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During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down by crazed killers.

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Coach Driver
Levente Törköly ...
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János Oláh ...
Flamethrower Killer
Attila Ferencz ...
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Bela Kasi ...
Headbutt Killer
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A team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe goes horribly wrong for the sales division of the multi-national weapons company Palisade Defence when they become the victims of a group of crazed killers who will stop at nothing to see them dead. Written by Tomius J. Barnard

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, drug content and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Budget:

£5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,316 (USA) (18 May 2007)

Gross:

$136,432 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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Trivia

The actor who plays the irate bus driver, Sándor Boros is a Hungarian stunt driver, and it is he who drives the bus during the crash scene. In the DVD featurette Crashing a Coach (2007), director Christopher Smith goes into detail about how the crash scene was staged, and in it, he points out how the Hungarian stunt team were "less concerned with health and safety issues" than British stunt teams. Smith explains that for the crash scene, the stunt coordinator told Boros to drive at 35mph, but Boros felt this wouldn't produce a good enough scene, so he hit the stunt ramp at 50mph, producing a much more spectacular crash than Smith wanted. As it was a one-time only shot, this newly spectacular crash forced a hasty rewriting of the screenplay, as due to the severity of the crash, the characters now needed to be substantially more injured than was originally planned. Smith was also amazed that the only safety equipment Boros used during the scene was a seat belt and a motorcycle helmet. Indeed, during the stunt, Boros was knocked completely unconscious. See more »

Goofs

When Jill knocks her glasses off the chair in the bedroom, the legs are covered in dust when she picks them up and puts them on. She walks to the bathroom to get a drink of water, the dust has gone. See more »

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[the group is at breakfast the day after Steve ate the hallucinogenic mushrooms]
Maggie: Are you still tripping?
Steve: No, no. Why are you naked?
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Spoofs The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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We'll Meet Again
Performed by Ed Harcourt
Written and Composed by Hugh Charles & Ross Parker
Published by Dash Music Co Ltd
Arranged by Seanine Joyce & Christian Henson
Strings Conducted by Seanine Joyce
Produced by Christian Henson
Ed Harcourt appears courtesy of EMI Records Limited
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Nice good bloody serious fun!
1 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm quite surprised that this movie hasn't done better as I thought it had hit written all over it. This film has only been out for two weeks here in Scotland and it already only has one showing at 10.25 at night and the screen that we were in only had around 15 people in it. Shame that, as this movie is brilliant entertainment.

It starts out with pretty funny moments but gets very violent and gory after a while. This is what I found a bit confusing with the film as I found myself not sure whether to laugh at some parts or not (the part with the guys leg being the main example).

However I did enjoy it though and some parts, especially the ending are very exciting. The plot is pretty clever and the characters are likable. All in all if you can handle the violence then this is a movie worth catching. Shame it's not getting the same recognition as Shaun Of The Dead.


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