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Bellflower (2011)

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Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa".

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Glodell ...
Woodrow
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Milly
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Aiden
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Courtney
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Mike
Zack Kraus ...
Elliot
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Sarah
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Mad Dog's Waitress
Bradshaw Pruitt ...
Mad Dog's Bartender
Brian Thomas Evans ...
Dirty Trucker
Britta Jacobellis ...
Neighbor With Dogs
Ceaser Flores ...
Scary Man at Party
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Tattoo Guy
Dan Dulle ...
Motorcycle Owner
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Bellflower follows two friends as they venture out into the world to begin their adult lives. Literally all their free time is spent building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa". While waiting for the world to end, their call to excitement comes unexpectedly when one of them meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love. Quickly integrated into a new group of friends, they set off on a journey of betrayal, love, hate, infidelity and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies. Often life's simplest and most obvious truths are the hardest to see, but once you've burned everything to the ground it may be the only thing left standing. Written by Coatwolf Productions

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A love story with apocalyptic stakes.

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Action | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for disturbing violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$17,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,279 (USA) (5 August 2011)

Gross:

$167,242 (USA) (4 November 2011)
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Trivia

Director Evan Glodell built his first flamethrower at the age of 12. It was prone to malfunction and only had a 6 foot range. See more »

Goofs

After they arrive at the birthday party, Milly hands Woodrow a bottle, the camera cuts, and she hands him the bottle again. See more »

Quotes

Milly: Dude, it's like a James Bond car for drunks!
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In the credit for "MEDUSA CAR RESSURECTION AND SUPERCHARGING," "resurrection" is misspelled. See more »

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Shiller
Written by Evan Mast & Mike Stroud
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The Medusa of movies
21 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Bellflower is a very good low budget film. Evan Godell wrote, directed and stars as Woodrow in this movie. The acting was a bit poor but the screenplay was excellent. This is what I would use as an example of a movie that has an excellent plot and horrible acting but completely pulls it off. Much like Medusa, the acting is hard to look at during some parts of the film but when looking at the film you see something that is incredibly beautiful that will ultimately end up harming you in some way. Bellflower is extremely dark and will get under your skin for days. From start to finish Bellflower is a visual work of art. If the acting were better, I could see this being one of the best dark films I have ever seen. Unfortunately, the acting is so bad that it is very tough to get past. This has to be one of the best low budget efforts I have ever seen and should be seen by any aspiring director. Evan Glodell's Medusa ultimately becomes the star of this film because the vehicle provides the best performance and it by far one of the most amazing works of art on wheels. Who doesn't love a car with a flame thrower for exhaust pipes?!


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