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Come Out and Play -- A young couple decides to take a vacation before the birth of their child. Soon they discover the island  is mysteriously abandoned, populated only by children.
Come Out and Play -- An expecting couple take a vacation to a remote island - their last holiday together before they become parents. Soon after their arrival, they notice that no adults seem to be present - an observation that quickly presents a nightmarish reality.


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Release Date:
22 March 2013 (USA) See more »
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A couple take a vacation to a remote island - their last holiday together before they become parents. Soon after their arrival, they notice that no adults seem to be present - an observation that quickly presents a nightmarish reality. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Vinessa Shaw ... Beth

Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Francis

Daniel Giménez Cacho

Gerardo Taracena
Alejandro Alvarez
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sarah Lindberg ... Girl at bar

Directed by
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Makinov  screenplay
Juan José Plans  novel "El juego de los niños"

Produced by
Ulrich Maier .... line producer
Makinov .... producer
Cinematography by
Film Editing by
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hiromi Kamata .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Jorge Juarez Horta .... sound recordist
Juan Carlos López .... boom operator
Makinov .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerardo Manjarrez .... a camera/steadicam operator
Editorial Department
Santiago Cendejas .... post-production coordinator
Erwin Jaquez .... digital intermediate
Transportation Department
Rodrigo Amoroz .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Anna Paola Saracco .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
"The Child" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated R for strong disturbing violence involving children, and for some language
105 min | USA:87 min
Color (35 mm version)
Australia:MA15+ (2014) | Germany:18 (DVD rating) | Mexico:B15 | UK:18 | USA:R
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Continuity: When Francis goes inside the hotel and finds the dead bodies in a room, he has the watch on his right hand. When he enters in the next room the watch is on his left hand. In the next shot the watch is on his right hand again.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Kids are bad, 1 May 2014
Author: kosmasp

We knew that already didn't we? Seriously though: The movie tries to not pull any punches but does fall back on some horror movie clichés where the viewer will not be able to stop shaking his head. Now I haven't seen the original movie, but the concept itself is not completely original anymore anyway.

You don't have a big cast (if you don't count the many kids that are in this) so therefor it is very important to stay/stick with the few you have on board (no pun intended). But unfortunately they never really strike you or have you root for them. It's unfortunate because the journey they take and the allegories they try to play out never really fulfill their goal

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