Design by
Alexis Beck  (as Alexis Tracy)
 
Makeup Department
Veronica Denny .... key hair stylist
Montana Meares .... makeup artist
Keri Picolla .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Clara M. Franco .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Samantha Wilson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jennifer McClelland .... set dresser
Nathan Parker .... property master
Delon Tio .... property master
Hannah Weiss .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Ronni Brown .... foley artist
Ben Greenwood .... boom operator
Rory Nicholls .... boom operator
Mischa Park-Doob .... foley editor
William Storkson .... sound designer
William Storkson .... sound re-recording mixer
Jon Vennarucci .... boom operator: second unit
Nikolas Zasimczuk .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dane Brehm .... best boy
Erik DeGroot .... key grip
Oren Kaplan .... assistant camera
David Mong .... gaffer
Jason Pennetta .... grip
Lucas Schulte .... grip
 
Editorial Department
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
 
Music Department
William Storkson .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Jaclyn Chessen .... script supervisor
Phil Flores .... child acting coach
Will Krieg .... production assistant
Breana Pozzi .... assistant to director
 

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content
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86 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: When Wendell and David are carrying the blond girl; she has a denim miniskirt, then denim pants and different shoes, then back to the denim miniskirt and original shoes. When "she" has long pants, this is obviously the camera operator they are carrying to get the point of view of the person being carried.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Francis Hamilton:What does it mean to be happy? To be content in the world around you? Mom used to say it was family. That family was the heart of everything, even existence. Without it, there's nothing. She would always have these simple answers that somehow would sound so brilliant...
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Followed by The Thompsons (2012)See more »
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Breakfast CheeseSee more »

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What is the "Disease" that the Hamilton Family keep referring to?
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30 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
"The Hamiltons" Brings A Whole New Meaning To The Term 'Dysfunctional Family'., 31 March 2007
Author: drownsoda90 from Portland, Oregon, USA

Another one of the eight films that was part of After Dark's Horror Film Festival, "The Hamiltons" is an intriguing little horror film/twisted family drama that will have you interested and disgusted at the same time. This independent horror film focuses around a family of four, consisting of three brothers and a sister, their parents both deceased. Francis is the youngest, who is withdrawn and spends most of his time filming his unconventional life with his camcorder. Darlene is a wild goth girl with an attitude, and her twin brother, Wendell is a bit of a tough guy and a ladies man. David is the oldest, the "man of the house", who is struggling to take care of his siblings and deal with being a homosexual. The Hamilton family may seem like a basically normal bunch on the surface - but little does anyone know, they also kidnap innocent people and tie them under their house and proceed to murder them.

Interesting premise, eh? I thought so myself. Far from your conventional horror flick, "The Hamiltons" contains one of the most twisted suburban families you'll see on screen. The story itself is pretty original - well, at least I can say I've never seen a film quite like this before. The film balances itself out, teetering on the brink between a horror/crime film and a psycho family drama. Script-wise, the film is really quite impressive. It has a few faults here and there (this would mainly be the trouble finding any sympathy for a couple of the characters of the family, when it seems the writers were poking at that), but overall the writing is clever and keeps a couple of important plot-twists pretty well hidden until the appropriate time to reveal them. It does drag it's feet a little during the middle of the film, which could have been a problem - luckily it isn't necessarily uninteresting because the character interaction is really compelling.

The acting here is surprisingly good, the leading actors are mostly unknown (besides Brittany Daniel of "Club Dread" and "Joe Dirt", who has a small role in the opening scene of the film), but I thought everyone performed well and the characters were pretty believable. The film is shot in a strange fashion, and it gives it an almost documentary style, which puts the audience in the moment. The picture is very bright and clear - it captures a realistic effect. There are a few shaky, jittery camera movements, and while I felt they were over used in some areas, they add a nice effect to the film. The big revelation near the end of the film was near genius, and the conclusion is almost perfect. I won't spoil it for you, because it would essentially ruin the biggest plot twist of the movie.

Overall, this is an interesting little flick with some great things to offer. It's not your typical horror movie at all, so don't expect one - but if you want to see a different type of horror film (a little slow moving, but heavy on character development), check it out. It's not a perfect movie, but I thought it was pretty good. If you thought your family was different, wait until you see "The Hamiltons". 7/10.

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