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The Vicious Kind -- A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process.


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  (in credits order)

Adam Scott ... Caleb Sinclaire

Brittany Snow ... Emma Gainsborough

Alex Frost ... Peter Sinclaire

J.K. Simmons ... Donald Sinclaire
Vittorio Brahm ... J.T.

Bill Buell ... Rocky

Alysia Reiner ... Samantha

Kate Krieger ... Molly

Jordan Berkow ... Hannah (as Jordan Reid Berkow)
Anne Gill ... Waitress
Emily Jo ... Girl in Bar (as Emily Oehler)

Jim Ford ... Frat Boy #1

Kevin Rogers ... Frat Guy #2
Rebecca Nickeas ... Bartender (as Rebecca Bond Nickeas)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Bizik ... Captain of Bowling Team (uncredited)

Angela Wheaton ... Townie (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee Toland Krieger 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lee Toland Krieger  screenplay

Produced by
Sheri Davani .... co-producer (as Shahrzad 'Sheri' Davani)
Dallas Dickinson .... co-producer
Dallas Dickinson .... line producer
Christopher Finefrock .... executive producer
Jeff Gross .... executive producer
Tim Harms .... producer
Ryan Horton .... executive producer
Lee Toland Krieger .... producer
Neil LaBute .... executive producer
Lindsay Lanzillotta .... producer
Andy Rudenstein .... executive producer
Mamta Trivedi .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jeff Cardoni 
Cinematography by
Bradley Stonesifer (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gino Roy  (as Regino Roy III)
Casting by
Rebecca Gushin 
Production Design by
Grady Cooley 
Art Direction by
Nadya Gurevich 
Costume Design by
Lindy McMichael 
Makeup Department
Lisa DelleChiaie .... additional hair stylist (as Lisa Delle Chiale)
Lisa DelleChiaie .... additional makeup artist (as Lisa Delle Chiale)
Tera Hardwick .... additional hair stylist
Tera Hardwick .... additional makeup artist
David Kalahiki .... key hair stylist
David Kalahiki .... key makeup artist
Rondi Scott .... additional hair stylist
Rondi Scott .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Mamta Trivedi .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Dauro .... second second assistant director
Sheri Davani .... first assistant director (as Shahrzad 'Sheri' Davani)
Scott Larkin .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sarah Bricker .... property master
Chris Ducher .... art department intern
Thorstein Foss .... leadman
Nadya Gurevich .... additional artwork: Caleb's room
Ian Noel .... set dresser
Tamera VanDyke .... props assistant
Sound Department
David Barber .... re-recording mixer
Melissa Bylsma .... sound coordinator
Bryan Dembinski .... sound mixer
Trevor Dowswell .... sound coordinator
Gonzalo Espinoza .... adr supervisor (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoiza)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... sound mixer: adr (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoiza)
Sean Gray .... sound designer
Sean Gray .... sound effects editor
Jeff Gross .... foley artist
Allison Howe .... additional boom operator (as Alison Howe)
Amanda Jacques .... boom operator
Thomas W. Jordan .... additional sound mixer
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Mike Pipgras .... foley artist (as Michael Pigras)
Mike Pipgras .... sound effects editor (as Michael Pigras)
Mike Silvestri .... additional boom operator
Ben Zarai .... sound supervisor
Visual Effects by
Aaron Peak .... effects artist: Hollywood-DI
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Kevin Rogers .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Abraham Altbuch .... best boy grip
Julian Altbuch .... additional grip
Brant Beland .... gaffer
Jeremy Conley .... additional grip
David Dutkus .... additional electrician (as David A. Dutkus Jr.)
Patrick Garstin .... additional electrician
Rory Hanrahan .... second assistant camera
Samuel Herbig .... third electrician (as Sam Herbig)
Martin Hoffman .... swing
David Isern .... Steadicam operator
David Isern .... camera operator
Stephen Lamb .... additional second assistant camera (as Steve Lamb)
Drew Lauer .... additional electrician
Christopher Little .... additional photographer: Caleb's Room
Joe Mandeville .... additional grip
Steve McNally .... best boy electric (as Stephen McNally)
Ryan Minelli .... additional electrician
Tom Mone .... additional grip
Darrin P. Nim .... additional grip (as Darrin Nim)
John C. Reyes .... first assistant camera (as John Reyes)
Ethan Rosenduft .... additional grip
Gino Roy .... still photographer (as Regino Roy III)
Torrey Schoerner .... key grip
Jonathan Vendetti .... third grip (as Jonathan R. Vendetti)
Lukas Wolf .... camera loader
Rob Woolsey .... additional electrician
Nu Zhang .... additional best boy electric
Casting Department
Meredith Jacobson .... extras casting (uncredited)
Adam Vincentz .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linde Aseltine .... wardrobe supervisor
Ryan Lennon .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gary Friedman .... additional editor
Aaron Peak .... colorist
Aaron Peak .... on-line editor
Joel Plotch .... consulting editor
Neil Smith .... digital intermediate supervisor: Hollywood-DI
Jimmy Mann .... colorist: dailes (uncredited)
Location Management
Kate Bogli .... location scout
J.T. Perkins .... location intern
Alejandro 'Lex' Ulloa .... location production assistant
Jonathan Urband .... location manager
Music Department
Jeff Cardoni .... music score producer
Wende Crowley .... music supervisor
Jonathan Lazar .... music supervisor
The Monarchs .... additional music supervisor
Danny Moynahan .... musician: musical saw
Doug Trantow .... music scoring mixer
Zach Urband .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
David Boyde .... transportation captain
Other crew
Jeff Blauvelt .... production technical advisor
LeRoy Brown .... title designer
Derrick Caranci .... set medic
Adam Davids .... production legal services
Darren Dolcetti .... paymaster
Kathy England .... insurance: England Insurance Brokerage
Theresa Freund .... caterer
Danielle Gilbert .... assistant: Brittany Snow
Kevin Hindley .... script clearance researcher: indieCLEAR
Steven E. Krieger .... additional legal services
John Lanza .... accounting auditor: Kostin Ruffkess & Company
Aldo Lanzillotta .... production office coordinator
Jeffrey Marvin .... production accountant
Laurie McBride .... accounting auditor: Kostin Ruffkess & Company
Ian MacAllister McDonald .... production assistant: Los Angeles, Candleridge Entertainment (as Ian McDonald)
Kacie McMichael .... assistant: Mr. Krieger
Dylan Mitchell .... local intern
Lesley-Anne Morrison .... script supervisor
Colin Narducci .... set medic
Rebecca Nickeas .... assistant: Mr. Finefrock (as Rebecca Bond Nickeas)
Joseph Oxford .... set production assistant
Cindy Preston .... craft service
Elsa Ramo .... distribution legal services
Elsa Ramo .... legal services: talent
Sean Reynold .... set medic
Michael Russell .... assistant production office coordinator (as Mike Russell)
Luke Tomalin Sherman .... key production assistant (as Luke T. Sherman)
Bethany Thomas .... insurance: England Insurance Brokerage
Julian Tomasiewicz .... craft service
Lauren Vanderschuur .... production assistant: first team
Jeffrey M. Weber .... film runner production assistant (as Jeffrey Weber)
Amy L. Weishaar .... production assistant: background
Erik Bright .... publicist (uncredited)
Warren Zavala .... thanks

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Rated R for some strong sexuality and pervasive language
USA:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Australia:MA15+ (2011) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Portugal:M/12 | USA:R (certificate #45711)
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Both Alysia Reiner and Adam Scott have both appeared on 'Law and Order'See more »
[first lines]
Caleb Sinclaire:You know they're all whores, right? All of 'em. I'm not just talking about the little skanks that hang out around your dorm, or frat, or whatever. But actually every woman you've ever known, and every woman you'll ever meet - Mom, Grandma, Aunt Ellen. The fact that they're related to us doesn't make any difference. Cause at the end of the day, given the right set of events, they *will* fuck you over. For the sole reason that they have a vagina, and they can.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Great little film, give it a try., 5 December 2012
Author: momentfilms-1 from United States

The Vicious Kind may not be what it seems like from the title or the premise, but that turns out to be a good thing, in this little gem of a straight to video film that does pay off if you stick with it to the end. Disillusioned Caleb (Adam Scott), who chain smokes as he tells his newly smitten brother Peter (Alex Frost) that 'They're all whore's-' he's talking about women of course. But no matter how off putting and anti social he might seem at first, Caleb, well guided by Scott's first rate performance, is one of those character's you couldn't ignore if you tried. Peter's new girlfriend Emma Gainsborough (Brittany Snow) might have an upper class name, but we can tell she's not from wealth even if she didn't keep sneaking outside to smoke. But as much as she may be turned off by Caleb's many acts where he well acts out, (including leaving X rated pics of himself with a prostitute for her to find), we know that the bad brother has something to offer that the good one can't possibly provide, and while the third act of the film does not play out too predictably, it would be no surprise to most viewers what happens. But the performances above all make this film watchable, not the least of which comes from J.K. Simmons as Frank, the father who is estranged from Caleb, while inviting of Peter and Emma's budding relationship. Simmons turns in yet another dependable and likable character here, even with the least screen time of the four. Happy endings may not necessarily abound at the end, but at the very least the film leaves it's character's with the promise for a different path.

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