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Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.

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The teenager Jarod invites his best friends Travis and Billy-Ray to have a foursome with a thirty-eight year-old woman. While driving to meet the woman, Travis hit a car parked on the road. When they meet the woman, she gives spiked beer to them and they pass out. When the three friends wake up, they find that they are trapped in the fundamentalist Five Points Trinity Church of the infamous Pastor Abin Cooper and that they will be killed. Meanwhile the church is under siege by ATF agents led by Agent Joseph Keenan that have been ordered to destroy the terrorist cell. Will the teenagers be saved by the agents of the law enforcement agency? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong violence/disturbing content, some sexual content including brief nudity, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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The whole film was shot in sequence. See more »

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After the three kids side-swipe the Sherrif's car their car is missing the right side mirror and then, as they drive away, the mirror is clearly seen in place only to disappear in the next shot. See more »

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ASAC Brooks: How much do you think a cross like that costs?
Joseph Keenan: Do you mean in dollars or common sense?
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The cast listing is divided in three parts labeled "Sex", "Religion" and "Politics", representing the respective characters' roles in the movie. See more »

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like standing on violently moving tectonic plates
10 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

this isn't a good thing like woo hoo like it's a rocking 'ride'.

this is irritating, nauseating and intrusive at times, actually.

there is a religious diatribe by the evil protagonist, sermonising to his sycophantic brain- washed flock. this diatribe runs and runs and runs in the second act - I mean I was sitting the in the auditorium thinking wtf. cut cut CUT. This diatribe must be 10 minutes long. Up to this point I was running with the premise and some of the tension. the politics were light weight to be frank but I really did not pay to listen to some nut and every aspect if his thinking about the "evilness of gays.. and anal... etc.. etc". A page of script would have sufficed tyvm Kev.

it has it's OK moments but it has it's extreme weirdness too - weirdness that does not work particularly well. try something surprising and unusual - yes. but sometimes you look at an edit with a fabulously quirky idea and even though you own it, if it sucks, f**king kill the thing ffs.


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