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The Shortcut (2009)

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Two brothers come upon a rarely used shortcut in their new town

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kent Allen ...
Mr. Hartley
Wendy Anderson ...
Derek's Mom
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Old Man / Ivor Hartley (as Raymond Barry)
Jeremy Bastian ...
Benjamin Hartley (1940s)
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Christy
Cavan Cunningham ...
School Administrator
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Benjamin Hartley
Benjamin DeWalt ...
Benjamin Hartley (1950s)
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Tobey
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Taylor
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Mark
Jonelle Gunderson ...
Sally (1950s)
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Ms. Milan
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Dougie
Christine MacInnis ...
Mrs. Hartley
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Storyline

Two brothers come upon a rarely used shortcut in their new town

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and terror, language, sexual material, thematic elements and brief teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 September 2009 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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(European Film Market)

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

It is announced at the beginning of the film that the year is 1945, and there is a prominent banner for Hartley High School's Homecoming. A young man entering the Marines says he's going to be stationed in Germany, which is important because he has to "Stop the Nazis." Homecoming dances at USA high schools are in October or November, which means the dialogue takes place in October or November of 1945. Hitler committed suicide in April of 1945, and the Nazi party quickly dissolved. World War II was over by the time this conversation took place. See more »

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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Will we have to move again?
26 February 2012 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Normally, I wouldn't give a PG horror movie the time of day. Films like Twilight are not my idea of vampire movies. But, I just watched Tucker and Dale vs Evil and I wanted to see Katrina Bowden again.

The movie was mostly disappointing through the first two acts. It wasn't until there were only 20 minutes left that we saw any real action. Then, it was intense as the kids were running for their lives.

The story was predictable. I won't give anything away. The ending was a jolt and showed some real creativity.

No standout performances, except for maybe Raymond J. Barry, who played the old man in the woods.

You can find something better to watch.


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