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247°F -- Four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend, the fun turns into a nightmare when 3 of them end up locked in a hot sauna. Every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in the heat up to 247°F.
247°F -- Clip: Gotta Get Outta Here
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1 September 2011 (Georgia) See more »
Every minute counts when every degree matters See more »
Four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend, the fun turns into a nightmare when 3 of them end up locked in a hot sauna. Every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in the heat up to 247°F. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Scout Taylor-Compton ... Jenna

Christina Ulloa ... Renee

Travis Van Winkle ... Ian

Michael Copon ... Michael

Tyler Mane ... Wade
Rene Etore ... Beau

Tornike Gogrichiani ... Jamie
Jeremy Inabnit ... Man in Woods
Igor Lukin ... Wade's Double
Ibrahim Idowu ... Club Security 1
Michael Zaalishvili ... Club Security 2
Michael Andrew ... Policeman 1
Beso Natsvlishvili ... Policeman 2
George Dugashvili ... EMT 1
Mamuka Mazavrishvili II ... EMT 2
Vaja Kokrashvili ... EMT 3 (as Vazha Qoqrashvili)

Directed by
Levan Bakhia 
Beqa Jguburia 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Levan Bakhia  story
Beqa Oniani  story
Lloyd S. Wagner  written by

Produced by
Nika Apriashvili .... executive producer
Levan Bakhia .... producer
Irakli Chikvaidze .... executive producer
Levan Kobakhidze .... line producer
Levan Kobakhidze .... producer
David Vili .... producer (as David Patarkalishvili)
Original Music by
Beqa Jguburia 
David Laurie 
Cinematography by
Vigen Vartanov 
Film Editing by
Peter Hollywood 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Gillian Hawser 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Tamar Guliashvili 
Sofia Kharebashvili 
Set Decoration by
Lela Davitashvili 
Misha Psuturi 
Costume Design by
Tamar Guliashvili  (as Tamuna Guliashvili)
Sofia Kharebashvili 
Makeup Department
Nino Bedeladze .... hair stylist
Sophie Machavariani .... makeup artist
Yana Stoyanova .... makeup department head
Production Management
Nikoloz Barbaqadze .... production manager
Beso Dzanashvili .... production manager
George Janiashvili .... production manager
Levan Kobakhidze .... production supervisor
Devi Razmadze .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nata Apriashvili .... second second assistant director
Maia Imedashvili .... second assistant director
Ania Khazaradze .... second second assistant director
Elene Kolelishvili .... assistant director
Jaba Melkadze .... second assistant director
Vladimir Mokeriya .... assistant director
Mark Roper .... first assistant director
Art Department
Nino Daraselia .... property master
Nino Lapanashvili .... set dresser
Mike Maisuradze .... graphic designer
Jaba Melkadze .... storyboard artist
Tinatin Revazishvili .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Rustam Gimadiyev .... foley artist
Arina Knyazeva .... foley artist
Oleg Kulchytskyi .... sound re-recording mixer (as Oleg Kulchytskyy)
Sandro Maziashvili .... boom operator
Artem Mostovoy .... foley artist
Oleksander Sheiko .... sound mixer
Sergey Shtyb .... boom operator
Mikhailo Uhryn .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Sergo Bregvadze .... special effects technician
Mamuka Revia .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Illia Afanasiev .... visual effects supervisor
Viktor Chumakov .... cg artist
Andrey Drogin .... compositor
Yulia Khorishko .... matte painter
Dmytro Kolisnyk .... digital compositor
Oleksandr Kuskov .... cg artist
Oleksii Moskalenko .... visual effects producer
Yanina Nespryadko .... matte painter
Igor Rak .... visual effects technician
Denis Romanov .... compositor
Oleg Tandalov .... compositor
Anton Tytov .... cg artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Irakli Baidavashvilli .... second assistant camera
Bidzina Chkhaidze .... gaffer
Zura Culeiskiri .... dolly grip
Levan Dabrundashvili .... camera operator
Brolashvili Gocha .... first assistant camera
Koba Jakhua .... dolly grip
David Khachaturiani .... grip
Zurab Narimanidze .... electrician
David Odisharia .... second assistant camera
Misha Ramishvili .... electrician
Misha Ramishvili .... key grip
Misha Saganelidze .... grip
Tato Sulakvelidze .... clapper / loader (as Tato Sulaqvelidze)
Zaza Tsomaia .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Madison Chioles .... casting assistant
Rene Moran .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ketevan Eliashvili .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Levan Kukhasvili .... on set editor
Oleksii Moskalenko .... senior colorist
Oleksii Moskolenko .... senior colorist
Nodar Nozadze .... on set editor
Maryna Tkachenko .... colorist
Transportation Department
Nodar Gogoshvili .... driver
Koba Khelashvili .... driver
Giorg Mindorashvili .... driver
Tamaz Notoidze .... driver
Vaxo Tatishvili .... driver
Other crew
Manana Bakhia .... production accountant
Sean Evans .... marketing and publicity
Vadim Gevorkian .... animal trainer
Maia Imedashvili .... script supervisor
Natia Kavlashvili .... production assistant
Levan Kobakhidze .... production coordinator
Giga Makarashvili .... production assistant
Keti Makarashvili .... production assistant
Beqa Tsintsadze .... location manager
Zuka Tushishvili .... production assistant
Temur Buzaladze .... special thanks
George Chanturia .... special thanks
Nodar Chumbaradze .... special thanks
Teimauraz Giorgadze .... special thanks
Nanuka Jorjoliani .... special thanks
Nikoloz Khomasuridze .... special thanks
Tornike Nikolaishvili .... special thanks

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Rated R for language, a scene of sexuality, some disturbing images and drug use
88 min | Georgia:90 min
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The true event that the movie is based on happened in Georgia, where this film is made and filmmakers are from. 4 friends were in the sauna, one left for the toilet, locking his friends in - exactly as it is shown in the movie. He never came back, and when he woke up he didn't remember that he left them in the sauna, and started to search for them elsewhere. Fortunately no one died since they managed to turn the heater off, but they had to spend over 10 hours in the decreasing heat, until they were found.See more »
Ian:I don't know. There's something about her. Something about her I like.
Michael:I think the thing you like about her is that she was half-naked.
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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Succeeds at the more unlikely elements, 16 November 2012
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

I despise the heat with a passion. I'd rather be under certain acts of torture than be exposed to long term heat. Unfortunately, the characters in 247°F do not have a choice. They become trapped in a sauna, deflated by excruciatingly intolerable heat while they are left to fry and have their skin sweat to disintegration. We're approaching winter in Chicago and in certain sequences I felt like I was drowning in my own sweat and exhaustion watching this film.

The story centers on four college kids who venture out to a remote cabin owned by one of the kids' uncles who has graciously allowed them to spend the night there after they return home from a late night party. The kids are nervous Jenna (Scout Taylor-Compton), straight-laced Ian (Travis Van Winkle), obnoxious Michael (Michael Copon), and bitchy Renee (Christina Ulloa), and the cabin owner is Ian's uncle Wade (Tyler Mane), who also offers up his man-made sauna in his backyard. The teens immediately decide to spend some of the evening jumping from the sauna to the lake, then back to the sauna.

Then, as party time approaches, Michael becomes drunk and bothers his long-suffering girlfriend Renee, leading to her, Jenna, and Ian staying in the sauna while Michael lumbers around drunk outside. Suddenly, an abrupt pang of something falling is heard in the air, and the next thing the three know, they can't get out of the sauna because the giant wooden door is stuck. The homeowner is gone, Michael is passed out drunk, and no one is nearby to help the unfortunate teenagers. At first, it's almost a unanimous consensus that this mishap is a cruel joke by Michael, but as time goes by and the sauna temperature sits uncomfortably at 184°F, they begin to rationalize that Michael could not be this sadistic to stretch out a joke for this long.

Considering the fact that claustrophobic films are difficult to accomplish and more difficult to even find in a market dominated by "the-next-big-thing." 247°F is perhaps the best movie about a group of friends being trapped in a sauna increasing in temperature that could be made. It's unfortunate that the characters are rather underwritten, but it is quite a blessing that their actions once locked in the sauna are sensible and believable. They seem to consider options and consequences of their actions more seriously rather than impulsively breaking things and spewing senseless chatter. Although the characters do often yell, it seems to be more fitting because they are hot, exhausted, and noticeably drained of their energy.

One could view 247°F as an eighty-eight minute continuation of the infamous tanning bed scene in Final Destination 3, as we watch these three characters helplessly fry, unsure of how to respond. The film's strength is in character-subtleties, but its shortcomings are in dialog and development. It pales in comparison to genre greats like Frozen and Open Water, yet it satisfies someone who religiously seeks out these films, no matter what contraption the characters are stuck in rather it's an isolated ATM kiosk, a ski-lift chair, or an elevator. Claustrophobic films are especially difficult films to make because they requires character dialog and human interest. I return to the idea that this is probably the most accomplished film about characters being locked in a sauna that the public will ever see.

Starring: Scout Taylor-Compton, Travis Van Winkle, Christina Ulloa, Michael Copon, and Tyler Mane. Directed by: Levan Bakhia and Beqa Jguburia.

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