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Burning Palms -- A subversive tale that interlaces five stories set in Los Angeles, where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate.
Burning Palms -- A subversive tale that interlaces five stories set in Los Angeles, where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate.


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  (in credits order)

Jamie Chung ... Ginny

Rosamund Pike ... Dedra

Dylan McDermott ... Dennis Marx

Shannen Doherty ... Dr. Shelly

Zoe Saldana ... Sarah Cotton

Nick Stahl ... Robert Kane

Robert Hoffman ... Chad Bower

Paz Vega ... Blanca Juarez

Peter Macdissi ... Gerry

Anson Mount ... Tom

Emily Meade ... Chloe Marx

Lake Bell ... Mary Jane
Tiara McKinney ... Mahogany

Adriana Barraza ... Louisa Alvarez
Jake Austin Walker ... Trevor

Addison Black ... Colby

Chandler George Brown ... Jeffrey
Naz Jafri ... Dr. Pakora

Ross Thomas ... Lukas 'The Waiter'

Victoria Patenaude ... Bag Lady

Jonathan 'Lil J' McDaniel ... Trey

Jim Lau ... Tak Bai
Scott Lunsford ... Stud

Jason Brooks ... Steve

Victor Webster ... Paulo

Haley Tju ... Rose
Kate Albrecht ... Tammy Lynn

Cici Lau ... Soon Li

Fabian C. Moreno ... Hector (as Fabian Moreno)

Colleen Camp ... Barbara Barish

Tom Wright ... Maxwell Barron

Ck McFarland ... Woman (as Cynthia C.K. McFarland)

Dimitri Diatchenko ... Bob
Aron Biedenharn Coates ... Tammy (as Aron Coates)
Lisa Marie Dupree ... Busty Waitress

Cherie Thibodeaux ... Girl #1

Jon Polito ... Ned

Edrick Browne ... Medical Center Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Austin Williams ... Nicholas Pinter

Monica Acosta ... Birthday Party Mom (uncredited)
Daurice Cummings ... Club Dancer (uncredited)
Aurelius DiBarsanti ... Geisha House Waiter (uncredited)
Carol Dupuy ... Apartment Tenant (uncredited)

Louis Dupuy ... Apartment Tenant (uncredited)

Jerald Garner ... Restaurant Patron / Dancer (uncredited)
Adam Knapp ... Party Guy (uncredited)

Michelle Lenhardt ... Beautiful Woman (uncredited)
Kelly Migdon ... Student (uncredited)
Marcus Morales ... Customer in restaraunt (uncredited)

Gabriela Ostos ... Cashier (uncredited)
Ross Rouillier ... Orderly (uncredited)

Aaron Sauer ... Hospital Orderly (uncredited)

Jabari Simba ... Gym Patron (uncredited)

Joanna Theobalds ... Caretaker's Assistant (uncredited)
Deanna Tryon ... Flight Attendant (uncredited)

Valerie Joy Wilson ... Club Dancer #1 (uncredited)

Jackie Zane ... Caretaker (uncredited)

Directed by
Christopher Landon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christopher Landon  written by

Produced by
Jason Hewitt .... producer
Naz Jafri .... executive producer
Richard Limbaugh .... associate producer
Vince Morella .... executive producer
Steven Chester Prince .... producer
Artist W. Robinson .... co-producer
Oren Segal .... producer
Tyler Thompson .... executive producer
Dawson Warner .... line producer
Original Music by
Matthew Margeson 
Cinematography by
Seamus Tierney (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gregory Plotkin 
Casting by
Venus Kanani 
Mary Vernieu 
Production Design by
Linda Burton 
Set Decoration by
Gia Grosso 
Costume Design by
Christie Wittenborn 
Makeup Department
Hailey Authement .... assistant makeup artist
Miia Kovero .... key hair stylist
R.J. McCasland .... co-makeup department head
Lauren Thomas .... co-makeup department head
Production Management
Sean Findley .... post-production supervisor
Artist W. Robinson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeffrey F. January .... first assistant director
Anastacia C. Nemec .... second assistant director
Blake Perkinson .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Anthony A. Altomare .... graphic designer
Melissa Arcaro .... art department coordinator
John P. Bozajian .... assistant property master
Matthew Gatlin .... property master: Baton Rouge
Jonathan R. Hodges .... property master
Jodie Jones .... on-set dresser
Dallas Montgomery .... set dresser
Carl Nunez .... greens foreman
Jason Oertling .... scenic artist
Palmer Schallon .... on-set dresser
Perry James Trentacosta .... set dresser
Elliot Westphal .... assistant props master
Greg White .... set dresser
Sound Department
Robert C. Bigelow .... sound mixer (as Robert Bigelow)
Matt Coby .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric W. Edwards .... boom operator
Mark Ettel .... sound re-recording mixer
Jim Lakin .... sound mixer
Christopher Sheldon .... supervising sound editor
Paulette Victor-Lifton .... sound facility supervisor
Carlos Wilkerson .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Ken Speed .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Sean Findley .... digital colorist
Kris Kelley .... visual effects supervisor
Howard Nourmand .... visual effects artist
Jason Nystrom .... visual effects artist
John Bernecker .... stunt performer
Harold Burns .... stunt performer
Jude Cambise .... stunt performer
Deven MacNair .... stunt performer
Brad Martin .... stunts
Phil O'Dell .... stunt coordinator
Simon Rhee .... stunt coordinator
Chad Rose .... stunt performer
Robin Hart Smith .... stunt double: Paz Vega
Tony Vo .... stunt rigging assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Acheson .... assistant camera
Autumn Boh .... camera utility
Autumn Boh .... first assistant camera
Kenny Brown .... camera operator: "a" camera
Kenny Brown .... steadicam operator
Andy Colvin .... camera operator
Andy Colvin .... steadicam operator
Marque DeWinter .... red camera consultant
Beth Dubber .... still photographer
Greg Flores .... key grip
Hilary Bronwyn Gayle .... still photographer
Tom Heigl .... additional second assistant camera
Kris Kelley .... data acquisition specialist
Nina Kuhn .... gaffer
Justin LeBlanc .... electrician
Jeff Magers .... dolly grip (2008)
Gerard Martin .... second assistant camera
Ronald 'Ronnie' Martin .... additional gaffer
Ronald 'Ronnie' Martin .... rigging gaffer
Ricardo Moreno .... camera operator
Kathryn Moss .... first assistant camera (as Kathryn Comkowycz)
Jeff Samuelson .... crane operator
Marlen Schlawin .... second assistant camera
Brandon Swain .... lighting technician
Gregg Thompson .... grip
Marcus Varnado .... electrician
Earl Woods .... set best boy electric
Animation Department
Brian Castleforte .... animator: opening sequence
Jason Nystrom .... animator
Casting Department
Lisa Marie Dupree .... casting director: Louisiana
Lindsay Graham .... casting associate
Tony Hobbs .... extras casting
Brinkley A. Maginnis .... casting director: background
Wendi Poirrier .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bette Adams .... costumer
Mairi Chisholm .... costume supervisor
Shonta T. McCray .... key costumer
Lauren Pratto .... costume production assistant
Melissa Reed .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Gabriel Bloomberg .... on-line editor
Craig Dewey .... assistant editor
Joseph Langdale .... Post Production Supervisor For FIlms In Motion
Music Department
Michael Desmond .... additional music arranger
Brigitte Green .... music supervisor
Brigitte Green .... music supervisor
Alex Hackford .... music supervisor
Yagmur Kaplan .... music editor
Jen Pray .... music clearance
Rob Simon .... ambient music designer
Nathan Whitehead .... additional music arranger
Transportation Department
Larry Arceneaux .... transportation captain
Bennett Bunch .... transportation co-captain
Alberto Coto .... transportation captain
Richard Denson .... driver
Monica W. Fuller .... driver (as Monica Williamson)
Beau Holden .... driver: cast
Jack Prince .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Clay Achee .... production assistant
Alexis Alexander .... assistant: Ms. Saldana
Garrett Allain .... stand-in
Les Arceneaux .... assistant location manager
Sebastien Betsch .... digital cinema supervisor
Cara Brown .... production assistant
Gregory S. Carr .... key set production assistant
Michael Coscia .... production coordinator
Todd Crockett .... accounting assistant
Neale Fishback .... key assistant location manager
Aden Glassman .... set production assistant
Lori Grabowski .... script supervisor
Edmond Guidry .... production assistant
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
Eric Hooge .... key assistant location manager
Christopher Lee .... location manager
Michael W. Miliotti .... animal trainer
Dennis Michael Mitchell II .... production assistant (as Dennis Ray Mitchell)
David Nico .... production coordinator: Los Angeles Unit
April Novak .... assistant production coordinator
Norris Ortolano .... production assistant
Paige Pemberton .... production secretary
Rhonda Reznick .... production accountant
Ken Speed .... armorer
Ross Tatelman .... production assistant
Jackson Waite .... production assistant
Nadia Walden .... stand-in

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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence including a rape, language and drug use
Australia:MA15+ (2011) | New Zealand:R18 | USA:R (certificate #46540)

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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Five Dark Comedies with a Serious Thriller Edge, 2 November 2011
Author: paul david from United Kingdom

I feel compelled to report on this film which I watched on DVD last night. It is the first film I have chosen to report on here for quite a while.

It is an interesting film at best but not more. All the above comments about the lack of entertainment of the film overall are totally justified and it is certainly a film in bad taste, have no doubt - a father making provocative sexual gestures to his teenage daughter in front of his obviously offended wife/girlfriend, a young girl confused about her sexuality and the hygiene of anal sex, the morality of a gay couple adopting a child from a different culture, a kangaroo Courtroom held by spoilt and out of order kids while masochism and revenge are to some extent a feature of the last story.

All the stories are interesting in their own way. Although the Doctor appears in Row of the stories, NONE of the stories link in any way except that they all take place in different suburbs of Los Angeles.

The basic storyline of the five stories are attention seeking, the ending distinctly disturbing. Dark comedy or not, we should not overlook that the film is intended for entertainment. In the first segment, there is very little to make me laugh.

The most entertaining segment was certainly the gay couple and their mission to adopt, either a child at any cost or a dog as an alternative and then the two guys with their 'pet child' meeting another similar couple with a 'pet child' in a shopping boutique.

The last segment merited closer scrutiny but we were denied the opportunity to understand how the young lady found courage to handle her rape situation after the event and approach the guy who did it. I feel there was such a wasted opportunity with this storyline in particular to take it further.

for example, the rapist could possibly have been one of the children holding the Kangaroo Court a few years before, not sure about link to the other story.

There was momentary humour in the second story when it was explained to the girls parents what was the reason for her psychological paranoia but it was humour misplaced because the scene was essentially a sad one.

Not sure at all why it was called 'burning palms' unless it is reference to being caught 'red handed'? The film is NOT rubbish and is worth watching. Certain scenes may offend but overall sexuality is moderated considering the extremity of the concept to the story lines and profanity is not as bad as you might think.

You could easily watch this movie and feel you 'get something' out of it. That is not to say it is a good movie, it is not.

Make up your own mind!

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