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Release Date:
3 January 2008 (USA) See more »
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Ryan Merriman ... Adam

Danny Nucci ... Perry Walters

Haylie Duff ... Lee

Mark Rolston ... Ricks

Troy Winbush ... Chris Basso

Deborah Van Valkenburgh ... Mother Ruth

Craig Zimmerman ... Johnny Dash

Mimi Michaels ... Maggie

Jamison Yang ... Mike Chen

Jonathan Slavin ... Paul
Eric Larkin ... Bartender

Willow Geer ... Gwen

Robert Allen Mukes ... Josiah (as Robert 'Bonecrusher' Mukes)

John Hemphill ... Ranger

Blake Lindsley ... Agent Tommers

Jonathan Chase ... Tom
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roshawn Franklin ... Stoney (uncredited)
Verne Graham ... Survivalist (uncredited)
Mick Lea ... Biker (uncredited)
Nygell ... Survivalist (uncredited)

David Reiner ... Survivalist (uncredited)
Tony Swift ... Biker (uncredited)

Directed by
Marty Weiss 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anthony Jaswinski  written by

Produced by
Albert T. Dickerson III .... producer
Larry Levinson .... executive producer
Michael Moran .... co-executive producer
Tony Roman .... co-producer
Traceigh Scottel .... co-producer
Cinematography by
James W. Wrenn 
Film Editing by
Thomas A. Krueger 
Casting by
Penny Perry 
Amy Beth Reece 
Production Design by
Yuda Acco 
Makeup Department
Michelle Chung .... special makeup effects artist
Corinne Foster .... assistant makeup artist (as Corinne Dutra)
Kristy Horiuchi .... makeup department head
Jack Lazzaro .... makeup artist
Rachel Lee .... key hair stylist
Liz Pisano .... special makeup effects artist
Hugo Villasenor .... special makeup effects artist
Clint Zoccoli .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Kevin Bocarde .... executive in charge of production
Albert T. Dickerson III .... unit production manager
Traceigh Scottel .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Crisoforo Aguilar .... key second assistant director
Lillian Awa .... key second assistant director
Brinton Bryan .... second second assistant director
Valerie Johnson .... second assistant director
Ryan Krayser .... second assistant director
Ryan Tighe .... first assistant director (additional photography)
Art Department
Matt Caetano .... set dresser
David Delvalle .... leadman
Kirk Graves .... assistant property master
Becky Martinez .... on-set dresser
John Sadler .... property master
Jameson Williams .... set dresser
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
Josh Eckberg .... sound recordist
Mark Ettel .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Gray .... studio engineer
Benjamin Hoekstra .... boom operator
Greg Jefferson .... adr mixer
Michael Kool .... boom operator
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator
Zak Knight .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Eric Acsell .... digital compositor
Patrick Murphy .... visual effects producer
Ryan T. Smolarek .... lead compositor
Rony Soussan .... technical director
Richard Bucher .... stunts
Brian Patrick Collins .... stunt double
Zoli Dora .... stunts
Jayson Dumenigo .... stunt coordinator
Jayson Dumenigo .... stunt rigger
Dennis Fitzgerald .... stunts
Verne Graham .... stunts
Paul M. Lane .... stunts (as Paul Lane)
Clay M. Lilley .... stunts (as Clay Lilley)
Clint Lilley .... stunt coordinator
Bryan Ludens .... utility stunts
Jordan Miller .... stunts
Kai Nuuhiwa .... stunts
Heidi Pascoe .... stunt double
Jeff Podgurski .... stunts
Joe Ross .... stunt rigger
David Rowden .... stunt coordinator
David Rowden .... stunts
Russell Solberg .... stunts
Stuart F. Wilson .... stunts (as Stuart Wilson)
Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Beffa .... second unit: key grip
Damian Drago .... second unit: electrician
Ardy Fatehi .... electrician
Alex Fleming .... second assistant camera: b camera
J. Lamar King .... gaffer
Marc Korgie .... electrician
Erwin Landau .... Steadicam operator
Jake Leannah .... lighting technician
Daniel Kenji Levin .... electrician
Ariana Malik .... camera loader
Aaron Marquette .... second assistant camera
Luke Miller .... gaffer
Jonathan Phail .... electrician
Jessica Plaxton .... electrician (as Jessica Szejn)
Carson Reaves .... first assistant camera
Carson Reeves .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Timothy Robert Ryan .... grip
Zachary Sieffert .... camera operator
Zachary Sieffert .... first assistant camera: second unit
Kirk F. Smith II .... second assistant camera
Bernie Smith .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Matthew Thiemann .... best boy electric
Bas Tiele .... first assistant camera
Isabella Vosmikova .... still photographer
Kenneth Wales .... best boy electrician
Vincent Wrenn .... camera operator: "b" camera
Casting Department
Christine Babayans .... casting associate
Jesse Lafferty .... casting assistant
Lindsey Weissmueller .... casting assistant (as Lindsey Samilian)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Goldman .... costumer
Kelly Kwon .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
J.D. Funari .... trailer editor
Lawrence Klein .... assistant editor: main titles
Michael Prince .... post-production assistant
Frank Sharp .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Matt Shelton .... music editor
Transportation Department
Chris Attia .... transportation captain
Michael David Reynolds .... driver
Al Valentine .... driver
Javier Zaizar .... driver
Other crew
Susan Bambara .... script supervisor
Zach Bradshaw .... assistant production coordinator: reshoot
Cara Brown .... production assistant
William Clark Coit III .... location manager
Warren T. Goz .... financial consultant
Janet M. Graham .... production assistant
Blaine G. Houserman .... production accountant
Angie Kern .... set medic
Marisa La Tour .... production associate
Stewart McMichael .... financial consultant
J.D. Nielsen .... production assistant
Amanda Phillips Atkins .... director of development (as Amanda Phillips)
Sarah Quale .... assistant production coordinator
Eric Rae .... accountant
Laura Sherman .... production coordinator
Daniel Trainer .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Naked: Survival Game" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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Rated R for strong violence
Japan:85 min (DVD version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA (DVD release) | Australia:MA (2008) | Portugal:M/16 | USA:R

Did You Know?

While shooting Backwoods, stunt man, Kai Nuuhiwa was held at gun point with two forest rangers. Nuuhiwa stepped back and raised both arms in the air, away from his blank shooting rifle.See more »
Factual errors: The MISSING sign has a date of Feb. 30, 2008.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962)See more »


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The Ultimate Movie Review! - - @tss5078, 21 May 2014
Author: Tss5078 from United States

I suspect that many people didn't even make it past the first half hour of Backwoods, but thankfully the film does get somewhat better after that. The story begins very simply, with a group of computer geeks going on a corporate retreat in the woods. In typical horror movie fashion, they get lost on the way and ask for directions at a gas station. The man behind the counter, directs them to a closer and even better spot in the middle of nowhere and the games begin. Ultimately, the group stumbles on a fanatical religious cult, who mistake the group for FBI agents, because of course all FBI agents are out of shape, twenty-something, computer geeks, carrying paintball guns. From there it's a fight for survival and a race to escape the backwoods of Northern California. While the film does get better after the first half hour, it still has its problems. For starters, the story is far too unbelievable, no one would take advice from someone at the gas station who looked like that and even rednecks in the middle of nowhere aren't going to mistake a bunch of geeks playing paintball for FBI agents. As with most horror films, the cast is lead by two extremely good looking people, Ryan Merriman and Haylie Duff, who both give unexpected performances. Merriman is know for his fiery and inspirational roles in sports films and he should most definitely stick to those. He was way out of his league here, giving a really ridiculous and unbelievable portrayal. Merriman's done horror before, and even starred in one of the Final Destination movies, but he's clearly not right for this type of film. Haylie Duff on the other hand was terrific! She has really turned into a pretty good actress and is absolutely beautiful. Backwoods would not be my first choice for a horror film festival, even for it's genre it is unbelievable and assumes it's audience will be too dumb to pick up on it. The performances vary and the sequence is somewhat expected, although I did enjoy the ending. The verdict, Backwoods isn't terrible, but it's far from special, I'd only rent it if I liked one of the cast members or was a big fan of the genre.

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