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Release Date:
4 December 2009 (USA) See more »
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A thriller about a standoff between a young man, his fiancée and his best friend who comes to his aide. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Alex Merkin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alex Merkin  story
Jesse Mittelstadt  screenplay
Julien Schwab  screenplay

Produced by
Jeff Bowler .... producer
Steven Bowler .... associate producer
Elton Brand .... executive producer
Ian Colhoun .... co-executive producer
Jeo Colon .... associate producer
Evan Ferrante .... executive producer
Stephen Fromkin .... producer
Marco Garibaldi .... producer
Gary Gimelfarb .... executive producer
Kyle Dean Jackson .... post production producer
Ari Palitz .... producer
Alan Pao .... post-production producer
Bret Saxon .... producer
Jimmy Scaf .... associate producer
Gene Scher .... executive producer
Christian Swegal .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Bobby Tahouri 
Cinematography by
Andrew Carranza 
Film Editing by
Alex Merkin 
Casting by
Barbara Fiorentino 
Rebecca Mangieri 
Wendy Weidman 
Production Design by
Roy Rede 
Art Direction by
Nathan Lay 
Set Decoration by
Dea Jensen 
Costume Design by
Yasmine Mustaklim 
Makeup Department
Leslie Borchard .... hair stylist
Michael Marcellino .... personal hair stylist: Brittany Murphy
Myke Michaels .... makeup department head
Janette Nielsen .... makeup artist
Leah Rial .... personal makeup artist: Brittany Murphy
Richard Wetzel .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Jeff Frey .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noah Applebaum .... second second assistant director
Trevor Jones .... first assistant director
Roger Melvin .... second assistant director
Art Department
Azra Bano Ali .... painter
Chantal Filson .... buyer
Icarus Glorfindel .... lead scenic artist
Carrie Hargett .... scenic painter
Brian Kline .... property master
Michael Kool .... scenic
Bill Parmentier .... swing set dresser
R.J. Turner .... lead man
Sound Department
Noah Blough .... sound designer
Carly Bodmer .... post-production audio manager
Carly Bodmer .... sound editor
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Patino .... sound mixer
Phillip Perpich .... adr mixer
Benjamin Rauscher .... assistant sound editor (as Ben Rauscher)
Chris Roach .... adr mixer
Chris Roach .... foley mixer
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
Steve Tejada .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Jon Berry .... online editor
Marcel Valcarce .... visual effects supervisor
Myke Michaels .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Blount .... Steadicam operator
Josh Day .... best boy electric
Michael Druez .... key grip
Jason Ellson .... additional Steadicam operator
Joe Hendrick .... assistant camera
Owen Jones .... electrician
Daniel Madsen .... electrician
Ian McGlocklin .... gaffer
Tom Morash .... lighting board operator
Tom Morash .... lighting technician
Conor Murphy .... second assistant camera
Jeremy Antonio Oliver .... electrician
Ray Patrick .... camera operator
Tony Perija .... dolly grip
Jed Seus .... first assistant camera
Ian S. Takahashi .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Corinna Vistan .... camera loader
Corinna Vistan .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Craig Wadlin .... grip
Bryan Yokomi .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicole Schott .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Jon Berry .... on-line editor
Adam Donald .... assistant editor (as Adam Scott Donald)
Damian Drago .... on-line editor
Wade Felker .... colorist
Michael Mintz .... digital film colorist
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... on-line editor
Eric Schneider .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Alexandra Hill .... music supervisor
Leigh Iglehart .... music consultant
Aaron Kaplan .... composer: additional music
Patrick Spain .... music editor
Transportation Department
Bob Cope .... driver
Other crew
Andrea Adams .... publicist
Erika Canchola .... production attorney
Harold De Jesus .... title designer
Nora L. Ferris .... insurance broker
Joshua Lou Friedman .... set production assistant
Justin Gallagher .... production assistant
Erik Heintz .... production assistant
Bri Hervey .... general crew
Bri Hervey .... miscellaneous
Angie Kern .... set production assistant
Michael W. Miliotti .... animal trainer
Adam Newman .... assistant production coordinator
John Orquiola .... assistant to director
Elya Ottenberg .... set production assistant
Larysa Petliy .... production assistant
Elsa Ramo .... production attorney
Rami Rank .... production coordinator
Sara Stelwagen .... set production assistant
Yvette Thomassian .... production legal assistant
Marcel Valcarce .... title designer
Aprill Winney .... script supervisor
Dennis Harold .... artist: main titles (uncredited)
K.D. Aubert .... very special thanks
Ashley Bowler .... very special thanks
Kaley Bowler .... very special thanks
Brandon E. Brooks .... thanks
Amel J. Figueroa .... thanks
James Gibb .... special thanks
Queen Latifah .... special thanks
Bryan Singer .... special thanks

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Rated R for language throughout
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The film was shot in 17 days.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Describing the hotel's early history, the porter tells June and Terry that the first guests included the conductor of the Chicago Philharmonic. The Chicago Philharmonic was established in 1989, far later than the hotel's apparent age.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Nightmare Alley (1947)See more »
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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A modern Hitchcock throwback, 6 October 2011
Author: p-stepien from United Kingdom

One of those films, where the least said about the plot the better, so in an attempt to refrain from giving any spoilers I boil it down to one sentence. Julian (Mike Vogel) attempts to stop his best friend Terry (Danny Pino) from any making any rash choices after he follows his fiancée June (Brittany Murphy) rent a room at the River View hotel.

Given the low IMDb ratings I didn't really expect much from this below-the-radar thriller. The movie itself is heavily influenced by two great directors. One of them is Alfred Hitchcock. The attempt at replicating the style of 50s and 60s thrillers is visibly apparent not only in the cinematographic style ripe with noir overhead shots, neons, stylisations and a need to push the suspense and tension ahead of action and cheap thrills. The whole movie itself if an old-fashioned hotel with a outdated bell-boy playing a key part in the build-up and story. Overflowing with a retro feel it becomes a stylish homage aimed at those who miss the good old days.

On the other hand you can see the strong impact that Christopher Nolan has in updating the thriller genre and fully using the superior technical capabilities of modern film art to increase the mystery, growing tension and keep tabs on the plot. The whole story is expertly told in a non-linear fashion, where scenes from the past and present intermingle forcing you to logically put the pieces together (in a well-done mix-up of Innaritu storytelling and "Memento" type editing). Directed with swagger debutant Alex Merkin shows a lot of confidence and immense promise with the use of tools at his disposal.

That said the movie does seem a tad overlong and given this was based on Merkin's short film it seems he essentially should have met somewhere in between at around 60-70 minutes. The movie tends to drag on incredibly as the script is pulled out in order to somehow reach a proper running time. The suspension drastically drops, although manages to get back on track with the final resolute bang of an ending. Basically a poster movie for the need to be able to be a bit shorter than the standard 90-120 minutes of the Hollywood 'full length feature'.

Honestly the script itself is in the most part wildly predictable, as the movie is mostly pushed ahead thanks to its style, while not putting enough pressure on the story itself. The mismatch of the mediocre story and the overstretched plot almost derails the meticulous set-designed and claustrophobic noir feel to the movie.

Acting creds are generally fine with Brad Greenquist as the Porter giving the best performance of the lot. All in all worth a watch and I could see Merkin making a name for himself given a script with actually can fill-up the required runtime.

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