When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an ex-cop to look for him.
Haley Joel Osment
Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.
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
(at around 1h 13 mins) At the end of Cooper's paraphrase of the opening of the seven seals, he throws his arms above his head. He then slowly lowers them- twice. First in an over-the-shoulder shot of actor John Goodman, and again in the next shot, a frontal shot of the good preacher. See more »
[at the inquest, staring into space]
And then what happened? Special Agent Keenan? Special Agent Keenan?
[breaks out of it]
I subdued the suspect... with a head butt.
A head butt?
Yes sir. The suspect was standing... unnaturally close. And then the trumpet blast sounded three more times, and a fourth and a fifth. By then it was pretty clear that the Rapture wasn't going to happen, so we rounded up the remaining Five Pointers.
Hey, what was it? The trumpet blasts?
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In the closing credits: 'Almost this entire cast will return in HIT SOMEBODY Coming over the boards in 2012.' Also: 'To take the edge off RED STATE go listen to hours of funny for free at smodcast.com "There's so many to choose from!"' See more »
While watching the film, it simply gets better but then towards the climax, there is a feeling of let down. The film touched upon many important aspects of modern day issues, such as 'fanatacism', 'war on terror' and perception. Yet the movie seems to rush itself to a conclusion without expanding on areas it only touched upon briefly. However hours later, when contemplating what I had just watched, this film seemed to fascinate me more and more, even the poster which shows the young lady 'Dana' with a semi-automatic weapon. This film was never meant to be a serious political movie with a 2 hour plus length and a complicated story line, but it was meant to be a light horror flick with a serious undertone. The film has a familiar beginning but it takes the viewer down a serious path which asks questions about our attitudes and how governments are today committing crimes we know nothing about. To understand the depth of this movie, read between the lines, reflect upon it's actual message only then will you enter the 'Red State'.
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