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Overview

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Director:
Writer:
Bret Easton Ellis (written by)
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Release Date:
14 November 2013 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's not the hills.
Plot:
When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Greatest WTF Movie Ever Made See more (80 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Lindsay Lohan ... Tara

James Deen ... Christian

Nolan Gerard Funk ... Ryan (as Nolan Funk)

Amanda Brooks ... Gina

Tenille Houston ... Cynthia

Gus Van Sant ... Dr. Campbell

Jarod Einsohn ... Hoodie Guy
Chris Zeischegg ... Reed

Victor of Aquitaine ... Randall

Jim Boeven ... Jon

Philip Pavel ... Erik (as Phil Pavel)
Lily Labeau ... Young Hot Girl
Thomas Trussell ... Young Hot Guy

Alex Ashbaugh ... David

Chris Schellenger ... Jaden

Lauren Schacher ... Caitlin

Diana Gitelman ... Receptionist

Andres De La Fuente ... Photographer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matthew Hoffman ... Matthew Hoffman (uncredited)

Michelle LaRue ... Waitress (uncredited)
Danny Wylde ... Reid (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Schrader 
 
Writing credits
Bret Easton Ellis (written by)

Produced by
Siavash Behmard .... associate producer
Jordan Aveline Blair .... associate producer
Ali Brown .... associate producer
Kyle Curry .... associate producer
Pablo D'Stair .... associate producer
Andres De La Fuente .... associate producer
Shaun de Saint-Erne .... associate producer
James Deen .... associate producer
Kerstin Emhoff .... associate producer
Brian Gilman .... associate producer
Morgan K. Goss .... associate producer
Blake Greenbaum .... associate producer
Andreas Sune Hansen .... associate producer
Ricky Horne Jr. .... co-producer
Paul Hunter .... executive producer
Kurt Kittleson .... co-producer
Beau Laughlin .... co-producer
Ross Levine .... co-producer
Caleb Lindsay .... associate producer (as Caleb King)
Ken Locsmandi .... co-producer
Lindsay Lohan .... co-producer
Glenn T. Morgan .... associate producer
Dax Phelan .... associate producer
Braxton Pope .... producer
Simon Scriver .... associate producer
Tim Silano .... associate producer
Maure Silverman .... associate producer
Paul Stewart .... associate producer
Alexander Stojanovic .... associate producer
Jennifer Van Gessel .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Brendan Canning 
 
Cinematography by
John DeFazio (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tim Silano 
 
Casting by
Michelle Wade Byrd 
 
Production Design by
Stephanie J. Gordon  (as Stephanie Gordon)
 
Costume Design by
Keely Crum 
 
Makeup Department
Dnelle Almanza .... additional makeup artist
Sema Conde .... hair stylist: Ms. Lohan
David Hernandez .... makeup artist: Kindsay Lophan
Julie Rea .... key hair designer
Julie Rea .... key makeup designer
 
Production Management
Miya Sagara .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian Clarke .... first assistant director
Robert Parker Clemente .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Adam Drosin .... set dresser intern
John Blake Pietrolungo .... art director intern
 
Sound Department
Matt Burgette .... boom operator
Jed M. Dodge .... sound effects editor
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital assistant
Jared Marshack .... sound mix technician
Jason Meadows .... boom operator
Michael Miramontes .... sound mixer
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound designer
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound editor
Nick Ronzio .... boom operator
Adrian Sosa .... foley recordist
Frederick H. Stahly .... dialogue & adr editor
Ben Wilkins .... adr mixer
Ben Wilkins .... foley mixer
Ben Wilkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Stella Valente Wilkins .... foley artist
Chris Wilson .... boom operator
Brandon Pert .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Go Aoyama .... visual effects artist: Filmworks/FX
Yoshio Kohashi .... visual effects editor: Filmworks/FX
Andrew Lewitin .... visual effects artist: Filmworks/FX
Devin Nasby .... visual effects artist: Filmworks/FX
Mike Warren .... visual effects artist: Filmworks/FX
Ken Locsmandi .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Julius LeFlore .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jake Avignone .... steadicam operator
Tiffany Bailey .... additional tableau photographer
J. Mike Basaman .... grip
Christopher Boulos .... grip
Danny Brown .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Cole Chetney .... key grip
Dan Cooper .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Coronado .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mike I. Davis .... grip (as Mikey Davis)
Joey Fantastico .... epk & behind the scenes
Joey Fantastico .... still photographer
Patrick Feller .... additional tableau photographer
Jared Free .... grip
Paul Gallo .... additional tableau photographer
Christopher Geukens .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lance Hashida .... digital imaging technician
Ryo Hata .... grip
Aaron Hobson .... tableau photographer (as Aaron 'Cinemasocial' Hobson)
Jacob Johnson .... additional tableau photographer
Roman Krajewski .... camera operator: "c" camera
Roman Krajewski .... gaffer
Anne Kristoff .... additional tableau photographer
Joshua D. Krohn .... storyboard artist
Kevin Lee .... digital imaging technician
Sean Lewis .... additional tableau photographer
Chris Luckhardt .... additional tableau photographer
Charles R. Mathews .... best boy grip
Nathan Meade .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Darius Norvallis .... additional tableau photographer
Jon Revelle .... additional tableau photographer
Mario Rodriguez .... grip
Lenka Somolova .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian Taylor .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tracy Tooch .... additional tableau photographer
Stephen Tringali .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Christopher Walters .... gaffer
Vanessa Ward .... assistant camera
Jerry J. White III .... best boy electric
Andrew Wilsak .... digital imaging technician
Bobby Woo .... grip
Avihai Yaffe .... grip
Derek Cohen-Copeland .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Venus Kanani .... casting consultant
Mary Vernieu .... casting consultant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ashley Altstadt .... assistant costume designer
Kelsey T. Morgan .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Quinn Alvarez .... second assistant editor
Owen Holdren .... digital intermediate colorist: Filmworks/FX
Nikolai Metin .... assistant editor: NY
Dan Shulman-Means .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Brian Jackson Harris .... epk: music supervisor
Sarah Haywood .... assistant score producer
Alexina Matisse .... co-music supervisor
Me&John .... composer: additional music (as Me and John)
Michael Turner .... co-music supervisor
 
Other crew
Michael J. Cohen .... production assistant
Leslie Coutterand .... understudy: Lindsay Lohan
Christian de Gallegos .... international distribution
Sirocco Dooley .... production assistant
Taylor Fance .... assistant: Paul Schrader
Jessica Garcia .... production assistant
Paul W. Hazen .... business and legal services
Kevin Hindley .... script clearance
Chris Ibanez .... production assistant
Jennifer Jones .... production assistant
Joshua D. Krohn .... production assistant (as Joshua Krohn)
Mark Plunkett .... title designer
Tye Whipple .... production assistant
Zach Witherspoon .... production assistant
Christopher Zimmer .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Jacqueline Bosnjak .... special thanks
Nicole Holland .... special thanks
Jeremy Riegel .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic nudity, language throughout, a bloody crime scene and brief drug use
Runtime:
99 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:R (British Columbia) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Germany:16 | Italy:T | Japan:R18+ | Japan:R15+ (edited version) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Philippines:R-16 | Singapore:R21 (edited version) | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:R
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Trivia:
Jason Sudeikis was offered the role of Dr. Campbell.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Ryan comes upon Cynthia stabbed to death in her apartment, the camera does a slow close-up pan across her "corpse" in which the actress's pulse is clearly visible in her neck.See more »
Movie Connections:
References East of Eden (1955)See more »
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22 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
The Greatest WTF Movie Ever Made, 4 August 2013
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

The Canyons (2013)

1/2 (out of 4)

Paul Schrader's latest deals with the rich Christian (James Deen) who's living in Los Angeles and seems to have it all until he learns that his girlfriend/sex partner (Lindsay Lohan) is having an affair with a man (Nolan Gerard Funk) who he hired in his latest movie. THE CANYONS is without question the greatest WTF movie in the history of cinema or at least to date. I say this because there was never a single second during this film where I understood what was going on or what director Schrader or screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis were trying to say or do. This film is without question a complete and utter mess and for the life of me I can't understand what the point of it was unless the only goal was to make it as cheap as they could and hope that the Lohan nude scenes would gain enough interest to make some money. Both Schrader and Ellis are so incredibly talented that it would be easy to make fun of this picture but I personally found it rather sad as neither man has found themselves involved with something this bad before and worse of all is the fact that the film makes no sense. It's meant to be some sort of twisted erotic thriller but there isn't a single thrill and the sex scenes aren't nearly as shocking as it appears the filmmakers think they are. Had this been made twenty-years ago then it might have been considered shocking but in today's day and age everything just comes across as pretty lame. Deen is fair in his first non-porn role but he certainly doesn't show enough here to warrant any future movies. The supporting players are all either bland or downright horrid and often times it seems like we're watching line rehearsals instead of an actual take. As for Lohan, well, sadly she once again is pretty bad. She just doesn't have any emotional depth here and even during her nude scenes she just looks incredibly uncomfortable and especially during a shower sequence. I'm sure this nudity is what's going to make most people check this thing out but it's really not worth it. The film also features a bad music score, some forgettable cinematography and worse of all is how deadly boring it is from start to finish. The dialogue is downright laughable and the overall feel is something cheaper and worse than what you'd expect to see on Cinemax at three in the morning. I guess the best thing I can say is that it's actually the best of the three movies Lohan has released in 2013.

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