IMDb > The Collector (2009/I)
The Collector
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Collector (2009/I) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 6 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
The Collector -- 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.
The Collector -- 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.

Overview

User Rating:
6.4/10   34,289 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 5% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers (WGA):
Patrick Melton (screenplay) &
Marcus Dunstan (screenplay) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for The Collector on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
31 July 2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He always takes one
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(444 articles)
Buyers take The Devil’s Hand
 (From ScreenDaily. 28 July 2014, 4:45 PM, PDT)

Buyers rally to The Devil’s Hand
 (From ScreenDaily. 28 July 2014, 4:45 PM, PDT)

Check The Official Poster Art For Josh Stewart's The Hunted
 (From Twitch. 13 June 2014, 2:00 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Could have been great See more (177 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
William Prael ... Larry Wharton

Diane Ayala Goldner ... Gena Wharton

Juan Fernández ... The Collector

Josh Stewart ... Arkin

Michael Reilly Burke ... Michael Chase

Andrea Roth ... Victoria Chase

Karley Scott Collins ... Hannah Chase

Madeline Zima ... Jill Chase

Haley Pullos ... Cindy (as Haley Alexis Pullos)

Daniella Alonso ... Lisa

Patrick Rizzotti ... 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

Robert Wisdom ... Roy
Joe Conger ... Roy's Enforcer

Alex Feldman ... Chad
Michael Showers ... Deputy Sheriff

Todd Haberkorn ... Police Officer
Tom Gulager ... Officer Gulager
Brett Forbes ... Officer Hoss Wiggins
Lee Cole ... Veteran Officer

Hiro Koda ... Medic Koda

Jabari Thomas ... Medic #2

Jackson Beals ... Young Deputy
David Landsness ... Officer Landsness
Jennifer Monroe ... Officer Hilton (as Jennifer Hilton)

Gregory Alan Williams ... Sheriff (as Greg Allan Williams)
Robyn Noble ... Young Officer
Tommy K. ... Cat (as The Elusive Tommy K)
Aero ... The Collector's Dog (as Aero the Dog)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jon Dainty ... Strip Club Patron (uncredited)
Eric Kelly McFarland ... Firefighter (uncredited)

William Morse ... Stabbed Man (uncredited)
David Pitt ... Barman (uncredited)
Philip Poth ... Foreman (uncredited)
Colvin Roberson ... Roy's Driver / Bodyguard (uncredited)
John Snell ... Yard Worker (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Marcus Dunstan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Patrick Melton (screenplay) &
Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)

Patrick Melton (earlier screenplay) &
Marcus Dunstan (earlier screenplay)

Produced by
Courtney Balaker .... co-producer (as Courtney Moorehead Balaker)
Tighe Michael Curran .... associate producer (as Tighe Curran)
Charles Davidson .... executive producer
Shanon Davis .... associate producer
Bonnie Forbes .... associate producer
Brett Forbes .... producer
Sean Gowrie .... line producer: additional photography
Michael Gozzard .... co-producer
Mickey Liddell .... executive producer
Mike Liddell .... executive producer
Christopher Lockhart .... co-producer
Jennifer Monroe .... executive producer (as Jennifer Hilton)
Vince Palomino .... line producer: additional photography
Julie Richardson .... producer
Patrick Rizzotti .... producer
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... line producer (as Ronald Cosmo Vecchiarelli)
Ben Weiss .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jerome Dillon 
 
Cinematography by
Brandon Cox 
 
Film Editing by
Alex Luna 
James Mastracco 
Howard E. Smith 
 
Casting by
Monika Mikkelsen 
 
Production Design by
Ermanno Di Febo-Orsini 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Barton 
 
Set Decoration by
Marina Starec 
 
Costume Design by
Ashlyn Angel 
 
Makeup Department
Brian Blair .... makeup effects
Michael Davis .... key hair stylist
Jeff L. Deist .... makeup effects mold designer
Nicole Gaudin .... key hair stylist: B unit
Jamie Grove .... makeup effects painter
Snowy Highfield .... makeup effects crew
Stephen Imhoff .... additional makeup artist: additional photography
Emma Jacobs .... makeup artist
Emma Jacobs .... special makeup effects artist (as Emma 'Blood Girl' Jacobs)
Ralis Kahn .... makeup department head
Adrienne Lynn .... hair stylist: additional photography
Adrienne Lynn .... makeup artist: additional photography
Mike J. Regan .... senior makeup effects artist
Lauren Thomas .... key makeup artist: B unit
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... special makeup effects designer
Claire Jane Vranian .... special makeup effects administrator
 
Production Management
Korey Budd .... production manager: additional photography
Sean Gowrie .... production supervisor
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danny 'Dano' Anderson .... second second assistant director
Trent Dempsey .... first assistant director: re-shoots
Alisa Fredericks .... first assistant director
Tom Gulager .... second unit director
Heather Holty .... second second assistant director: re-shoots
Joshua LeBlanc .... first assistant director: re-shoots
Ben Ledoux .... second assistant director
Julia Lennon .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Adam Askew .... storyboard artist
Jason lee Bartley .... on-set dresser
Bethany Barton .... lead painter (as Bethany Hogan)
Kent Jude Bernard .... storyboard artist
Bonnie Betancourt .... property master (as Bonnie Temple)
Stephen Borasch .... storyboard artist
Raphael Di Febo .... production assistant
Will E. Drummond .... set dresser
Jem Elsner .... art department assistant
J. Zoe Frasure .... storyboard artist
Robert W. Gaines .... art department assistant
Mike Herriage .... carpenter
Jarrette Moats .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound designer
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Nethaniel Caserta .... sound mixer
Gary Day .... sound mixer
Adam De Coster .... foley artist
Caleb Easter .... sound editor
Todd Grace .... sound re-recording mixer
Matt Hovland .... commentary mixer
Steven Huerstel .... boom operator
Steve Hunt .... boom operator
Peter D. Lago .... supervising sound effects editor
Tim LeBlanc .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Lengies .... sound mixer
Sean Madsen .... assistant sound editor
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Antonio Moncada .... boom operator
Irene Montero .... foley editor
Alexander Pugh .... sound designer
Alexander Pugh .... sound effects editor
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Jason Shaffer .... sound effects editor
Bryon Speller .... dialogue editor
Steven Utt .... sound engineer
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Brian S.M. Wroth .... adr editor
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Frank Ceglia .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Cregan .... compositor
Katie Dillman .... visual effects assistant: additional photography
Alex Friderici .... visual effects
Nick Greenlee .... animation director
Dorien Gunnels .... lighting technical director
Sadie D. Johnson .... digital intermediate assistant producer
David Karlak .... visual effects supervisor
Matthew Kiefer .... lead lighter
Chris Longo .... visual effects producer
Tony Magaletta .... first assistant cameraman: "A" camera, miniatures
Damian McDonnell .... digital colourist
 
Stunts
Trace Cheramie .... stunt rigger
Norm Garner .... stunt coordinator: Dog
Adam Hart .... stunt double
Hiro Koda .... stunt coordinator
Cassandra McCormick .... stunt double: Madeline Zima
Buddy Sosthand .... stunt performer
Steve Upton .... stunt rigging coordinator
David Wald .... stunt double: Josh Stewart
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Acox .... key grip: second unit
Matt Ardine .... gaffer: second unit
Tiffany Aug .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jayson S. Coddington .... lighting technician
John Gregory Edwards .... lighting technician
Halle Fischer .... film loader
Halle Fischer .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Lewis Fowler .... first assistant camera
Stan Hoyt .... lamp operator
Stan Hoyt .... lighting technician
Stan Hoyt .... lighting
Tom Jordan .... first assistant camera
Benjamin Kilmer .... best boy
Alexandre Lehmann .... director of photography: second unit
George Maxwell .... chief lighting technician
BJ McDonnell .... Steadicam operator
BJ McDonnell .... camera operator
BJ McDonnell .... camera operator: "a" camera
Robyn Noble .... second assistant camera
Vince Palomino .... key grip
Ahmad Big Thirsty Powell .... grip
Anthony Schrader .... grip
Taylor Evan Sparks .... assistant chief lighting technician
Gerard Martin .... additional first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Andrei Constantinescu .... extras casting coordinator
Ryan Glorioso .... casting
Gene Vassilaros .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nyima Johnston .... costume supervisor
Melissa Reed .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Valance Eisleben .... digital intermediate editor
Sara Hanson .... editorial assistant
Ryan Helsley .... digital intermediate producer
Philip Mangano .... assistant editor
Carrie Oliver .... digital intermediate conformist
Mike Sowa .... digital intermediate color timer
Michael Spirytus .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Patric Caird .... composer: additional music
Tricia Holloway .... music supervisor
Tricia Holloway .... soundtrack album producer
Mark Nolan .... music editor
Mark Nolan .... score engineer
Mark Nolan .... score programmer
 
Transportation Department
Dale Combs .... driver: hair/makeup truck
Gerald Hardy .... transportation captain
Janet Perrotti .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Aaron Askew .... first assistant accountant
Korey Budd .... location manager
Jennifer M. Byrne .... post-production accountant
David Danberg .... catering/craft service: re-shoots
Raphael Di Febo .... art department assistant
Lisa Gullo .... set production assistant
Paul Huber .... key set production assistant
Chase Hudson .... production accountant: additional production
Holly Jordan .... office production assistant
David Karlak .... assistant to the director (as David 'Changeling' Karlak)
Courtney Mayfield .... production assistant
Krystal Mayo .... stand-in
Kevin Muller .... production secretary
Rebecca Newman .... stand-in
Kristina Perez .... script supervisor
Joshua Smith .... production coordinator
Michelle Tonjes .... photo double (as Michelle Lott)
Susana Torres .... set production assistant
Scott Willmann .... production accountant
Derek Wayne Johnson .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
C. Robert Cargill .... special thanks
Charlie Clouser .... thanks
Jake Kozarec .... special thanks
Rob Mancini .... special thanks
Bob Weinstein .... thanks
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive sadistic bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity
Runtime:
90 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | Germany:18 (cut) | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Peru:18 | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #45306)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Arkin first breaks into the house, he uses lock pick tools. The straight flat one he inserts in the bottom and the jagged one on top. However the jagged edges are pointing downward and would not be able to click the tumblers.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Se7en (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
Awake to YouSee more »

FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
Is "The Collector" based on a book?
What songs are in the film?
See more »
52 out of 96 people found the following review useful.
Could have been great, 11 February 2010
Author: Siamois from Canada

As the story of the Collector unfolds, it quickly becomes obvious that writer/director Marcus Dunstan is knowledgeable when it comes to the horror genre and knows what makes people click.

First, there is a 70s/80s feel to this movie. From the dirty-ish cinematography to the pacing, editing and the casting choices, a lot of this reminds me of the less polished horror films of these decades.

One of the aspects where this movie shines is with its protagonist Arkin. A down-on-his- luck handyman struggling to pay his bills. Josh Stewart was a revelation for me in this role. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for this actor. Is he a one-note actor who was perfectly cast or is this some serious talent? I for one would lean toward the latter. Stewart is perfect in making us feel Arkin is a decent guy with a will of is own but just suffers from a total lack of respect by the people around him. He oozes charisma despite the "loser" role he has to work with and reminds me a little bit of Sean Penn. What makes the film effective is really exploring the character of Arkin early on. There is a simple situation driving this man to do what he is about to do and we can relate to him.

Unfortunately, the movie begins to lose steam when Arkin gets inside the house. At first, the traps and situations are intriguing. But character and story development halts to a crawl. Who is the collector and what is the meaning of this collection? We don't really know and Dunstan doesn't seem to care in the least. Themes explored throughout the movies? Again, doesn't seem very relevant.

As the story progresses, the traps become the star of the film and the whole thing seems more and more far-fetched. What should be the meat around the bone becomes the entire movie. The concept seems more like the latest horror gimmick. It's a somewhat interesting and entertaining one but one must deplore all the character development of Arkin if the rest of the movie was really just about mindless fun.

All in all, this is a solid movie reminiscent of the trashy, dirty 70s and early 80s horror flicks. But it seems to be lacking in themes and symbolism that made those movies so great and I sensed the writing lost its purpose mid-way. I also deplore what I sense like a desperate attempt to build a franchise, as opposed to make a great movie. The movie seems like a setup for sequels, a TV series pilot more than a single work of art to be enjoyed.

The movie deserves a 5.5 and is relatively well-done. If this review seems harsh, it's just that the first half hour or so lets you think the movie will be much more powerful than it actually ends up being.

Very curious to see if a sequel will be done for this one.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (177 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Collector (2009)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Cat room gamefreak453
I just got done watching the movie and... coolatina101
Home Alone sheepdog07
Worst movie I have EVER seen Shemyaza-1
Hate this film mikimcsween
He should have hit him with a table leg *Spoilers* alastor32167
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Machete Kick-Ass High Tension The Professional: Golgo 13 The Black Dahlia
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Crime section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.