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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.


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Writers (WGA):
Patrick Melton (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
31 July 2009 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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I'll give this an A for effort. It has a lot going for it to make this well worth seeing See more (181 total) »


  (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)

Directed by
Marcus Dunstan 
Writing credits
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 (as Mike Liddell)
Mickey 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
Bri Hervey .... second assistant director
Heather Holty .... second second assistant director: re-shoots
Josh LeBlanc .... first assistant director: re-shoots (as Joshua LeBlanc)
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
Andrew E. Tilles .... compositor
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 Powell .... grip (as Ahmad Big Thirsty Powell)
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
Scott Cross .... colorist: dailies (as Scotty Cross)
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
Irl Sanders .... music editor
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)
C. Robert Cargill .... special thanks
Charlie Clouser .... thanks
Jake Kozarec .... special thanks
Rob Mancini .... special thanks
Bob Weinstein .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for pervasive sadistic bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #45306)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The writers intended the movie to be a Saw prequel, but the idea was declined.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Edited into The Collection (2012/II)See more »
ArmeniaSee more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
I'll give this an A for effort. It has a lot going for it to make this well worth seeing, 4 September 2013
Author: callanvass from victoria b.c canada

I've been a fool. I tried watching this a few years ago, and couldn't finish it. That inkling to give it another go just wouldn't go away. Well. Guess what? Not only did I watch the whole movie, but I wound up digging it for the most part! The comparisons to the Saw franchise are apt, I suppose. But the Saw series started to become redundant. The Collector is much more than just another cash-in attempt to make some coin. Director Marcus Dunstain clearly had a vision with this one. The killer in this one is not someone that asks questions. Jigsaw was a nasty individual as well, but he had a motive for doing what he was doing, a reason if you will. The Collector (Creepily played by Juan Fernandez) just likes to hurt people. He's gleefully psychotic and kills people in the most sickening ways imaginable for his own demented pleasures. There is no background on this guy, and that makes him all the more terrifying. In some ways that could have worked against it, but I didn't feel it was needed here, and added to the atmosphere. The gore scenes deliver. I won't spoil them, but gore hounds will be replenished for their thirst. My only real carps are I wish the finale went on a tad longer, and that is was hard to make out what was going in a couple scenes because I had trouble seeing. It was a bit too dark. William Prael plays for a very good reluctant hero. His desperation had me rooting for him. I enjoyed him a lot

Final Thoughts: Sometimes a second viewing does wonders. It sure did with the Collector. It's not perfect, but it's a highly suspenseful thrill ride that lacks the budget of a Saw, but is arguably better than a lot of the Saw sequels. Recommended. I'm looking forward to The Collection!


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