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Every Family Has Its Secrets
Plot:
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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User Reviews:
Interesting, but deeply flawed. 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)

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
Runtime:
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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Movie Connections:
Followed by The Thompsons (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Kiss The LightSee more »

FAQ

What is the "Disease" that the Hamilton Family keep referring to?
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37 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Interesting, but deeply flawed., 20 November 2006
Author: Caustic Pulp from Antioch, CA

"The Hamiltons" has a great premise, and the ending of the film is inches from being extremely satisfying. On its own, an excellent ending...it's getting there that's the problem with the film.

The fundamental flaw of "The Hamiltons" is that it's caught between being a serial killer film and a family drama, and unlike "Suburban Nightmare" - which was similar, also an indie, and much better in my opinion - "The Hamiltons" refuses to commit to its characters. It wants you to empathize with them at the same time it paints them as violent sociopaths. In doing this I found the ending disingenuous, and most of the movie was simply too scattered.

There ARE strong points to the film. The main character, Francis, is easily the most well-developed character. Although he gets too whiny and, frankly, useless at times, he's able to make the transition into action with aplomb. His relationship with one of the women being held in the cellar of the house is particularly well-written and potent.

The problem is that the movie feels forced to bend to genre conventions, and in doing so it makes the other three members of the family unsympathetic in the extreme. The characters of Wendell and Darlene are written well as sociopaths, but the problem comes when the film wants you to identify with them and accept them as part of this family, and you can't imagine why anyone would love them even if they WERE family.

The film is worth watching, but the script really could've used another run through editing to work out the kinks.

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