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The Collector (2009)

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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He always takes one

Genres:

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:

$3,576,296 (USA) (31 July 2009)

Gross:

$7,706,394 (USA) (18 September 2009)
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2.35 : 1
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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 The Collector's van crashed into the ambulance, that was taking Arkin to the hospital, the front of the van is completely undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Arkin: Stupid fucking cat!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Beast
Written by Aja Volkman, Rich Koehler (as Richard Koehler) and Daniel Epand
Performed by Nico Vega
Courtesy of MySpace Records
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User Reviews

 
One of the best thriller/horror movies in the past 5 years
20 February 2010 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

The people who have given this movie low scores truly don't appreciate a good movie of this kind. Movies this good are few and far between. The story is unique and keeps you interested throughout. The cinematography is creative and often very clever. The acting is top-notch, especially in the main character. You can totally sense and feel the panic and horror he feels.

The Collector drips with a tense atmosphere, but also manages to disturb with its graphic and violent scenes. Fans of the genre - do NOT listen to the morons who gave this movie a low score. Watch it, and you will NOT be disappointed.

Yours truly, A true horror fan.


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