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The Collector (2009)

R | | Horror | 31 July 2009 (USA)
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

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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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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)  »

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The Midnight Man  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,576,296 (USA) (2 August 2009)

Gross:

$7,706,394 (USA) (20 September 2009)
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Trivia

Originally set-up and financed by Dimension Films, "The Collector" was dropped by the cash-strapped studio after they didn't have the funds to release the film. Lidell Entertainment snatched up the rights from Dimension and gave the film a brief, but successful, theatrical run in 2009. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 5 mins) After the girl and the hero electrocute the old man. The collector grabs the old mans feet to move him. The water that previously covered the floor is gone. The wood floor is dry. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Followed by The Collection (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

I Feel You (Throb Mix)
Written by Martin Gore
Performed by Depeche Mode
Courtesy of Sire Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Frustratingly bad
18 February 2017 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The collector is a typically frustrating horror film, focusing on needless gore and creating character deaths from character stupidity rather than ingenuity. It plays with ideas that break the flow, and has characters play out scenes unrealistically and predictably. The collector has a plot in disarray, trying to complete a few interwoven plot details that are clumsily put together. It has an atmosphere that promises potential suspense, but constantly plays out the wrong way when the right way seems a single action away. Being Marcus Dunstan's debut film, and seeing his filmography since, it is no wonder it is so poorly created. In it silliness, it is a bore and an effort to watch.


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