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Rico was just a big, fun-loving son of a hard working neighborhood business man. The problem is his dad is an undertaker... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Nicole Abisinio ... Holly Hunter

Joli Julianna ... Nikki Reynolds
Matt Fraley ... Curt

Jim Ford ... Billy Smith
Misty Dawn Meeler ... Cindy Drake (as Misty Meeler)

Matt Lish ... Uggi Marcus
Chris Bashinelli ... Tommy
Kat Castaneda ... Julie Papus (as Katherine Castaneda)
Sal Sirchia ... Troy Olen
Antonio Mastrantonio ... Mike Soato
John Cipriano Jr. ... Mayor Dean Marcus
Damion Lee ... Jerome
Jeremy Drew ... Shawn Rae Jr.
Tiffany Cook ... Crystal
Lou Savarese ... Rico Volpe

Fidias Reyes ... Jerome's Mother
Ben Fiore ... Deputy Harold
Kim Taggart ... Detective Billie Vega
Anthony Palladino ... Sheriff Rob Cutter
Vinny De Vingo ... Hank the Bartender

Yury Tsykun ... Luke, Bar Patron #1
Vincent Giola ... Mr. Papus / Voice of News 8 Anchor

Suzi Lorraine ... Diane Lee
Jen Nightingale ... Waitress

Erika Othen ... Toni Drake
Susan Lehman ... Mrs. Olen
Stephen Minicone ... Coach Sully (voice)
Kim Sullivan ... Shawn Rae Sr.
Richard Crowley ... Janitor Joe

Ernest Mingione ... Captain Charlie Barret

Ilene Kristen ... Sexy Librarian
Stephanie Finochio ... Rachel Volpe
Van Vasilakos ... Beer Delivery Guy
Sal Manzo ... Mr. Drake
Eric S. Seigel ... Dr. Bill Smith
Angela Lutz ... Dental Assistant
Jason Roach ... Rick Cohen Jr.
Jehu Bernard ... Skater
Gerardo Curcio ... Emt #1 (as Jerry Curcio)
Jerry Sperdutto ... Emt #2
Samantha Ariola ... Dead Kid
Taylor Curcio ... Dead Kid
Anthony Curcio ... Dead Kid
Alfred Delloiacono ... Dead Kid
Beshawn Sczesnyt ... Dead Kid
Caesar Napoli ... Young Troy
Jarett Del Bene ... Young Rico

Shawn-Caulin Young ... Mike's Son

Asher Grodman ... Young Dean Marcus
Alain Lauture ... Young Bill Smith
Martinse Bastian ... Young Shawn Rae Sr.
Jonathan Tavares ... Young Jerome Sr.
David Cohen ... Young Rick Cohen Sr.
Douglas Davis ... Young Mr. Drake
Donna La Rosa ... Ruth Reynolds

Directed by
Joseph Ariola  (as Joe Ariola)
 
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Joseph Ariola  (as Joe Ariola)

Produced by
Joseph Ariola .... producer
Matthew Vose Campbell .... line producer
John Cipriano Jr. .... associate producer
Gerardo Curcio .... executive producer
Joanne J-Bird Phillips .... associate producer
Eric S. Seigel .... executive producer
Jerry Sperdutto .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Scott Anderson 
 
Cinematography by
Leif Husted-Jensen 
 
Film Editing by
John Alessi 
 
Production Design by
Mary Frederickson 
 
Art Direction by
Derek Wang 
 
Set Decoration by
Joel Custer 
 
Costume Design by
Sandra Alexandre 
 
Makeup Department
Johanna Gavilanes .... assistant hair stylist
Johanna Gavilanes .... assistant makeup artist
Sarit Klein .... hair department head
Sarit Klein .... makeup department head
Joelle Troisi .... assistant hair stylist
Joelle Troisi .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lynn Appelle .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Vose Campbell .... first assistant director
Zachary May .... second assistant director
Betsey Thomas .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Heather Corbett .... charge scenic
Jonny Gillette .... property master
Courtney Schmidt .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Steven Alvarado .... adr supervisor
Gioia Birkett-Foa .... boom operator
Rob Daly .... sound effects editor
Jeff Formosa .... sound designer
Jeff Formosa .... supervising sound editor
Anton Gold .... sound mixer
Eric Offin .... sound editor
Keith Rigling .... adr editor
Keith Rigling .... foley editor
Bobby Roelofs .... sound utility
 
Special Effects by
Tim Estes .... special effects makeup assistant
Holli Martinez .... special effects technician
Tate Steinsiek .... special effects makeup
Waldo Warshaw .... pyrotechnician
 
Visual Effects by
Ari Novak .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Stephanie Finochio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Agnello .... director of photography: second unit (as Thomas Agnello)
Abraham Altbuch .... key grip
Sung Rae Cho .... first assistant camera
Dylan Crawshay-Williams .... third grip
Justin Charles Foster .... additional assistant camera
Leif Husted-Jensen .... camera operator
Joe Lotuaco .... still photographer
Noah Luciani .... first assistant camera: second unit
Daniel Luebke .... grip (as Dan Luebke)
Brian Macaya .... best boy electric
Tim Marotta .... best boy electric
Christian May .... gaffer
Jennifer Scarlata .... first assistant camera
Jaime Segschneider .... second assistant camera
Kevin Stanton .... grip
Ethan Wilhelm .... best boy grip
 
Casting Department
Jehu Bernard .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anise Labrum .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Tim Hedden .... hd colorist
Mike Nuget .... on-line editor
Abel Rodriguez .... colorist: dailies
 
Music Department
Scott Anderson .... music editor
 
Other crew
Eric Canada .... production assistant
Tory K. Clark .... assistant locations
Daniel Dong .... production assistant
Scott Ferlisi .... location scout
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Emily Pecot .... script supervisor
Polly Pence .... location manager
Anthony J. Vorhies .... pre-production consultant
 

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Joke with no punchline, 31 July 2011
Author: Tanuccoon from United States

Who was there? An incredibly generic serial killer, accompanied by a terrible script and performances that ranged from lackluster to terrible. A group of teens whom we saw for maybe five minutes at the beginning of the film (that, for the most part, don't show up again until their death sequence) are being killed off in a manner relating to their fathers' occupations. However, the big question isn't why this is happening, but do we as viewers even care given how little screen time the victims are given? The plot largely centers on one of the character's grandfather and a lady cop, although the token mentally disabled man-child gets an absurd amount of screen-time as well (whether or not he actually had contact with the killer is never established, yet he somehow knows the method people will be killed in).

The story is largely incomprehensible. Due to extreme, unbuffered scene skips sometimes it's night, sometimes it's day, then it's night again all within mere minutes of film time. The fact that the film doesn't even attempt to establish something as basic as time is just one more example of the sloppy direction and script. Of course, the real kicker is when the killer's identity and motive is established there's something of a clear disparity between the killer's actions and the motive. How is this resolved? By a character claiming, "It makes sense", then choosing to not to elaborate on the batcrap logic of the bizarro world where it actually would make sense (as the motive has only the most tenuous of connections to the method, while not explaining at all why the kids are being targeted). Not to mention that the killer's apparent modus operandi, which involved only targeting a certain group of kids for a specific reason (and even letting somebody run off earlier for that reason), is abandoned at the end when he attacks a handful of non-involved personalities.

However, films of this sort can occasionally overcome such flaws through the ability of its actors, a sense of humor, or some unique story element. Sadly, none of those was present. Although some character performances were at least tolerable for the most part (including "gramps" Ernest Mingione, who actually was pretty solid at times), the majority was strictly worse than other b-list productions. In particular, Kim Taggart (playing Detective Billie Vega) doesn't even seem to understand the concept of acting and often looks like she's reading the script right off a prompter. This sin might be forgivable if not for the fact she prominently features in most scenes, as a constant reminder of the film's numerous shortcomings. However, one of the more baffling decisions was for the granddaughter to keep a current photo of her grandpa in her room (which the camera seems to deliberately take note). Why a girl who wants no contact with her grandfather, going to the point of not even wanting to see the man, would keep a photo of him close to her (rather than say, one of her parents...) is yet another sloppy film-making mystery (presumably due to poor edits that removed a relevant scene along the way).

All in all, I'd be very hard-pressed to name one single element that redeems the movie in some way. When it comes right down to it, Knock, Knock is a joke with no punchline.

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