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Writers:
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Release Date:
11 January 2014 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
Sons, lock up your fathers... vengeance arrives on... Father's Day!
Plot:
Ahab, a man obsessed with exacting a brutal, violent revenge on the man who murdered his dad, joins John... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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My new favorite Troma movie See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Adam Brooks ... Ahab
Matthew Kennedy ... Father John Sullivan

Conor Sweeney ... Twink

Amy Groening ... Chelsea

Garrett Hnatiuk ... Walnut

Brent Neale ... Detective Stegel
Kevin Anderson ... Father O'Flynn
Meredith Sweeney ... Sleazy Mary
Zsuzsi ... The Chainsaw Ripper / Angel

Lloyd Kaufman ... God / Devil

Mackenzie Murdock ... Chris Fuchman
Billy Sadoo ... Twink's Dad
Falcon Van Der Baek ... Heaven Guide
Kyle Young ... Mark
Murray Davidson ... Artie
Ted Kennedy ... Ahab's Dad
Wilmar Chopyk ... Angry Priest
William O'Donnell ... Hallway Gimp

Gary Johnston ... Narrator
Rob McLaughlin ... Marty
Michael Schmidt ... Lowlife DJ (as Mike Schmidt)
Jeremy Gillespie ... Disfigured Bill Cummings / Bounty Man
Jason McDonald ... Bill Cummings
Kaiden Dupuis ... Young Ahab
Kaelan Wong ... Young Ahab
Dylan Gyles ... Teenage Ahab
Jynx Vandersteen ... Stripper / Angel (as Jynx)
Andrea Felldin ... Bartender / Angel
Talya Kornachuk ... Pregnant Dream Girl #2
Bree Ryan ... Pregnant Dream Girl #1 (as Braeley Hobbs)
Cherrie Gunn ... Stripper
Holly Halftone ... Angel
Amber Lamps ... Girl in Washroom
Sommer Spendlow ... Scary Lady in Hell
Reg Clayton ... Enthusiastic Church-Goer
Jen Kowalchuk ... Girl in Bed #1 / Angel
Hailey Riley ... Girl in Bed #2 / Angel

Steven Kostanski ... Masked Satanist
Screamin' Mimi ... Young Chelsea
Stephanie Kennedy ... Nun #1
Linda Hyslop ... Nun #2
James Mitchell ... Lowlife Perv
Cynthia Wolfe-Nolin ... Space Princess
McKinley Morton ... Count Zadar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sonny Ayson ... Sensei

Directed by
Adam Brooks 
Jeremy Gillespie 
Matthew Kennedy  (as Matt Kennedy)
Steven Kostanski 
Conor Sweeney 
 
Writing credits
Adam Brooks (written by) and
Matthew Kennedy (written by) (as Matt Kennedy) and
Jeremy Gillespie (written by) and
Steven Kostanski (written by)

Conor Sweeney  written by

Produced by
Adam Brooks .... executive producer
Michael Herz .... producer
Lloyd Kaufman .... producer
Matt Manjourides .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jeremy Gillespie 
Paul Joyce 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Brooks 
 
Film Editing by
Adam Brooks 
 
Makeup Department
Adam Brooks .... makeup artist
Steven Kostanski .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Adam Brooks .... production manager
Adam Brooks .... production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Jon'Nathon Stebbe .... post-production audio
 
Special Effects by
Adam Brooks .... digital visual effects artist
Adam Graver .... fire special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Jeremy Gillespie .... digital effects artist
Steven Kostanski .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Adam Brooks .... stunt coordinator
Adam Brooks .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Brooks .... lighting designer
Matthew Kennedy .... lighting designer
William O'Donnell .... assistant camera
 
Music Department
Dan Bern .... original music
Jeremy Gillespie .... composer: theme music
Jeremy Gillespie .... music supervisor
Brian Wiacek .... original music
 
Other crew
John Tamburro .... helicopter pilot
 
Thanks
Jim Rugg .... special thanks
Akiko Stehrenberger .... special thanks
 

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USA:99 min
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Australia:Refused Classification | Australia:R (re-rating) (cut) (2013) | Canada:R (Alberta) | Germany:18 (cut) | Germany:Not Rated (uncut) | Japan:R18+ | UK:18 | USA:Not Rated
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Ahab:You don't call a man a tree.See more »
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References Ghostbusters (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Never Bin Born At AllSee more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
My new favorite Troma movie, 26 August 2012
Author: lovecraft231 from United States

It's hard to mention "Father's Day" without talking about the controversy surrounding it. It all started in 2010, when it was announced that Troma was going to help finance a movie based on a mock trailer made by a Canadian collective known as Astron 6. The movie eventually got released in festivals and midnight screenings-and when it came time for a DVD/Blu-Ray release, word got out that there were problems between the two. Apparently, Lloyd was selling bootleg copies of the movie, and that the Astron 6 logo was not included on the poster. I don't know if this is true, but if it is, then that really sucks. Especially when the end result is probably my favorite Troma movie, and is the best thing they've done in forever (I'm not a "Citizen Toxie", "Terror Firmer" or "Poultrygeist" fan to be honest.)

The story is one we all know well: As a kid, Ahab saw his father become raped and murdered by serial killer Chris Fuchman (Mackenzie Murdoch), who has a thing for dads. Years later, the spree continues, and Father John Sullivan (Matthew Kennedy) and a gay street hustler named Twink (Conner Sweeney) want a now adult Ahab (Adam Brooks) to stop this father rapist once and for all. However, things are going to be hard, as Fuchman also has his eyes set on Ahab's sister Chelsea (Amy Groening.) To make matter worse, it turns out that this killer isn't all he seems to be.

First things first: This is not a movie for the squeamish. There's multiple scenes of male rape, tons of male nudity (some of it comical, though there's also plenty of female nudity to go with it), graphic gore and even genital mutilation. In spite of all that, this is actually a comedy that serves as both a homage and a satire of exploitation films. Think what would happen if a Canadian sketch comedy troupe like The Kids in the Hall did a horror/comedy, and you might be close. Thankfully, it's also frequently funny, with at least 98% of the jokes hitting their target. Next to "Black Dynamite", this is the funniest Neo-Grindhouse movie I've seen. Plus, it has the best Lloyd Kaufman cameo ever, as he shows up as both God and Satan.

On top of that, it's also very well made. The direction is top notch throughout, and actually manages to do what most micro-budget (this cost $10,000) movies can't do and makes it look at least 10 times it's budget. The acting is also good, with everyone hitting the right tone and managing to make their characters interesting (Twink is my favorite. Dude's hilarious.) Add a dead on score, great make-up and gore effects, great one liners and tons of enthusiasm and literal blood, sweat and tears to make it, and you have yourself a winner.

"Father's Day" will not be for everyone. Those who are easily grossed out or offended (hell, even those of hardened sensibilities will find themselves cringing) will most likely avoid it. For me though, this is one of the best exploitation tributes I've ever seen, and is a must for fans of Troma or warped comedy in general.

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