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An overprotective mother tries to stop her son's budding relationship with a flirtatious young divorcée. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Margot Kidder ... Beth

Lyne Renee ... Marie (as Lyne Renée)

Michael Bowen ... Burt

Adriana O'Neil ... Luz
Matt Kippen ... Tom

Victor Löw ... Michael

Marie Vinck ... Julie
Onalee Ames ... Betty

Jennifer Pudavick ... Jenny
Brittany Scobie ... Young Beth

Blane Cypurda ... Young Harry

Noah Segan ... Harry
Annika Moffat ... Kiki
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cory Cassidy ... Factory Worker (uncredited)
Fiona Goodwin ... Nurse (uncredited)

Chad Panting ... Mover (uncredited)

Directed by
John Daly 
Writing credits
Guy Lee Thys (written by)

Produced by
Paul Breuls .... producer
Phyllis Laing .... co-producer
John Smallcombe .... co-producer
Guy Lee Thys .... associate producer
Catherine Vandeleene .... producer
Original Music by
Stephen Warbeck 
Cinematography by
Jan Kiesser 
Film Editing by
Les Healey 
Casting by
Jim Heber 
Christine Joyce 
Gerald I. Wolff 
Production Design by
Larry Spittle 
Makeup Department
Amanda Kuryk .... first assistant makeup artist
Doug Morrow .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Steffen Geypens .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Crossin .... second assistant director
Richard O'Brien-Moran .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ricardo Alms .... set designer
Gary Barringer .... graphic artist
Ryan Berzuk .... property master
Crystal Biloski .... art department trainee
Lloyd Brandson .... key scenic artist
Nick Burns .... artist
Nick Burns .... storyboard artist
Donna Jenkyns .... sets buyer
Alexis Labra .... props
Robb Paraskevopoulos .... lead set dresser dresser
Khali Wenaus .... art department assistant
Jason Wilkins .... on set dresser
Sound Department
Rainier Buidin .... sound recordist
David Gillain .... foley recordist
Dan Johnson .... re-recording mixer
Steve Mayer .... sound effects editor
Matthieu Roche .... boom operator
Dan Van Bever .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Bill Sinosich .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Mark Theriault .... visual effects supervisor: Frantic Films
Chuck Robinson .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
François Balcaen .... key grip
John Clarke .... gaffer
Allen Fraser .... still photographer
Marc Gagnon .... rigging gaffer
Caley Gibson .... camera trainee
Jason Heke .... second assistant camera
W. James Meagher .... lighting technician
Mark Motoch .... genny op
Nicolas Phillips .... lead lighting technician
Rebecca Sandulak .... gallery photographer
Paul Suderman .... camera operator
Terry Thiessen .... grip
Casting Department
Elke Bernd .... casting assistant
Kari Rieger .... extras casting
Joey Ritche .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carolyn Bradshaw .... truck costumer
Paula Dunfield .... key costumer
Amy Sztulwark .... costume buyer
Angela Wells .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Yves Bertrand .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Neal Baksh .... assistant location manager
Megan Basaraba .... location production assistant
Cathie J. Edgar .... location manager
Andrew Gallinger .... locations key
Music Department
Dirk Brossé .... conductor
Andrew Glen .... music editor
Patrick Lemmens .... score recordist
Stephen Warbeck .... composer: theme music
Transportation Department
John Bekavac .... driver
Dale Bracken .... director's driver
Dave Perich .... driver: cast
Garry 'Diesel' Trosky .... transportation coordinator
Corey Walker .... driver: cast
Ralph Walker .... transportation captain
Other crew
Mathieu Bayart .... marketing production coordinator
Jo Breuls .... head of finance
Janelle Dufton .... assistant to cast
Jilene Dyck .... assistant production coordinator
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Steffen Geypens .... delivery supervisor
Kate Godley .... set production assistant
Ross Ikeda .... post-production accounting
Lisa Manchulenko .... assistant: first aid/craft service
Tanya Mazur .... script supervisor
Crystal Mikoluff .... first assist accountant
Kimberly Mikoluff .... production coordinator
Celene Miles .... second assistant accountant
RoseAnna Schick .... unit publicist
Jayson Schimnowski .... photo assistant
Marie-Louise Vanthilt .... legal & business affairs
Emelie Vervecken .... assistant: producer
Magda Vleeschouwer .... production assistant
E.J. Roberts .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"The Box Collector" - Belgium (original title)
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96 min
UK:15 (video)
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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
People with Strange Hobbies ..., 8 January 2009
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

You automatically grow suspicious and lower your expectations when they're giving away movies for free. "The Box Collector" only just came out early 2008, never played in cinemas or even hit rental stores (or at least not to my knowledge) and yet already a TV-magazine here in my country gave away free exemplars last week! That can't be a very promising sign, now can it? Still, I can't deny several tiny aspects about this production intrigued me right from the start. "The Box Collector" is Belgian/Canadian collaboration (those are extremely rare) with an prominent English born producer in the director's chair – John Daly who sadly passed away in the meantime already - and the underrated Belgian director Guy Lee Thys at the scripting table. As a fellow Belgian and probably one of the very few people who struggled through Thys' demented horror thriller "The Pencil Murders", I kind of felt obliged to see "The Box Collector" as well. Moreover, the film stars as the aging Margot Kidder ("Black Christmas", "Sisters", "The Amityville Horror") as a psychotic mother and what self-respecting horror fanatic doesn't want to see that? Overall, I can't really be too harsh on "The Box Collector" but it's undeniably a lackluster and derivative effort, with an extremely incoherent script and multiple utterly senseless plot twists. The events take place in a remote and nameless little factory town. Actually, I'm pretty sure the town must be called "Utopia". Why? Because there are gorgeous, voluptuous and easy-going girls everywhere (at the pharmacist, at the bar and even moving in next door) and they all have the hots for the same local yokel. This lucky bastard, however, lives under the reign of his dominant mother and doesn't even have a clue what horrible things she (Margot Kidder) and her crazy Tarot card friend Luz discuss at the coffee table. Her small world brightens up entirely when the sweet beautiful single mother Marie moves in next door with her daughter. Harry falls madly in love, but obviously mommy doesn't approve. "The Box Collector" is a strange movie. I don't think this was an intentional choice, but merely a matter of incompetence. The main storyline isn't exactly what you would call original. The spooky dominant mother is one of the most commonly known thriller concepts, dating all the way back to Hitchcock's "Psycho" and possibly even far beyond, and "The Box Collector" hardly adds anything new to this. The sub plots are wildly uneven, abruptly handled and totally irrelevant, like the marriage issues of a snake-hunting playboy and Marie's jealous ex-husband showing up again. The final twist is just plain bizarre and you better don't put too much thought into that, or else you might end up hating the film. Margot Kidder overacts with a passion, but the show is undoubtedly stolen by the beauty of the Belgian actresses Lyne Renee and Marie Vinck. Yes, this country is the ideally fertile breeding ground for gorgeous, sexy women! One last thing, the odd title refers to the fact that our protagonist like to paint boxes. There are some strange people with even stranger hobbies out there…

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