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Animals (2008)

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An unsuspecting, down-and-out man in a washed-up hick town has his life turned upside down when a drop-dead gorgeous stranger walks through the door of the local bar.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane (as Eva Amurri)
Heidi Shepherd ...
Frat Boy #1
Frat Boy #2 (as Chris Tarantino)
Stan Ellsworth ...
Drunk #1


Syd Jarrett is an unsuspecting, down-and-out man in a washed-up hick town whose life is turned upside down when the drop-dead gorgeous Nora walks through the door of the local bar. Jarrett's passion for Nora leads him peripherally into a sub-culture of animals where he encounters Vic, a renegade whose animal instincts are stronger than his human ones. As things begin to get even worse, Jarrett realizes that his best chance for happiness, and survival, lies in his true love for Jane. Written by Matthew Temple

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The Deadliest Predator Is Already Inside You.


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, strong sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 June 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Animals - Das tödlichste Raubtier ist in Dir!  »

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$5,500,000 (estimated)

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Very HOT Thriller - cools with delayed release, but NOT DOA!
18 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I finally got to see the final cut of this film and although I still think it's a good horror film, with a few fairly intense sex scenes, it's a bit less effective than I expected.

It is much better than the IMDb rating indicates. Only the cartoonish digital "animals"(imagine Scooby Doo's angry ghost) weaken what could have been a well-above-average film. I find it interesting that Reno is listed first in order on locations. Nearly all of this was shot in Utah. But I know there was some controversy about the close to "soft porn" sex and the Utah Film Commission. Just filling in the long pause at the end of the first sex scene with talk I heard on set, I suspect that long cut leaves out a lot to be desired.

I worked four days on this film as Bart Johnson's banker buddy, mostly in the bar scene. I loved watching the director working. Animals had a strong cast and crew and the editing and "most" of the effects are fine.

It's certainly worth the price of rental from Redbox!

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