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Director:
Writers:
Tony Burgess (novel)
Tony Burgess (written by)
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Release Date:
18 September 2009 (Turkey) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Shut Up Or Die See more »
Plot:
A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The best horror film you've never seen See more (135 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stephen McHattie ... Grant Mazzy

Lisa Houle ... Sydney Briar

Georgina Reilly ... Laurel-Ann Drummond
Hrant Alianak ... Dr. Mendez

Rick Roberts ... Ken Loney (voice)

Daniel Fathers ... Nigel Healing

Beatriz Yuste ... Nancy Freethy
Tony Burgess ... Tony (Lawrence)

Boyd Banks ... Jay (Osama)

Hannah Fleming ... Maureen (Farraj)
Rachel Burns ... Colleen (Daud)

Laura Nordin ... Spooky Woman
Louis Negin ... Conversationalist
Diane Gordon ... Conversationalist
Daniel Park ... Conversationalist
Yvonne Moore ... Conversationalist
Raffaele Carniato ... Conversationalist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Derek Scott ... Fish Hut Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Bruce McDonald 
 
Writing credits
Tony Burgess (novel)

Tony Burgess (written by)

Produced by
Jeffrey Coghlan .... producer
Henry Cole .... executive producer
J. Miles Dale .... executive producer
Jasper Graham .... executive producer
Billie Mintz .... associate producer
John Nadalin .... line producer
Michale Raske .... associate producer
Ambrose Roche .... producer
Isabella Smejda .... executive producer
Nick Sorbara .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Claude Foisy 
 
Cinematography by
Miroslaw Baszak 
 
Film Editing by
Jeremiah Munce 
 
Production Design by
Lea Carlson 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Berry 
 
Costume Design by
Sarah Armstrong 
 
Makeup Department
Indiana Allemang .... key hair stylist
Indiana Allemang .... key makeup artist
Matthew Dewilde .... key prosthetic designer and applicator
Davida Gragor .... assistant hair stylist
Davida Gragor .... assistant makeup artist
Laura MacCon .... daily hair stylist
Laura MacCon .... daily makeup artist
Sheilagh McGrory .... prosthetic makeup assistant
 
Production Management
Marc Bachli .... post-production supervisor
John Nadalin .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Hepburn .... trainee assistant director
John Pace .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Chris Gotzamanis .... graphic designer
Lyle Jobe .... set dresser
Zack Lovatt .... graphic designer
Kenny Meinzinger .... property master
Andrij Molodecky .... set dresser
Adrienne Trent .... property master
 
Sound Department
Steve Copley .... foley mixer
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
John Hazen .... sound mixer
John Hazen .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael LaCroix .... sound recordist
Ryan Lukasik .... foley assistant
Steve Munro .... sound designer
Daryl Purdy .... boom operator
Jan Rudy .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Shikata .... sound effects editor
John Sievert .... foley artist
David Drainie Taylor .... dialogue & adr editor
Randy Wilson .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Geoff Hill .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Mathieu Archambault .... digital compositor
Ioan Balcosi .... compositor
Sarah Barber .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Zac Campbell .... digital compositor
Kris Carson .... digital compositor: Mr X
Mike Duffy .... flame artist: Mr X Inc.
David Fix .... senior systems administrator: Mr. X Inc
Mike Kwan .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Isabelle Langlois .... visual effects production manager
Mel Martin .... visual effects coordinator
Claire McLachlan .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc
Mila Patriki .... digital intermediate colourist
Sebastien Proulx .... compositor
Paul Saint-Hilaire .... digital compositor: Nuke
Ben Simons .... visual effects animator
Aaron Weintraub .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Dan Belley .... stunts
Christopher Cordell .... stunt coordinator
Vanessa King .... stunt double
Bryan Thomas .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Miroslaw Baszak .... camera operator
Vinit Borrison .... director of photography: second unit
Angela Chao .... assistant camera
Caitlin Cronenberg .... still photographer
Michael Dawson .... assistant camera (as Mike Dawson)
Krista Dzialoszynski .... electrician
Dave Ferguson .... key grip (as David Ferguson)
Greg Haddow .... electrician
Jason Hamilton .... electrician
John Hickey .... first assistant camera
John Reed Hryszkiewicz .... camera trainee
Sean Keay .... electrician
Richard D. Leko .... lighting technician
Bob Lyte .... electrician
Mike McDonald .... chief lighting technician
Bill Melanson Jr. .... dolly grip (as William Melanson)
Frank Merino .... electrician
Monty Montgomerie .... best boy grip
Beth Nobes .... second assistant camera
Doug Reid .... best boy electric (as Douglas Reid)
Todd Sands .... electrician
Julia Seidman .... camera trainee
Sean Skarupa .... electrician (as Sean Scarupa)
Nicole Torok .... second assistant camera
Steve Van Denzen .... grip
Ioana Vasile .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lori Endes .... wardrobe assistant
Jeanette Linton .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Peter Armstrong .... digital intermediate producer
Lee Hughes .... digital intermediate project manager
Tom Mayclim .... digital intermediate recordist
Cam McLauchlin .... assistant digital intermediate editor
Dave Muscat .... assistant digital intermediate editor
Duff Smith .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Scott Cochran .... scoring mixer
Jody Colero .... music supervisor
Hanna Lim .... composer: additional music
Michael Perlmutter .... music consultant
 
Other crew
Joe Alonzi .... production assistant
Russell Bright .... production assistant
Greg Holmgren .... location manager
Matti Huhta .... script supervisor
Krista Johnston .... clearances
Olivia Le Bihan .... production assistant
Brian Mancini .... production assistant
Richie Mitchell .... production assistant
Howard Ng .... production coordinator
Michale Raske .... production accountant
Sasha Stoltz .... publicist
Rebecca Swift .... assistant coordinator
 
Thanks
Justin Rebelo .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
93 min | Canada:95 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA (2009) | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Netherlands:16 | South Korea:15 | UK:15 | USA:Not Rated
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Trivia:
"Pontypool" was produced as both a motion picture, and as a radio play. Both versions of "Pontypool" were influenced by Orson Welles' infamous radio production of "The War of the Worlds." The radio play was broadcast on the BBC's Art & Culture section of their World Service website. It is approximately 58 minutes long, as opposed to the film's running time of 95 minutes.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...
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Movie Connections:
References Lawrence of Arabia (1962)See more »
Soundtrack:
O CanadaSee more »

FAQ

Where does the name Pontypool come from?
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The best horror film you've never seen, 28 July 2011
Author: Heavy_Petting_Zoo from United States

I saw this movie not too long after it was released. As a fan of the zombie/apocalypse/scary disease genre, I was looking forward to this movie but had pretty low expectations. Afterall, for every great movie we often have to sit through a dozen bad films. Pontypool did not disappoint and greatly exceeded my expectations.

To begin, if you watch horror films solely for the blood and guts, then this isn't a movie for you. This movie doesn't follow the typical format of a band of survivors battling their way through hoards of zombies. In fact, you might not even call the infected in this film zombies. Most of the movie takes place in the same location but the concept is innovative and the suspense is brilliant. Basically, the disease in this film isn't some random virus or parasite. The disease is language. The way this is done is really creepy and if you watch it, you'll see what I mean.

As I said, if you want violence and blood and guts, then you might not appreciate this movie. But if you're looking for a psychologically terrifying experience then check out Pontypool. And if you work for Comcast, please put this movie on OnDemand!

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