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Stuck -- Mena Suvari (American Beauty) unforgettably stars as Brandi, a hard-partying, overworked nursing assistant in this delicious, darkly humorous psychological thriller from director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond). Brandi accidentally steers her car into a homeless man, movingly played by Stephen Rea (The Crying Game), sending him flying through the windshield. Not wanting to jeopardize a possible job promotion, she chooses not to get him medical help, leaving him clinging to life in her garage. But soon her psyche begins to unravel as captor and captive are pitted against each other in a bloody...even outrageous battle for survival. Director Stuart Gordon delivers what Variety called "ingeniously nasty and often shockingly funny" entertainment.
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Writers (WGA):
John Strysik (screenplay)
Stuart Gordon (story)
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Release Date:
12 September 2008 (Turkey) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Mena Suvari ... Brandi Boski

Stephen Rea ... Thomas Bardo

Russell Hornsby ... Rashid

Rukiya Bernard ... Tanya
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ... Petersen
Lionel Mark Smith ... Sam

Wayne Robson ... Mr. Binckley
R.D. Reid ... Manager

Patrick McKenna ... Joe Lieber

Sharlene Royer ... Tiffany
Bunthivy Nou ... Gloria
Suzanne Short ... Receptionist
Wally MacKinnon ... Beat Cop
John Dartt ... Cop
Liam McNamara ... Thin Young Man

Shuko Akune ... Hospital Voice Menu (voice)

John Dunsworth ... Cabbie
Marguerite McNeil ... Mrs. Pashkewitz

Jeffrey Combs ... 911 Operator (voice)
Martin Moreno ... Pedro
Lorena Rincon ... Estela
Mauricio Hoyos ... Luis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Johnson ... Bouncer (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Gordon 
Writing credits
John Strysik (screenplay)

Stuart Gordon (story)

Produced by
Christian Arnold-Beutel .... executive producer
Jay Firestone .... producer
Ken Gord .... producer
Stuart Gordon .... producer
Sam Grana .... executive producer
Robert Katz .... producer
John F.S. Laing .... executive producer
Tim McGrath .... executive producer
Julie G. Moldo .... associate producer
Zenon Yunko .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bobby Johnston 
Cinematography by
Denis Maloney 
Film Editing by
Andy Horvitch 
Casting by
Ferne Cassel 
Lisa Parasyn 
Production Design by
Craig Lathrop 
Set Decoration by
Alan MacLeod 
Costume Design by
Carol Cutshall 
Makeup Department
Linda Flynn .... key hair stylist
Kathrine Gordon .... hair braiding: Ms. Suvari
Sylvie Mazerolle .... key makeup artist
Mike Measimer .... special makeup effects supervisor
Greg McDougall .... makeup artist: second unit (uncredited)
Jovan Vitagliano .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Andrew Barnes .... assistant production manager
Andy Horvitch .... post-production supervisor
Rob Urquhart .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Cotterill .... second assistant director (as Robert Cotterill)
Alexandra LeGuerrier .... trainee assistant director
B. Scott Senechal .... first assistant director
Art Department
Matt Likely .... assistant art director
Elizabeth Moran .... art department coordinator
Robert Richard .... draftsman
Sound Department
Justin Bates .... sound editor
Richard Burton .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Burton .... supervising sound editor
Thierry J. Couturier .... sound editor
Corey Eccles .... sound editor
Georges Hannan .... sound mixer
Damian Reynolds .... dubbing mixer
Special Effects by
Laird McMurray .... special effects supervisor
John Poulter .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
David Alexander .... CG animator: Switch VFX
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Steven Nevius .... digital compositor
Taryn Ash .... stunt double: Mena Suvari
Bill Grimmer .... animal stunts
Jamie Jones .... stunt double
Cheryl Quiacos .... stunt performer
Sharlene Royer .... stunt performer
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Darcy Fraser .... second assistant camera
Felice Grana .... a camera second assistant
Jason Hamilton .... electrician
Mark Hemmings .... still photographer
Reza Tabrizi .... additional first assistant camera: pick-ups
Casting Department
Liza Gagnon .... extras casting
Donna Rae Gibbs .... co-casting director
Debbie Kwan .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fileena Bahris .... jewelry designer
Brenda McLeese .... set costumer
Chris J. O'Neil .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Ester Brym .... assistant editor (as Ester Brymova)
Luis Ortiz Guillen .... assistant editor
Rui Martins .... telecine operator
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutter
Music Department
John Krovoza .... musician: cello
Other crew
Jacquie Anderson .... location manager
Rick Constantineau .... production accountant
Ken Dhaliwal .... legal counsel
Joanne Duguay .... production coordinator
Gary Allen Ferguson .... gun wrangler (as Gary Ferguson)
Liza Gagnon .... accommodation coordinator
Hy Lindsay .... 1st ass't accountant
Mary Louise McCloskey .... script supervisor
Steven Nevius .... title designer
James Ordonez .... production consultant
Shawn M. Richardz .... adr loop group
Tim Turnell .... stand-in: male lead

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Rated R for strong violence, disturbing content, sexuality/nudity, language and drug use
85 min | Canada:94 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Early on the morning of October, 26, 2001, 25-year-old Chante Jawan Mallard was driving home along Interstate 820, just southeast of Fort Worth, Texas, after a long night of partying. The late hour along with the many substances in her bloodstream (alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy, etc.) had impaired her judgment and slowed her reaction time. As she rounded the horseshoe-shaped curve to merge onto Route 287, Mallard drove her car straight into a man who had been walking along the dark highway. Gregory Biggs, 37 years old, was catapulted onto the hood of Mallard's car. His head and upper body went crashing through the windshield and landed on the passenger side floorboard. His legs remained trapped inside the windshield. Mallard was so disoriented at first because of all of the drugs and the noise and the broken glass, that she didn't even know that a human being was stuck in her windshield. When she realized what had happened, she stopped the car, got out, and went around to try and help. But as soon as she touched Biggs's leg, she panicked. In her drug-addled state, she couldn't figure out what to do next. So with Biggs still trapped in the windshield, she drove the last mile back to her house, pulled into the garage and closed the garage door behind her. She let Biggs bleed to death in her garage. Over and over, Biggs begged Mallard to help him, but Mallard who worked as a nurse's aide, insisted there was nothing she could do for him. So she left him to die. MEs testified that Biggs would surely have survived the crash had he received prompt medical attention.The next night, Mallard and two friends dumped Biggs's body in a nearby park. An informant told police that she had joked about the event later. It was several months before the police received the tip that would lead them to Mallard. After her arrest, Mallard was tried and convicted of murder. She was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Mallard's ex-boyfriend and his cousin who helped dispose of the body received 10 and 9 years respectively. Mallards boyfriend with whom she had sex when she got back from partying and who saw Biggs alive but did not help was not charged.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Bardo is seen walking down the street, you can see the visible breath of a crumbier on the right side of the shot. This is apparently due to the cold temperature on the night this was filmed.See more »
[first lines]
[At the care facility, a patient offscreen calls for Brandi]
Mr. Binckley:Brandi! I want Brandi!
Gloria:He did it again.
Brandi Boski:He did?
Gloria:I tried helping, but he keeps asking for you.
Brandi Boski:Yeah, he does that.
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47 out of 75 people found the following review useful.
The best B-movie since BOUND, 10 May 2008
Author: Art Snob from Rochester, NY USA

9/16/2008 Addendum: IMPORTANT! This review applies ONLY to the 94-minute FESTIVAL cut of this film. I see that the DVD version is only 85 minutes ... do NOT buy or rent it based on this review.

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It's movies like this one that will keep me going to the 'Midnight Madness' program of the Toronto Film Festival forever. I saw it at last year's, and have been looking forward to a repeat viewing ever since. I love it when a low-budget film can soar above the corporate mega-movies on a clever script and a cast that gives it 110%, and this is definitely one of those movies. It gave me everything I could want in such a film – sex, drugs, and violence, with some jet-black humor for dessert. (Note to PG-13ers: AVOID!) It probably won't make a big splash when it's released theatrically, but I'd put money on it achieving cult status after coming out on video.

This is easily the best work that director Stuart Gordon has done since REANIMATOR – I'd go so far as to say that it's his best ever. It's a suspense-horror-comedy full of situations that make you laugh and groan at the same time … one that's also refreshingly NOT top-heavy with f/x. The Midnight Madness program has a firm policy that a film has to grab your attention within the first 15 minutes in order to qualify for inclusion, and this film meets that requirement with room to spare. What's more, it never drags for a minute.

The story is based on the bizarre true life tale of a woman who hit a homeless man with her car and let him slowly bleed to death while stuck in her windshield. Gordon calls this "the way the story should have turned out." The homeless man in this case is played by the reliable Steven Rea, whose sad eyes give him a head start on eliciting sympathy. He's newly homeless, and his fall to the bottom is cleverly punctuated by him repeatedly hearing a timeworn cliché uttered by a succession of unsympathetic characters. The woman is played by American BEAUTY's Mena Survari, and this is her richest role since that one. She finally gets to play a character who actually evolves over the course of a film, instead of just doing 9-5 duty in another eye candy role.

I can't overemphasize how impressive the bang for the buck that Gordon gets with this film is. He also makes an amusing Hitchcock-style cameo (one that I'll bet Hitch himself wouldn't have minded making). There was genuinely enthusiastic applause at the screening I went to when the movie ended and the cast (except for Rea) came on for a lively Q & A. If movies lately seem a bit too tame for you, this is very likely just what the doctor ordered.

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