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Maneater -- Harry Bailey, a former FBI profiler turned small town sheriff, investigates the gruesome, cannibalistic murders of several local teens, only to learn that the killer he's hunting is a blood-thirsty monster.
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A former FBI profiler, now a sheriff of a small town and a single parent of a high school aged daughter, begins to profile a series of unexplained murders only to learn that the monster he's profiling may be himself. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Dean Cain ... Harry Bailey
Lacy Phillips ... Pearl

Stephen Lunsford ... Todd

Christopher Darga ... Zeus

Nikki Moore ... Kay (as Nicole Moore)
Maximillian Roeg ... Wahoo
Ellie Gerber ... Buckly

Saginaw Grant ... Stanley Hipp

Conrad Janis ... Doc Gramm

Donna W. Scott ... Ruthie (as Donna Scott)

Damara Reilly ... Marcy
Cord Jackman ... Carter

Patrick Shining Elk ... Bernard
John Brady ... Martin

Tanner Novlan ... Roger Raintree

Allison Kyler ... Violet Messer

Paul Schackman ... Sam Radcliff
Lovake Heyer ... Red Bear

Mercy Malick ... Morning Sky

Joe O'Connor ... Minister

Shea Curry ... Marge

Keli Daniels ... Kay's Mother

Robert R. Shafer ... Gus (as Bobby Ray Shafer)
Helena Jacobson ... Kelsey

Lynn Milano ... Older Woman
Maria Grimm ... Suzy the Nurse

Walter Phelan ... Windigo
David Nelson ... Bear Puppeteer
Timothy Ralston ... Bear Puppeteer
Norman Tempia ... Bear Puppeteer
Aldo Emanuel ... Stanley Age 7
Vito Emanuel ... Stanley's Brother
Alexandra Foisy ... Carol
Samuel DeClan Anderson ... The Naughty Boy
Julia Lewald ... Amy Nunn

Michael Emanuel ... Mayor's Voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alec Lewald ... Felipe Rios
Carter Lewald ... Arnoldo Rodriguez
Dave Mahr ... Patron
Jason Beatty ... Beverly Hills Patron (uncredited)

Norma Jean ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Shanda Lee Munson ... Baby Shower Guest (uncredited)
Johnny Cley Rivers ... Bus Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Emanuel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John K. Anderson  written by
Michael Emanuel  written by

Produced by
John K. Anderson .... co-producer
Dean Cain .... executive producer
Michael Emanuel .... producer
Claude Foisy .... executive producer
Dean E. Fronk .... co-producer
Kelly Hirano .... producer
Eric Lewald .... producer
Donald Paul Pemrick .... co-producer
Original Music by
Claude Foisy 
Cinematography by
James Lawrence Spencer 
Film Editing by
Bob Badway 
Masayoshi Matsuda 
Casting by
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Andrew Baird 
Set Decoration by
Casey Cannon 
Costume Design by
Mary Alice Baldwin 
Makeup Department
Jason Barnett .... special makeup effects supervisor: Industrial Monsters & Props
Bill Fesh .... special makeup effects supervisor: Industrial Monsters & Props
Jacob Gillman .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Kelly Hirano .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michele LaBrucherie .... second assistant director
Andy Wise Lee .... second assistant director
Carlos Reza .... first assistant director
Art Department
Lola Baird .... special props designer
Adam Kedis .... leadman
Steve Ochoa .... property master
Marc Siegel .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Steve Neal .... sound effects editor
Craig Polding .... sound designer
Craig Polding .... supervising sound editor
Kunal Rajan .... additional sound editor
Paulette Victor-Lifton .... mix facility supervisor
Greg Vossberg .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Andie Donnelly .... additional special makeup effects
Lynne Watson .... hair technician: Industrial Monsters & Props
Visual Effects by
Jacob Berggren .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Brandon Boudreaux .... electrician
Keith Casas .... best boy grip
Louis Chernovsky .... additional first assistant camera
Roberto Correa .... b-camera operator
Troy Felder .... electrician
Erich Kemp .... second assistant camera
Clint Moran .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Minchi Murakami .... key grip
Andrey Prikazchikov .... gaffer
Kuki Uchikawa .... grip
Yasuko Usui .... grip
Rory Walsh .... grip
Casting Department
Eddie Jaszek .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Jeffrey Hebner .... assistant editor
Masayoshi Matsuda .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Scott Cochran .... scoring mixer
Hanna Lim .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Wesley S. Bloom .... driver (2009)
Other crew
Edward De La Cruz .... production assistant
Eric S. Jacobson .... production attorney
Sue McGraw .... production accountant (as Crystal 'Sue' McGraw)
Kimberley Roper .... script supervisor
Jill A. Wong .... assistant script supervisor

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Rated R for bloody violence, strong sexuality/nudity, language and some teen drug and alcohol use
92 min
Germany:16 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45759)


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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A great horror creature movie, 6 September 2011
Author: TdSmth5 from US

Dean Cain plays Bailey, a small town sheriff whose wife disappeared and who is now overprotective of his 17 year-old daughter. He is convinced that his wife will return. He also might have witnessed the brutal murder of a girl in his teens with whom he was frolicking out in the woods. His deputies are a heavy guy who gets to play the chaperone of Bailey's daughter; and an older American-Indian.

Suddenly there's a brutal crime that reminds the Indian of something that happened long ago. Bailey realizes that it wasn't an animal attack but a human deed. Meanwhile a new teen guy arrives in town and Bailey's daughter falls for him, much the the chagrin of Bailey who wants her to remain pure.

More people start disappearing and Bailey discovers in his research and through his nightmares and memories that what may be out there on the loose is a windigo, a shapeshifting human who devours and tears apart other humans and even starts eating itself. The old town's doctor who acts suspiciously when confronted by Bailey finally admits that in the past a windigo was in town but was eliminated.

When finally the daughter and the boy are getting hot and heavy the windigo attacks but the sheriffs arrive in time. There's a surprise revelation as to the identity of the maneater.

This is a very good horror movie, hampered a bit by a low budget. Fortunately they did use all the resources on gore and violence. Acting is good and so is the script. Cain's character in his obsession about his wife can be annoying. There's a gorgeous diner owner/employee who has the hots for him but he claims to be married. It's not clear sometimes if some scenes are flashbacks, memories, or nightmares. The sexy teens are particularly likable and fun. They are still innocent and full of nervous excitement at the prospect of love- unlike cynical city kids. Their interaction is very well portrayed. What is lacking is better equipment and better lighting to give the movie a better look. Overall a very entertaining movie for horror fans that deserves a sequel.

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