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Director:
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Alexandre Aja (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
10 March 2006 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The lucky ones die first.
Plot:
A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Directed by
Alexandre Aja 
 
Writing credits
Alexandre Aja (screenplay) &
Grégory Levasseur (screenplay) (as Gregory Levasseur)

Wes Craven (1977 film)

Produced by
Wes Craven .... producer
Frank Hildebrand .... executive producer
Samy Layani .... producer: Morocco
Inigo Lezzi .... line producer: Morocco
Peter Locke .... producer
Marianne Maddalena .... producer
Cody Zwieg .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
tomandandy 
 
Cinematography by
Maxime Alexandre 
 
Film Editing by
Baxter 
 
Casting by
Mark Bennett 
 
Production Design by
Joseph C. Nemec III 
 
Art Direction by
Grégory Levasseur 
Tamara Marini (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Alessandra Querzola 
 
Costume Design by
Danny Glicker 
 
Makeup Department
Mariam Lee Abounouom .... makeup artist (as Mariam Lee)
Jaremy Aiello .... special makeup effects painter
Jaremy Aiello .... special makeup effects sculptor
Ginger Anglin-Cervantes .... special makeup effects artist
Chad Atkinson .... makeup effects lab technician
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects designer
Mark Boley .... special makeup effects hair department
Jack Bricker .... special makeup effects hair department
Chris Cera .... makeup effects lab technician (as Christopher Cera)
Salima Oulad Dahhou .... hair stylist (as Salima Ouled Dahhou)
Karl Derrick .... on-set special effects makeup artist
Rob Derry .... makeup effects mechanical department
Alex Diaz .... special makeup effects painter
Alex Diaz .... special makeup effects sculptor
Anthony Diaz .... makeup effects lab technician
Massimiliano Duranti .... hair department head
Jeff Edwards .... makeup effects mechanical department
Robert Freitas .... mold maker
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects shop supervisor
Steve Hartman .... makeup effects lab technician
Beth Hathaway .... makeup effects lab technician
Grady Holder .... dental prosthetics: K.N.B. EFX Group
Akihito Ikeda .... special makeup effects painter
Akihito Ikeda .... special makeup effects sculptor
Tom Killeen .... special makeup effects painter (as Tom Kileen)
Tom Killeen .... special makeup effects sculptor (as Tom Kileen)
Jackie Kolompar .... assistant special makeup effects coordinator
Derek Krout .... makeup effects foam department
Jim Leonard .... mold maker (as James Leonard)
Tony Matijevich .... makeup effects lab technician (as Anthony Matijavich)
Mario Michisanti .... makeup department head
Clare Mulroy .... on-set special makeup effects artist
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects designer
Scott Patton .... makeup designer
Scott Patton .... on-set special makeup effects designer
Scott Patton .... on-set special makeup effects supervisor
Gary Pawlowski .... mold maker (as Gary Powlowski)
Jason Pinsker .... makeup effects lab technician
Ron Pipes .... special makeup effects hair department
Ben Rittenhouse .... makeup effects foam department
Dirk Rogers .... makeup effects lab technician
Frank Rydberg .... mold maker
Caleb Schneider .... makeup effects lab technician
Andy Schoneberg .... special makeup effects painter (as Andy Schoenberg)
Andy Schoneberg .... special makeup effects sculptor (as Andy Schoenberg)
Shannon Shea .... special makeup effects shop supervisor
Matteo Silvi .... key makeup artist
Lino Stavole .... mold maker
Kathy Sully .... makeup effects lab technician (as Katherine Sully)
Veronica Torres .... special makeup effects coordinator
Jenny Wallace .... assistant special makeup effects coordinator
Kevin Wasner .... on-set special effects makeup artist
David Wogh .... makeup effects mechanical department
 
Production Management
Tina Anderson .... post-production supervisor
Moncef Belam .... production chief
Fettah Lahouissi .... production manager
Alix Taylor .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adil Abdelwahab .... first assistant director: second unit
Olivier Agostini .... second assistant director
Bertrant Gagey .... second assistant director (as Bertrand Gagey)
Michael Gregory .... second assistant director
Grégory Levasseur .... second unit director
Dexter Locke .... second assistant director
Jon-Luke Lourens .... second assistant director
Shamiel Soni .... second second assistant director
Franklin A. Vallette .... first assistant director (as Franklin Vallette)
 
Art Department
Jérôme Billa .... art department assistant
Cristina Cecili .... head painter
Mark Fruin .... property master
Khalid Guouram .... construction foreman
Said Lahouissi .... art department
Harry Pain .... assistant art director
Lorenzo Sartor .... carpenter
Luigi Sergianni .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Richard Adrian .... sound designer
Christopher Alba .... assistant sound editor
Albert Bailey .... sound mixer
Nancy Barker .... assistant sound editor
François-Eudes Chanfrault .... sound designer
Dane A. Davis .... sound designer
William R. Dean .... sound effects editor (as Bill R. Dean)
Ezra Dweck .... sound re-recording mixer
J. Aloysius Flanagan III .... sound re-recordist
Ginger Geary .... foley artist
Ronald Kelly .... assistant foley editor (as Ron Kelly)
Mark Larry .... supervising sound editor
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
Kimberly R. McCord-Wilson .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly McCord Wilson)
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Dick Philip .... boom operator
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer (as Ken Polk)
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Solange S. Schwalbe .... foley editor (as Solange Schwalbe)
Frank Smathers .... supervising adr editor
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Donna G. Walker .... post sound operations
Bryan A. Watkins .... sound effects editor (as Bryan Watkins)
Lars Bjerre .... music restoration/re-mastering (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mohamed Ali Aguermin .... special effects assistant (as Mohamed Ali Aquermin)
Danilo Bollettini .... special effects coordinator
Ismail El Ghiachi .... special effects assistant (as Ismael El Ghachi)
Belaid Fougdal .... special effects assistant
Akihito Ikeda .... special effects makeup: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Jason Pinsker .... lab technician: KNB EFX Group
Franco Ragusa .... special effects supervisor
Dirk Rogers .... special effects technician: K.N.B. EFX
Lino Stavole .... mold/lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
El Hassan Tib .... special effects assistant (as Hassan Tib)
Patricia Urias .... 3D transfer technician
Patricia Urias .... foam runner
Lindsay Vivian .... special effects runner
Jenny Wallace .... special effects runner
 
Visual Effects by
Laurent Ben-Mimoun .... digital matte painter
Chad Goei .... digital artist
Jamison Scott Goei .... visual effects supervisor (as Jamison Goei)
Tom Haney .... digital compositor
Shih-hao Jason Huang .... 3D Artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Wing Kwok .... digital compositor
Laura LeFaivre .... visual effects producer
Noll Linsangan .... digital compositor
Darin McCormick-Millett .... digital opticals producer: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Sookie Park .... lead compositor
 
Stunts
Guiomar Alonso .... stunt double: Laura Ortiz
Joseph Beddelem .... stunt rigger
Kai Gaedtke .... stunt rigger
Audrey Gautier .... stunt rigger
Gilles Gautier .... stunt rigger
Philippe Losson .... stunt performer
Youssef Marchouki .... stunts (as Youssef Merchouki)
Jason Oettle .... stunt rigger
Cedric Proust .... fight coordinator
Cedric Proust .... stunt coordinator
Florian Robin .... stunt double: Aaron Stanford
Florian Robin .... stunts
Mustapha Touki .... stunts
Rainer Werner .... stunt rigger (as Werner Rainer)
Othman Ilyassa .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lyamani Bouhmdi .... best boy electric (as El Yamani Bouhamdi)
Alessandro Cardelli .... gaffer
Andrei Cretan .... assistant camera
Ancuta Iordachescu .... focus puller: "c" camera, second unit
Said Lagbouri .... second assistant camera
Ionut Lupulescu .... focus puller: "b" camera
Imad Rechiche .... assistant camera
Greg Taieb .... video assist operator
Lacey Terrell .... still photographer
Valerio Villalba .... focus puller
Erik Wilson .... camera operator
Erik Wilson .... director of photography: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Au .... costume department supervisor: Los Angeles (as Nancy Capper)
Kelly Chambers .... wardrobe assistant
Anna Lombardi .... costume supervisor
Phyllis Thurber-Moffit .... costume textile artist
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Michael Hatzer .... color timer
Céline Neveu .... assistant editor
Mark Scovil .... first assistant editor
Kathy Thomson .... digital colorist
Shepard Hall .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
François-Eudes Chanfrault .... music designer
Jeremy Drake .... musician: guitar solos
David Franco .... music supervisor
William Kehoe .... score assistant engineer
John Kurlander .... score mixer
Dwight Mikkelsen .... conductor
Dwight Mikkelsen .... orchestrator
Sheri Ozeki .... music editor
Robert Puff .... music preparation
David Sabee .... orchestra contractor
Josh Sarles .... score mixer (as Jamie Steele)
Matias Vellutini .... assistant to composer
Scott Williams .... musician
 
Transportation Department
Omar Driouche .... transportation captain
Najma El Mahjoub .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Saadia Aalami .... assistant: Samy Layani
Noureddine Aberdine .... location manager
Saad Ajedigue .... production assistant
Mohamed Atbir .... set production assistant
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
Soumaya Bellafquih .... assistant: Samy Layani
Géraldine Bergé .... script supervisor: second unit
Greg Bernstein .... legal services
Tara Billik .... assistant: Marianne Maddalena
Susan Bliss .... post script services
Lmahjoub Boulmi .... animal wrangler
Mehdi El Atlassi .... assistant: Frank Hildebrand
Carly Feingold .... assistant: Wes Craven
Redouane Fihi .... production assistant
Charles Heaphy .... production financing
Leah Holmes .... post production accountant
Abdenabi Izlaguen .... location manager
Nazha Kajja .... production coordinator
Nazha Kajja .... set production assistant
Cheryl Leigh .... script supervisor
Alex Matcham .... production controller
Miriam Matejovsky .... assistant: Alexandre Aja
Nanette Munro .... assistant: Peter Locke
Heidi S. Pavey .... coordinator: Los Angeles
Katryna Samut-Tagliaferro .... production co-coordinator
Ibtisame Semmar .... production accountant
Howard R. Schuster .... financing (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong gruesome violence and terror throughout, and for language (edited for re-rating)
Runtime:
107 min | 108 min (unrated version)
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Czech Republic:12 | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:-16 | Germany:18 | Hong Kong:III | Hungary:18 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-18 | Malaysia:18SG | Mexico:D | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Poland:18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:R21 | Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) | Singapore:M18 (edited version) | South Korea:Limited | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (edited for re-rating) (certificate #42400) | USA:NC-17 (original rating) | USA:Unrated (uncut DVD version)
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Trivia:
The mutants were created by CGI, physical effects or both. Most of the mutants with full deformations were created by prosthetic makeup. But the deformed children who were playing were digitally distorted using tracking dots on their faces. Ruby was a mixture of the two, using the tracking dots for distortion and prosthetic teeth.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Bobby is lying down in the trailer, he checks his watch at 11:49 PM and the gun can be seen behind him perfectly parallel with the ledge. He then hears Beast barking outside, gets up and reaches to grab the gun. The camera cuts to a close-up of the gun as Bobby grabs it, however it is now rotated 45 degrees between shots.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Gas Station Attendant:Ruby, is that you?
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Movie Connections:
References "Twilight Zone" (1959)See more »
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MirrorsSee more »

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146 out of 218 people found the following review useful.
If you're in the mood for one of 2006's most brutal movies..., 14 March 2006
Author: (themoviemark@themoviemark.com) from http://www.themoviemark.com

Shocking. Disturbing. At times hard to watch. All words to describe the horror of being forced to watch Michael Moore take his shirt off. But these terms also accurately describe this brutally vicious upgrade on Wes Craven's 1977 low-budget horror classic.

What would you do if you were traveling through the desert and became stranded amongst a group of genetically-mutated freaks who were intent on killing you? You'd probably die. Granted, I would kick all sorts of genetically-mutated butt (not an easy accomplishment when said butt has a foot growing out of it kicking right back), but the average human would be in some major trouble, just like the Carter family.

The father looks like he could handle himself in a fair fight, after all he is a detective, but what are three girls, a boy, a cell phone-selling geek, and a pizza place (maybe two of you will get that lame joke) going to do against a bunch of unnaturally strong psychos? How will they survive? Will it be through might or strategy? You'll have to watch the movie to find out. And if you're squeamish then you'll most likely find yourself cringing in your seat and watching with your hands over your eyes. The Hills Have Eyes is a movie that knows exactly what it needs to do to satisfy its target audience, and it does it well.

Case in point... I'm not very vocal during movies. I usually don't clap and scream and hoot and holler like most the dorks sitting around me, but there were a couple of scenes where I literally said aloud, "Ooooooooooh, crap!" Of course, one of those instances was during a trailer for Phat Girlz, but one scene of violence left my mouth hanging open for about 30 seconds. Then I realized that my mouth was agape like some buffoon, so I quickly closed it.

It takes a lot to shock and disturb me these days, so congrats go to The Hills Have Eyes for accomplishing that. It comes at you fast and hard and isn't interested in sugar-coating the violence it's about to serve up. The intensity level starts high and never gives you an opportunity to take a bathroom break. I highly recommend you address any and all bladder issues before the movie begins.

For me, the main drawback of the movie was the "hero." You can argue that he was more of a "regular guy" and not a typical macho hero, but I felt he transitioned a little too quickly from a gun-hating wuss to an ax-wielding killing machine. My hat's off to the dog though; that canine rocked! Easily the coolest dog in a movie since the German Shepherd in The Lost Boys.

"I like horror movies, Johnny, but I liked to be creeped out more than being subjected to a lot of gore. Would I like this?" It's very doubtful. I'll make this as blunt as possible: this is a movie that contains severed body parts, brutal shootings, axes to the head, a person biting off a bird's head and drinking its blood, and disturbing violence to helpless women.

If that description turns you off then you know to save your money. However, if that fits your style then the movie will succeed in giving you exactly what you want. But I have to say that if you think this sounds like fun for the entire family then I'll have to decline any invitations to sit down with you for a family dinner.

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