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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
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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36 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
"Creepshow" meets "Pulp Fiction", 26 May 2011
Author: Terry Roehrig II from United States

Well, sorta. Some of the characters in this film reminded me of some of the ones in "Pulp Fiction". That and the fact that "Pulp Fiction" told different stories as well and would occasionally make me laugh.

In "Burning Palms", we get five tales that all take place around Los Angeles. The synopsis states that they all interlace but that's a crock, don't believe it. Only one character, Dr. Shelly (Doherty), shows up in more than one story... and the patients of hers never even crossed paths. I couldn't think of a better place to set an anthology film than L.A. (well, maybe Las Vegas, but that would have cost a lot more) because of all the weird goings-on and the very eclectic mix of people they have running around there.

Let's break this thing down and see what we got here, shall we?

Segment 1 - "The Green-Eyed Monster" - Dedra (Pike) and Dennis (McDermott) await the arrival of Dennis' daughter, Chloe (Meade). Apon arrival, Dedra can't get over the fact that Dennis and Chloe are close. Very close. Probably the most disturbing tale but unfortunately, the end result wasn't exactly the pay-off I was hoping for as it left some things open.

Segment 2 - "This Little Piggy" - Chad (Hoffman) and Ginny (Chung) are your average couple but Ginny feels a little insecure because Chad likes big breasts -- so, she agrees to a sex act to hopefully put her mind at ease. It does not. In fact, it drives her completely bonkers. This one is my second favorite segment of the movie, a very funny tale that would have had a better shock ending had they cut one short scene from it.

Segment 3 - "Buyers Remorse" - Tom (Mount) and Geri (Macdissi) are a gay couple in West Hollywood who want to adopt a child. They acquire a little African-American girl (who they callously name Mahogany) via the Black Market. There's something off about her and these two guys obviously shouldn't be in possession of a child. The story itself is not all that great, but the dialog and antics of Mount and Macdissi are, which more than make up for it for me. Ending could have used a little polishing as well, but again, I'm not complaining -- this one kept me entertained and laughing.

Segment 4 - "Kangaroo Court" - Mary Jane (Bell) looks after three tween boys in a mansion, complete with maids (Barraza, Vega). When something of value to one of the maids goes missing, the brattiest kid turns the living room into a courtroom and stages his own "Court TV" (only real) to get to the bottom of things. Lake Bell is the only reason to watch here, she's got some pretty funny lines and the big reveal at the end wasn't all that shocking or disturbing.

Segment 5 - "Man Eater" - The second most disturbing tale opens with the rape of Sarah Cotton (Saldana). And that's not even the disturbing part. She finds a wallet in her home of one Robert Kane (Stahl), the man who violated her. She tracks him down and has plans of her own...

Overall, this was a fun one to watch. It held my interest all the way through and I had some good laughs throughout. The film would have flowed better had they put the stories in this order: Kangaroo Court, This Little Piggy, The Green-Eyed Monster, Buyers Remorse and then Man Eater. It's important in anthology films to have your weakest link first... in order to build up each story, as they get more and more shocking. And it would have rated higher if they would have connected the stories somehow, it could have easily been done. As I said before, Doherty does show up in two of the segments and she was highly annoying in both. I do recommend it as long as you're not easily offended by sex acts (Buyers Remorse) -- there is no nudity in that segment but it is heavily implied and more. For more reviews, visit Final Grade: B-

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