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Closure (2007) More at IMDbPro »Straightheads (original title)

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Closure -- Gillian Anderson stars in this dark thriller about a couple that embarks on a violent spree after surviving a gang attack.  Driving back from a posh party at a country estate, Alice (Anderson) and Adam (Danny Dyer) find themselves brutally assaulted by a group of hunters.  Physically and emotionally devastated by the attack, the tables suddenly turn when they discover the identity of their atta...
Closure -- After surviving a gang rape and mugging, a middle aged businesswoman and her 23 year old boyfriend plot to murder their attackers, but find themselves conflicted about carrying out their plans.


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After surviving a gang rape and mugging, a middle aged businesswoman and her 23 year old boyfriend plot to murder their attackers, but find themselves conflicted about carrying out their plans. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Danny Dyer ... Adam

Gillian Anderson ... Alice

Adam Rayner ... Jago
Antony Byrne ... Misha (as Anthony Byrne)

Anthony Calf ... Heffer

Ralph Brown ... Jamie

Steven Robertson ... Bill

Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Young PA

Neil Finnighan ... Man On Horse

Francesca Fowler ... Sophie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allan Gentleman ... Accountant

Kate Bunten ... Young Alice (uncredited)
Ewan Stewart ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Dan Reed 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dan Reed 

Produced by
Peter Carlton .... executive producer
Damian Jones .... producer
Kevin Loader .... producer
Alexander O'Neal .... co-producer
Lee Thomas .... executive producer
Paul Trijbits .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ilan Eshkeri 
Cinematography by
Chris Seager 
Film Editing by
Ewa J. Lind 
Casting by
Kahleen Crawford 
Des Hamilton 
Production Design by
Simon Bowles 
Art Direction by
Kem White 
Costume Design by
Justine Luxton 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Harty .... makeup artist
Paul Hyett .... animal effects designer
Paul Hyett .... special makeup effects designer
Tanya Lodge .... makeup designer
Robin Pritchard .... puppeteer
Production Management
James Biddle .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Bowles .... second unit director
Mark Hopkins .... third assistant director
Jack Ravenscroft .... first assistant director
Harriet Worth .... second assistant director: additional scenes shoot
Art Department
Jen Geary .... production buyer
Robert Judd .... daily props
Julian Searle .... property master
Nick Slater .... standby carpenter
James Wakefield .... art department assistant
James Wakefield .... assistant art director
Kem White .... stand-by art director
Sound Department
Howard Bargroff .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Brookes .... sound trainee
Jeremy Lishman .... boom operator
Gareth Llewellyn .... adr recordist
Gareth Llewellyn .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Garth Marshall .... sound mixer
Ben Meechan .... supervising sound editor
Barnaby Smyth .... foley supervisor
Jack Stew .... foley artist
David Turner .... sound technical coordinator
Michele Woods .... supervising dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Clive R. Kay .... special effects contact lenses
Jared Manley .... animatronics supervisor/puppeteer
John Rafique .... special effects supervisor
Nick Rideout .... special effects coordinator
Nick Smith .... special effects technician
Mark Vanstone .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Kris Anderson .... digital effects artist
Paul Beard .... visual effects producer
Adam Christopher .... digital colourist
Simon Frame .... visual effects supervisor
Tom Hocking .... digital effects artist
Matthew Jacques .... digital artist
Rhodri James .... system engineer
Sherin Mahboob .... junior digital artist
Tom Pegg .... digital effects artist
Siobhan Coughlan .... stunt performer
Nrinder Dhudwar .... stunt coordinator
Jim Dowdall .... stunt coordinator
Neil Finnighan .... stunt performer
Paul Heasman .... stunt coordinator
Nick Hobbs .... stunt performer
Rob Hunt .... stunt performer
Sid Karne .... stunts
Heather Phillips .... stunt performer
William Willoughby .... stunt performer (as Will Willoughby)
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Bateson .... focus puller: second unit
Chris Clarke .... clapper loader: second unit
Sandra Coulson .... central loader
Hamish Doyne-Ditmas .... focus puller: additional scenes shoot (as Hamish Doyne Ditmus)
Warwick Drucker .... grip: second unit
Paul Facer .... electrician: additional scenes shoot
Ian Glenister .... best boy
Woody Gregson .... central loader
Jamie Harcourt .... camera operator: second unit
Bill Kaye .... additional still photographer
Sally Low .... clapper loader: additional scenes shoot (as Sally Lowe)
Dan Lowe .... gaffer: additional scenes shoot
Joseph Mastrangelo .... clapper loader: second unit
Tom McFarling .... clapper loader
Jem Morton .... grip: additional scenes shoot
Phil Penfold .... gaffer
Iain Struthers .... focus puller: "a" camera
Russell Tann .... electrician
Mark Thornton .... generator operator
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
Oliver Upton .... still photographer
Paul Worley .... key grip
Haris Zambarloukos .... director of photography: additional scenes shoot (as Harris Zambarloukos)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucy Donowho .... costume trainee
Ann Tutt .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Simon Allmark .... digital intermediate conform editor: Men From Mars
Katie Bullock-Webster .... post-production coordinator
Kate Higham .... assistant editor
Alex Panton .... digital intermediate producer
Music Department
Christoph Bauschinger .... music programmer (as Christopher Bauschinger)
Chad Hobson .... composer: additional music
Stephen McLaughlin .... music producer
Ian Neil .... music supervisor
Scott Shields .... composer: additional music
Scott Shields .... musician: guitars
Transportation Department
Martin Alderdice .... picture car coordinator
Orest Andrijiw .... unit driver
Dave Anforth .... transportation captain (as Hollywood Dave Anforth)
Nickolay Baglaev .... unit driver
Andy Baker .... unit driver
Ian Cowan .... unit driver
David J. Groom .... runner driver
Kevin Hudson .... unit driver: Ms Anderson
Matty Hudson .... unit driver
David Lewis .... unit driver
Derek Linney .... unit driver
Titch Thomas .... unit driver
Wayne Thompson .... driver: make up truck
Mark Williams .... unit driver
Other crew
Monika Agorelius .... electronic press kit
Shreeti Bold .... optometrist
Andrew Cooke .... location supervisor
Sara Curran .... legal services
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Cuong Dang .... production assistant
Nicky Earnshaw .... production coordinator
Michael Grisewood .... location manager: West Midlands
Rachel Kennedy .... unit publicist
Daniel Lawson .... production assistant
Lucy O'Driscoll .... legal assistant
Lynne Page .... choreographer
Mark Shelley .... armorer
Shaw Statham .... production accountant
Heather Storr .... script supervisor
Gillian Beckles .... thanks
Eamonn Bedford .... thanks
Lucy Brazier .... thanks
Kate Buckley .... thanks
Kate Bunten .... thanks
Amanda Davies .... thanks
Bika De Reisner .... thanks
Bryan Elsley .... thanks
Natasha Galloway .... thanks
Samantha Glynne .... thanks
Robin Gutch .... thanks
Abi Harris .... thanks
Maxine Hoffman .... thanks
Dan MacRae .... thanks
Richard Moxon .... thanks
Mark O'Rowe .... thanks
Roger Shannon .... thanks
Kate Staddon .... thanks
Ewan Stewart .... thanks
Analy Valdes-Tellez .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Straightheads" - UK (original title)
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Rated R for strong brutal violence including rape, sexual content, language and some drug use
80 min
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'Straightheads' was funded partly with £500,000 lottery money, provided by the UK Film Council.See more »
Continuity: When the main characters are driving through the woods after the sex scene, they hit a deer which completely smashes the windscreen. Immediately afterward, there is an attack scene, where she is dragged from the car after the windscreen is entirely smashed through. In a shot of the car, the number plate is hanging off, blood is on the windows and the windscreen is shattered. In the next scene, Danny Dyer is seen turning the alarm in the car off with the number plate attached, no blood or dents on the car and a completely intact windscreen which is almost shinier than before.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
What would you do?, 7 May 2012
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Looking to create some space on my DVD shelf, I decided to watch Straightheads, which has been gathering dust for quite some time largely due to its bewildering title which gives zero indication of what the film is actually about. On seeing that Danny Dyer was in it, I almost put the damn thing straight back (hell, I almost threw it in the bin), but being rather partial to a bit of Gillian Anderson, and noticing that she gets her kit off in this film (must be why I bought it in the first place), I opted to go ahead and watch it. And it's pretty damn good, a brutal rape/revenge tale that isn't afraid to play things a little differently.

Anderson is Alice, a successful London businesswoman who sinks her cougar claws into cheeky Cockney alarm installer Adam (Dyer, who is actually bearable for a change), inviting him to a swanky party and then shagging him in the woods. The evening ends badly, however, when a road-rage incident on the way home results in the couple being brutally attacked by three men; Adam receives a right-royal kicking that leaves him blind in one eye, and Alice is left walking funny after a brutal gang rape.

A month later, while driving down a country lane, Alice recognises one of her attackers and follows him home. Soon after, Adam accompanies Alice to the man's house where they spot all three of their assailants. The scene is now set for some good old-fashioned retribution, but matters become complicated due to Adam's initial reluctance to resort to violence and unforeseen developments that leave Alice ambivalent about her plans for revenge.

These conflicting emotions go to make Straightheads far less 'cut and dried' and consequently more intriguing than many rape/revenge movies, which usually offer only one inevitable outcome; however, those viewers for whom a satisfying revenge is paramount needn't think that they're going to be cheated: all three men do get their just desserts, it's just not always obvious which character is going to serve it up. The violence, when it eventually happens, is not as graphic as many (including myself) would probably like, but what occurs is still cringe-worthy, especially when the barrel of a rifle is used to give one unlucky rapist a taste of his own medicine and the term 'an eye for an eye' is taken literally with the help of a big knife.

With justice having been done, the film ends abruptly, leaving the viewer to ponder what they would have done in the same situation.

7.5 out of 10, rounded up to 8 for IMDb, meaning that the film is now deserving of a permanent place on my shelf (although if that terrible deleted cake scene in the DVD extras had made it into the final cut, I might not have been quite as generous).

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Horrible little film.... CaptainDeadbeat
can someone tell me what the rapist says to Alice? (spoilers hopefully) killer_kitty
So the rapist dad and his friends also raped the daughter? Thindy_Brady
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The U.S. shouldn't even bother showing English movies anymore Thindy_Brady
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