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The Collector (I) (2009)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  31 July 2009 (USA)
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Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

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William Prael ...
Larry Wharton
Diane Ayala Goldner ...
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Cindy (as Haley Alexis Pullos)
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Bowling Ball Cleaner
Jayme Suzonne Riser ...
Bar Dancer
Krystal Mayo ...
Bar Dancer (as Krystal Dawn Mayo)
Michele Diane Pate ...
Bar Dancer
Nicole Antranette Fisher ...
Bar Dancer
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Storyline

When the Chase family moves to an isolated house in the middle of nowhere in Detroit, Arkin is hired to fix the windows and the doors. Later he meets his daughter and his wife that has a debt with dangerous sharks and needs money, but his week payment is not enough to pay her debts. Arkin plots to heist the safe of Michael Chase during the night to raise the necessary money. However, when he arrives in the house, he finds that a sadistic criminal has imprisoned the family and planted traps everywhere. Arkin seeks a way out of the deadly house to save his life. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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He always takes one

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for pervasive sadistic bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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31 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,576,296 (USA) (31 July 2009)

Gross:

£312,820 (UK) (2 July 2010)
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Trivia

The writers intended the movie to be a Saw prequel, but the idea was declined. See more »

Goofs

When Jill and her boyfriend are making out, he unhooks her bra. When she gets up and runs behind her boyfriend for cover, her bra is on perfectly hooked. See more »

Quotes

Arkin: Stupid fucking cat!
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Crazy Credits

Special No Thanks - The guy who tried to blow up Joe's bar and whoever stole Karlak's watch See more »

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References Se7en (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Shut Up and Bleed
Written by Andy LaPlegua
Performed by Combichrist
Courtesy of Out of Line Music
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Worth a view from all these CGI movies!
13 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen all the big summer blockbusters and I have to say they were good some even great but I've grown a little old on all the CGI. The Collector yes it does take away from SAW and HOSTLE but in its on way is worth a viewing. Yes the story has many plot holes and it leaves you guessing on why and how but if your a big gore and horror fan then this is the movie to see. It holds nothing back in form of gore and torture. Cheaply done and yet very well executed. No big name actors or big budget effects. In my opinion its what has been missing this summer. I would like the second part as in SAW 2 to answer all of the questions that this movie left us guessing. I look forward to seeing The Collector character again!


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