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Pig Hunt -- Deliverance meets Jaws on a wild pig hunt gone horribly wrong in the Nor Cal pot fields.

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31 July 2008 (UK) See more »
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Don't Be Scared! See more »
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When John takes his San Francisco friends to his deceased uncle's remote ranch to hunt wild pigs, it seems like a typical guys weekend with guns... See more » | Full synopsis »
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8 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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A flawed but worthy modern style B movie See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Travis Aaron Wade ... John Hickman

Tina Huang ... Brooks

Howard Johnson Jr. ... Ben
Trevor Bullock ... Quincy

Rajiv Shah ... Wayne

Jason Foster ... Jake
Nick Tagas ... Ricky
Bryonn Bain ... Hippie Stranger
Christina McKay ... Crystal
Charlie Musselwhite ... Charlie

Les Claypool ... Preacher

Marissa Ingrasci ... Sage
Lanie Grainger ... Poppy

Luis Saguar ... T.J.
Phillip K. Torretto ... Beer Belly Redneck

Robert Mailer Anderson ... Big Train
Lane Foard ... Lex Wockenfuss
Leanne Borghesi ... Darlene
Henrietta 'Henri' Musselwhite ... Henri
Vince Ballew ... Gas Mask
Joe Lucas ... Homeless Vet
India Isaac ... Haight Street Cult Girl #1 (as India Hudson-Isaac)
Cimi Ahluwalia ... Haight Street Cult Girl #2
Michelle Redwine ... Willow
Emmy Reed ... Cult Girl #1
Cara Cameron ... Cult Girl #2

AnnaCorey ... Cult Girl #3 (as Anna Corey)
Milan Raggio ... Cult Girl
Julie Courtney ... Cult Girl
Janelle Bixler ... Cult Girl
Holly Diamantini ... Cult Girl
Jessie Francis ... Cult Girl
Jessica Skelton ... Cult Girl
Stephanie Voelckers ... Rain
Bonnie Connelly ... Cult Girl
Karen Viola ... Cult Girl
Galina Cavallo ... Cult Girl
Ty ... Cult Girl (as Ty Brenneman)
Chris Paxton ... Billy Tibbs
Steve Kelso ... Uncle
Travis Bell ... Wild Child
Max Barnett ... ZZ Driver

Willie Brown ... Willie
Wilkes Bashford ... Wilkes

Directed by
James Isaac 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Mailer Anderson  writer
Zack Anderson  writer

Produced by
Robert Mailer Anderson .... executive producer
Rory Enke .... line producer
James Isaac .... co-producer
Chris James .... executive producer
Daniel Lurie .... executive producer
Nicola Miner .... executive producer
Rebecca Prowda .... executive producer
Diana Stewart .... executive producer
Doug Stewart .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David E. Russo 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Kane 
 
Film Editing by
Graham Willcox 
 
Casting by
Nancy Hayes 
 
Production Design by
Geoffrey Kirkland 
 
Art Direction by
Garrett Lowe 
 
Set Decoration by
Kris Boxell 
 
Costume Design by
Aggie Guerard Rodgers 
 
Makeup Department
Aurora Bergere .... assistant makeup artist
Brittany Gonzales .... hair stylist: second unit
Nancy J. Hvasta Leonardi .... key hair stylist
Sara Irving .... key makeup artist
Marc Tarasco .... makeup artist: second unit (as Mark Tarasco)
Danny Wagner .... special makeup effects designer/creator (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jason Black .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexander H. Gayner .... first assistant director: second unit
Alexander H. Gayner .... second unit director
Mitch Kelleher .... second second assistant director
Michael McCue .... second assistant director (as Michael A. McCue)
Gregory Kent Simmons .... first assistant director (as Greg Simmons)
Justin Sundquist .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Dale Haugo .... lead scenic artist
Richard A. Hunt .... greens person (as Richard Hunt)
Patrick Ludden .... prop master
Doni McMillan .... lead man
Anna Rogers .... assistant property master (as Anna Rodgers)
Natalie Tyler .... assistant art director
Max Patrick Schlienger .... art department consultant (uncredited)
Jona Tochet .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Quinn Alvarez .... foley editor
Todd Beckett .... re-recording mixer
Steve Bissinger .... additional sound designer
Roberta Bratti .... sound project manager
Jon Caxton .... dialogue editor
Jon Caxton .... first assistant sound editor
Michael Elliott .... sound production assistant
Mark Gingras .... additional sound effects editor
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording assistant
Andy Greenberg .... adr recordist
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist (as Ellen Hauer)
Andy Newell .... sound designer
Andy Newell .... supervising sound editor
Dan Olmsted .... foley recordist
Dan Olmsted .... re-recording mixer
Jason Perreira .... re-recording mixer
Fred Poetzsch .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Kyiakhalid Ruiz .... sound utility
Fred Runner .... sound mixer
Ryan Sibitz .... foley editor
Conrad Slater .... boom operator (as Conrad B. Slater)
Andrew Tay .... re-recording mixer
Mike Woroniuk .... re-recording mixer
Jon Caxton .... adr editor (uncredited)
Paul Germann .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Thomas A. Barone .... special effects
Carol Bauman .... lead creature fabricator
Carol Bauman .... puppeteer: Kerner Optical
Don Bies .... fabricator: Kerner Optical
Alice Brydges .... puppeteer: Kerner Optical
Mark Buck .... fabricator: Kerner Optical
Sean M. Casey .... moldmaker: Kerner Optical (as Sean Casey)
Bryan Dewe .... mechanical designer: Kerner Optical
Lisa Franklin .... special effects
Jeff Gilliam .... special effects
Nelson Hall .... fabricator: Kerner Optical
Erik Jensen .... puppeteer: Kerner Optical (as E. Erik Jensen)
Mike Jobe .... moldmaker: Kerner Optical
Kimberley Anne Miller .... special effects
Justin Sindicich .... special effects
Tom Sindicich .... special effects coordinator (as Thomas F. Sindicich)
Peter Stolz .... pyrotechnician
I.J. Van Perre .... special effects
I.J. Van Perre .... special effects: second unit
Danny Wagner .... puppeteer: Kerner Optical
Mark Walas .... puppeteer: Kerner Optical
Melanie Walas .... fabricator: Kerner Optical
 
Visual Effects by
Mathieu Archambault .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Sarah Barber .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Barb Benoit .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Dennis Berardi .... supervising visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc.
Anna Bies .... creature modeler: Kerner Optical
Jean-Christophe Boue .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Stephen Brown .... dustbuster: Deluxe Toronto
Matt Daly .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Thai Son Doan .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc. (as Thaison Doan)
Anand Dorairaj .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
David Fix .... senior systems administrator: Mr. X Inc
Rebecca Forwood .... production accountant: Kerner Optical
Andrei Gheorghiu .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Matt Glover .... visual effects assistant: Mr. X Inc.
Michael Hinton .... negative lineup: Monaco Film Labs
Erik Jensen .... creature effects supervisor: Kerner Optical (as E. Erik Jensen)
Isabelle Langlois .... digital effects producer: Mr. X Inc
Ryan Mcdonald .... systems administrator: Mr. X Inc.
Sarah McMurdo .... visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc.
Mally Moyer .... office administrator: Mr. X Inc.
Chris Nguyen .... systems administrator: Mr. X Inc.
Christophe Pacaud .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Mila Patriki .... digital intermediate colourist
Diana Pazzano .... operations manager: Mr. X Inc.
Trevor Pickard .... dustbuster: Deluxe Toronto
Sebastien Proulx .... visual effects assistant: Mr. X Inc.
Kevin Quatman .... compositing lead: Mr. X Inc.
Matt Schofield .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Alison Schouten .... dustbuster: Deluxe Toronto
Sally Sherwood .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Safia Siad .... visual effects assistant: Mr. X Inc.
Scott Smerdon .... negative lineup: Monaco Film Labs
Brendan Taylor .... visual effects supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
Sebastien Veilleux .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Danny Wagner .... creature designer
Mark Walas .... creature effects co-supervisor: Kerner Optical
Kevin Wallace .... production manager: Kerner Optical
Yujiang Wang .... systems administrator: Mr. X Inc.
Brianne Wells .... visual effects editorial: Mr. X Inc.
Andy Chan .... visual effects compositor: Mr. X Inc. (uncredited)
Ian Chriss .... visual effects electrician: Kerner Optical (uncredited)
Carolyn Shelby .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Clay Cullen .... utility stunts: second unit
Phil Culotta .... utility stunts: second unit
Steve Kelso .... utility stunts: second unit
Paul M. Lane .... utility stunts: second unit (as Paul Lane)
Vernon Lewis .... stunt double
Michael Owen .... utility stunts: second unit
Spiro Razatos .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Rex Reddick .... utility stunts: second unit
Justin Sundquist .... stunt coordinator
Shawn Patrick Lane .... stunt double: Phillip Torretto (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gavin Ames .... camera operator
Gavin Ames .... steadicam operator
Marc Anderson .... electrician: second unit
James Beaumonte .... dolly grip: second unit
Maurice Beesley .... best boy grip: second unit
Michael Best .... grip (as Mike Best)
Claudia Bestor .... loader: second unit
Phil Bowen .... first assistant camera
Peter Chrimes .... key grip: second unit
Dino Corti .... grip: second unit
John Critchfield .... lamp operator
Jim Flynn .... best boy grip (as Jimmy Flynn)
Matt Fortlage .... second assistant camera: second unit
Hue Freeman .... dolly grip
Mark Gutterud .... first assistant camera: second unit
Paul Harris .... electrician: second unit
Arien Hatch .... second assistant camera: second unit
Mike Helbig .... grip
Kenneth 'Spike' Kirkland .... grip
James Laxton .... camera loader (as James Reid Laxton)
Anne Lee .... second assistant camera
Mark A. Lewis .... gaffer: second unit (as Mark Lewis)
Mark A. Lewis .... lamp operator (as Mark Lewis)
Robert 'Boomer' McCann .... key grip
Igor Meglic .... director of photography: second unit
David Mong .... grip (as Dave Mong)
Andy Neddermeyer .... video assist operator
Larry Nielsen .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jason Michael Noel .... grip
Tony Olivieri .... camera operator
Onofrio Nino Pansini .... camera operator: second unit (as Onofrio Pansini)
Bobby Powell .... gaffer (as Robert E. Powell)
Mark Reilly .... first assistant camera
Patrick Ryan .... best boy electric: second unit (as Pat Ryan)
Chris Shellenberger .... lamp operator
Terry Sullivan .... best boy electric
Marc Wall .... dolly grip
Jeremy Wong .... additional photographer
Jeremy Wong .... second assistant camera
Ryan Schubert .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Judy Feil .... costumer: second unit
Chris Proctor .... set costumer
Deirdre Scully .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Peter Armstrong .... digital intermediate producer
Sean Barton .... editing consultant
Karl T. Hirsch .... trailer editor
Lee Hughes .... digital intermediate coordinator
Trevor Lewis .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Tom Mayclim .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Aldo Mora-Blanco .... assistant editor
Jim Moye .... post-production supervisor: Monaco Film Labs
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate editor
Nick Paulozza .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Will Smith .... digital color corrector: Monaco Film Labs
 
Location Management
Sharlene Duale .... key assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Jonathan Beard .... musician
Les Claypool .... musical director
Eric Harland .... additional percussion
Mark Willsher .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Gene Alford .... transportation captain
Steve Bulter .... driver: second unit
Eddie Cavett .... driver: honeywagon
Eddie Cavett .... driver: second unit
Scott E. Corly .... driver (as Scott Corley)
Gary DeVoe .... driver
Tony Dingman .... driver (as J. A. Tonya Dingman)
Chris Miller .... driver
Jim Morange .... driver: second unit
John Proctor .... transportation coordinator
Jose Reynoso .... driver (as Joe Reynoso)
Roberto Vasquez .... driver
Jill Wattles .... driver
 
Other crew
James F. Adams .... production assistant: second unit (as James Adams)
Tad Agnew .... production assistant: second unit
Mark Bosia .... set medic coordinator
Mark Bosia .... set medic coordinator: second unit
Patrick Brice .... assistant to producer (as Patrick Kack-Brice)
Eduardo Carbajal .... assistant chef
Jose Carrillo .... head chef
James Chandler .... craft service
Rafael Delgado .... site supervisor (as Rafael 'Rafa' Delgado)
Gabriel DellaVecchia .... clerk (as Gabe Dellavecchia)
Sharlene Duale .... production coordinator (as Sharlene F. Duale)
Ami Francis .... production accountant
Jessie Francis .... production assistant
Elise Ganz .... studio teacher
Gary Gero .... animal supervisor
Antonio Graña .... set production assistant (as Antonio Grana)
Erica Headley .... script supervisor
Jennifer Henderson .... animal trainer
Bob Henningsen .... production assistant
John Karlovich .... armorer
Mary Ladd .... clearances and product placement
Daniel Lee .... production secretary
Dionne Lotivio .... assistant production coordinator
April Mackin .... animal trainer
April Mackin .... animal trainer: second unit
Larry Madrid .... head animal trainer
Larry Madrid .... head animal trainer: second unit
Rachel McIntyre .... set production assistant
Bruce McLeod .... armor coordinator
Dave Moorer .... set medic
Aldo Mora-Blanco .... assistant to director
Holly Nelson .... set medic
Juliet Osman .... production assistant: second unit
Lucy Ramirez-Ewart .... caterer (as Lucy Ramirez)
Sandy Reed .... craft service
Ryan Schubert .... epk producer
Mitch Soekland .... ranch manager
L. La Mar Stewart .... office production assistant
Paul Tiu .... armorer
Jona Tochet .... production assistant
David Trujillo .... first assistant chef
Paul Wood .... set production assistant
Ryan Young .... key set production assistant
Daryl Anthony Harper .... stand-in (uncredited)
Yovel Schwartz .... director: behind-the-scenes/epk (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, drug content, sexuality, nudity and language
Runtime:
99 min | Germany:101 min (European Film Market)
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Certification:
Australia:R18+ | Germany:18 (DVD rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45392)

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The filmmakers wanted genuine wolf dogs for the production but the cost of utilizing the canines and their handlers was too high for their budget.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: At one point, John and Brooks are looking at tracks, and he tells her they are either horse or cow tracks. However, anyone who grew up in the country would know that you can't make that mistake: horses have a one-toed hoof while cows' hooves are two-toed, also knows as a split hoof, divided hoof, and cloven hoof.See more »
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References Apocalypse Now (1979)See more »
Soundtrack:
It's a Man's Man's Man's WorldSee more »

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A flawed but worthy modern style B movie, 31 October 2010
Author: Bloodwank from United Kingdom

There aren't a whole lot of horror movies out there involving pigs. Or maybe there are, but not as many as there should be. Most of the time pigs in popular culture are cute, funny, a term of insult, to a majority the word pig brings up a dirty, snuffling and shuffling pack of beasts in a farmers yard, waiting to get turned into delicious food. So to use pigs as a force for horror, to have them preying on humans, it's a good role reversal. Plus, the basic form of a pig doesn't take too much distortion and increase in size to become a pretty menacing looking customer. It was with these thought in mind that I sat down to Pig Hunt, unknowing that the pig action is actually just one aspect of the film, it being more of a backwoods genre mash up. The film sets about its build up during the course of a hunt, friends out for macho bonding in the forest (though one girlfriend tags along), a soaking, chilly trek with a few hints and rumours to stir a sense of mystery. Monster pig action is conspicuously absent for quite some time as the film combusts somewhere around the halfway mark, blazes through exciting hick-sploit action and some more unexpected craziness before we finally get into monstrous territory. Fortunately, the beast is mighty impressive, no CGI in sight, a tightly shot ferocious tusked beast rather worth the wait. A downside of all of this is that such a set up somewhat requires decent, memorable or likable characters and performances and Pig Hunt is pretty meh on the characterisation and acting fronts. No one is especially bad, but equally I never felt much for anyone. Travis Aaron Wade is a competent enough hero figure, Tina Huang does a fair tough gal schtick as his girlfriend, Howard Johnson Jr. makes for a decent a-hole, slightly more of a punch is provided by Jason Foster and Nick Tagas as wild natured but initially friendly hicks, while most notable is Les Claypool as a bulky, mystical figure who becomes important later on in the game. Though generally competent, the film suffers from a drawn out first half in which presumably we are supposed to get to know the characters so we can suffer and thrill along with them, but as mentioned they just aren't especially interesting. Slick, wet and vivid cinematography from Adam Kane makes for a suitably arduous atmosphere and when things do get exciting director James Isaac keeps tight, stylish hold on things, making for one or two impressive, thrilling moments. There's more nudity than might be expected, which is rather pleasing to behold, and a few good grisly scenes, the film isn't too concerned with gore but uses it for some nifty jolts. Interestingly, the goriest scene involves a pig rather than a human. Comment on the savagery of man? I could have done with more general gore, a shorter first half and longer final block (the film needs more pig!) but generally I was pretty pleased by this one. No classic, but certainly a worthy modern day B picture.

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