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Dragged In (2013)

Unrated | | Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 24 July 2013 (USA)
Aliens are attempting to make contact with us, and there is only one man who can crack the signal code... unfortunately, he was nowhere to be found, so Mr. Donovan (Thompson) now becomes ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Thompson ...
Mr. Donovan
Nick Wright ...
Agency Chief
D. Allen Stephens ...
Buck Hamilton (as Allen Stephens)
Yates Zaldevour ...
Mr. Archer
Rod Rombauer ...
Agent Kent
Chris Manson ...
Customer
Kim Thompson ...
Boss
Scott Dickey ...
Silent Partner
Geoffrey Keating ...
Agency #1
Rosie Wade ...
Agency #2
April Kaszer ...
Agency #3
Jason Wade ...
Agency #4
Dave Landers ...
Scientist
Alex McDaniel ...
Government Warning
Alisa Marie ...
Sunny Peachcastle
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Aliens are attempting to make contact with us, and there is only one man who can crack the signal code... unfortunately, he was nowhere to be found, so Mr. Donovan (Thompson) now becomes the world's only hope to discover just what it is these visitors are after. Written by Anonymous

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$1,000 (estimated)
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This film, along with Dragonbored (2013), The Reviewers (2013), Internet Dating and Me (2013), and Dark Side of the Internet (2013), are all part of an anthology series of short films, dubbed "The Uncanny Valley", which is Channel Awesome's 5th anniversary special. See more »

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A step up from Dragonbored.
19 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

After the disappointment that was Dragonbored, I had my expectations lowered for the next short in CA's Uncanny valley: Dragged In. However, not only is this a step up from Dragonbored but it has regained my excitement for the next few shorts as well.

The plot is a guy is taken by the US government to decode a foreign alien language in order to see what they want. Despite the fact that the plot isn't deep or complex and is very silly, it is entertaining because of how silly it is. Dragonbored suffered from the fact that it had a predictable plot and wasn't silly or funny enough to make up for its familiarity. Dragged In doesn't have this problem, as it isn't too predictable and has a goofy enough tone meaning that most of the jokes hit bulls-eyes, due to the fact that this is silly enough to allow that kind of humor.

There isn't much else to discuss with this short, due to how short it is, but just know that this is a funny, entertaining, well acted short that has restored my faith in CA's 5th anniversary. Great fun overall.


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