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Leave (2011)

R | | Drama, Thriller | May 2011 (USA)
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Henry Harper is a successful novelist who has it all. But after surviving a recent trauma he finds himself haunted by a dream that terrifies him. Convinced that the only way to understand ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Lieberman
Freddie Joe Farnsworth ...
Dark Man
Henry at 12
Gregory Mikurak ...
Chris at 17 (as Gregory Nikurak)
Kari Montgomery ...
Radio Announcer (voice)
Sholeh Ashtiani ...
Party Guest
Gary Casey ...
Party Guest
Party Guest (as Amato D'Apolito)
Michael W. Evrard ...
Party Guest
Party Guest


Henry Harper is a successful novelist who has it all. But after surviving a recent trauma he finds himself haunted by a dream that terrifies him. Convinced that the only way to understand what the dream means is to write his way through it, Henry decides to go to a remote second home to begin work on his next novel, a thriller. While on his way there he encounters a strangely familiar drifter who confronts him with information that threatens to turn everything he knows to be true, upside down. Written by producer

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »


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[first lines]
Dr. Lieberman: The same?
Henry: The same.
Dr. Lieberman: Still happening every night?
Henry: It's driving me crazy. It's like I... I can't shake it. It's stays with me all day, and I... Is that normal?
Dr. Lieberman: Well, it's not uncommon for a person whose gone through an ordeal to have lingering nightmares.
Henry: The same nightmare? Every night? For six months?
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27 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Let me first say that I believe Frank John Hughes and Rick Gomez to be two of the truly underrated actors in Hollywood, to say nothing of the fact that they were also responsible for producing and writing this masterpiece. I'd watch anything the two of them put out. Frank John Hughes could have held his own in this film with his eyes alone. He is brilliant. Rick Gomez plays his role to perfection, using his signature blend of sarcasm & dry humor, mixed with an incredibly heart-wrenching display of raw emotion. His versatility makes him one of the best kept secrets in Hollywood. LEAVE is a film that I can watch over and over again, regardless of the fact that I already know the ending.

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