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The Ward -- As a troubled young woman is held against her will in a remote ward of a psychiatric hospital, she tries to piece together her memory while her fellow patients begin disappearing.
The Ward -- Clip: Quiet Moment With Kristen And Emily
The Ward -- Interview: "John Carpenter On Casting"
The Ward -- As a troubled young woman is held against her will in a remote ward of a psychiatric hospital, she tries to piece together her memory while her fellow patients begin disappearing.
The Ward -- Clip: Kristen, Sara, Iris, Zoey And Emily At Table Talking Crazy


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Writers (WGA):
Michael Rasmussen (written by) &
Shawn Rasmussen (written by)
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Release Date:
21 January 2011 (Ireland) See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Amber Heard ... Kristen

Mamie Gummer ... Emily

Danielle Panabaker ... Sarah

Laura-Leigh ... Zoey

Lyndsy Fonseca ... Iris

Mika Boorem ... Alice

Jared Harris ... Dr. Gerald Stringer
Sali Sayler ... Tammy
Susanna Burney ... Nurse Lundt

D.R. Anderson ... Roy (as Dan Anderson)

Sean Cook ... Jimmy
Jillian Kramer ... Ghost Alice
Mark Chamberlin ... Mr. Hudson
Andrea Petty ... Mrs. Hudson (as Andrea L. Petty)
Tracy Schornick ... Cop #1 (as Tracey Schornick)

Kent Kimball ... Cop #2
Joseph O'Shaugnessy ... Receptionist

Patrick Treadway ... 2nd Floor Nurse
Bev Holsclaw ... Admitting nurse

Sydney Sweeney ... Young Alice
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
R.J. Hampton ... Mental Ward Patient (uncredited)
Milos Milicevic ... Predator (uncredited)

Joanna Theobalds ... Mental Ward Patient (uncredited)
Lonny W. Waddle ... Orderly (uncredited)

Directed by
John Carpenter 
Writing credits
Michael Rasmussen (written by) &
Shawn Rasmussen (written by)

Produced by
Adam Betteridge .... executive producer
Peter Block .... producer
Rich Cowan .... executive producer
Mischa Jakupcak .... line producer
Doug Mankoff .... producer
Mike Marcus .... producer
Hans Ritter .... unit producer: Los Angeles
David Rogers .... executive producer
Andrew Spaulding .... producer
Original Music by
Mark Kilian 
Cinematography by
Yaron Orbach (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Patrick McMahon 
Casting by
Pam Dixon  (as Pam Dixon Mickelson)
Production Design by
Paul Peters 
Art Direction by
Vincent DeFelice 
Set Decoration by
Rachel M. Thompson 
Costume Design by
Lisa Caryl-Vukas  (as Lisa Caryl)
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... makeup effects
Amy Bruscoe .... makeup artist
Emily Chisholm .... assistant makeup artist
Kerrin Jackson .... special makeup effects artist
Trista Jordan .... makeup department head
Mike Meyers .... hair stylist
Greg Nicotero .... makeup effects (as Gregory Nicotero)
Jennifer Popochock .... key hair stylist
Taci Van Leuven .... hair stylist
Kevin Wasner .... makeup effects
Production Management
Rich Cowan .... unit production manager
Jason A. Payne .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam C. Boyd .... second assistant director
Jared Briley .... second second assistant director
Ivan Kraljevic .... second assistant director (additional photography)
Milos Milicevic .... first assistant director (additional photography)
Lynn Wegenka .... first assistant director
Art Department
Dan Beyer .... set dresser
Michael Broom .... storyboard artist: KNB EFX Group
Steve Broussard .... construction coordinator
Mike Cassell .... carpenter
cdavid cottrill .... property master (as Cdavid Hall-cottrill)
Alex Klaue .... set dresser
Rubin Marcilla .... utility technician
Dutch Merrick .... property master: additional photography
Kenneth Milfred .... leadman
Jodi Nichols .... art department coordinator
Mo Noder .... demolition
Mo Noder .... props
Michael Ruby .... charge scenic artist
Angela J. Smith .... set dresser
Sound Department
Javier Bennassar .... sound designer
Javier Bennassar .... supervising sound editor
Chris Clifford .... boom operator
Ryan Collins .... assistant sound editor
Lara Dale .... foley artist
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Dunlop .... foley editor
Lisle Engle .... sound editor
Scott Kramer .... foley editor
Tim Limer .... sound recordist
Tom Marks .... sound re-recording mixer
A. Josh Reinhardt .... foley mixer
Dave Richards .... sound utility
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
Tom Taylor .... sound mixer
Callie Thurman .... assistant sound editor
Mandell Winter .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Special Effects by
Ray Brown .... special effects foreman
Brian Goehring .... special makeup effects crew: mold department K.N.B. EFX Group
Stephen Klineburger .... special effects technician
Casey Pritchett .... special effects coordinator
Dirk Rogers .... special effects tech: K.N.B. efx group
Visual Effects by
Travis Berry .... visual effects artist
Jason McKee .... visual effects artist (as Jason Mckee)
Jason McKee .... visual effects supervisor (as Jason Mckee)
Helena Barrett .... stunt double
Stacey Carino .... stunts
John Casino .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Imada .... stunt coordinator
Jillian Kramer .... stunt performer
Heidi Pascoe .... stunt double
Michelle Sebek .... stunt double: Amber Heard
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark L. Anderson .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Philip A. Anderson .... lighting technician (as Philip Allister Anderson)
Philip A. Anderson .... second assistant camera (as Philip Allister Anderson)
Ryan Bradley .... grip
Garrett Cantrell .... grip
Bob Clifford .... loader
Brianne Cronkhite .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rick Davidson .... additional camera operator: "a" camera/Steadicam
Mitch Davis .... electrician
Trey Donner .... additional electrician
Nate Heyer .... set electric
Theresa Majeres .... grip
Matthew May .... best boy electric
Ryan Middleton .... lighting technician
Dan Misner .... electrician
Pete Moroz .... still photographer
Charles Papert .... camera operator: "a" camera
Charles Papert .... steadicam operator
Benjamin E. Porter .... additional electrician
Chris Purkiss .... electrician
Piotr Redlinski .... still photographer
Gregory D. Smith .... key grip
Don Stier .... dolly grip
Dempsey Tillman .... digital video assist
Mike Vukas .... gaffer
Bob Webeck .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Casting Department
Bryan Burra .... casting assistant
Nike Imoru .... casting: Spokane
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alayna Caryl .... costumer
Rebecca Cook .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Travis Berry .... assistant editor
Ian Kennedy .... post-production consultant
Tim Maffia .... digital intermediate senior colorist
Kathie McCallister .... post-production producer
Jeff Stone .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Matthew Janszen .... score coordinator
Matt Shelton .... music editor
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Toddy Walters .... vocals
Transportation Department
Shannon Freeman .... driver: cast
Nicole Heigh .... driver: cast
Mike Kjolso .... transportation captain
Shawn Odom .... driver
John Petty .... driver
Seth Pickens .... driver
Jason Yarbrough .... driver
Other crew
Noor Ahmed .... production legal
Phil Andrade .... location assistant
Alan Lee Baker .... location manager
Shelly Bancroft .... Acquisitions consultant: Premiere Picture
Zoe Bower .... post-production facilities manager
Barbara Brown .... script supervisor (as Barbara A. Brown)
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice director
Sarah Clifford .... animal supplier
Sarah Clifford .... rat trainer
Kimberly Cohrs .... production assistant: additional photography
Tana David .... post facilities coordinator
Amanda M. Davis .... production intern
Mitch Davis .... production assistant
Trey Donner .... location assistant
Justin Farris .... production assistant
Aaron A. Fink .... production assistant
Jason Garrett .... financier
Gina Gilberto .... assistant: John Carpenter
Mike Groner .... insurance broker
Heidi Habib .... assistant location manager
Brad Harland .... production accountant
Laurie Hicks .... location scout
Fiona Kihlstrom .... financier
Lynn Komarek .... assistant production coordinator
Hakan Kousetta .... production legal advisor: financing
Jenny Lee .... title designer
Maggie Lucas .... production staff
Kathleen McInnis .... publicity consultant
Brittany Meadows .... production assistant: additional photography
Pete Moroz .... location manager
Susan Muir .... completion bond guarantor
Cory C. Myler .... production coordinator: reshoots
Nadia Naguib .... financier
Beth Bruckner O'Brien .... assistant to Peter Block (as Beth Bruckner)
David Peck .... Consultant
J.P. Pettinato .... consultant to producers
Benjamin E. Porter .... location assistant
Skyler Prendergast .... production assistant
Benjamin R. Reder .... production legal counsel
Justina Renoud .... caterer
Steven Rogers .... Consultant
Mary C. Rolfes .... production coordinator
Marcus Searancke .... financier
Michelle Sellwood .... assistant to producer: mike marcus
Tara A. Senior .... production legal counsel
Natasha Shumny .... post facilities coordinator
Ryan Sleight .... production assistant
Gareth Smith .... title designer
Alena Walker .... financier (as Alena Trower)
Mela Lee .... adr voice artist (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"John Carpenter's The Ward" - USA (complete title)
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Rated R for violence and disturbing images
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The flashbacks were filmed after principal shooting on the movie had wrapped.See more »
Anachronisms: The story takes place in 1966, but the ambulance is a 1968 Cadillac.See more »
Iris:Listen, don't let this place get to you. You stay locked up long enough and you start to believe that you're nuts.See more »
Movie Connections:
Orchestral Suite No.3 'Air On A G String'See more »


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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Watchable, but too familiar., 22 July 2012
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

If one didn't see veteran filmmaker John Carpenter's name on this production, they might not believe he actually was responsible. As was said in another review, this is not the return to form we fans of Carpenter were hoping for, after his almost decade long self imposed break. It's not badly made or anything, just routinely written and acted; it will have experienced horror fans shaking their heads with disappointment. It just doesn't have anything to really distinguish it from other low budget genre films taking up space on shelves. The story takes place at one of those insane asylums that seemingly only cater to smoking hot young babes (not that this reviewer is complaining on that score). The new arrival is Kristen (Amber Heard), who'd set a farmhouse on fire. She insists she's not insane, natch, and soon she and her fellow inmates have their lives threatened by a mysterious long haired entity that seemingly wandered in from a Japanese horror film. All of this leads to a climactic revelation we've seen done before, all done in the classic style of having one character explain everything just in case we didn't get the point on our own. Carpenter does infuse the film with atmosphere, a respectable amount of it, to give it some effectiveness, but relies on jump scares just a little too often. The movie works best when it's simply enveloping the viewer in its ambiance. That said, Heard *is* a compulsively watchable lead, a stunner *and* a capable actress who can get us on her side. Her fellow hotties fare reasonably well: Danielle Panabaker (of the horror remakes "Friday the 13th" and "The Crazies"), Mamie Gummer (the spitting image of her mom Meryl Streep), Mika Boorem, Lyndsy Fonseca, and Laura-Leigh. Jared Harris is likable enough as the psychiatrist who seems to have her best interests in mind, although the other staff includes stereotypical, grim faced meanies including an obvious Nurse Ratched clone (Susanna Burney). There's some graphic violence, but not that much blood, and the vengeance-crazed spirit is not among Gregory Nicotero's and Howard Berger's best work. Then again, this whole thing strikes one as exactly the kind of thing people do to collect a paycheck. It's professionally done, but is also extremely forgettable in the end. The last second shock ending was hardly necessary. Six out of 10.

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