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Release Date:
4 January 2008 (Turkey) See more »
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Live everyday like it's your last. See more »
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Deaths tells the story of an all-American guy who is murdered each day by horrifying pursuers, only to wake up in slightly different lives to experience the terror of being murdered again. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Mike Vogel ... Ian Stone

Jaime Murray ... Medea

Christina Cole ... Jenny Walker

Michael Feast ... Gray
Charlie Anson ... Josh Garfield

Michael Dixon ... Brad Kopple

George Dillon ... Referee

Marnix Van Den Broeke ... Harvester 1

Andrew Buchan ... Ryan
Bill Nash ... Terrified Man
Anthony Warren ... Carl
Jason Steadman ... Pedestrian
Jason Durran ... Man Waiting for Phone Booth
Jeff Peterson ... Harvester 2
Tom Bodell ... Elevator Passenger
Jonathan Magnanti ... Cab Driver
Roger Monk ... Homeless Man
James Bartle ... Teenager
Clive Perrott ... Harvester 3 - Doctor
Jack Patrick Montgomery ... Little Boy
Miroslav Rakovan ... Ice Hockey Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Warren ... Emaciated Ian body

Lasco Atkins ... Street passer-by (uncredited)

Robert Stone ... Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Dario Piana 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Brendan Hood (written by)

Produced by
Steve Christian .... executive producer
Brian J. Gilbert .... producer
Brendan Hood .... executive producer
Ralph Kamp .... producer
Paul Ritchie .... line producer
Stan Winston .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elia Cmiral 
 
Cinematography by
Stefano Morcaldo 
 
Film Editing by
Celia Haining 
 
Casting by
Carrie Hilton 
Tamara Notcutt 
 
Production Design by
Amanda McArthur 
 
Art Direction by
Gerard Bryan 
 
Set Decoration by
Bridget Menzies 
 
Costume Design by
Nancy Thompson 
 
Makeup Department
Justin Ditter .... wigs/hair designer: Stan Winston Studio
Alison Elliott .... makeup designer
Chris Gallaher .... special makeup effects artist
Aimee Macabeo .... wigs/hair designer: Stan Winston Studio
Susie Munachen .... hair stylist
Susie Munachen .... makeup artist
Michael Ornelaz .... hair designer department head: Stan Winston Studio
John Rosengrant .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
Simon Webber .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Lucie Graves .... post-production supervisor
Jennifer Wynne .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Downes .... second assistant director
Martin Krauka .... first assistant director
Sarah Jean Selway .... assistant director runner (as Sarah Brand)
Nick Starr .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Graham Baker .... head rigger
Jim Charmatz .... conceptual design
Shay Leonard .... stand-by props
Jerad Marantz .... character designer
Dave Reed .... construction coordinator
Darren Reynolds .... stand-by prop
Rebecca Thomas .... art department trainee
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist
Peter Woods .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Clive Copland .... sound mixer
Jennie Evans .... adr editor
Jennie Evans .... dialogue editor
Carrie Giunta .... sound editor
Matthew Gough .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Gough .... sound supervisor
James Harris .... boom operator
James Harrison .... sound editor
Craig Irving .... sound re-recording mixer
Alex Joseph .... foley editor
Mark Lafbery .... adr mixer
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Alastair Sirkett .... sound effects editor
Simon Trundle .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Dawn Dininger .... special effects makeup
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician
Hiroshi Katagiri .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
Lindsay MacGowan .... effects supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
Shane Mahan .... effects supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
John Rafique .... special effects supervisor
Nick Smith .... special effects technician
Chris Watson .... special effects technician
Garth Inns .... special effects supervisor: UK (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Brian Bishop .... visual effects editor: Stan Winston Studio
Antony Bluff .... visual effects producer
D. Walt Cameron .... digital compositor
Vasistha Chawda .... visual effects artist
John Claude .... digital intermediate colourist
John Cornejo .... digital compositor: Stan Winston Studio
Adam Dotson .... conceptual animator
James D. Fleming .... digital artist: Framestore CFC
Bradley Gabe .... pipeline development: Stan Winston Studio
Bradley Gabe .... technical animator: Stan Winston Studio
Greg Groenekamp .... senior compositor: Stan Winston Studio
Craig Hilditch .... digital compositor
Chris Holmes .... visual effects supervisor: I.C.O. Entertainment, Inc.
Dan Levitan .... compositor: The Levity Group
Dan Levitan .... look development: The Levity Group
Ben Lock .... visual effects producer
Jason Lopes .... senior systems administrator
Dennis Michelson .... visual effects supervisor
Jesh Murthy .... visual effects supervisor: Anibrain
Ephraim Mwakandu .... digital artist: Framestore CFC
Joseph C. Pepe .... conceptual artist: Stan Winston Studio
Michael S. Pryor .... head of digital production: Stan Winston Studio
Joshua Puente .... digital compositor
Sirio Quintavalle .... compositor
Jabbar Raisani .... CG supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
Sampat Shetty .... digital compositor
Craig A. Simms .... compositing supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
Gregory L. Smith .... cg artist: Stan Winston Studio
Dawn Turner .... visual effects coordinator
Maggie Walby .... digital I/O: Framestore CFC
Peter Hartless .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Duncan Lees .... head of 3D services: Plowman Craven and Associates (uncredited)
Rus Wetherell .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jim Dowdall .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Barlow .... key grip
Paul Bates .... electrician
Peter Davies .... electrician
Ross Grainger .... electrician
Victoria Hanna .... camera trainee (as Victoria Simpson)
Phil Humphries .... clapper loader
Dylan Jones .... video operator
Steve Kitchen .... best boy
Jake Marcuson .... focus puller
Luke Myslowski .... grip
Leonardo Osello .... focus puller
Abi Oseni .... camera trainee
Andy Sauer .... grip
Pat Sweeney .... gaffer
Neil Tomlin .... crane technician dailies
Nick Wall .... unit & specials photographer
 
Animation Department
Ben Bradley .... digital artist
 
Casting Department
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting
Bev Lawley .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sian Evans .... costume stand-by
Kate Laver .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Greg Barrett .... senior digital grade producer
Stephen Bearman .... film scanner
Rebecca Budds .... digital media coordinator
Ian Cunningham .... assistant editor
Hanh Nguyen .... editor trainee
Paul Shore .... digital film supervisor
 
Music Department
Elia Cmiral .... orchestrator
Elia Cmiral .... score synth programmer
John Samuel Hanson .... musical programmer: synthesizer & percussion
Andrew Kinney .... orchestrator
Adam Klemens .... conductor
Vitek Kral .... score engineer
David G. Russell .... score synth programmer
Lee Scott .... music editor
John Whynot .... score mixer
Hyesu Yang .... score synth programmer
 
Transportation Department
Mark Crowley .... unit driver
Carl Isherwood .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Monika Agorelius .... electronic press kit
Daniel Brogan .... floor runner
Shelley Marie Brown .... promotions
Daniel Budd .... first assistant accountant
Paulette Caletti .... prosthetic assistant (as Paulette James)
Warren Clark .... set security
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Richard Daldry .... production coordinator
Mark Grimwade .... assistant location manager
Matthew Hampton .... international marketing
Rachel James .... post-production accountant
Julia Jones .... unit publicist
Hayley Lyon .... assistant accountant
Emma Magee .... production runner
James McGrady .... floor runner
John Miles .... production accountant
Helene Oosthuizen .... script supervisor
Danny Prescott .... assistant to producer
Doon Ram .... floor runner
Jean-Marc Rulier .... 3D scanning specialist
Sarah Jean Selway .... set runner (as Sarah Brand)
Joss Spry .... assistant to director
Matt Storey .... trainee floor runner
Jason Wheeler .... location manager
Christy Whitton .... production trainee
 

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Rated R for violence, some drug content and brief language
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87 min
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23 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: The Deaths of Ian Stone, 21 February 2008
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

The premise made this look like a distant cousin of movies like Groundhog Day, only that it's more bizarre, and containing an element of gore. Imagine if you wake up but find yourself living a different life from before you slept, not just repeating the last 24 hours. And each iteration actually ends in death, where you feel pain, and knowingly being hunted down. Then you rinse and repeat, with little recollection and little opportunity to figure things out before you get hit again.

Sounds interesting, right? But The Deaths of Ian Stone wasted the premise, and became a very boring movie despite the tense build up. It kept you guessing, until slowly you realize a whole host of clichés start to creep in, especially those pertaining to speeding up the narrative and to provide wholesale, verbatim explanation on things to come. Showing you is not enough, the characters have to blabber repeatedly, and you start to roll your eyes when they beat around the bush for no good reason.

Ian Stone, the titular character, is played by Mike Vogel. A teenage ice hockey jock, things start to go bump for him when he realizes that time will start to freeze, and he finds himself getting thrust forward in time, but not before suffering immense pain from creative death. The only constant that keeps him sane, is the presence of girlfriend Jenny (Christina Cole), who seem to not recognize him in his moment of awareness, as he tries hard to figure out the whos and the whys.

The posters plastered suggest creatures spawned from the imagination of Stan Winston Studio, but to give credit to the plot, it contains something a little more. While you can find little fault with the special effects and Harvester creature design, you will probably laugh at the laziness in costuming, where total rip offs from the Matrix Trilogy were adapted from, with the tight Trinity styled Lycra spandex coming on screen, with the characters' hair slicked back and shades to boot as well.

Of course the theme of love is central to the story (i.e. if you have no theme, you can always fall back on love), as an emotion so powerful it can move mountains and oceans, and with new love come jealousy and envy from those around you, especially from the ones who hold the candle. As mentioned, the movie had promise and an explanation for the strange, but the delivery is suspect, and unfortunately, quite boring. After the first few iterations, you know the idea well has run dry with generic killings, and a whole amalgamation of tools being used concurrently just to inflict pain, but done off-screen. The fight sequences too are terribly bad, with lacklustre punches being thrown around, while brandishing those nicely shaped bladed hands.

The Deaths of Ian Stone is nice to look at at first, but slowly the flaws start to surface, and soon enough you'll realize just how flimsy everything had been put together. Should Harvesters be real, they could feed on the audience's collective fear of the dreadfulness the movie is heading towards. And they will be well fed.

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