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  (in credits order)

Nicole DuPort ... Dakota

Rider Strong ... Ford

Michael Kelly ... Viper

Alexandra Barreto ... Torino

Robert Carradine ... Darwin
Emily Catherine Young ... Nova
Kevin E. Scott ... Max

Zack Robidas ... Yukon

Beverly Hynds ... Victoria

Jeffrey D. Erb ... Skinny Man - Forager

Rachel Miner ... Neon

Michael Madsen ... Jackal - Rover

Vinnie Jones ... Mongrel - Rover

Patrick Durham ... Shepherd - Rover

Jonathan Sachar ... Wolf - Rover
Bill Duff ... Badass - Rover
John Lumia ... Dingo - Rover
Frank Aptacy ... Lobo - Rover
Keith Bullard ... Black Dog - Rover
Christopher McNutt ... Red - Rover
Jerry Saberon ... Hairball - Rover
Garrett Ching ... Pug - Rover
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Directed by
Mark Young 
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Produced by
Gary Castro Churchwell .... associate producer (as Gary Churchwell)
Patrick Durham .... producer
Jeffrey D. Erb .... executive producer (as Jeff Erb)
Frank R. Gardner .... line producer (as Frank 'The Tank' Gardner)
Herb Hunter .... executive producer
Corey Large .... executive producer
Jordan Yale Levine .... executive producer
Michael Madsen .... executive producer
Lana May .... executive producer
Craig Meier .... co-executive producer
Joe Nicolo .... executive producer
Dave Pearce .... associate producer
Jason Pires .... executive producer
David Raynor .... associate producer
Jonathan Sachar .... producer
Franco Sama .... executive producer
Dennis Spilker .... executive producer
Kelly Wolfington .... executive producer (as Kelley Wolfington)
Alan Pao .... executive producer (uncredited)
F.X. Vitolo .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Elia Cmiral 
Cinematography by
Gregg Easterbrook (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mark Young 
Casting by
Diane Heery 
Production Design by
Scott G. Anderson  (as Scott Anderson)
Art Direction by
Scott G. Anderson  (as Scott Anderson)
Set Decoration by
Jeff Tanner 
Costume Design by
Leonard Pollack 
Makeup Department
April Chatman-Royce .... key makeup artist
April Chatman-Royce .... special makeup effects artist
Ashley DiSarro .... key hair stylist
J. Christopher Polito .... assistant makeup artist (as Christopher Polito)
Production Management
Jason Pinardo .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amy Cutler .... second second assistant director
Blair Howley .... second assistant director
Michelle Pollino .... first assistant director (as Michell Pollino)
Art Department
Adam Cramer .... picture car dresser
Kenneth H. Finn .... property master (as Ken Finn)
Chris Kubicek .... set dresser
Mitchell Landsman .... scenic charge
Rob Prior .... poster artist
Michael Virgilio .... set dresser
Patrick Edward White .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Shawn Allen .... boom operator
Josh Eckberg .... sound engineer
Mark Ettel .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Gray .... studio engineer
Anthony Krajchir .... sound engineer
Joel Minnich .... boom operator
Taylor Morgan .... studio coordinator
Paul Ratajczak .... sound re-recording mixer
Phil Rosati .... sound recordist
Michael Sable .... studio director
Anthony Short .... foley artist
Anthony Short .... foley editor
Anthony Short .... sound designer
Anthony Short .... sound post-production
Kirsten Short .... foley artist
Kirsten Short .... foley editor
Mike Silvestri .... additional boom operator
Mark Young .... supervising sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Jerry Constantine .... special effects makeup
Jeffrey Cox .... armourer
Jeffrey Cox .... mechanical effects key
Greg Kochan .... pyrotechnician
Conor McCullagh .... special effects consultant (as Connor McCullagh)
David Plunkett .... special effects makeup
Patrick Edward White .... special effects coordinator (as Patrick White)
Steve Wolf .... shop foreman
Surly Bernard .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Bradshaw .... gaffer (as Philip L. Bradshaw)
Michael Crenshaw .... rigging grip (as Mike Crenshaw)
Todd Giresi .... key grip
Andrew Goodman .... additional grip
Rory Hanrahan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
James Madison .... electric
Ilya Osovets .... grip
Nicholas Reader .... best boy electric (as Nic Reader)
Charlie Rowe .... best boy grip
Jeff Schirmer .... first assistant camera: second camera
Anneke Schoneveld .... still photographer
Ben Schwartz .... digital imaging technician
Mark Young .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Regina Haigh .... casting assistant
Jason Loftus .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Angeline Zeigler .... costume supervisor (as Angie Zeigler)
Editorial Department
David Diperstein .... post-production assistant
John Rehberger .... on-line editor
Lance Spindler .... color timer
Jane Tolmachyov .... colorist
Music Department
Elia Cmiral .... score synth programmer
John Samuel Hanson .... score synth programmer
Joe Nicolo .... music supervisor
David G. Russell .... score synth programmer (as David Russell)
Derek Somaru .... music editor
John Whynot .... music programmer
John Whynot .... score mixer
Other crew
Travis Blain .... title designer
William Boyer .... title designer
Shelley Marie Brown .... promotions
Lori Conway .... production accountant
Suzann Crumbock .... script supervisor (as Suzanne Crumbock)
Joshua Goren .... production assistant
Vanessa Gutin .... production coordinator
Lauren Harrison .... production assistant
Dan Kadushin .... production assistant
Nick Klinger .... office production assistant
Amanda Leahy .... production assistant
Adam Schoon .... production secretary
Tony Trov .... key set production assistant (as Anthony Trovarello)
Damon Wells .... medic
Dan Zarenkiewicz .... production assistant
Joan Bressler .... thanks
Steven Genyk .... thanks
JJ Johnson .... thanks
Max Kim .... thanks
Peter Leokum .... thanks
Joseph Moe .... thanks
Sharon Pinkenson .... thanks
Jane Soul .... thanks

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality
94 min
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Most of the "Foragers" (excluding Darwin) are named after automobiles, in relation to the main cause of the social collapse being gas shortage: Dakota (Dodge Dakota), Ford (Ford Motor Company), Viper (Dodge Viper), Torino (Ford Gran Torino), Nova (Chevy Nova), Max (could be a reference to the Metropolitan Area Express), Yukon (GMC Yukon), Victoria (Ford Crown Victoria), and Neon (Dodge Neon). Likewise, the "Rovers" are named after canines: Jackal, Mongrel, Shepherd, Wolf, Dingo, Lobo, Black Dog, Hairball, and Pug.See more »
Continuity: When Viper is killed, the long range shots show the killing through a translucent window and an open door. The close ups show a corridor with solid walls and a closed door.See more »
[first lines]
Darwin:[voiceover] The end. The end of life as we know it. We didn't see it coming, that's for sure. I mean, who plans for an apocalypse? But you know the really funny thing? It wasn't something big and horrible that did us in. It wasn't nuclear war or a deadly virus or a comet crashing into the planet. It wasn't over-population or global warming. I wish it was. You know, something...
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22 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
An Interesting Survival Tale With a Message, 10 November 2007
Author: gavin6942 from United States

In the near future (roughly 2012), petroleum production comes to a screeching halt and people turn to killing each other for it, as electricity stops and we are reduced to animal instincts.One group in Philadelphia is holed up in a hospital, which seems to be going fine until there is a breach of security.

If you saw this film at the After Dark Horrorfest, what probably drew you in was the cast. Michael Madsen ("Reservoir Dogs") and Vinnie Jones have smaller roles as cannibals, while the hospital crew includes horror veterans Rider Strong ("Cabin Fever") and Rachel Miner ("Penny Dreadful"). If I wasn't already planning on attending all the films, this would have been my reasoning. And it would pay off, because just like "Penny Dreadful", Rachel Miner continues to be a very strong actress and I hope we see more of her in leading roles.

Alright, horror fans... if you came for sex and blood, you'll get one of the two. The sex scenes are all clean (sorry) but there's plenty of blood. Ax-wielding maniacs, guns, bow and arrows, and a torso slowly roasting over a fire. A broken bone (yuck) and the most disgusting noise I've ever heard involving teeth. There's mild humor (a trumpet player cracked me up) and a really solid plot. Survival horror is a subgenre I've always enjoyed, and I think they really hit the nail on the head with this one. You have a small group of people who really have no chance at all of surviving.

What I enjoyed, beyond the excellent acting, moderate gore, and a very well-thought plot (there's actually layers, thank goodness) was the political and, philosophical and social commentary put in subtly and sometimes not so subtly. There's the obvious call for alternative energy sources (we could run out of oil at any time), but they took it to the next step by explaining where it would lead. There's the social aspects of what happens to people when civilization breaks down, and what the importance of a leader is (we have Professor Darwin at one point, Neon at another, no leader at another point and we see how the leadership or lack thereof differs).

The philosophy aspects have a Nietzsche-inspired undertone. Are we better to be sheep or wolves? Which one is more the moral principle? Safety in numbers or strength through independence? This is explored time and again throughout the film. And what I liked about the exploration is the way it was never really decided one way or the other, a least not obviously. here are strong groups and some strong individuals. One could write a paper on this, and I would if I wasn't so bogged down with other projects.

I expect this to be one of the better films in the 2007 Horrorfest. If any are better (and one or two may be), they're going down in history as some great ones, because this was already a winner. Don't be fooled by the Madsen and James cameos (they're small) if you think that's the reason to watch this. They could easily have made this film without them and lost nothing in the process. This is just solid script-writing, pure and simple. Check it out when you get a chance.

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