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The Killing Jar (2010)

R  |   |  Crime, 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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Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, and for language

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Asesinos al Amanecer  »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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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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Decent but not great - could have been very good though.
18 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Entertaining movie. Pressure cooker thriller. In theory the movie has all the ingredients of Reservoir dogs. Gritty storyline and a cast that includes Michael Madsen and Danny Trejo. But the movie falls short... Madsen is brilliant as always and Harold Perrineau delivers a good performance, but they are unable to make-up for Amber Benson's disappointment. Danny Trejo has a total of two minutes of screen time, and he is never shown fully (he is shown through a kitchen window)... Noreen, the central character played by Amber Benson, was the weakest link. Also, the pressure is let out a bit too prematurely... In all, a movie that has potential, but fails. That said, for a direct-to-DVD movie, this is very good. It is not an excellent movie, but a decent one at the very least. If you have nothing else to do, this might be a decent pastime movie.


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