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The Collector (I) (2009)

 -  Crime | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Prael ...
Larry Wharton
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Gena Wharton
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Michael Chase
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Victoria Chase
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Hannah Chase
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Jill Chase
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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He always takes one

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

The Midnight Man  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£109,519 (UK) (25 June 2010)

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 Arkin tries to release Larry from the box we see that his feet have been pinned and he is chained. When "The Collector" picks Larry up after the electrocution we can see that Larry's feet are clean with no wound marks. See more »

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There's a scene after the end credits. See more »

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User Reviews

 
Surprisingly good
15 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Expected another movie with gratuitous excessive gore and silly jump "scares". Fortunately, those aren't found within this movie.

Anyways, essentially the film relies on atmosphere, which actually didn't work out so great, and some violence that's... well like the early Saw movies many traps involved things like fish hooks and razor blades, objects that the audience can easily imagine how much pain the characters feel. The needle in the phone was pretty cringe-worthy.

There are some silly moments however since while most traps consist of household objects or objects the killer could easily bring to the location, some, including an acidic substance that covered the floor of a room, are pretty questionable.


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