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Meeting Evil -- When John Fleton, a depressed suburban family man and recently fired realtor, offers to help a stranger with his car, John is sucked into a surreal, nightmarish murder spree that forces him to question everything about his life, his mode of behavior, and the very nature of evil.


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John is taken on a murder-fueled ride by a mysterious stranger that transforms the weak-willed, disillusioned husband and father into a desperate hero willing to go to any length to protect his family. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Luke Wilson ... John Felton

Samuel L. Jackson ... Richie

Leslie Bibb ... Joanie Felton

Peyton List ... Tammy Strate

Muse Watson ... Frank

Tracie Thoms ... Latisha Rogers

Bret Roberts ... Peter the Pool Guy

Jason Alan Smith ... Trevor

Tina Parker ... Rhonda

Danny Epper ... Redneck Trucker

Ryan Lee ... Scooter (as Ryan Scott Lee)

Sam Robbins ... John Felton Jr. (as Samuel Robbins)

Gabrielle Harvey ... Sam Felton
Danny Hanemann ... Bartender
Allie McConnell ... Gas Station Attendant

Jillian Batherson ... Charlene

Avi Lake ... Little Girl with Dog
Jimmy Townsend ... Suburban Cop #1 (as James Townsend)

Ritchie Montgomery ... Suburban Cop #2
Charles Ferrara ... Old Diner Patron
Claire Conti ... Diner Waitress

Dustan Costine ... State Policeman
Samantha Sitzman ... Girl at Gas Station (as Samantha Marie Sitzman)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marshall Geller ... Police Officer
Sean O'Hara ... Hot Husband at gas station
Cole Blaine ... Bar Customer (uncredited)
Edward J. Clare ... Sheriff Moore (uncredited)

Laura Flannery ... Bartender (uncredited)
John C. Klein ... Orly County Deputy (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ... Policeman (uncredited)

James Rawlings ... Drunken Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Fisher 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thomas Berger  novel
Chris Fisher 

Produced by
Mark Bakunas .... associate producer
Justin Bursch .... producer
Mike Callaghan .... producer
Brad Krevoy .... producer
Reuben Liber .... executive producer
Jimmy Townsend .... executive producer
Roman Viaris-de-Lesegno .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ryan Beveridge 
Cinematography by
Marvin V. Rush 
Film Editing by
Miklos Wright 
Casting by
Brent Caballero 
Production Design by
Tom Lisowski 
Set Decoration by
Alice Baker 
Makeup Department
Adam Brandy .... makeup department head
Emily Burka .... hair stylist
Marcos Gonzales .... hair department head
Courtney Lether .... assistant makeup department head
Dee Leveque .... assistant hair stylist
Kent Richard .... key hair stylist
Ashley Walsh .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Brendan Garst .... unit production manager
Paige Pemberton .... production supervisor
John Portnoy .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanton Barrett .... second unit director
James Currier .... first assistant director
Ben Ledoux .... second assistant director
Kevin Lum .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Aaron Becker .... main title design
Paul Blanchard .... leadman
Delaney Davis .... art department coordinator
Mariah Mills .... assistant property master
Jason Oertling .... lead scenic
Alixandra Petrovich .... on-set dresser
Christopher Stoudt .... art department assistant
Marcus Turchi .... construction coordinator
Brook Yeaton .... property master
Sound Department
Jason Dotts .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Jerry Gilbert .... sound re-recording mixer
Rachel Grissom .... sound mixer
Steven Huerstel .... boom operator
Will Riley .... dialogue editor
Geordy Sincavage .... foley editor
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
D. Chris Smith .... sound designer
D. Chris Smith .... supervising sound editor
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
J.P. Welgus .... foley cue
Carlos Wilkerson .... sound utility
Special Effects by
Mark Hava .... special effects coordinator
Edward Joubert .... special effects technician
Jake Whitney .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Ashley Fabre .... visual effects coordinator
Tarn Fox .... additional visual effects
Blane Granstaff .... visual effects artist
Brock Jolet .... visual effects artist
James A. Reed .... digital compositor
Derek Schneider .... pre-vis artist
D.J. Shea .... additional visual effects
Goran Zovkic .... pre-vis artist
Tom Akos .... stunt driver
Stanton Barrett .... stunt coordinator
Tim Bell .... stunt driver
Jeff Brockton .... stunt performer
Chelsea Bruland .... stunt double: Peyton List
Edward J. Clare .... stunt driver
Ousaun Elam .... stunt double: Samuel L. Jackson
Danny Epper .... stunt driver: big rig
Jeff Galpin .... stunt performer
Raion Hill .... stunt double: Samuel L. Jackson
Mallory Thompson .... stunt double: Peyton List
Matt Thompson .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Tarik Naim Alherimi .... best boy electric
Jason Augustin .... additional electrician
Grayson Austin .... Steadicam operator
Grayson Austin .... camera operator: b camera
Sarah Bowman .... "b" camera second assistant
Joe Cassano .... b dolly grip
Guy Fernandez .... electrician
Kyran Ford .... grip
Stephen Fouasnon .... second assistant camera
Brad Garris .... electrician
Alicia Gbur .... still photographer
Everett Grant .... lighting technician
Charles 'Tom' Hinson .... key grip
Oren Jones .... lighting technician
Richard Landry .... electrician
Jon McGinty .... lighting technician
Nick Nicolay .... b dolly grip
Mel Perdikis .... grip
John Priebe .... dp: second unit (as John R. Priebe)
Mark Reilly .... key first assistant camera
Brian Stegeman .... digital imaging technician: Red camera
Joe Sökmen .... grip
Joe Waistell .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Casting Department
Hank Langlois .... extras casting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heidi Howell .... set costumer
Askia Won-Ling Jacob .... set costumer: Samuel L. Jackson
Gayle Merendino .... set costumer (as Gayle Anderson)
Katey Ravencraft .... costumer
Melissa Reed .... costumer
Britany Viguerie .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Gerri Sax Bove .... post-production coordinator (as Gerri Lynn Sax)
Ryan Hymel .... post-production assistant
Robert Ivison .... additional editing by
Colin Laurent-Bixler .... second assistant editor
Natan Moss .... first assistant editor
John Portnoy .... colorist
Juan Soto .... dailies editor
Cj Stewart .... digital intermediate producer
Erin Nicole Wyatt .... on-line editor
Music Department
Joe Paganelli .... music supervisor
Derek Syverud .... music editor
Transportation Department
Richard Brown .... picture car coordinator
Aaron Pigg .... production van driver/generator operator
Buddy Pine .... production van driver
Charlie Wright .... transportation captain
Other crew
Liz Barker .... set production assistant
Katie Calhoon .... location manager
Michael Chochol .... basecamp p.a.
Mona Coulter .... travel agent
Greg Dukes .... stand-in for mr. jackson
Zack Earl Edwards .... key set production assistant
Kasey Emas .... voice-over
Hazen S. Finnerty Jr. .... key set medic
Stephanie Hilton .... production assistant (as Stephanie Heine)
Shelley Hinson .... key craft service (as Shelley Hatch)
Tiaka Hurst .... unit publicist
Lana Jackson .... set medic
Pamela Jones .... post-production accountant
Patrick Lane .... locations
Kris Leichtenberg .... location assistant
Charley Lodi .... assistant: Luke Wilson
Kevin Lorio .... set production assistant
Jessica Luebe .... production assistant
Sandy Parker .... script supervisor
Samantha Sitzman .... stand-in
Susan Smits .... assistant production coordinator
Stephen Daniel Wayne .... office production assistant
H.B. Wilcox .... office production assistant
Jordan Bursch .... special thanks

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Rated R for violent content and language
89 min
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Continuity: When Tammy and John are leaving the police station, John's is holding Tammy and his arm jumps around inconsistently between shots.See more »
Richie:The things I hate most, are the things that resemble my own faults. I hate bad manners. I hate people that don't give common courtesy. Hypocrites and cowards. That's all we are.See more »
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35 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Awful, 13 May 2012
Author: FilmPulse

There were times during Chris Fisher's Meeting Evil when I wasn't quite sure what kind of movie I was watching. The music, especially near the beginning, seems to indicate that its horror. The cinematography lends itself to art house aspirations, and the plot is a cross between thriller and noir. It became clear after not too long that the reason I could not figure out what I was watching is because the filmmakers didn't know either. And that doesn't help the movie one bit.

Luke Wilson stars as John Felton, a family man who has had the world fall in on him. He's lost his job, he's overdue on all his bills and he comes home to find a foreclosure notice on his front door.

His recent troubles are causing issues at home, with his wife Joanie (Leslie Bibb) expressing obvious frustration at their current financial situation. Everything changes when Richie (Samuel L. Jackson) knocks on John's door, asking for help with his stalled car.

One event leads to another and before John knows it, he's being led by Richie across his county, leaving murdered bodies in his wake.

It's a pretty straight forward setup for a crime thriller, but the film has so many problems that after a while, everything stops being tense and comes across as satirical. Having not read the original novel by Thomas Berger, I cannot comment whether these issues were present in the source material or whether they were introduced in the film. In either case, they don't serve it well.

Jackson seems to know the ridiculousness of the material because his portrayal of Richie is so amazingly campy that it is hard to fault him for it. It's more self-aware than it is bad.

Wilson on the other hand, is as vibrant as dead fish, bringing no sense of desperation to a man that should be desperate about everything that's going on around him.

The script (penned by Fisher himself), is awful, giving both leads, as well as the supporting cast almost nothing worthwhile to say, making the film's message – yes, it has one – totally nonsensical.

Add to that some dangling plot points that are never explained, a ridiculous twist at the end and recurring characters that add nothing to the plot (seriously, was there a time in this movie when that little girl wasn't outside walking her dog?), and what you have is a film that leaves the viewer throwing their hands in the air in frustration.

As a film Meeting Evil is pretty terrible, but as fodder for a Saturday Night movie watching party it might have merit – especially if one decides to use it as the basis for a drinking game.


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