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Unstable (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery | 5 December 2005 (USA)
Friends become enemies after one of them is accused of committing a hate crime against a gay teenager during a weekend camping trip.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Brown ...
Steve
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Jim
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Bobby
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Anthony
Wayland Harris ...
Wade
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Chris
Eric Simpson ...
Eric
Amy Kies ...
Amy
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Ben (scenes deleted)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reesie Pup ...
Reesie
Louis Spadaccini ...
Anthony's Dad (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

While on a camping trip, several friends find themselves in an unbearable dilemma when one of them is suspected of committing a hate crime against a gay teenager. Accusations fly. Loyalty is questioned. Friends become enemies. Guilt sets in. From award-winning filmmaker Anthony Spadaccini comes a unique indie film in the cinema verite tradition that attacks issues of friendship, loyalty, and homophobia in today's society. Written by Anthony Spadaccini

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A hate crime. An accusation. Your loyalty. What would you do?

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Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated
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$3,000 (estimated)
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(extended cut)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

There was no script. The entire film was improvisation. See more »

Quotes

Anthony: But Jim, I think you did it ok? I think you fucking did it!
Jim: I know you think I did it. And if I were in your shoes, I would too. I'm just asking you to trust me.
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Crazy Credits

Before the end credits roll, hate crime statistics appear ('Limited Director's Edition' only). See more »

Connections

Follows Aftermath (2005) See more »

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Unstable
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Performed by Anthony Spadaccini
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10 May 2006 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

I watched 'Unstable' last night after receiving it in the mail on Monday. Going into the movie and knowing what the film was generally about, that being a hate crime, it took me a few minutes to clear my head and go into the film with an open mind. This film truly pulled at every emotion I have. It progressed gradually from happiness to confusion to shock and disgust. The confrontation between the two focal characters came across flawlessly. You could see the hatred building as time progressed. Others around it tried to have a good time but they just couldn't help defending the one being pushed around. The ending came out of nowhere and my mouth dropped as the closing credits rolled. I highly recommend this film to anyone and everyone that is or knows anyone that is considered a minority. The struggle that Anthony had to go through in the movie is just too unbearable to watch. I can't even begin to fathom what he must have been thinking. The confusion of defending a friend versus blaming the friend of a crime is something I have never been a part of. A definite must watch film that will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions! Thank you for creating a film like this and to open my eyes more on the horrors and hatred that run wild in this World that we live in.


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