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Pontypool (2008)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  18 September 2009 (Turkey)
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A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.

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Laurel-Ann Drummond
Hrant Alianak ...
Dr. Mendez
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Ken Loney (voice)
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Nigel Healing
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Nancy Freethy
Tony Burgess ...
Tony (Lawrence)
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Jay (Osama)
Hannah Fleming ...
Maureen (Farraj)
Rachel Burns ...
Colleen (Daud)
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Spooky Woman
Louis Negin ...
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Diane Gordon ...
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A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.

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Horror | Thriller

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Release Date:

18 September 2009 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Fear of the Living Dead - Radio Zombie  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,541 (USA) (29 May 2009)

Gross:

$3,478 (USA) (5 June 2009)
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Tony Burgess, the film's writer and the author of the novel on which the film is based - "Pontypool Changes Everything" - makes a brief cameo in the film as the male singer of Lawrence and the Arabians. His character is credited as "Tony (Lawrence)". (In fact, at the end of the scene where the singers have performed for the bemused Grant Mazzy, Mazzy himself actually refers to Burgess' character as "Tony Burgess.") See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Grant Mazzy: Mrs. French's cat is missing. The signs are posted all over town. "Have you seen Honey?" We've all seen the posters, but nobody has seen Honey the cat. Nobody. Until last Thursday morning, when Miss Colette Piscine swerved her car to miss Honey the cat as she drove across a bridge. Well this bridge, now slightly damaged, is a bit of a local treasure and even has its own fancy name; Pont de Flaque. Now Collette, that sounds like Culotte. That's Panty in French. And Piscine means ...
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Connections

References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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The Nefud Desert
Music & Lyrics by Tony Burgess
Performed by Boyd Banks, Tony Burgess, Rachel Burns, Hannah Fleming
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Refreshing to see unpredictable movie
21 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband and I watched this last night. Excellent movie. Well done and I imagine the costs of filming were not that great and this should smack some other movie makers as the thing to do. Scary. Suspenseful. Thought provoking. We really enjoyed it and it was not predictable. Be sure to watch past the credits. As usual, another independent film outweighs the crap put out in the mainstream. And, maybe there is also a lesson that good acting can be more important than expensive sets, props and special effects. And, amazingly, no shameless plugs for advertising. No hidden political agendas. There was no needless action or violence. There was no need for gratuitous and pointless sex scenes to keep audience interest.


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Dumb idea, I mean really? REALLY? cdaddy
ingenious plot eviljester9000
So how did the virus start? gunnar_kr
The only explanation of the 'infection' I can think of... dillingerescp
Scene After the End Credits StinkyD33
something with a similar idea Stu-M
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