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The Collector (I) (2009)

 -  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

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He always takes one

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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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Release Date:

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

Arkin is wearing black sneakers when he enters the house, then as he's walking through, he comes across a trip wire and it shows the boot of the Collector. Then when Arkin is walking down the stairs into the basement he is wearing some worn brown boots - a total of three different pairs of shoes within 5 minutes. See more »

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Pieces
26 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

The movie has a very strong beginning. But when you get to the end (or maybe even very early on into the movie), you will realize that there are quite a few flaws in this movie. There might some elaborate ideas involved, but you can't help but wonder why? Especially because there are just so many easier ways to get what you need. On the other hand you could also say, that there might be no way, that someone who is crazy can know that.

Of course this is a horror movie (the tag on the cover/poster should be a giveaway) and so you will have quite a few bloody scenes in the movie (I think it is not yet available, completely uncut in Germany), so you should know that this is not so much a psychological movie (a bit too), but more a movie about violence. Question is, do you really want to watch that? You could talk about an "overkill" of an idea, but that pun would be too easy. And in the end, it's not completely bad ... I just wished it had stayed with the strong beginning


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