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Writer (WGA):
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Release Date:
11 April 2008 (USA) See more »
A Party To Die For. See more »
Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Brittany Snow ... Donna Keppel

Scott Porter ... Bobby

Jessica Stroup ... Claire

Dana Davis ... Lisa Hines

Collins Pennie ... Ronnie Heflin

Kelly Blatz ... Michael

James Ransone ... Detective Nash

Brianne Davis ... Crissy Lynn

Kellan Lutz ... Rick Leland

Mary Mara ... Ms. Waters

Ming-Na Wen ... Dr. Elisha Crowe (as Ming Wen)

Johnathon Schaech ... Richard Fenton

Idris Elba ... Detective Winn

Jessalyn Gilsig ... Aunt Karen Turner

Linden Ashby ... Uncle Jack Turner

Jana Kramer ... April

Rachel Specter ... Taylor

Valeri Ross ... Mrs. Hines

Lori Heuring ... Mrs. Keppel
Jennie Vaughn ... Donna's Stylist (as Jennie Lee Vaughn-Campbell)

Jay Phillips ... DJ Tyler
Kevin Gould ... Prom Photographer

Tom Tarantini ... Inmate
Charles Hirsch ... Clerk (as Charlie Hirsch)

Brian Oblak ... Businessman

David Kaufman ... Businessman

Ross Partridge ... Businessman
Jacqueline Herrera ... Maid

Hugh Scott ... New Clerk

Nicholas James ... Denny Harper (as Nick James)

Joshua Leonard ... Bellhop

Andrew Fiscella ... Officer

David Lowe ... Officer

Shawn Driscoll ... Officer Will

Marcuis Harris ... Reporter

Troy Blendell ... Reporter

Gina St. John ... Reporter
Craig Susser ... Officer Hicks
Nick DeMoura ... Dancer
Morgan Nagatani ... Dancer
Zena Foster ... Dancer
Alex 'Shorty' Welch ... Dancer (as Alex Welch)
Katie Orr ... Dancer
Anthony Clark ... Dancer

Allison Kyler ... Dancer

Johnny Erasme ... Dancer
Anthony Rue II ... Dancer (as Anthony Rue)
Jennifer Talarico ... Dancer (as Jen Talarico)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bryan Carman ... Parent (uncredited)
Kellen DeRuy ... Viking (uncredited)
Joe Heath ... Prom Photographer (uncredited)
Ken Hurst ... Dancer (uncredited)
Krystal Katz ... Prom Goer (uncredited)

Tommy Kijas ... Motorcycle Prom Kid (uncredited)
Kayla Laws ... Dancer (uncredited)
Daphne Pe'a ... Tiara Promgirl (uncredited)
Cory Rasmussen ... Prom Attendee (uncredited)
Marciano Ricky ... Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Nelson McCormick 
Writing credits
J.S. Cardone (written by)

Produced by
Christopher Ball .... executive producer (as Chris J. Ball)
J.S. Cardone .... executive producer
Marc Forby .... executive producer
Glenn S. Gainor .... executive producer
Toby Jaffe .... producer
Bruce Mellon .... executive producer
Neal H. Moritz .... producer
William Tyrer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Haslinger 
Cinematography by
Checco Varese 
Film Editing by
Jason Ballantine 
Casting by
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
David Rapaport 
Production Design by
Jon Gary Steele 
Art Direction by
Chris Cornwell 
Set Decoration by
Traci Kirshbaum 
Costume Design by
Lyn Paolo 
Makeup Department
Bernadette Beauvais .... makeup artist
Jennifer Greenberg .... makeup artist
Robert Hall .... special makeup designer: Almost Human Inc.
Zoe Hay .... makeup artist
Eryn Krueger Mekash .... makeup department head (as Eryn Krueger)
Mike Mekash .... makeup artist (as Michael Mekash)
Debbie Mezera .... office manager: Almost Human
Erik Porn .... special makeup effects artist: Almost Human Inc.
K.G. Ramsey .... hair stylist
Thomas Real .... department head hair stylist
Mark Sanchez .... makeup artist
Larry Waggoner .... hair department head
Jay Wejebe .... key makeup artist
Bret Mayo .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Nicolas Stern .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ingrid K. Behrens .... second second assistant director
Adam Druxman .... first assistant director
Lance Gilbert .... second unit director
Danny Giles .... second assistant director: second unit
X. Dean Lim .... special unit director
James Moran .... second assistant director
Marc Newland .... day player second second assistant director
Art Department
Claudia Bonfe .... set dressing buyer
James W. Boyce .... set dresser
Max E. Brehme .... property master
Paul Cunningham .... set dressing gang boss
Jay Dupuy .... plaster department head
David Eckert .... assistant art director
David Elliott .... construction coordinator
Michael A. Heath .... prop paperwork
Brock Helfer .... set dresser
Vinson Jae .... stand-by painter
Mark Kelly .... daily props assistant
Eric Koo .... sculptor
Holiday Landa .... art coordinator
Scott W. Leslie .... assistant property master
Vincent Lucido .... storyboard artist
Brett McKenzie .... art department assistant
Barbara Mesney .... set designer
John Naehrlich .... leadman
Christopher Schultz .... assistant property master
Trey Shaffer .... graphic designer
Kevan Weber .... set dresser
Christopher L. Williamson .... set dresser
Sound Department
Mark Agostino .... pro tools operator
Willie D. Burton .... production sound mixer
Ed Callahan .... sound editor
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... supervising sound editor
Linda Folk .... adr supervisor
Gregg Frazier .... boom operator
Samuele Grippo .... additional dubbing engineer
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Jonathan Jory .... adr mixer
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Daniel Pagan .... sound effects editor
David Parker .... sound mixer (second unit)
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor
Karen Spangenberg .... dialogue editor
Gary A. Theard .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Jason Dodd .... special effects foreman
Lynn Garrido .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Casey Allen .... senior flame artist
Johnathan R. Banta .... digital artist
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
Manda Cheung .... roto artist
Trent Claus .... flame artist
Sean Coonce .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios
An H. Dang .... technical consultant
Marissa Fraering .... visual effects coordinator: Lola Visual Effects
Diana Hinek .... digital compositor
William Hyler .... flame artist
Chris Ingersoll .... compositor: Flame artist
Benjamin Kutsko .... flame artist
Thomas Nittmann .... visual effects producer
Brian Nugent .... flame artist
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor
Bethany Pederson Onstad .... compositor (as Bethany Pederson)
R. Matt Smith .... compositing supervisor
Sean Tompkins .... visual effects coordinator
Sean Wallitsch .... Flame artist: Lola Visual Effects
Laura Elizabeth Wilcox .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios
Edson Williams .... visual effects supervisor: Lola Visual Effects
Ryan Zuttermeister .... associate visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
Dartenea Bryant .... stunt double: Dana Davis
Clay Donahue Fontenot .... stunts
Lance Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Steve Hassenpflug .... stunts
Cassandra McCormick .... stunt double: Brittany Snow
Rex Reddick .... stunts
Kym Stys .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Andrus .... grip
Jeff Andrus .... key grip: second unit
Miguel Benavides .... key grip
Cedric Bonier .... electrician (2007)
Thomas Burns .... additional lighting technician
Bruce Carothers .... rigging key grip
Aaron Chervenak .... camera production assistant: second unit
Jeffrey A. Cook .... rigging electrician
Danny Eccleston .... gaffer
Adam Harrison .... best boy rigging electric
Carlos 'Los' Jackson .... rigging electrician
Hilary Klym .... best boy rigging grip
Seth Kotok .... second assistant camera
Christopher Lucchese .... grip
Tamas Mack .... second assistant camera
Frankie Martinez .... electrician
David McMillan .... dimmer board operator
Glenn E. Moran .... rigging gaffer
Ignacio Musich .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Patrick B. O'Brien .... camera operator
Bonnie Osborne .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Nick Paige .... camera operator
Chad Persons .... Steadicam operator (2007)
Irv Press .... generator operator
Donis Rhoden .... grip
Joel A. Ruiz .... rigging electric
Michael A. Savage .... grip
Tim Soronen .... best boy grip
Scott Sprague .... best boy electric
Wayne Stroud .... dolly grip
Suzanne Tenner .... still photographer
Victoria Tidmarch .... film loader
Kristy Tully .... camera operator
Joshua Turner .... camera production assistant
Karl Vindler .... digital video assist operator
Steven J. Winslow .... aerial camera technician: super g camera system
Scott Yancey .... electrician
R. Michael Yope .... electrician
Jason Cox .... videographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Wendy Hoffman .... adr voice casting
Anthony J. Kraus .... casting assistant
Jeni Thornell .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leoisick Castro .... set costumer
Nina De Palma .... costumer
Lisa Eisler .... costumer
Laurel Frushour .... set costumer
Philip Hayman .... costume supervisor
Christopher Koelsch .... set costumer
Kenn Smiley .... key costumer
Kate Crowley .... key costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
George Chavez .... color timer
Pete Conlin .... post production
Scott Gregory .... digital film colorist
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Teressa Longo .... assistant editor
Blair Miller .... post-production assistant
Darin Wooldridge .... additional digital colorist: Technicolor
Music Department
Gerry Cueller .... music supervisor
Mark Curry .... score mixer
Greg Danylyshyn .... music supervisor
Brian Richards .... music editor
Boris Salchow .... composer: additional music
Travis Smith .... score mixing assistant
Richard Figone .... musical sound design (uncredited)
Chris Newlin .... score production coordinator (uncredited)
John von Seggern .... additional score sound designer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dan Brizendine .... transportation coordinator
Jayson Ehlers .... transportation co-captain
Mike Fenster .... picture car captain
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Chris Haynes .... driver
Doug S. MacLean .... driver
William R. Peck .... driver
Irv Press .... driver generator operator
Luther Trotter .... driver: Nelson McCormick
Other crew
Edward Allen .... production accountant
Jennifer Blair .... production coordinator
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher
Linda Brown .... unit publicist
Randin Brown .... production assistant
Matthew Dickey .... production assistant
Brian Dittmar .... assistant location manager
Caleb Duffy .... location manager
Jay Ellison .... super scorpio crane assistant
Matt Fuller .... assistant: Mr. McCormick (as Matthew F. Fuller)
Patricia A. Fullerton .... script supervisor
Danny Giles .... key set production assistant
Sherri Goldman .... first assistant accountant (as Sherri Robin Goldman)
Mackenzie Horras .... production assistant
Simeon Jones .... production assistant
Zachary Kahn .... assistant location manager
Chris Kerner .... production crew
Jeff Ketcham .... production assistant
Lauren Brooke Kurfirst .... assistant: Mr. Gainor (as Lauren B. Kurfirst)
Craig Langus .... production assistant
Ivette Ledon .... second assistant accountant
Jeni Mulein .... assistant: Mr. Moritz
Frédéric North .... helicopter pilot
Matthew J. Ryan .... production assistant
Lee J. Santillan .... second assistant accountant
Charlie E. Scott Jr. .... craft service
Ben Scott .... assistant: Mr. Jaffe
Charlie Scott .... key craft service
Dave Scott .... choreographer
Tim Seitter .... production assistant
Tyrrell Shaffner .... production assistant
Sue Smith .... assistant production coordinator
Sophia Tapia .... payroll accountant
Donna Tegan .... set production assistant
Luther Trotter .... assistant: Nelson McCormick
Clay Valenti .... assistant location manager
Keomanee Vilaythong .... location coordinator
Derek Wade .... production secretary
Christina Hwang .... title producer (uncredited)
A. Rachel Tobias .... assistant to director (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"TV Dinner" - Philippines (English title) (review title)
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Rated PG-13 for violence and terror, some sexual material, underage drinking, and language
88 min | 89 min (unrated version)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Canada:14+ (TV rating) | Finland:K-15 | France:-12 | Germany:16 (unrated version) | Iceland:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:14 (original rating) | Ireland:15A | Italy:VM14 | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:NC-16 (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Africa:13V | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:18 (special edition DVD) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #41474) | USA:Unrated (unrated DVD version)

Did You Know?

Nelson McCormick had done extensive research into proms going as far back as where and when the first prom was ever held in American history in the film, compiling detailed portfolios for the cast and crew which had an introduction on the origin of the prom and what it represents. However writer Cardone when going over what would be the titular prom with McCormick ultimately decided on a prom which apart from the music and dancing of the Bridgeport seniors was beyond the scale or budget of a standard American prom.See more »
Factual errors: When Donna looks at her bottle of pills, the label says "Klonapin." The correct spelling is "Klonopin."See more »
Richard Fenton:[during his interrogation, about Donna] Nothing can keep us apart... She has no family. All she has is me... You know we love one another... Ask Donna... We'll be together forever... together forever, that's my promise... I'll see you soon, Donna.See more »
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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Could be used in horror film school as a textbook example of what not to do..., 22 August 2008
Author: The_Dead_See from Wisconsin

Good grief I can't even begin to describe how poor this film is. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting much to begin with. Let's face it, a PG-13 slasher flick is pre-destined to be missing the ummm... slashing, so no one should be surprised by the lack of gore. But it was the level of incompetence and cliché on display in all the other aspects of this movie is what really blew me away.

We have a protagonist who is quite simply so completely useless that you find yourself rooting for the bad guy. And here's a turnup for the books... SHE NEVER CHANGES - hence breaking the cardinal rule of basic screen writing - character development. If you think by the end of this film the poor little girl is going to turn around and finally kick some arse then think again.

On top of this, we're handed possibly the least intriguing (and definitely the least scary) killer ever to grace the genre. I'm not joking when I say that Dora the Explorer has scarier villains than this movie.

Finally, because all the potential for tension or gratuity is removed by the inept (and apparently thirteen-year-old) director, what could possibly be left to fill up 2 hours of screen time?

Closets, that's what.

Lots and lots of closets: big closets, small closets, mirrored closets, closets to Narnia, so many damned closets you'll not want to dress yourself for another year. In fact this movie should have just been called "CLOSET", and had a picture of a big scary coathanger on the DVD case. On the back it could have had a photograph of the audience falling asleep and a quote by Roger and Ebert - something to the extent of: "what the f*@! did we just waste our time watching!"

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