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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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30 September 2011 (UK)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Canon 7D's were used as B-cameras. 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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Joseph Keenan: You said this was going to be a simple in-and-out, sir.
[holds phone up to sound of machine gun fire, then speaks again]
Joseph Keenan: Simple just shit itself.
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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 »

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Referenced in Bullied (2011) See more »

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Brilliant and ironic... Must watch
9 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

This movie also suffers from the ire of religion aficionados and hence receives bad reviews on Netflix and IMDb. Rest assured, this is a great movie with equal parts survival horror and Tarantino-esque irony.

The movie does have a compact script and keeps things pretty straightforward to brief acts. There is, however, never a dull moment. Definitely one of Kevin Smith's best works.

One word of caution, do not expect traditional structure of a protagonist driven plot. This movie is quite off kilter, using characters as disposable plot devices. I for one, loved that little unpredictability to this film.

Extremely entertaining, unless you are waiting for rapture yourself.


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