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Writer (WGA):
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Release Date:
20 April 2007 (USA) See more »
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Kate Beckinsale ... Amy Fox

Luke Wilson ... David Fox

Frank Whaley ... Mason

Ethan Embry ... Mechanic
Scott G. Anderson ... Killer
Mark Casella ... Truck Driver (as Mark Cassella)
David Doty ... Highway Patrol
Norm Compton ... Snuff Victim

Caryn Mower ... Snuff Victim

Meegan Godfrey ... Snuff Victim (as Meegan E. Godfrey)

Kym Stys ... Snuff Victim

Andrew Fiscella ... Steven R

Dale Waddington ... Brenda B (as Dale Waddington Horowitz)
Ernest Misko ... Snuff Victim (as Ernie Misko)

Bryan Ross ... Snuff Victim
Chevon Hicks ... Snuff Victim
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Dunigan ... Maricopa county sheriff (uncredited)

Chuck Lamb ... Snuff Victim (uncredited)

Cary Wayne Moore ... Snuff Guy #4 (uncredited)

Richie Varga ... Snuff Guy #3 (uncredited)
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Directed by
Nimród Antal 
Writing credits
Mark L. Smith (written by)

Produced by
Stacy Cramer .... executive producer (as Stacy Kolker Cramer)
Glenn S. Gainor .... executive producer
Hal Lieberman .... producer
Brian Paschal .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Haslinger 
Cinematography by
Andrzej Sekula 
Film Editing by
Armen Minasian 
Casting by
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
David Rapaport 
Production Design by
Jon Gary Steele 
Art Direction by
Chris Cornwell 
Set Decoration by
Traci Kirshbaum 
Costume Design by
Maya Lieberman 
Makeup Department
Michelle Bühler .... key makeup artist (as Michelle Buhler)
Cydney Cornell .... hair stylist: Ms. Beckinsale
Yvonne Depatis-Kupka .... key hair stylist
Robert Hall .... special makeup effects designer: Almost Human
Eric Koo .... sculptor: Almost Human
Scott Patton .... special makeup effects concept designer
Erik Porn .... lab technician: Almost Human
Darnell Shepherd .... hair/lab technician: Almost Human Inc.
Vasilios Tanis .... makeup artist: Ms. Beckinsale
Production Management
Glenn S. Gainor .... unit production manager
Nicolas Stern .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ingrid K. Behrens .... second second assistant director
Adam Druxman .... first assistant director
Adam Druxman .... second unit director
Adam Ben Frank .... second assistant director: second unit
James Moran .... second assistant director
Marc Newland .... second second assistant director: second unit
Angela C. Tortu .... first assistant director: second unit (as Angela Tortu)
Art Department
Tony Bohorquez .... lead model maker
Claudia Bonfe .... set dressing buyer
Max E. Brehme .... property master
Paul Cunningham .... gang boss
David Eckert .... assistant art director
Rob Garlow .... construction foreman (as Robert Garlow)
Todd Harris .... storyboard artist
Brock Helfer .... set dresser
Vinson Jae .... stand-by painter
Richard W. Jones .... stand-by greens
Mark Kelly .... props assistant
Eric Koo .... sculptor
Holiday Landa .... art coordinator
John Markovich .... on-set dresser
Ray Maxwell .... stand-by carpenter
Johnny P. McIntyre .... labor foreman
Barbara Mesney .... set designer
Candice Muriedas .... art assistant
John Naehrlich .... lead man
Joe Ondrejko .... construction coordinator
William V. Ryder .... set designer
Christopher Schultz .... assistant property master
Trey Shaffer .... graphic designer
James E. Tocci .... set designer (as James Tocci)
Kevan Weber .... set dresser
Sound Department
Bill W. Benton .... supervising sound mixer
Gaston Biraben .... dialogue editor
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... supervising sound editor (as Chic Ciccolini III)
Rickley W. Dumm .... sound effects editor (as Rickley Dumm)
Linda Folk .... adr supervisor
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Kurt Peterson .... boom operator
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor
Ed White .... sound mixer
Brian Williams .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Jason Dodd .... special effects foreman
William N. Greene III .... special effects foreman
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator (as John Hartigan)
Roger Lifsey .... special effects foreman
Chris Walkowiak .... special effects coordinator (as Christopher Walkowiak)
Visual Effects by
Levi Ahmu .... visual effects artist
Casey Allen .... Flame artist
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer (as Raoul Y. Bolognini)
Kristen Branan .... head of production
Doug Cram .... digital compositor
An H. Dang .... technical assistant (as An Dang)
Spence Fuller .... digital compositor
Scott Gregory .... digital film colorist
Dmitri Gueer .... visual effects editor: Zoic Studios
Paul Hill .... digital compositor
Chris Ingersoll .... Flame artist
Chris John Jones .... creative director: Zoic Studios
Darren MacKay .... digital compositor
Brian Nugent .... Inferno artist
Brian Nugent .... digital compositor
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor
R. Matt Smith .... compositing supervisor
Jakris Smittant .... visual effects coordinator
Trevor Strand .... digital compositor
Sean Wallitsch .... Inferno artist
Loeng Wong-Savun .... visual effects artist
Zachariah Zaubi .... digital compositor
Thomas Nittmann .... visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects (uncredited)
Edson Williams .... visual effects supervisor: Lola Visual Effects (uncredited)
Ryan Zuttermeister .... visual effects coordinator: Lola Visual Effects (uncredited)
Steve M. Davison .... stunts (as Steve Davison)
Arturo Dickey .... stunt rigger
Donna Evans .... stunts (as Donna Evans Merlo)
Marvin Francis .... stunt rigger
Lance Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Tim Gilbert .... stunts
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
Meegan Godfrey .... stunts
Michael B. Johnson .... stunts
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunt double
Diana R. Lupo .... stunt double: Kate Beckinsale
Matt McColm .... stunts
Dustin Meier .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts
T. Ryan Mooney .... stunt double: Frank Whaley
Caryn Mower .... stunts
Steve Picerni .... stunts
Erik Rondell .... stunts
Peter B. Simpson .... stunt rigger
Kym Stys .... stunt performer
Glen Yrigoyen .... stunts
Jason Shupe .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jake Avignone .... second assistant camera: second unit
Gary Bevans .... camera loader
Julian de la Pena .... electrician
Matthew Fabian .... grip
Michael Herron .... digital video assist operator
Joe Hill .... grip
Mark Hochman .... computer/24 frame video engineer
Valentine Marvel .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Niles McElroy .... lighting technician
Marc Meisenheimer .... gaffer
Riggs Murdock .... camera operator
Riggs Murdock .... director of photography: second unit
Dwayne Platz .... additional grip
Lyle Robbins .... rigging electrician
David Schmalz .... second video assist operator
Casey Sherrier .... assistant camera
Gene Abel Soto .... best boy grip: second unit (as Abel Soto)
Gene Abel Soto .... grip (as Abel Soto)
Suzanne Tenner .... still photographer
James 'Biff' Thomsen .... electrician
Henry Tirl .... Steadicam operator
R. Gern Trowbridge .... assistant chief lighting technician
Lance Jay Velazco .... additional video assist operator
Robert Zullo .... key grip
Julius Graham .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Billy Gunn .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Sean Tuell .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Haffner .... costumer
Heidi Higginbotham .... costume supervisor
Leah Katznelson .... costumer
Courtney Ormond .... key costumer
Kanani Wolf .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Scott Gregory .... digital film colorist
Blair Miller .... editorial production assistant
David Reale .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Mark Curry .... scoring mixer
John Jacobellis .... assistant music editor
Tracy McKnight .... executive soundtrack producer
Dave Porter .... composer: additional music
Brian Richards .... music editor
Brian Williams .... composer: additional music
Chris Newlin .... score production coordinator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
James G. Brill .... driver
Dan Brizendine .... transportation captain
Jayson Ehlers .... transportation co-captain
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Ron M Neil .... driver
Irv Press .... driver generator operator
Mike Storc .... transportation
John Yarbrough .... driver
Other crew
Lauren Abiouness .... production assistant
Sara Bartkiewicz .... production secretary
Jennifer Blair .... production coordinator
Nicholas Brown .... second assistant accountant
Randin Brown .... production assistant
Linda Brown-Salome .... unit publicist
Matthew Cardarople .... assistant: Mr. Wilson
John Charles .... software manager: Sony DAC
Kate Clarke .... photo double: Kate Beckinsale
Missy Coggiola .... assistant: Ms. Beckinsale
Nicky Craft .... payroll accountant
Grant Cross .... additional set production assistant
Ricky Cuevas .... first assistant accountant
Bill Delaney .... production assistant
Erin Dicker .... assistant: Mr. Antal
Brian Dittmar .... production assistant
Caleb Duffy .... location manager
John Claude Fedrick .... production assistant
Matt Fuller .... production assistant (as Matthew F. Fuller)
Patricia A. Fullerton .... script supervisor
Danny Giles .... key set production assistant
Lindsay Hudson .... set medic
Henry Humphreys .... medic
Zachary Kahn .... assistant location manager
Jeff Ketcham .... production assistant
Jon Ko .... medic
Lauren Brooke Kurfirst .... assistant: Mr. Gainor
Cary Sato Lee .... assistant craft service
Sergio Manzo .... stand in/double
K. Lynn Martin .... script supervisor: second unit
Bonnie Mercado .... Stand In for Kate Beckinsale
Carla Meyer .... dialect coach
Caroline Miller .... second assistant accountant
Jill Rosenblatt .... production accountant
V.W. Scheich .... production coordinator
Charlie E. Scott Jr. .... craft service
Charlie Scott .... key craft service
Tim Seitter .... production assistant
Tyrrell Shaffner .... production assistant
Sue Smith .... assistant production coordinator
Katie Taylor .... assistant: Mr. Lieberman and Mr. Paschal (as Katherine Taylor)
Jacob M. Torres .... assistant location manager (as Jacob Torres)
Benton Ward .... RF technician
Kelly Williams .... assistant craft service
Sargon Yoseph .... production assistant
Christina Hwang .... title producer (uncredited)

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Rated R for brutal violence and terror, brief nudity and language
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:PG (TV rating) | Finland:K-15 | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Ireland:16 | Ireland:18 (DVD rating) | Italy:T | Japan:PG-12 | Malaysia:18PL | Netherlands:16 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R

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The cast were very excited to be working on some of the old The Wizard of Oz (1939) sets.See more »
Continuity: When Amy and David climb out of the 'secret' door and into the little store, David places the cover back over the door and we see that the handle on the door's cover is closest to the table with the cash register, however when David knocks that table over and the camera pans back to the 'secret' door the handle is moved to the opposite side.See more »
[first lines]
David Fox:[after swerving while driving] Son of a bitch!
Amy Fox:What are you doing?
David Fox:It was a goddamn raccoon in the middle of the road!
Amy Fox:Well, better to kill us than get a little roadkill on the car, huh?
David Fox:Well, we're still alive. I can tell by the pissy look that you're giving me.
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78 out of 114 people found the following review useful.
Tense, Suspenseful, and Solid Shocker., 28 April 2007
Author: violetmoreviolent from Portland, Oregon, USA

"Vacancy" is a suspenseful horror shocker that follows a young disputing couple on their way home from an anniversary party, Amy and David Fox (Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson), who have just recently lost a child and are about to enter a divorce. The bickering couple end up stranded outside a small service station in the middle of nowhere, and decide to to check into the Pinewood motel, a cheap little place for them to spend the night until they can get help the next morning. The quirky desk clerk gives them their room, and they find it to be a complete dump. But their dingy motel room is the least of their problems, when they find videotapes of homemade snuff movies where previous guests were filmed as they were brutally murdered. With a team of masked killers surrounding the entire motel, and every area under surveillance, Amy and David find themselves in a life-or-death struggle as they try and survive through the night.

If the plot summary for this movie sounds like something that interests you, you will more than likely enjoy this suspenseful horror flick. I went into "Vacancy" with pretty average expectations - I wasn't that wild about this movie when I'd first heard about it, but it sounded interesting enough so I decided to give it a try, and I'm glad I did. Unlike the vast majority of the horror junk that gets released lately, this film actually boasts an original and solidly-constructed premise. Take some elements from Hitchock's "Psycho" (was it just me, or were those opening credits played over with the Bernard Herrman-like score a direct reference to Hitchcock?), throw in some aspects from the "Saw" series, and tie things together in a tense little package, and you get "Vacancy". I was literally on the edge of my seat throughout almost the entire film, and found not one dull moment. Suspense and tension are the real kickers in this movie, and it is done very well. Lots of moody camera angles and some genuinely frightening sequences (take the underground cave scenes for example) add to the tense nature.

Our lead performers are Beckinsale and Wilson, both of whom turn in some great performances. Wilson plays the "husband hero" and Beckinsale is the "damsel in distress-gone fighting machine", and both capture this effectively. Their acting is believable, and I think that the writing has something to do with it as well, because their characters are written really well. They're not your typical genre morons who drop to the floor when the killer approaches, they are much more real. They make good decisions and the right moves, which makes them much more credible and realistic, winning over the audiences sympathy rather easily. There were some heart-pumping fight sequences as well between the heroes and the villains, which were well executed and had you rooting for Beckinsale and Wilson. The ending was a little uneven I have to admit, but compared to the tense hour and twenty-five minutes before it, it doesn't come close to bringing the movie down.

Overall, "Vacancy" is an original horror flick that is heavy on suspense, while not so heavy on bloodshed. The claustrophobic atmosphere and the tense build up in this movie is it's real charm, and it will have you on the edge of your seat, anxious to see what will happen next. It's the way a thriller should be done, and makes for an enjoyable late-night fright fest. Exceeded my expectations and went beyond. 9/10.

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