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Jake Kennedy (written by)
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He Made Them Pay For Their Sins
Plot:
A young mother decides to become a stripper to earn some fast cash only to find her worst nightmares are about to begin. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Marieh Delfino ... Amelia

Jason Connery ... John

Michael Rooker ... Mann

Graham McTavish ... Geeves

Alice Amter ... Eve

Valorie Hubbard ... Kathy

Lochlyn Munro ... Jack

Allison Lange ... Tara

Tony Todd ... Chauffeur

James Duval ... Sleazy party guy

Eve Mauro ... Suzie - Sassy

Sita Young ... Molly

Katherine Randolph ... Polly

Garrett Jones ... Will

Morann Peri ... Corridor prisoner

Alexis Wolfe ... Crying prisoner
Asha Marie Perry-Datt ... Asher

Tracy Coogan ... Natalie

Nathalie Walker ... Room prisoner
Jen Clasen ... Window prisoner 1
Lyndsey Wegner ... Window prisoner 2
J.J. Poff ... Window prisoner 3
Kurt Anderson ... Tennis guy
David Leepson ... Groom

Chris Ivan Cevic ... Batchelor party host 1

Griffin Kohout ... Batchelor party host 2

Andrew Graves ... Batchelor party guy 1
Jeff Ippolito ... Batchelor party guy 2

Alex Weed ... Batchelor party guy 3

Rick Yudt ... Batchelor party guy 4

Christopher Amitrano ... Batchelor party guy 5
Angila Sullivan ... College party girl 1
Corey Wilburn ... College party girl 2

Jose Acevedo ... College party guy 1

Raymond Lee ... College party guy 2

William Clevinger ... College party guy 3 (as Will Clevinger)
Micah Goldman ... College party guy 4

Michael Wormser ... College party guy 5
Jacob Moore ... College party guy 6
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Jake Kennedy ... Cop (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jake Kennedy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jake Kennedy  written by

Produced by
Bobbo .... executive producer
William Clevinger .... producer
Micah Goldman .... producer
Jake Kennedy .... producer
Leo Kennedy .... executive producer
Tracy Kennedy .... executive producer
Demian Lichtenstein .... executive producer
Ricki Maslar .... co-producer
Bill Reed .... executive producer
Sanjeev Shah .... executive producer
Chuck Whitlock .... executive producer
Linda Wolff .... executive producer
Michael Wormser .... producer
James Young .... line producer
Charles Zentay .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ryan Dodson 
 
Cinematography by
Lawles Bourque 
 
Film Editing by
Ali Assili 
David Haynes 
 
Casting by
Ricki Maslar 
 
Production Design by
George Hobbs 
 
Costume Design by
Kerrie Kordowski 
 
Makeup Department
Tara Loren .... assistant makeup artist
J.J. Poff .... makeup department head
Daniela Richardson .... key makeup artist
Veronica Sanchez .... assistant makeup artist
Andrea Wiersma .... assistant makeup artist
Lindsay Yamashita .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee D. Andrews .... first assistant director (as Lee Andrews)
Joshua Lou Friedman .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Azra Bano Ali .... art department
Michael Belasco .... art department
 
Sound Department
Lisa K. Fowle .... adr mixer
Lisa K. Fowle .... sound editor
Philippe Goldstein .... boom operator
Harrison Meyle .... sound re-recording mixer
Billy Walker .... supervising sound editor
Zack Wilcox .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Michael Del Rossa .... special effects makeup
Robert Giddens .... special effects crew
Fay Hedges .... special effects crew
Roy Knyrim .... special effects makeup: Sota FX
Pablo Lucan .... special effects crew
Cindy Miller .... special effects crew
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ali Assili .... second team camera operator
Beau Clark .... key grip
Jennifer Clasen .... still photographer
Zach Rasmussen .... best boy
Morgan Schmidt .... second team camera operator
Joseph Segura .... first assistant camera
Needham B. Smith .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Azusa Okamoto .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Ali Assili .... editor: re-editing
Dave Hagen .... post production supervisor
Jason Zakocs .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jeremy Borum .... composer: additional music
Pure Sugar .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Zach Rasmussen .... driver
Zach Rasmussen .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Chasen Allen .... production assistant
Andrew Blood .... production assistant
Ricardo Gomez .... office production assistant
Ricardo Gomez .... production assistant
Jacob Moore .... production assistant
Steve Ulrich .... script supervisor
Carl Westgren .... production assistant
Corey Wilburn .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Adam Goldworm .... special thanks
Steven C. Miller .... special thanks
 

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USA:85 min
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Australia:R | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | UK:18
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The part of the chauffeur was specifically written for Tony Todd, who only worked one day on this movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Mann points the gun at Will it's a Beretta 92f then when Mann takes the camera and shoots Will it's a different gun and then right after the gun changes back to the Beretta 92f.See more »

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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Video, torture and tits... oh my!, 9 October 2011
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

I'm as sick and tired of predictable torture flicks and found footage films as the next horror fan, and so Penance—which 'cleverly' combines these two tired sub-genres to create the 'found torture footage' sub-sub-genre—hardly sounded like it was going to deliver much of interest to this particular jaded viewer.

Indeed, after just a few minutes of wobbly Blair Witch-style nonsense, during which attractive young mother Amelia Wallis (Marieh Delfino) prattles in front of a video camera about her love of Topanga Canyon, her job at a centre for battered women, and her daughter, I was itching to switch off. But what I had forgotten about was the power of a fit bird in the raw to make almost anything worthwhile...

As part of her audition tape for a TV game-show, the usually reserved Amelia agrees to help her stripper pal Suzie (Eve Mauro) entertain a group of stags at a party; let's just say that this girl was built to strip! From that moment on, Penance becomes pure trash entertainment: after Suzie is given a black eye by a customer, Amelia reluctantly stands in for her friend on a highly paid job for a special client, a decision that results in the poor girl's incarceration at a disused asylum where she is subjected to torture by Geeves, a religious zealot who has dedicated his life to purifying the souls of strippers. Cue lots of gratuitous nudity, pointless cameos from horror icons, dumb plot development, vaginal mutilation, self-castration, and more nudity.

Penance's use of the found footage gimmick is totally implausible, the story painfully dumb, the supposedly tense action absolutely laughable, and the violence disappointing (although nasty in concept, the gore is not that graphic), but Marieh Delfino kept me entertained throughout, albeit on the most basic of levels. In fact, it makes me wonder if I would have enjoyed The Blair Witch Project more if Heather Donahue had only thrown caution to the wind and flipped out her norks....

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