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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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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

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 »

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In the ambulance, when the collector is cutting the hero out of his restraints, the hero has shoes on when he should be barefoot. See more »

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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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What an absolute blinder!!
25 July 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

i stumbled upon this movie when i was reading about "the Poughkeepsie Tapes". The rating was just better than average at IMDb but the synopsis of the story seemed interesting enough to give it a shot. And what an adrenaline shot this turned out to be! Arkin cases a house to commit an easy robbery as the house owners are going on a two week trip. he has to clear some old debts for his wife who has loan sharks looking for her. the fun or rather unprecedented thrill and violence start when he steps into the house and finds that there are traps all over the house planted by a sadist. the traps are innovative and the methods of killing people are ingenuous. The gore quotient is pretty high in some scenes so this is definitely not for the squeamish at hear. the dialogs are minimal and the tempo is maintained by the director by the help of kick ass music. The acting is competent. the movie made on a budget of 6 million earned 7 million at the box office and also led to a sequel "the collection" which i plan to check out soon. going to bed with the pleasure that only comes with finding something really good in the most unexpected of places. give this a try. i can guarantee that you will be at the edge of your seat for the better part of 80 minutes. superior stuff.


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