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Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 2 May 2012 (Japan)
A screenwriting teacher is forced to live out the plot of a screenplay idea he stole from a student, who now seeks revenge.

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Joel Brandt
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Det. Lavery
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Millie
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Det. Breedlove
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Claire
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Adam Brickles
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Nurse Bev
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Ben Brandt
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Patrick
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Kathy
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Tractor
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Lisa Kwan
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Tech - Shrink
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Limo Driver
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A quivering voice begs to screenwriter, Joel Brandt, to pick up the phone on a message from his answering machine. Thinking it a prank, Joel deletes the message. The caller is found dead. Another caller leaves Joel a message; there is another murder...then another...then another. The killer has Joel's attention, and Joel has the attention of the police. Now the prime suspect in a series of murders, Joel discovers this psychotic killer has targeted him for a reason found within his body of work. Will Joel be able to re-write his ending, or be forced to pay the ultimate price? Written by A. Voghell

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2 May 2012 (Japan)  »

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La mort au bout du fil  »

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At the end of the movie when the female protagonist finishes pouring gasoline all over the main character she drops the can to the ground, landing on its side. After she lights the match and is shot by the male cop, the can is placed back up-right. See more »

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Un bel di vedremo
From "Madama Butterfly"
By Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Ana María Martinez
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source Q
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A Diamond in The Rough
11 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

I had very low expectations going into this movie. It has absolutely no marketing or buzz factor (hence I am the first to review it on IMDb) and Matthew Lillard seems to be beyond his prime. Although the plot seemed very original and intriguing. After watching the film, I must admit I am hungry for more. The ideas are unique and the the story is beyond catchy. Without giving away spoilers, the story reminded me of looking at a photograph within a photograph. At first glance it seems too abstract to be realistic but once you uncover the idea behind it you are left memorized. Lillard gave a stunning performance beyond what I thought he was capable of. It's not just a slasher horror, yet an intense mystery thriller that could have twisted in any way, shape or form towards the end. After everything unraveled I found myself wanting to watch it again to full grasp the plot in a new light. Here we have a prime example of true film screen magic where it does not take a hundred plus million dollar budget or an A-list actor/actress in order to entertain. I give this movie a strong recommendation for anyone who appreciates it's respected genre and the art of film in general.


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