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Playback -- A group of high school students unwittingly release an evil spirit who will stop at nothing to find his true heir.

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Release Date:
9 March 2012 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Picture. Evil.
Plot:
A cop investigates the case of a missing local teen, though he discovers a dark secret that has been unleashed in his town, and an evil spirit that will stop at nothing to find its heir. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
One of the most exciting films of recent years See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Luke Bonczyk ... Harlan Diehl
Jana Veldheer ... Susie Diehl

Johnny Pacar ... Julian Miller

Ambyr Childers ... Riley

Alessandra Torresani ... Brianna Baker

Jennifer Missoni ... DeeDee Baker

Jonathan Keltz ... Nate

Dorien Davies ... Ms. Milton

Toby Hemingway ... Quinn

Kenny Stevenson ... Co-Worker

Mark Metcalf ... Chris Safford
Bernard McConnell ... Cop

Christian Slater ... Frank Lyons
Lisa Jane Todd ... Anne Miller

Daryl Mitchell ... Wylie (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
Matt Braaten ... Detective
Stephanie Webb ... Newscaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Erickson ... Keg Stand Assistant #2 (uncredited)
Melanie Fawn ... Partier (uncredited)

Abe Larkin ... Student (uncredited)
Benjamin Michael Marsh ... Student (uncredited)
Daniel Overton ... Doctor (uncredited)

David Roetman ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Gerald Stewart ... Paramedic / Party Guest (uncredited)
Jake Strunk ... Graffiti Victim at Party (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael A. Nickles 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael A. Nickles 

Produced by
John Michael Bennett .... producer
Ryan Dadd .... co-producer
Randall Emmett .... producer
George Furla .... producer
Chris Heldman .... executive producer
Michael Koziol .... consulting producer
Nicholas Owen Langholff .... line producer
Marc J. Leder .... executive producer
Stephen Murray .... co-producer
Lawrence Robbins .... producer
Alex Scharfman .... associate producer
Charlie Scharfman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Woody Pak 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Petersen 
 
Film Editing by
Ellen Goldwasser 
 
Casting by
Jennifer Levy 
Emily Schweber 
 
Production Design by
Merje Veski 
 
Art Direction by
Bret August Tanzer 
 
Costume Design by
Lizzie Cook 
 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Arble .... makeup department head
Rochelle Corwin .... key makeup artist
Lora Gianino .... additional make-up artist
Andrea Politte .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Payton Dunham .... unit production manager
Clay Rawlins .... post-production supervisor
Victor Zorba .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee D. Andrews .... second assistant director
Cory Johnson .... first assistant director
Alice Peterson .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ginger Davidson .... art department intern
Kristen Gorlitz .... scenic
Celeste Klaus .... art department intern
Justine B. Smith .... property master
Matthew S. Stinson .... on-set dresser
Trent Weaver .... set dresser
Steve Wygmans .... props intern
 
Sound Department
Joseph Bauer .... sound designer
Joseph Bauer .... sound editor
Phillip Blackford .... sound designer
Phillip Blackford .... supervising sound editor
Anton Gold .... sound mixer
Michael Foxtrot Johnson .... boom operator
Clayton Perry .... boom operator
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Austin Shannon .... assistant sound editor
Nam Tran .... sound intern
 
Special Effects by
Duke Cullen .... special effects supervisor
Robert Pendergraft .... special effects technician
Jolene Schipper .... special effects intern
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Merkovich .... visual effects (as Matt Merkovich)
Aaron Peak .... colorist
Aaron Peak .... digital effects artist
Aaron Peak .... end titles
Erick Schiele .... visual effects supervisor
Neil W. Smith .... DI supervisor: Hollywood-DI
 
Stunts
Patrick Potochick .... fight choreographer
Patrick Potochick .... stunt coordinator
Patrick Potochick .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Biggs .... swing: grip/electric
Dylan Borger .... additional electrician
Brent Christy .... additional best boy electric
Dave Dewes .... best boy electric
Tyler Garrett .... dolly grip
Krist Hager .... gaffer
Kim Meffert .... second assistant camera
Spencer Meffert .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Matt Olson .... key grip
Steven Parker .... director of photography: 2nd unit
Cory Reed .... best boy grip
Noah Sampsel .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Alex Scharfman .... additional photography
Charlie Scharfman .... additional photography
Matthew 'Lunchbox' Smith .... electrician
Josiah Staggers .... electrician
Brendon Stefancic .... grip
Jenny Stolte .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Derek Street .... additional grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tom Gunnels .... wardrobe assistant
Yuna S. Haney .... costume supervisor
Carole Zacek .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Aaron Peak .... digital intermediate colorist: Hollywood-DI
Aaron Peak .... on-line editor
Clay Rawlins .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
John B. Davis .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Kyle Copeland .... transportation intern (as Kyle Scott Copeland)
 
Other crew
Cameron Arguelles .... quality control
Tara Callori .... production accountant
Kyle Copeland .... production assistant (as Kyle Scott Copeland)
Connor Cox .... assistant to director
Josh Ensink .... production coordinator
Brendan Jones .... craft service
Chris Kotcher .... set intern
Erin Krajewski .... production assistant
Emily Larabel .... caterer
Trinidy McMahon .... set production assistant
Jose Mas Perez .... location intern
Alice Peterson .... assistant production office coordinator
Nathan K. Robertson .... key set production assistant
Rick Rosenthal .... production counsel
Jared Rummel .... location manager
Ryan Slagter .... production office intern
Kathleen Soltysiak .... script supervisor
Tim Sullivan .... cast assistant
Timothy C. Sullivan .... assistant to cast
Michael Walkmeyer .... armorer
Dan Wojciak .... location assistant
Jerrin DeLoatch .... executive assistant to daryl mitchell (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Dan Balgoyen .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content/nudity and some teen partying
Runtime:
98 min
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Continuity: When Quinn films himself at the end, the camera pans down from the house to his face. When Julien watches the video, the camera pans up from the ground to Quinn's face.See more »
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References Scream (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tony Don't You WorrySee more »

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25 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
One of the most exciting films of recent years, 31 December 2012
Author: wafflechooser from United States

I went into this movie expecting to be a bit disappointed. I'm truly a stickler when it comes to horrors and thrillers. I will say that the only reason I even went was because one of my closest friends practically forced me into it.

What I found was that I could not be happier with a movie. After his work in the batman franchise, Christian Slater did a wonderful job keeping me on the edge of my seat. In fact, if I had to guess, I'd say his work in this film might be the most realistic, believable acting job in recent history, far surpassing Christian's former costar, Heath Ledger's performance in The Dark Knight.

My only beef about the film was that it was sometimes hard to follow the intricate movements of the actor's index fingers, although I suppose its not fair to deduct points for something that I assume is a rare fetish that is only shared by complete sociopaths and a large percentage of field mice.

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