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Removal -- Removal depicts the story of Cole Hindin, an overworked and over-medicated cleaning service employee who finds himself faced with the daunting task of single-handedly servicing a sprawling mansion while struggling to maintain his sanity throughout the night.


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Gothic horror meets industrial-strength cleaning products in this spine-tingler about a pill-popping cleaning service employee and a sprawling mansion with secrets of its own. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Well Crafted Psychological Thriller... Certainly worth more than it's current 4.4 See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)

Billy Burke ... Eric Kershe

Mark Kelly ... Cole Hindin

Oz Perkins ... Henry Sharpe

Emma Caulfield ... Jennifer Kershe

Kelly Brook ... Kirby

Elliott Gould ... Dr. Segal
Sharon Omi ... Sandra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sarah Burkhardt ... Estranged Woman

Bronwyn Cornelius ... Susan Sharpe

Kim Estes ... Phil

Evan Helmuth ... Todd
Ned Hosford ... Estranged Man
Breanna Pine ... Liz (voice)

JR Reed ... Mike (voice)

Florence Regina ... Nurse Chapel

Joanna Sanchez ... Housekeeper
Christopher Tomaselli ... Sammy

Directed by
Nick Simon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Daniel Meersand 
Oz Perkins 
Nick Simon 

Produced by
Mark Canton .... executive producer
Jaclyn Marie Cirillo .... associate producer
Lara Hafez .... associate producer
Mohamed Hefzy .... executive producer
David Hopwood .... co-executive producer
Robert O. Kaplan .... executive producer
Robert Konowalow .... line producer
Thomas Mahoney .... producer
Chady Eli Mattar .... producer
John Henry Reeves .... co-producer
Hayden Roush .... producer
Scott C. Silver .... producer
Nickolaus Swedlund .... associate producer
Original Music by
Nima Fakhrara 
Cinematography by
Kevin Duggin 
Film Editing by
Katherine Skjerping  (as Katy Skjerping)
Casting by
Kari G. Peyton 
Production Design by
Ian Marsh 
Art Direction by
Levon Maronyan 
Costume Design by
Liz M. Schroeder 
Makeup Department
Amber Atkisson .... special makeup effects artist
Allison Bryan .... makeup department head
David Mendez .... makeup artist
Paul Rizzo .... hair
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Skinny Mat Bright .... second assistant director
Julia Lennon .... first assistant director
Noah Rosenthal .... second unit director
David Stephenson .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Andrew Kantos .... re-recording mixer
Stephen Nelson .... boom operator
Nathan Wood .... foley artist
Nathan Wood .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Boyd .... electrician
Samuel Brownfield .... gaffer
Johanna Cerati .... second assistant camera
Graham Chart .... key grip
Les Halstead .... additional stills
Julien Janigo .... best boy electric
Justin Kemper .... grip
Victor Macias .... steadicam operator
Blair Madigan .... first assistant camera: second unit
Joel Marich .... electrician
John Paul Meyer .... first assistant camera
Robert Royds .... director of photography: second unit
Sérgio .... grip
Salvador Vega .... first assistant camera: b camera
Joseph Walsh .... jib operator
Jennifer Rotner .... camera intern (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Scott C. Silver .... additional editor
Music Department
Nima Fakhrara .... executive music producer
Ramin Kousha .... composer: additional music
Ramin Kousha .... score preparation
Luke Loomis .... engineer
Kevin Merlet .... music supervisor
Jason Parra .... engineer
Transportation Department
Les Halstead .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Claire Barcos .... production coordinator
Emily Belsey .... production assistant
Lundon Boyd .... assistant to director
Eric Hughes .... production assistant
Melinda Labita .... script supervisor
James Lourie .... key production assistant
Michael Lurie .... worldwide sales
Andrew Shuster .... production assistant
Kelly Thompson .... production assistant
Michael Ferril .... special thanks
Jake Kozarec .... special thanks
Elizabeth Sellers .... special thanks
Hans Zimmer .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence/bloody images and language
91 min
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Well Crafted Psychological Thriller... Certainly worth more than it's current 4.4, 16 February 2013
Author: lathe-of-heaven from Sunny Southern California, USA

I'll never fully understand exactly how people rate films here; try as I might, the reasoning eludes me...

Anyway, DEFINITELY better than it's current 4.4 rating (especially if graded on the curve with so many other garbage films out there) Well written and acted; especially well directed. Very engaging and suspenseful. YES, we've seen this kind of thing before and NO, it's not the absolutely most original story out there, BUT, a well done film is a well done film, and that is SUPPOSEDLY why we rate and review films here, right...?

The primary actor does an excellent job as the calm 'Cleaner' Cole. There is very nice use of photography and editing and excellent use of sound design to add to the strong psychological mood of the film (with the very minor exception of unfortunately one of my personal neurotic irritations where pouring drinks and other consequential sounds are SO bloody loud, MUCH louder than they should be - GOD I hate that!)

So, if you like solid, competent, Psychological thrillers either with or without 'Twists' and as long as you appreciate good film making, then you should definitely enjoy this movie. BTW, that was the first time I've ever seen Oz Perkins (Anthony's son) who also co-wrote the excellent screenplay, and I felt that he carried the 'disturbed' torch well where his father left off. I would LOVE to see him do more Horror films, but he hasn't really done very many at all.

Overall the movie is strong on mood if a bit lighter on substance. Not anything earth-shaking, but a decent, well done, enjoyable Thriller...

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