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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 »
Genre:
Tagline:
Ten Suspects. Six Clues. One Killer... See more »
Plot:
A killer uses an 18th century machine with supernatural powers to terrorize students at a college. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Something to aspire to See more (21 total) »

Cast

 

Travis Fimmel ... Marcus Rutherford

Ben Mendelsohn ... Detective Meares

Nathaniel Buzolic ... Ryan

John Jarratt ... Paul the Coroner

Tahyna Tozzi ... Mary Matthews

Jane Badler ... Professor Banyon

Jessica Marais ... Kandi

Trilby Glover ... Isabel Du Pont

Murray Bartlett ... Tony Martin

Michael Dorman ... Ben Rutherford

Khan Chittenden ... Jed

Chanel Marriott ... Lucy

Zaydah-lee ... Uni Student

Malcolm Kennard ... Detective Reddick
Luke Carroll ... Nelson
Michael Loney ... Robert Shaw
Jade Chamberlain ... Mourner
Tahlia Norrish ... Student

Gary Clementson ... Student
Rebecca Chalon ... University Student
Phillip John Hastings ... Teacher
James Hagan ... Samuel Rutherford
Daniela Knopf ... Student
Quintin George ... Mr. Joshua
Chloe-Allyn Gallacher ... Extra (uncredited)
Rhian Kate Glossop ... Extra (uncredited)

Alyson Walker ... Extra (uncredited)
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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
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Australia:90 min
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References Dirty Harry (1971)See more »

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38 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Something to aspire to, 28 February 2011
Author: xanthe coen from Australia

It's films like Needle that have driven me to become a genre based filmmaker. While I'm only in my final year of film school I've watched quite literally 100's of films in this genre! I had the opportunity to view Needle at a private screening earlier this year, at first I thought it was another run of the mill teens die movie which it still is, however it was first class in the way that they die, it actually made me go back to my script that I'm writing and look at my own killer and if there are ways I could be more original and creative.

Overall the script was nicely presented on screen however some of the acting in stages seemed underdone (above comment when Travis' character doesn't seemed phased about the gruesome death of someone he knows) and when the killer is revealed seems slightly overacted by the actor (still haven't been able to work out if this is the result of the script, actor or director).

However highly entertaining and refreshing, it showed me there is still plenty of life left in the genre that I love and can't wait to direct!

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