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Erik Jendresen (writer)
Thomas Schnauz (writer)
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Suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Tony Krantz 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Erik Jendresen  writer
Thomas Schnauz  writer

Produced by
Aaron Billet .... assistant producer
Steve Ecclesine .... producer
John Jackson .... associate producer
Tony Krantz .... producer
Daniel Myrick .... producer (as Dan Myrick)
Reece Pearson .... associate producer
John Shiban .... producer
 
Original Music by
James S. Levine 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas Yatsko (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alex Marquez  (as Alex Márquez)
 
Casting by
John Jackson 
 
Production Design by
Frank Bollinger 
 
Art Direction by
Russell M. Jaeger  (as Russell Jaeger)
 
Set Decoration by
Eden Barr 
 
Costume Design by
Danielle Launzel 
 
Makeup Department
R.J. McCasland .... key makeup artist (as RJ McClasland)
Krystal Melton .... assistant hair stylist
Krystal Melton .... assistant makeup artist
Myke Michaels .... makeup department head
Abby Roll .... key hair stylist
Liz Webster .... hair department head (as Elizabeth Webster)
 
Production Management
Jeffrey Baker .... executive in charge of production
Lawreen E. Kayl .... unit production manager (as Lawreen Yakkel)
George Rizkallah .... post-production supervisor (as George P. Rizkallah)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard J. Levin .... first assistant director
Barbara Lontkowski .... second assistant director
Leah K. Nellman .... second second assistant director (as Leah Nellman)
Michael Judd .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jami Anderson .... on-set dresser (as Jami L. Anderson)
Jonathan Buchanan .... property master
Liza Chenault .... swing gang (as Liza Chanault)
Jon De Pabon .... lead scenic artist
Philip Fitzpatrick .... art department assistant (as Phillip Fitzpatrick)
Slade Hammer .... swing gang
James Hayworth .... propmaker
E. Carl Hoagland IV .... leadman (as E. Carl Hoagland)
Satoshi Imagawa .... propmaker
Douglas R. Johnson .... scenic artist (as Douglas Johnson)
Christopher W. Jones .... construction coordinator (as Chris Jones)
Mark V. Jones .... propmaker
Sara Krueger .... art department coordinator (as Sarah Krueger)
Ben Page .... propmaker
Manuel Plank-Jorge .... storyboard artist (as Manuel Plank Jorge)
Steven L. Rapak .... carpenter
Walter Weiss .... construction foreman
Mark Achilles White .... assistant property master (as Mark White)
Ronald J. Cruz II .... set dresser (uncredited)
Cade Fall .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Erin McKenna .... scenic painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Dhyana Carlton-Tims .... adr editor
Dhyana Carlton-Tims .... dialogue editor
Klark Culp .... sound utility
Shaun Cunningham .... adr editor
Shaun Cunningham .... dialogue editor
Robert Dehn .... assistant sound editor
Brent Findley .... sound effects editor
Jason Gaya .... sound recordist (as Jason 'Frenchie' Gaya)
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Dick Hansen .... production sound mixer
Scott Hinkley .... sound mixer
Scott Hinkley .... supervising sound editor
Michael Kaleta .... boom operator
Cody King .... supervising sound effects editor
Richard Kitting .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (as Richard 'Tricky' Kitting)
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Vicki Vandegrift .... foley artist (as Vicki O'Reilly Vandergrift)
Jonathan Wales .... sound mixer
Phillip Young .... assistant sound editor
Judah Getz .... foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mark Weatherbe .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Lisa Annitti .... controller: Comen VFX
Kenneth Armstrong .... graphic designer: Comen VFX
Daniel Bryant .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
Tim Carras .... visual effects supervisor: Comen VFX
Joshua D. Comen .... visual effects producer: Comen VFX (as Josh Comen)
Brandon Criswell .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
Scott Hale .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
 
Stunts
Matthew R. Anderson .... stunt coordinator (as Matt Anderson)
Helena Barrett .... stunts (as Helena Barret)
Kelly Bellini .... stunts
Max Daniels .... stunts
Luke Darnell .... stunts
Mandy Kowalski .... stunts
Luke LaFontaine .... stunts (as Luke Lafontaine)
Scott Workman .... stunts
Mandy Kowalski .... stunt double: Ashley Johnson (uncredited)
Nils Allen Stewart .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Andrew .... key grip
Carlos Aranda .... electrician
Jason Blount .... Steadicam operator
Jason Blount .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jeremy Cannon .... camera production assistant
Josh Ellis .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brandon Flohr .... grip
Timothy Hale .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Nate Havens .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Matt Horochowski .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Tom Howard .... electrician
Tom Jordan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David Kagen .... gaffer
Michael Kerr .... grip (as Mike Kerr)
Robyn Link .... second assistant camera
Steven H. Martinez .... electrician
Marcos Perez .... grip
Isidro Pineda .... video playback
Roberto A. Ramirez .... best boy grip (as Roberto Ramirez)
Bill Reilly .... best boy electric
Julie Sherman .... still photographer (as Julia Sherman)
Laurent Soriano .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Christopher Taylor .... additional camera operator: "b" camera (as Chris Taylor)
Alfus Underhill .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Edward Viola .... digital imaging technician (as Ted Viola)
Michael G. Wojciechowski .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Michael Wojciechowski)
Michael Pinkey .... camera operator (uncredited)
Timothy Robert Ryan .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Bobby Woo .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Carla Lewis .... extras casting
Tal Polany .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rochelle Best .... costume supervisor
Alison Carrelli .... set costumer
Jill Chizever .... assistant costume designer
Laura Neeff .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Emily Koonse .... first assistant editor
Michael LaPointe .... second assistant editor
Narbeh Tatoussian .... color timer
 
Location Management
Ivo Deranja .... location manager
Miho Deranja .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Josh Klein .... music assistant
Tony Krantz .... music supervisor
Tom Trafalski .... music editor
Aaron Kaplan .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Craig Lietzke .... transportation coordinator
Joel Renfro .... transportation captain
Scott Sampson .... construction driver
John Simanovich .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Martin Alcala .... production accountant
Tom Ara .... legal counsel: Dickstein Shapiro, LLP
Shira Auerhahn .... Development Executive
Tom Cabral .... accounting clerk
Thatiana Viana Cruz .... office production assistant (as Thatiana V. Cruz)
Jenifer Ellis .... production assistant
Devon Elora .... stand-in (as Devon Ligus)
Aaron Goldstein .... assistant: Mr. Myrick
David Lazarus .... craft service
Carlos G. Lopez .... assistant production coordinator
Linda Martinez .... accounting clerk
Mike Schlegel .... assistant craft service
Kim Rocco Shields .... script supervisor (as Rocco Shields)
Cindy Swartz .... set medic
Rosana Tomas .... production coordinator
Tony Tovar .... office production assistant
Greg Uberuaga .... production assistant
Rayshelle Willis .... payroll accountant (as Shelly Willis)
James Barbour .... stand in: Mr. Kusnitz (uncredited)
Melody King .... stand-in (uncredited)
David McDivitt .... stand-in (uncredited)
Sue Meserve .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Charlie Parrish .... armorer (uncredited)
Sean Whittaker .... set medic (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jeffrey Baker .... special thanks (as Jeff Baker)
Harold Brown .... special thanks (as Harold Brown Esq.)
Traci Carroll .... special thanks
Jennifer Gonzalez .... special thanks
Bill Graham .... special thanks
Julie Kelley .... special thanks
Bianca Levin .... special thanks (as Bianca Levin Esq.)
Tom Lucas .... special thanks
Tony Meilandt .... special thanks
Susan Muir .... special thanks
Lainey Patterson .... special thanks
Ardis Rubenstein .... special thanks
Ronnee Sass .... special thanks
Graham Taylor .... special thanks
 

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100 min | Greece:96 min
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Trivia:
The opening sequence with Tarah Paige was filmed in a single day.See more »
Quotes:
Agent Hotchkiss:You should feel good now. I have an 80% recovery rate.
Will Lawson:80 percent? Really?
Agent Nogi:Well... we only recovered 60 percent of Debbie Pilter.
Agent Hotchkiss:Right. Beautiful legs. Track star.
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Movie Connections:
References Caddyshack (1980)See more »
Soundtrack:
Baby Please Don't GoSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Better Than Expected, 1 July 2010
Author: kwitcherbitchin71 from United States

I'll admit that I was biased toward the film because I knew Bostin Christopher in high school and was very interested to see what he could accomplish (outside of his all-too-brief turn in "Unbreakable"). The description of the movie and the seemingly low production value of the DVD jewel case warned me that this movie was going to suck and not live up to my hopes. I was pleasantly wrong about the film.

Bostin himself completely lived up to my hopes, imbuing Otis with characteristics that included menace, dimwitted-ness, and ultimately I felt sorry for him in a weird sort of way. The rest of the cast were flawless, from Daniel Stern's timidity to Illeana Douglas' righteous Mom-Anger; everyone seemed to reflect real emotions to the developing plot with their flaws completely visible.

The real brilliance of this film, though, is how it seamlessly blended suspense and terror with comedy. The parts that were supposed to be scary were scary, and the parts that were supposed to be funny were genuinely funny (in a dark way). For the first half of the movie, I was confused as to which genre it was trying to be. After my third cocktail, I just stopped trying to analyze the film and ran with it. Do the cocktails have anything to do with how funny I thought this film was? Likely.

It's quirky, it's weird, it's funny, and it's something that is completely worth your while. Buy it? Maybe. I'd rent it first, because this sort of film isn't for everyone.

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