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

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31 July 2009 (USA)  »

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The Midnight Man  »

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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 Collector urban legend is really a catch-all legend for creepy hermetic neighbors that may be doing something horrifying inside their dungeon-like basements. The most common "Collector" legend is the neighbor who collects human body parts and proudly displays them in mason jars. In Russia, the Collector urban legend has a bright future because it played out in real life. Its new mascot is local Russian historian Anatoly Moskvin, who stole corpses from cemeteries in dozens of towns east of Moscow. According to police, he dug up at least 29 corpses and made dolls out of them-life-sized faceless female dolls with platinum blond wigs. 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 »

Quotes

Arkin: [when the woman he tried to save is tortured] Why didn't you listen to me? I told you to stay with me!
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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 »

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Armenia
Written by Blixa Bargeld, Jon Caffery (as Jonathan Caffery), N.U. Unruh (as Andrew Chudy), Mark Chung, Alexander Hacke and FM Einheit (as Frank Strauss)
Performed by Einstürzende Neubauten
Courtesy of Blixa Bargeld
By arrangement with The Royalty Network, Inc.
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A Solid, Fast Paced Thriller!
30 June 2010 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Having read some of the reviews of this movie on this site i was sceptical to say the least about settling down to watch this movie, but i am glad to say after a couple of minutes i knew i was in for a good movie. The main character (Arkin) is a little bit of a mystery at first but as the movie progresses he becomes more likable and holds the movie together well, as he needs to with so much screen time alone. The movie does take a similar line to other recent home invasion/torture thrillers, but also manages to be original at the same time. It has a definite claustrophobic feeling and will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. However this wont be everyones cup of tea. The violence is pretty extreme and is shown is all its glory(gory) but at the same time is original and inventive. Although it will draw comparisons to other horror/thriller franchises, on its own it deserves credit for being a fast paced, bloody and well directed movie.


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