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Red State (2011)

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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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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Casting director Deborah Aquila was moved to tears whilst listening to Kyle Gallner's performance during the cage scene. See more »

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(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 »

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Jarod: You killed my fucking friend.
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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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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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A clever statement !!
23 August 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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