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Severance (2006)

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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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Flamethrower Killer
Attila Ferencz ...
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Bela Kasi ...
Headbutt Killer
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Storyline

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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Box Office

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 everyone gets off the coach after it stops at the fallen tree, dark vehicle tracks have appeared in front of the coach which weren't there in previous shots. See more »

Quotes

Billy: Dating's complicated in England.
Steve: English birds ain't complicated. You buy 'em a Bacardi Breezer and they'll ride you like Sea Biscuit.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Word Up
Performed by Cameo
Written by Larry Blackmon & Tomi Jenkins
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Mercury Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Brilliant!
28 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Just a quick comment on this movie.....saw it today and it's brilliant! A lot of fun and a great mix of humour and horror... My mates and I were in fits of laughter in places and jumping in others, it's not often that this type of movie works. I have not had this much fun at the cinema in years! I didn't even get a numb bum, which at my local cinema happens quite frequently! My friend and I came out of the movie chatting away about how good it was for at least 45 minutes.... and then every now and then we would remember another really good line or funny/scary moment!

Superbly acted, directed to perfection.

I will be telling everyone I know to go and see this movie and as soon as its out on DVD it will be an instant purchase! Go and see it, its great!


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