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The Horseman (2008)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  April 2009 (USA)
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Christian, a divorced father and white collar businessman grieves over the complicated death of his daughter. When a video arrives anonymously in the mail, featuring his daughter heavily ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Marshall ...
Christian Forteski
Caroline Marohasy ...
Alice
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Derek
Jack Henry ...
Finn
Christopher Sommers ...
Pauly
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Jim
Steve Tandy ...
Devlin
Bryan Probets ...
Walters
Chris Betts ...
Hilton
Damon Gibson ...
Chuck
Ron Kelly ...
Det. Adams
Robyn Moore ...
Irene
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Jesse
Greg Jones ...
Warren
Mick Glancy ...
Bernie
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Christian, a divorced father and white collar businessman grieves over the complicated death of his daughter. When a video arrives anonymously in the mail, featuring his daughter heavily intoxicated and mistreated, Christian sets out on a reckless journey to find answers. Fuelled by rage and sorrow, the death toll quickly rises as he uncovers an ugly truth. Along the way he meets Alice, a young runaway not unlike his daughter and a fragile friendship begins to unfold. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, some torture, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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To help raise finance for the production, a short film was shot of the opening scene. The short film went on to win Best Independent Drama (10-30mins) at the Queensland New Filmmaker Awards (2006) and aided the feature length version to move into production. See more »

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Christian drives a van with the license plate 912 GSC. When Christian is torturing Jim (naked guy tied to a chair), Jim's brother Eddy drives up to the house in a SUV. Eddy's license plate is 912 GSC. See more »

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Christian: [casually to person answering the door] Hi.
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Oz revenge pic about an exterminator, who exterminates
6 March 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

Here was a little known movie, I was only aware of, by seeing it's poster at the cinema, where the film had finished it's few showings. It enthralled me. I love vengeful pics, and this is one of those better ones you so want the good guy to take care of the bad guys. Part of the attraction was that this movie was very similar to 8MM, where here again, the good guy doesn't pull any punches, and goes all out in making the bad guys suffer and suffer they do. An exterminator is sent a videotape featuring his late teen daughter in a pornographic video/ snuff flick. So begins an investigation and vengeful quest to find those responsible, where the story takes off very quickly, no mucking around, and this family man, certainly doesn't in a thunderous performance. He picks a stray, a young rebellious teen girl, in a "take notice" performance, out performing the horseman. Like 8mm, we enter some dark territory, where they're moments, that will make us feel as though we've swallowed something down the wrong way. They're touchy, affecting moments, like the discern and remorselessness of how cheaply a young life can be taken away by these pervs and dirt bags, where you so want to see them endure, a much deserved torture. And when we hear in intimate and disrespectful detail, about how they interfered with his daughter and about her slaying, by the lead scumbag, where the hero is undermined, we so want blood and lots of it. And some of the bloody scenes are quite heavy stomached ones, realistically graphic, which revenge lovers will eat up. And too, this indie horror film was from Oz. To be brutally frank, here was a movie, like others that escape through he cracks, that should of got much more exposure on the cinema circuit as being a dark and disturbingly real film, a thrill ride with love to shock audiences. Highly recommended viewing folks.


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