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Release Date:
9 October 2009 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
One Wrong Turn... Into the Dark. See more »
Plot:
A couple en route from Las Vegas are forced to deal with a body out in the desert making their honeymoon one hellish ride. | Add synopsis »
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Brave story telling, but not a film for everyone. See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Thomas Jane ... Dick / Bloodyface

Lauren German ... Gina

Ron Perlman ... Deputy Thompson

Chris Browning ... Stranger

Con Schell ... Bloodyface Double

Rene Mousseux ... Crime Scene Trooper (as Rene P. Mousseux)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heather Hays ... Wakeup Call (voice) (uncredited)
Nikki Kelly ... Alternate Woman (uncredited)
Aynn Kirby ... Coroner (uncredited)
Jonathan Lund ... Crime Scene Paramedic (uncredited)

Directed by
Thomas Jane 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Tab Murphy (written by)

Produced by
Patrick Aiello .... producer
Ashok Amritraj .... producer
Karri O'Reilly .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Eric Lewis 
 
Cinematography by
Geoff Boyle (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Lafferty 
Robert K. Lambert 
 
Set Decoration by
Billy W. Ray 
 
Costume Design by
Susanna Puisto 
 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special effects makeup artist
Jack Bricker .... hair department: KNB EFX Group
Rob Hinderstein .... on set makeup: KNB EFX Group
Arlene Martinez .... key hair stylist (as Aleen L. Martinez)
Greg Nicotero .... special effects makeup artist
Sara Roybal .... key makeup artist
Veronica Torres .... hair department: KNB EFX Group
 
Production Management
John Goodwill .... production supervisor
Thomas Carl McGuinness .... post-production supervisor
Karri O'Reilly .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brinton Bryan .... second assistant director
Dylan Hopkins .... first assistant director
Karri O'Reilly .... first assistant director: Los Angeles
Marcia Woske .... second second assistant director (as Marcia A. Woske)
 
Art Department
Timothy Bradstreet .... visual consultant (as Tim Bradstreet)
Emanuele Corso .... construction coordinator
Greg Davidson .... set dresser
Jason Davis .... property master
Thomas Haag .... assistant property master (as Thomas C. Haag)
Robert House .... propmaker
Richard Hughes .... set dresser
Alan May .... set dresser/greens
Orlando R. Montoya .... additional greens
Billy W. Ray .... art department head
Rachel Srigley .... set leadman
Tom Studer .... propmaker (as Thomas Studer)
Doug Worman .... propmaker (as Douglas Worman)
Bernie Wrightson .... visual consultant
David Allcock .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Leandro Cassan .... audio assistant (as Cassan, Leo)
Sean Foye .... foley mixer
Darryl L. Frank .... production mixer (as Darryl Frank)
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... dialogue & adr editor
Eric Lalicata .... supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer
Charles Maynes .... sound designer
Shelley Roden .... foley artist (as Shelly Roden)
John Sanacore .... adr mixer
Dan Snow .... sound supervisor
Matt Soule .... foley editor
Miles J.D. Vedder .... boom operator
Billy Walker .... sound effects editor
Tim Young .... dialogue & adr editor
 
Special Effects by
Joe Giles .... mold department: KNB EFX Group
Brian Goehring .... mold department: KNB EFX Group
Grady Holder .... mold department: KNB EFX Group
Daniel Holt .... special effects technician
Margaret Johnson .... assistant special effects coordinator (as Maggie Johnson)
Neil King .... special effects technician
Derek Krout .... foam department: KNB EFX Group
Jim Leonard .... mold department: KNB EFX Group
Randy E. Moore .... special effects coordinator
Andy Schoneberg .... key designer/sculptor: KNB EFX Group
Shannon Shea .... shop supervisor: KNB EFX Group
Lino Stavole .... mold department: KNB EFX Group
Patricia Urias .... foam department: KNB EFX Group
A.J. Venuto .... mold department: KNB EFX Group
 
Visual Effects by
Rodrigo Armendariz .... lead vfx compositor: Paradise FX
Aaron M. Collins .... live action 3D vfx artist: Paradise FX (as Aaron Collins)
David Cordero .... lead 3D animator and model rigger: Julesworld Animation & BLR Visual Effects International
Javier Gallego .... live action 3D vfx artist: Paradise FX
Ronnie Haimes .... production coordinator: Los Angeles: Julesworld Animation & BLR Visual Effects International
Robert Howie .... 3D digital file manager
Patrick Read Johnson .... visual effects producer: Moonwalker
Robert L. Johnston .... technical producer (as Bob Johnston)
Roxana Mandel .... vfx artist & compositor: Slappy Studios
Keith Melton .... 3D post-production producer: Paradise FX
Chris Newton .... live action 3D vfx artist: Paradise FX
J.J. Palamo .... visual effects/lead artist: Julesworld Animation & BLR Visual Effects International
Demetrios Patsiaris .... digital compositor: Moonwalker
Michael Pawlak .... visual effects supervisor/lead artist: Moonwalker
John Peeler .... lead compositor: Slappy Studios
Max Penner .... 3D technician (as Max H. Penner)
Rebeca Puebla .... lead 3D modeler: Julesworld Animation & BLR Visual Effects International
Ana Punset .... production coordinator: Barcelona: Julesworld Animation & BLR Visual Effects International
David Scandlyn .... vfx & 3D producer: Slappy Studios
James Sturgeon .... vfx artist & compoitor: Slappy Studios
Tim Thomas .... technical producer
Sterling Tompkins .... vfx artist & compositor: Slappy Studios
Enrique Torres .... visual effects artist
Jules Urbach .... visual effects supervisor: Julesworld Animation & BLR Visual Effects International
Joe VanDalsem .... 3D digital file manager (as Joseph Van Dalsem)
Al Weider .... visual effects 3D artist
Ray Zone .... 3D supervisor
 
Stunts
Mark Brooks .... stunt driver
Laurence Chavez .... stunt player (as Lawrence Chavez)
Al Goto .... stunt player
Jason Gray .... stunt player
Luca Ispirescu .... stunt player
Bobby C. King .... stunt player
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunt player (as Kim Koscki)
Rene Mousseux .... stunt coordinator (as Rene P. Mousseux)
Derick Pritchard .... stunt player (as Derik Pritchard)
Con Schell .... stunt player
Sam Situmorang .... stunt player
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Edgar Arellano .... gaffer: Los Angeles
Dennis Baker .... best boy grip: Los Angeles
Donald Brock .... grip
Justin Browne .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles (as Justin Brown)
Justin Browne .... second assistant: "a" camera (as Justin Brown)
David Cline .... grip
Morgan Davis .... grip
Quentin Day .... electrician
Tony Dehoss .... electrician (as Anthony Dettosse)
Moses Espinoza .... electrician
George Estill .... grip
Donnie Frank .... electrician
Richard Galli .... electrician (as Richard J. Galli)
John K.D. Graham .... electrician (as John D. Graham)
Leonard E. Hoffman .... gaffer
Robert Howie .... digital imaging technician: Los Angeles
Robert Johnston .... key grip (as Robert M. Johnston)
Amy Jo Larsen .... electrician
Lucas P. Leggio .... electrician (as Lucas Leggio)
Bruce Lewis .... best boy electric (as A. Bruce Lewis)
Lance Lewis .... electrician
Benjamin Martinez .... electrician (as Ben Martinez)
Matthew Massie .... grip
David J. McGraw .... first assistant: "b" camera
David J. McGraw .... video recordist: Los Angeles (as David McGraw)
Coad Miller .... grip
Borek Minarik .... electrician
Frank Montoya .... electrician
Georgia Packard .... camera operator: "b" camera
Max Penner .... director of photography: Los Angeles (as Max H. Penner)
Max Penner .... stereographer (as Max H. Penner)
Van Redin .... still photographer
Michael Rodriguez .... electrician
Darryl Rue .... key grip: Los Angeles
Howard Smith .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Howard J. Smith)
David Taylor .... first assistant: "a" camera
Daniel Valerio .... electrician
Lee Wasserman .... best boy grip
Brian Wilburn .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Darlene Hansen .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqueline Aronson .... costume supervisor: L.A.
Roberta Bilé .... costumer: L.A. (as Roberta I. Bilé)
Blanca Garcia .... costume supervisor
Allyson Traub .... key costumer (as Allyson K. Traub)
 
Editorial Department
Peter Hagan .... assistant editor
Robert Howie .... digital colorist
Josh Hunt .... assistant editor
Brian Jones .... assistant editor
Michael Stahlberg .... assistant editor
Clinton Steeds .... assistant editor (as Clinton W. Steeds)
Joe VanDalsem .... digital colorist (as Joe Van Dalsam)
 
Music Department
Casey Flynn .... pro tools technician
Jeffrey Kite .... composer: additional music (as Jeff Kite)
Bryan Williams .... pro tools technician
 
Transportation Department
Gary Armstrong .... driver
Tom Byrd .... driver
Natalie Casados .... driver
Neil Chisholm .... driver
Tony Drosis .... driver (as Tony Droisis)
Mikel Ray Evans .... driver
Brian Griggs .... transportation co-captain (as Brian P. Griggs)
Ron Haley .... driver
Jeremiah Hauser .... driver
'Wild Bill' Laczko .... driver (as William A. Laczko)
Robert W. Larson .... driver
Josh Laurio .... driver
Wende Martin .... driver (as Wende L. Martin)
Santino Montoya .... driver
Lee Nashold .... insert car driver: Los Angeles unit (as Lee Neshol)
Tony Pontecorvo .... camera truck driver: Los Angeles unit
Cassie Russell .... driver
Michael B. Russell .... transportation captain (as Michael Russell)
Mark Sanchez .... driver
William Smallwood .... driver
Dennis Trujillo .... driver
 
Other crew
David Allcock .... production associate
Alexander Andrews .... production assistant
Jerome Berglund .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Naomi Catalano .... second assistant accountant
Perry L. Coomans .... assistant craft service
Robert Darwell .... legal services
Salvador De Anda .... chef
Stephanie Marie Delgado .... set production assistant (as Stephanie Delgado)
Don Draper .... craft service (as Donald L. Draper)
Kate Eastridge .... script supervisor (as Kathleen Hodgkins)
Adonais Esquibel .... location security (as Adonais B. Esquibel)
Rick Firkins .... caterer
Alex Gianopoulos .... assistant location manager
Stephen Charles Gibson .... footage courtesy of
Sherri Goldman .... production accountant
Brice Hamilton .... location assistant
Joel S. Heger .... stand-in
Nathan Helm .... set production assistant
Arnold Herr .... footage courtesy of
Carli Hutchens .... stand-in
Jim Ivy .... set medic (as James F. Ivy)
Josh Kazdan .... assistant: Patrick Aiello
Nikki Kelly .... assistant: Thoams Jane
Heather Kilness .... set medic
Robb Klein .... legal services
David Linck .... unit publicist
Paul Merritt .... accounting clerk (as Paul Quencé Merritt)
Josh Moody .... location assistant (as Joshua L. Moody)
Dennis Muscari .... assistant location manager
Michael Padilla .... assistant location manager
Mark Sanchez .... animal provider
Lauren Jean Schwartz .... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Jean Schwartz)
Tony Shandra .... first assistant accountant
Stanley Shunkamolah .... production assistant
Ian Simon .... set production assistant
Alan Swain .... location manager
Shannon Turner .... production secretary
Ayla Wilder .... assistant: Thomas Jane (as Ayla N.C. Wilder)
Sarah Williams .... production secretary
Lynn Wyett .... set medic: Los Angeles
Helena Wyss .... set medic
Nathan E. Davis .... office liaison (uncredited)
Tracey Horsley .... photo double (uncredited)
Marcin Janowski .... marketing and publicity: non USA (uncredited)
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs (uncredited)
 
Thanks
David Arquette .... special thanks
Patricia Arquette .... special thanks
Courteney Cox .... special thanks
Frank Darabont .... special thanks
Todd Farmer .... special thanks
Akiva Goldsman .... special thanks
Steve Niles .... special thanks
Rebecca Spikings .... special thanks
Dave Stevens .... in memory of
Lisa Strout .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence, bloody images, language and sexuality
Runtime:
88 min | Germany:85 min
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Trivia:
Thomas Jane's directorial debut.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Dick runs the old Dodge off the road the first time, the left front tire runs deep into the sand. In the next shot, the tire isn't sunk at all.See more »

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38 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Brave story telling, but not a film for everyone., 1 October 2009
Author: Phil-531 from Wisconsin

The first thing you will notice about this movie is it's style. It takes a few minutes to get used to the pseudo-film noire feel and the interesting camera work. In the end you may feel as though you've been watching an episode of The Twilight Zone, or Tales From the Dark Side. Welcome this feeling- it is the only way to really embrace the computer enhanced darkness that fills this movie.

For the most part the acting is solid. Thomas Jane is pulling double duty as both lead actor and director, a difficult task for anyone (watch almost any Branagh film), and in this case it works. You can tell he feels very comfortable working with his surroundings, co-stars and cameras. Lauren German never really seems to find her stride in this movie but I'm willing to blame the writer for never making any very solid decisions as to her character. And Ron Perlman is just sort of there, being Ron Perlman. Which is fine, if you like Ron Perlman.

The music isn't the best but what was written for the movie works well within the movie. If the computer enhanced darkness and story don't throw you off, the music isn't going to be the straw that breaks the camel's back.

I have a soft spot for this kind of film- indie-esquire, first time director, interesting story with certain, almost inexplicable, twists that are almost nuanced into the shots. I like this movie, but it's probably not going to appeal to the masses. If you want a big budget scary movie with Thomas Jane and a satisfying ending that wraps up all events in the movie into a nice little explained bow, rent The Mist. If you want something a little more offbeat with a unique vision from a first time director, try Dark Country.

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