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Release Date:
25 March 2009 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Three teenagers blackmail a serial killer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Great! Kind of like if The Loved Ones was a serious movie See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Joel Edgerton ... Ian Wright

Michael Dorman ... Gary Parker

Sebastian Gregory ... Mark

Hanna Mangan Lawrence ... Chasely (as Hanna Mangan-Lawrence)
Joshua Payne ... James

Belinda McClory ... Kay Wright
Holly Baldwin ... Tanya Lee
Anthony Phelan ... Tanya Lee's Dad

Bella Heathcote ... Petra
Sue Dwyer ... Ma Parker

Todd Levi ... Detective 1
Danny Baldwin ... Detective 2
Harley Bennick ... Young James
Ryan Sheldrake ... Young Mark
Leigh Prewecki ... Kay and Ian's Baby
Jessie Hazell ... Kay and Ian's Baby (photo)
Izumi Pennicott ... Female Dead Body
Rocco Joyce ... School Bully
Veronica Gregory ... Girl in Street
Kransky ... Dog in Street
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joey ... Gary Parker's Dog
Chris Schmuttermaier ... Bus Passenger
Davi Soesilo ... Commuter

Samuel Nolan ... High School Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Jon Hewitt 
 
Writing credits
Shane Krause (written by) (as S.P. Krause) &
Shayne Armstrong (written by) (as Shayne Armstrong) and
Jon Hewitt (written by)

James M. Vernon  additional writing (as James Michael Vernon)

Produced by
Grant Bradley .... executive producer
Pam Collis .... associate producer
Ian Gibbins .... executive producer
Gary Hamilton .... executive producer
Richard Stewart .... producer
Penny Wall .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Franzke 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Pugh 
 
Film Editing by
Simon Martin 
 
Casting by
Faith Martin 
 
Production Design by
Michelle Sotheren 
 
Art Direction by
Christopher Cox 
 
Costume Design by
Vanessa Loh 
 
Makeup Department
Veronique Keys .... key hair designer
Veronique Keys .... key makeup designer
Veronique Keys .... special makeup effects artist
Antony McMullen .... prosthetic corpse designer
 
Production Management
Pam Collis .... line production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason Rowling .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Izumi Pennicott .... buyer/set decoration
Brandon Specht .... buyer/set dresser
Katrina Sweetman .... art department coordinator
David Valencia .... art assistant
 
Sound Department
Daryl Aberhart .... sound effects editor
Kearon de Clouet .... dialogue editor
Kearon de Clouet .... sound mixer
Kearon de Clouet .... supervising sound editor
Les Fiddess .... foley artist
Sam Hayward .... sound effects editor
Martin Oswin .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Rigby .... sound effects editor
Bill Rigby .... surround atmos recordist
Robert Sullivan .... sound mixer
David White .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Nicole La Praik .... special effects assistant
Jim Leng .... special effects technician
Greg Oliver .... special effects technician
Julian Summers .... armourer
Julian Summers .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Ashton .... film recording technician
James Johnston .... compositor
Zenon Kohler .... titles designer
Phillip Radford .... compositor
Steve Tedman .... compositor
 
Stunts
Danny Baldwin .... stunt coordinator
Bradd Buckley .... stunt performer
Mick Van Moorsel .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven Magrath .... second assistant camera
Dominik Muench .... camera trainee
Tony O'Loughlan .... director of photography: second unit
Darryl Young .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Josephine Johnson .... costume buyer/art finisher
 
Editorial Department
Kevin Shaw .... colorist
 
Location Management
Charles Boyle .... location manager
 
Music Department
Bree Winwood .... music supervisor (as Bree Nevin)
 
Other crew
Ross Barclay .... data handling
Pru Donovan .... financial controller
Lou Henry .... assistant accountant
Shane Krause .... development executive
Lachlan Madsen .... development executive
Ahmed Salama .... website developer
 

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91 min
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This film is considered an Ozploitation picture, an Australian exploitation movie.See more »
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Great! Kind of like if The Loved Ones was a serious movie, 1 July 2016
Author: znegative from Ohio

This movie has a fantastic set up, and although the plot is a little ridiculous (two teenage best friends blackmailing the local serial killer into murdering the man who raped them as children), as a viewer I became so involved with the character dynamic that I really didn't question it much.

The two teenage protagonists are very sympathetic. I think the acting on their part was what ultimately made the movie. What was weird was that the kids look exactly like these two guys that I knew out in California who were about the same age and actually acted kind of like these guys too, save for the whole being Australian part.

Anyway, to get back to the point-I think that anyone who's a fan of the thriller and horror genre would like this movie. I imagine a lot of people who might be reading this, or looking into this movie have probably also seen 'The Loved Ones', which a decent movie in its own right. However, Acolytes is light-years better in terms of acting and plot, and as I get older I am starting to get tired of all this torture porn going around. Acolytes is 'tasteful' in that regard.

The ending is a little weird, and probably could have been thought out better, but overall a good ride.

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