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The Killer Inside Me -- A West Texas deputy sheriff is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer.
The Killer Inside Me -- Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba star in this chilling thriller about a cop who is secretly the brutal town murderer.

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Writers:
John Curran (writer)
Jim Thompson (novel)
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8 June 2010 (Ireland) See more »
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A West Texas deputy sheriff is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Utterly disturbing and fascinating. A conversation starter. See more (174 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Casey Affleck ... Lou Ford

Kate Hudson ... Amy Stanton

Jessica Alba ... Joyce Lakeland

Ned Beatty ... Chester Conway

Elias Koteas ... Joe Rothman

Tom Bower ... Sheriff Bob Maples

Simon Baker ... Howard Hendricks

Bill Pullman ... Billy Boy Walker

Brent Briscoe ... Bum / Stranger

Matthew Maher ... Deputy Jeff Plummer

Liam Aiken ... Johnnie Pappas

Jay R. Ferguson ... Elmer Conway
Ali Nazary ... Max Pappas

Blake Lindsley ... Waitress
Zach Josse ... Lou - 13 (as Zachary Josse)

Noah Crawford ... Mike - 15
Blake Brigham ... Lou - 6
Caitlin Turner ... Helene

Michael Gibbons ... Turnkey / Guard
Rosa Pasquarella ... Nurse
Arletta Knight Fink ... Courthouse Secretary
Jed Fox ... Dispatcher #1
Donna E. Jones ... Courthouse Diner Waitress
Russell Stewart ... Police Dispatcher #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Bielich ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Phillip Borghee ... Townsperson (uncredited)

Brett Bower ... Deputy (uncredited)

Jeremy Castaldo ... Tulsa Man #10 (uncredited)

Heather Cates ... Townsperson (uncredited)
Lori Lynne Cross ... Townsperson (uncredited)
Jeffrey Feingold ... Sheriff (uncredited)
Sean Frost ... Townsperson (uncredited)

Mark Adam Goff ... Ft.Worth Man #12 (uncredited)
Kenny Harragarra ... Ft Worth traveler (uncredited)
Chris Hoyt ... Sheriff Deputy (uncredited)

Mila McCoy ... Nurse (uncredited)

Patrick McGee ... Townsperson (uncredited)
Drew Nixon ... Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Debbi Tucker ... Train Traveler (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Winterbottom 
 
Writing credits
John Curran (writer)

Jim Thompson (novel)

Produced by
Lilly Bright .... executive producer
Chad Burris .... executive producer
Anna Croneman .... co-producer
Andrew Eaton .... producer
Tomas Eskilsson .... co-producer
Jordan Gertner .... executive producer
Chris Hanley .... producer
Susan Kirr .... co-producer
Alan Liebert .... executive producer
Randy Mendelsohn .... executive producer
Tom Ritchie .... executive producer
Bradford L. Schlei .... producer
Tara Subkoff .... associate producer
Fernando Sulichin .... executive producer
Tricia van Klaveren .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Joel Cadbury 
Melissa Parmenter 
 
Cinematography by
Marcel Zyskind (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mags Arnold 
 
Casting by
J.C. Cantu  (as JC Cantu)
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Rob Simons 
Mark Tildesley 
 
Set Decoration by
Jeanette Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Lynette Meyer 
 
Makeup Department
Kathryn Blondell .... personal hair stylist: Kate Hudson (as Kathryn L. Blondell)
Catherine Conrad .... hair department head
Catherine Conrad .... makeup department head
Tony Gardner .... prosthetic designer: Alterian
Tony Gardner .... prosthetic manufacture: Alterian
Timothy Huizing .... special makeup effects artist
Richard Redlefsen .... prosthetic makeup artist: Jessica Alba
Frieda Valenzuela .... key hair stylist
Frieda Valenzuela .... key makeup artist
Glen Hanz .... sculptor: Alterian, Inc. (uncredited)
Darin Moore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ruth Breslaw .... head of production: Revolution Films
Fiona Neilson .... post-production supervisor
Melissa Parmenter .... post-production supervisor
John N. Ward .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mary Beth Chambers .... second second assistant director: New Mexico
Sarah Gottlieb .... second assistant director
Yann Sobezynski .... first assistant director
Cedric Vara .... second second assistant director
Anthony Wilcox .... first assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William Alvarez .... on-set dresser: New Mexico
John P. Bruce .... set dresser (as John Bruce)
Ryan Bust .... set dresser
Ahren Diers .... art department production assistant
Tim Dingle .... scenic foreman
Travis Eisenberg .... construction foreman
Martin Espinoza .... painter
Ken Gaston-Kilgore .... set dresser
Lance Gill .... property intern
David Hack .... leadman
Zack Hiatt .... carpenter
Chris Holik .... set dresser
Ronald O. Jaynes .... construction coordinator: New Mexico (as Ronnie Jaynes)
Ian Sebastian Kasnoff .... construction coordinator (as Ian Kasnoff)
Kenneth Kelley .... carpenter
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Ráchel Lowery .... graphics production assistant
Sean Lynch .... property master
Lance McDaniel .... assistant property master
Andrew McGugan .... set decoration intern
Jarrette Moats .... art department coordinator
Kris Murray .... graphics intern
Will Newton .... draughtsman
Tyler Noel .... painter
Randy Ortega .... lead scenic: New Mexico
Bryce Perrin .... art director: New Mexico
Chip Radaelli .... construction foreman: New Mexico
John 'B.J.' Smith .... lead scenic (as John 'BJ' Smith)
Gracie Storey .... art intern
Pamela Wagner .... set decoration production assistant
James Collins .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Jeff Downing .... construction runner (uncredited)
Sean P. Egan .... set dresser (uncredited)
John Gibson .... greensman (uncredited)
Dale Lotreck .... props (uncredited)
Lance McDaniel .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Loren Schoel .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Appleby .... adr recordist
Kasper Val Bjerregård Larsen .... sound re-recording mixer
Bayard Carey .... sound mixer: second unit, New Mexico
Linda Dalin .... sound post-production coordinator
David O. Daniel .... sound mixer (as David Daniel)
Linda Forsén .... adr editor
Lesa Foust .... boom operator
Linus Gidstedt .... assistant sound editor
Linus Gidstedt .... foley artist
Bill Higley .... adr recordist
Rob Huckle .... sound engineer: Dolby
Anthony Krajchir .... adr recordist (as Tony Ktajchir)
Sara Kristoffersson .... foley assistant
Michael Melvin .... sound intern
Christer Melén .... sound effects editor
Lucas Nilsson .... foley artist
Stephen O'Toole .... adr recordist
James David Redding III .... adr recordist (as James David Redding)
Patrik Strömdahl .... foley supervisor
Joakim Sundström .... supervising sound editor
Per Sundström .... sound re-recording mixer
Miles J.D. Vedder .... sound utility (second unit)
Paul Wrightson .... adr editor: crowd
Frederik Zander .... sound post-production executive
Anders Degerberg .... sound mastering (uncredited)
Greg Jefferson .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Scott Hastings .... special effects coordinator: New Mexico
Steve Krieger .... special effects supervisor
Scott Roland .... special effects foreman
Danny Williams .... special effects assistant
William Boggs .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Andrew Newton .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Pavan Balagam .... roto/paint artist
Matthew Benns .... data wrangler
Viktor Berg .... 3d artist
Clare Brody .... data wrangler
Nick Dunn .... roto/paint artist
Adam Gottard .... dustbuster
Charlotte Gray .... dustbuster
Emma Hulme .... digital restoration
Emma Hulme .... dustbuster
Saulo Jamariqueli .... compositor
Marc Knapton .... lead compositor
Marc Knapton .... visual effects
Gus Martinez .... lead compositor
Gus Martinez .... visual effects
Paul Monaghan .... visual effects editor
Cale Pugh .... roto/paint artist
Rob Ride .... 3d artist
Luke Sikking .... roto/paint artist
Vahid Tehrani .... lead fx artist
Matthew Baker .... digital restoration (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jackson Burns .... stunt player
Laurence Chavez .... stunt player
Al Goto .... stunt coordinator: New Mexico
G. Grant Jewett .... stunt player (as Grant Jewett)
Denis Larouche .... stunt coordinator: Oklahoma (as Dennis Larouche)
Dino Muccio .... stunt player
Tina Wanner .... stunt double: Kate Hudson/Jessica Alba (as Tina Fuchs Wanner)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Liza Bambenek .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, New Mexico
Nick Barros .... best boy grip: New Mexico
Sean Bobbitt .... additional director of photography
Keith Brown .... company grip
Michael Burress .... still photographer
Brian Burroughs .... grip: New Mexico
Leah Camacho .... electrician
Elizabeth Cash .... loader: New Mexico (as Liz Cash)
Patrick B. Coate .... second assistant camera (as Patrick Coate)
Kenneth Coblentz .... key grip: New Mexico
Matt Cowan .... dolly grip
Jeremy D'Apolito .... best boy grip
Scott Forrester .... best boy electric
Richard Galli .... electrician
John K.D. Graham .... electrician: New Mexico (as John Graham)
Stephen James Hammontree II .... camera intern (as Stephen Hammontree)
Chris Hanley .... additional still photographer
Jade Healy .... on-set still photographer
Leonard E. Hoffman .... gaffer: New Mexico (as Lenny Hoffman)
Chris Kittinger .... electrician
Frank Larson .... loader: New Mexico
Terry Lasater .... grip
Bruce Lewis .... best boy electrician: New Mexico
Otis Mannick .... grip: New Mexico
Robert 'Boris' McCutcheon .... electrician: New Mexico
Michael Muller .... additional still photographer
George R. Niedson .... Steadicam operator (as George Niedson)
George R. Niedson .... camera operator: "b" camera (as George Niedson)
Christopher Norris .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, New Mexico (as Chris Norris)
Robert Rendon .... first assistant camera
Robert D. Reynolds .... gaffer
Lorey Sebastian .... still photographer: New Mexico
Jon Shryock .... key grip
Chris Smith .... camera loader
George Stephenson .... camera operator: "b" camera, New Mexico
Sunrise Tippeconnie .... electrician
Brian Boyll .... additional best boy electric (uncredited)
M. Shane Cates .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Morgan Davis .... grip (uncredited)
Dwight Dollins .... grip (uncredited)
Pat Flanagan .... electrician (uncredited)
Pat Flanagan .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
P.K. Munson .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Jeremy Smart .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Eric Steinig .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Britt West .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Maggie Blake .... casting intern
Chris Freihofer .... location casting: Oklahoma
Lindsay Graham .... casting associate
Kendall Michele Haney .... casting intern (as Kendall Haney)
Georgia Hays .... casting intern
Brandon Hemmerling .... casting assistant
Gwyn Savage .... extras casting: New Mexico
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hannah Ainsley .... costumer
Robin Michel Bush .... costume supervisor (as Robin Michele Bush)
Lagueria Davis .... costume intern
Bridgitte Ferry .... key costumer
Linda Loo Trippe .... set costumer (as Linda Trippe)
Lindsey Neal .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Giuseppe Circelli .... second assistant editor
Dan Coles .... colorist
Joon Goh .... second assistant editor
Jethro Harris .... digital intermediate producer
Jahanzeb Hayat .... assistant digital intermediate producer
Jaime Leonard .... on-line editor
Paul Monaghan .... first assistant editor
Sion Penny .... on-line editor
David Joshua Smith .... colorist: rushes (as David J. Smith)
Dominic Thomson .... on-line editor (as Dom Thomson)
Katherine Janes .... editorial department assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Niall Acott .... music engineer
Niall Acott .... music mixer
Tom Bowes .... musician: violin
Tom Bowes .... orchestra leader
Andy Brown .... orchestra contractor
Chadwick Brown .... music supervisor
Nicholas Bucknall .... musician: clarinet
Caroline Dale .... musician: cello
Dave Daniels .... musician: cello
Ralph De Souza .... musician: violin
Joel Hunter .... musician: viola
Garfield Jackson .... musician: viola
Adam Langston .... conductor
Adam Langston .... score arranger
Christopher Laurence .... musician: double bass (as Chris Laurence)
Martin Loveday .... musician: cello
Jeremy Murphy .... assistant: Niall Alcott
Melissa Parmenter .... musician: piano
Paul Stoney .... score sound designer
Amanda Street .... score supervisor: DNA Music
Cathy Thompson .... musician: violin
Artem Vassiliev .... conductor
Artem Vassiliev .... score arranger
 
Transportation Department
Kelly Blake .... driver
Tom Byrd .... driver: New Mexico
Natalie Casados .... driver: New Mexico (as Natalie Cusado)
Danny Davis .... driver: New Mexico
Lori Dillen .... driver: New Mexico
James Everett .... driver: New Mexico
Angela Finn .... driver
Issac Fogler .... driver (as Isaax Fogler)
Phil Helman .... transportation coordinator
Tim Helman .... driver
Kevin Henderson .... driver
Lew Homme .... driver
Josh Laurio .... driver: New Mexico
William Lazcko .... driver: New Mexico
Terry Ramano .... driver: New Mexico
Michael 'Fuzzy' Sloniker .... driver
Marlin 'Boots' Surtherlin .... picture car captain: New Mexico
Brian Wilson .... transportation captain
Marvin Winston .... driver
P.W. Woods .... transportation captain: New Mexico
Richard L. Woods .... driver: New Mexico (as Richard Woods)
Lance Leis .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
David Ackerman .... assistant chef
Reno Antoniades .... production legal: Lee & Thompson
Francisco Arredonde .... set intern: New Mexico
Magi Berciano .... production legal: Rosen Law Group
Lisa Berry .... animal handler: New Mexico
Randy Bilski .... craft service
Clem Blakemore .... assistant: Mr. Winterbottom & Mr. Eaton
Lilly Bright .... representative: Curiously Bright
Gregory Brindley .... location intern
Kayce Brown .... assistant: Ms. Hudson
Keith Bryant .... laboratory contact
Chet Burns .... set intern
Michael Burress .... media
Samuel Calvin .... set intern
Jacqueline Curley .... office production assistant
Dave Dorn .... craft service: New Mexico
Megan Douglas .... set intern
Payton Dunham .... location manager
Sean Patrick Eaton .... assistant location manager
Janie Elliott .... production coordinator: New Mexico
Andreas Emanuelsson .... assistant: Bob Film
Jenny Fitzgibbons .... production accountant
Brian James Fitzpatrick .... key set production assistant (as Brian Fitzpatrick)
Cheyenne Fletcher .... representative: Indion Entertainment Group
Jonathan Fong .... production executive: Muse
Sean Fonseca .... office production assistant: New Mexico
Nathan Gardocki .... set production assistant
Andrew Georgiou .... accountant: Revolution Films
Manny Gonzales .... chef: New Mexico
Christopher Gordon .... assistant: Mr. Affleck
Eddie Gray .... location intern
Julie Gresham .... representative: Indion Entertainment Group
Bruce Haase .... set intern (as Bruce A. Haase)
Nathan Helm .... set production assistant: New Mexico (as Nate Helm)
Chris Howe .... office manager: Muse
David Hunter .... assistant chef: New Mexico
Josh Hyams .... head of development: Revolution Films
Ted Kantrow .... caterer: Location Gourmet
Yousef Kazemi .... production intern
Barry Lacina .... location production assistant
Guillermo Lozano .... security: Ms. Alba
Bethany Magley .... location intern
Clark McCutchen .... additional legal services
Jake McKenzie .... set intern
Tim Monich .... dialect coach
Sophie Neave .... assistant: Andrew Eaton & Michael Winterbottom, Revolution Films
Daniel Norton .... chef
Joey Padilla .... set intern: New Mexico
Tiffany Patterson .... set production assistant: New Mexico
Alyx Picard .... production intern
Kate Poss .... assistant production coordinator
Karen Ramirez .... production coordinator
Pepper Reed .... payroll clerk
Phillip L. Rosen .... production legal: Rosen Law Group
Molly Routt .... set intern
Walter Royall .... payroll accountant
Spenser Sakurai .... production intern
Aimee Schaefer .... set production assistant: New Mexico (as Aimee Schaeffer)
Bradford L. Schlei .... president: Stone Canyon
Kent Shelton .... armorer
Lisa G. Shillingburg .... first assistant accountant (as Lisa Shillingburg)
Gabe Simpson .... set production assistant
Jonathon Slator .... location manager: New Mexico (as Jonathan Slator)
Brett Stahl .... assistant chef
Matthew Stratton .... armorer (as Matthew T. Stratton)
Blake Sullivan .... assistant: Ms. Hudson
Andi Taylor .... production secretary: New Mexico
Sherry Thomas .... representative: Indion Entertainment Group
Michael Vasquez .... set intern: New Mexico
Jason Wetter .... location production assistant
Jason Wetter .... location production assistant: New Mexico
Beth Wickman .... production intern
Helena Wyss .... set medic: New Mexico
Tyler Chou Young .... production legal: Rosen Law Group
Jeffrey Colbert .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Tiffany Grant .... assistant: Simon Baker (uncredited)
Jason Gwynn .... production office intern (uncredited)
Marc Hall .... production assistant (uncredited)
Shanna Harrison .... location intern (uncredited)
Jennifer Hiltwein .... assistant armorer (uncredited)
Christina Kleehammer .... location intern (uncredited)
Erin Sanzo .... production assistant (uncredited)
Rebecca Puck Stair .... location manager: New Mexico (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jonathan Bell .... thanks
Josie Foster .... the producers wish to thank
Joel Hulett .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for disturbing brutal violence, aberrant sexual content and some graphic nudity
Runtime:
109 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
As previously mentioned above, Andrew Dominik was set to direct, and had Tom Cruise lined up to play Lou Ford. When Cruise dropped out, Dominik left the project - he felt he needed a big star actor to carry such a complex and disturbing film.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Lou finds Joyce's handgun she says she "has a permit" for it. Texas has never required permits to own a gun, and until 1995 did not require permits to carry a concealed handgun.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Sheriff Bob Maples:Name of Joyce Lakeland. Lives about four or five miles out on Derrick Road past the old Branch place.
Lou Ford:Oh, I know the old Branch place. She a hustling lady, Bob?
Sheriff Bob Maples:Well, I guess so, but she's - she's been pretty decent about it.
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86 out of 131 people found the following review useful.
Utterly disturbing and fascinating. A conversation starter., 17 July 2010
Author: signemarie from Copenhagen, Denmark

Ironically, I picked this over the documentary 'Armadillo' about the war in Afghanistan, because I didn't feel like watching a truly frightening and disturbing movie that night. I felt like watching something 'fictionally scary'. It seems I should have gone for the war documentary instead, this movie had me wrecked emotionally for days. The story kind of clings, you have to deal with it, but it's complex and hard. It's a challenging movie.

What keeps riddling me about this movie, is how on earth did anyone manage to make me feel sympathetic towards the main character, who's an occasionally psychotic, cynical and brutal sadist? Even when he loses his temper completely with consequences beyond anything you thought you would ever watch on the big screen, you find yourself on his side.

Now, it's not an uncommon ambition for a director to construct 'bad' characters with compelling sides that awaken your sympathy, but this is beyond my comprehension. He's not a character you feel sorry for, he's not playing the victim anywhere, he's a sadist out of control. He plans things carefully to serve his own purposes and explodes in violence. Still, you want him to make it. You are left for hours thinking and discussing why on earth you found yourself supporting this character. Why would anybody?!? I don't know how this was done, it is, as I said, disturbing.

I was thinking about this for days, I'm still thinking about it. There are many story lines to examine in retrospect, there's his childhood, the violence, the biblical figures and references, the forbidden sexual urges, the gender dynamics of the time and how Hudson and Albas characters are both in their own way revolting them. Casey Affleck gives a scarily brilliant performance, and Kate Hudson deserves compliments on her fantastic performance as the classical 'good girl of good family' of the 1950s who hides both a great social insight and a dark side.

The Killer Inside Me is a great conversation starter, my boyfriend and I discussed this for hours (and we are far from an intellectual movie-discussing couple). Americans should be warned though, this is without a doubt one of the most graphical violent Hollywood productions I have ever seen.

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