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Needle -- NEEDLE is best described as SAW meets FINAL DESTINATION.

SYNOPSIS: A college student inherits an 18th Century machine with deadly supernatural powers.  When the machine goes missing and friends start dying, the student must reunite with his estranged brother to find the thief and stop the killings.


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Release Date:
29 July 2011 (Turkey) See more »
Ten Suspects. Six Clues. One Killer... See more »
A killer uses an 18th century machine with supernatural powers to terrorize students at a college. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Travis Fimmel ... Marcus Rutherford

Nathaniel Buzolic ... Ryan

Ben Mendelsohn ... Detective Meares

Jessica Marais ... Kandi

Jane Badler ... Professor Banyon

Tahyna Tozzi ... Mary Matthews

John Jarratt ... Paul the Coroner

Michael Dorman ... Ben Rutherford

Trilby Glover ... Isabel Du Pont

Murray Bartlett ... Tony Martin

Chanel Marriott ... Lucy

Khan Chittenden ... Jed

Malcolm Kennard ... Detective Reddick
Luke Carroll ... Nelson

Zaydah-lee ... Uni Student
Michael Loney ... Robert Shaw
Tahlia Norrish ... Student
James Hagan ... Samuel Rutherford
Rebecca Chalon ... University Student

Gary Clementson ... Student
Daniela Knopf ... Student
Quintin George ... Mr. Joshua
Jade Chamberlain ... Mourner
Phillip John Hastings ... Teacher
Chloe-Allyn Gallacher ... Extra (uncredited)
Rhian Kate Glossop ... Extra (uncredited)

Alyson Walker ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
John V. Soto 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anthony Egan 
John V. Soto 

Produced by
Sean Baguley .... executive producer
Deidre Kitcher .... producer
Kane Manera .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jamie Blanks 
Cinematography by
Stephen F. Windon 
Film Editing by
Jason Ballantine 
Production Design by
Nigel Devenport 
Makeup Department
Paul Katte .... special makeup effects supervisor
Nick Nicolaou .... special makeup effects supervisor
Vivienne Rintoul .... hair & makeup artist
Production Management
Liz Kearney .... assistant production manager
Jane Sullivan .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vikki Barr .... first assistant director
Claire Blake .... second assistant director
Michael Rautao .... third assistant director
Art Department
Ness Demaine .... art department co-ordinator
Damian Foley .... art department runner
Brandon Hendroff .... illustrations: MEG Group
Alexander Locke .... graphic artist
Jessica Surendorff .... art department assistant
Jess Tran .... set dresser (as Jessica Tran)
Monique Wajon .... set dresser
Beau Vance .... stand-by props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Leon Anderson .... adr recordist
Leon Anderson .... foley editor
Glen Dillon .... sound recordist
Romain Drouillon .... french dubbing mixer
Dan Giles .... boom operator
Peter Miller .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Daniel Phillis .... sfx artist
Jeremy Shaw .... mechanical effects supervisor
Jeremy Shaw .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Steve Anderson .... visual effects supervisor
Daniel Loui .... digital compositor
Filipe Marques .... digital compositor
Genevieve Serna .... digital compositor (as Genevieve A. Serna)
Camera and Electrical Department
Rusty Geller .... steadicam operator
Timothy Goodacre .... electrician
Justin Griffiths .... still photographer
Bruce Kentish .... fourth grip
David Maund .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Mark McCumber .... best boy
Melissa Ozich .... second assistant camera
Andrew Piercy .... third grip
Adrian Pinto .... video playback operator
Daniel Spriggs .... electrician
Gregory Stirling .... key grip
Nigel Tomkinson .... first assistant camera
Jean Vandermeiren .... gaffer
Daniel Walsh .... second assistant camera: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lien See Leong .... costume standby
Editorial Department
Ellena Flikier .... colorist: dailies
Adrian Hauser .... digital film colorist
Michelle Junee .... post-production coordinator
Matthew Ozerski .... first assistant editor
Justin Ngy Tran .... digital intermediate on-line editor
Music Department
Kim Green .... music supervisor
Other crew
Louis Byrne .... assistant to director
John Fairhead .... safety report
John Fairhead .... safety supervisor
Stuart Monksfield .... project manager
David Pollison .... acquisition consultant
Sam Winzar .... data wrangler

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Rated R for bloody horror and violence and language
Australia:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Don't be deceived by great reviews, 11 December 2011
Author: roberty43 from Australia

My advice can only be please read as many reviews as possible before deciding to watch this movie. I had just recently rented 'The Resident' (Hilary Swank) but returned it without watching it on the basis of a few IMDb negative reviews. I then rented the Needle on the basis of a series of positive reviews (IMDB). This was a mistake. In my opinion at least, the film appeared to go to lengths to give the impression it was a quality production, whilst there were just too many flaws to bear this out / sustain interest. The acting seemed a little wooden, the actors themselves appearing a little inhibited / self conscious...conscious that they were indeed acting, the scenes having a kind of 'reality show' feel about them. As mentioned earlier, the array of accents was confusing. I watched it for about 15 minutes. Seemingly out of context, an isolated 'f' word made it's debut. It really seemed incongruous, as though its use was requested to substantiate the young, student centred horror genre the film was appealing to. (watched 'Devil' recently - apart from how one may judge the film, so refreshing to get away from this word, even temporarily).

In any case, there seemed to be no sense of build up of suspense or expectation. The scenes didn't seem to build on one another through a common thread of direction or focus - seemed a little like a concoction of events (student defiance of teachers - ie in lecture hall, parties / relationships,etc) were thrown in to convince us that these were indeed compulsory elements of any teen based horror movie. However, these, as again mentioned earlier, seemed only to detract from any developing theme.

After a while, I could say, well this has happened, and that just happened and that guy just suffered a horrible death etc etc why aren't I interested in what's coming up next? Perhaps I could have given the movie more time, but the movie just wasn't working, for me at least.

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