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Steven Sheil (writer)
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Release Date:
26 December 2008 (UK) See more »
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Parents can be bloody murder.
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Mum and Dad, and their 'adopted' children, Birdie & Elbie, work at the airport. The family live off whatever they scavenge from cargo holds... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Mum & Dad DVD cover art
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Revolver goes day-and-date with 'Mum & Dad'
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Predictable and cheap, but still watchable. See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Perry Benson ... Dad
Dido Miles ... Mum

Olga Fedori ... Lena

Ainsley Howard ... Birdie
Toby Alexander ... Elbie
Micaiah Dring ... Angela
Mark Devenport ... Van Man
Chris Roebuck ... Young Man
Clare Dyer ... Female Torso (as Claire Dyer)
Penny Andrews ... Office Cleaner
Art Fox ... Office Cleaner (as Arthur Fox)
Kelly Lammond ... Office Cleaner
Leon Lammond ... Office Cleaner
Dena Smiles ... Office Cleaner
Yvonne Varnier ... Office Cleaner
Michael Waiteman ... Office Cleaner
Christine Wardle ... Office Cleaner
Phil Beale ... Security Man

Directed by
Steven Sheil 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steven Sheil  writer

Produced by
Soledad Gatti-Pascual .... executive producer: Film London
Amanda Martin .... executive producer
Lisa Trnovski .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Bloom 
 
Film Editing by
Leo Scott 
 
Casting by
Maddy Hinton 
Anna Kennedy 
 
Production Design by
Jess Alexander 
 
Art Direction by
Sarah Finlay 
 
Set Decoration by
Lois Penniston 
 
Costume Design by
Claire Finlay 
 
Makeup Department
Vikki Lawson .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Tina Pawlik .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michelle Hooper .... third assistant director
Andrew McEwan .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Phill Gaskin .... art department trainee
Daz Spencer-Lovesey .... set dresser
Nicky Wake .... art department trainee
Matt Wells .... property master
 
Sound Department
Grant Bridgeman .... boom operator
Ben Cross .... sound designer
Tom Hutchings .... sound designer
Alex Thompson .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Simon Craze .... special effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Hayes .... gaffer
Russell Noon .... camera trainee
David Nye .... electrician
Barry Squires .... Steadicam operator
Barry Squires .... focus puller
Owen Tooth .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fiona Gibsey .... costume assistant
Jo Mapp .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Ella Smith .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Dan Rose .... music supervisor
Bishop Scott .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Mia Bays .... marketing consultant
Vicky Chapman .... location scout
Barney Goodland .... production assistant
Sam Hawker .... runner
Dan Hillsdon .... production accountant
Laura Hypponen .... business affairs consultant
Toby Rushton .... script editor
Tom Turrell .... runner
 
Thanks
Dan Hodgett .... thanks
Asha Sharma .... thanks
 

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Runtime:
84 min | Germany:90 min (European Film Market)
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Color (High Definition) | Color
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Australia:R (2009) | UK:18
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Predictable and cheap, but still watchable., 6 April 2011
Author: Matt Kracht (krachtm@yahoo.com) from New York

I don't know about everyone else, but I'm getting a little tired of all these predictable, low budget horror movies that are flooding the market. I was hoping that this dysfunctional family/serial killer movie might be slightly different than the dozen that came before it, but, unfortunately, it's predictable as hell. The acting was alright, but the father was really miscast. He couldn't pull off menacing at all. I thought he was more of a dork than a scary psychopath. He did have a few good moments, though, which were very gross. I'm sure they'll stay with you for a while, after you watch the movie. Speaking of which, this movie kind of straddles the "torture porn" line during the middle, threatening to become some kind of British Hostel, but eventually abandons that and veers into black comedy. I thought the movie was quite uneven, never really knowing what it wanted to be. Luckily, the changes in tone are never jarring. Overall, the directing was alright, but there was almost no tension at all during the movie. Part of that could have been the fault of the actor playing the dad, though, because he was such a big doofus. If they'd gotten a better actor, this could have been a positively nightmarish movie.

In the end, I'd have to recommend Parents or The People Under the Stairs, two much, much better movies instead of this one. While there's some pretty good special effects and loads more torture/gore in this movie, those had much better atmosphere and tension. I suppose that if you're looking for a predictable, gory movie with elements of black comedy, you could do much worse than this. The problem is that the filmmakers could have done much better.

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Could the police have mistaken Lena for the ringleader? Little_Tyke
Didn't understand the DAD's porno-addict character??? heart_land
Perry Benson (Dad) sillyspaghetti
Leaving the phone on? bowmanblue
Did the dad... steaks411
This film would have been better if..... TonyLaMezma
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