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The Killing Jar (2010)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  January 2010 (USA)
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A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.

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A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.

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hostage | diner | shotgun | robbery | waitress | See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, and for language

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At the very beginning of the movie, while Noreen is lounging behind the counter, there are two pies on the kitchen serving window. A short while later, Jimmy places the second pie in the window. See more »

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[first lines]
Noreen: Whew, sure is hot out tonight.
Hank: Hot.
Lonnie: Hotter than nine naked women in a Volkswagen.
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"No butterflies were harmed during the making of this film." See more »

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References America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988) See more »

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The One I Need
Written by James Saez, Lew Temple and Laura Saez
Performed by Amber Benson, Laura Saez
Published by Rosalyrics Publishing
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A mysterious stranger enters a diner and is accused of murder. He turns the tables and secrets are reveled. Just OK. I say C
18 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When a mysterious stranger (Madsen) enters a diner after news of a killing spree, secrets become revealed. After hearing about a brutal killing, a mysterious stranger comes in to a diner at closing time. The waitress and the six customers begin to think this stranger is the killer. After taking control of the situation the stranger begins to uncover secrets of the hostages. Not everyone is who they seem to be. This is yet another movie with a lot of potential but doesn't keep your attention. There are some pretty intense parts but overall pretty slow moving. It's not terrible but not a great first choice for nightly entertainment. I give it a C.

Would I watch again? - No, this is a movie that doesn't get better with repeated viewings.


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