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Basement Jack (2009)

A young serial killer preys on families during lightning storms.

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Cast

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Jack Riley
Sam Skoryna ...
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Mrs. Riley
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Officer Geoff Wytynek
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Detective Gene Anderson (as Noel G)
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Detective Michael Beck
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Officer Lucille Armando
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Chief Raymond Pignataro
Nathan Bexton ...
The Manager
Kyle Sanders ...
Young Jack Riley
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Ted The Delivery Man (as Nic Nac)
Kyle Loethen ...
Rick
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Ryan
Joel Weiss ...
Dr. Dina
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A young serial killer preys on families during lightning storms.

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Evil has a new address... Yours!

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Подвальный Джек  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The opening scenes were filmed on the last couple of days of shooting. See more »

Goofs

When Jack strikes Officer Watts, the sword bends as it bounces off him showing that it is made of rubber. See more »

Quotes

Karen Cook: At seventeen years, Jack Riley killed his mother, then he killed four families, including my own, before he was caught.
Chris Watts: [looks away uncomfortably] I'm sorry.
Karen Cook: Because he was underage, he was tried as a juvenile. Some smart-ass psychologist, desperate public defendant conjured up this lame defense that he was not guilty by reason of temporary insanity.
Chris Watts: How did they come to that?
Karen Cook: Psychologist entered into evidence a bunch of slasher movies, claiming media saturation prejudiced his right to a fair ...
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Soundtracks

Evergreen
Written by Jed Leiber, Billy Morrison and Jon Clayden
Performed by Billy Morrison
Produced by Jed Leiber
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Revenge themed slasher with some very strong elements
16 November 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I watched Basement Jack on a friends recommendation and it has some classic shots from a director who is clearly influenced by western flicks. Combined with Alan Howarth's score, you've got a low budget movie that frequently outshines it's funding. I see a few reviews here panning the movie, and while it's not Gone with the Wind, the shot selection, score, and strong performances from star Michele Morrow as well as several supporting cast give a flawed script it's fair share of very satisfying moments.

Michele Morrow (hottie alert) turns out a visceral performance as outlaw/hero Karen Cook, and while i understand the many "Sarah Connor" comparisons, i sense more of Sigourney Weaver's "Ripley" in her smoldering delivery. Lynn Lowry delivers another chillingly unhinged performance and Nathan Bexton as the manager is extremely fun to watch.

I was a little surprised to learn "Basement Jack" is director Michael Shelton's first turn at the helm, as he's delivered a solid film from start to finish - looking forward to seeing what he does next.


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