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Cherry Falls (2000)

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In the small town of Cherry Falls, a psychotic murderer is killing off the virgins of the local high school.

Director:

Geoffrey Wright

Writer:

Ken Selden
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brittany Murphy ... Jody Marken
Jay Mohr ... Leonard Marliston
Michael Biehn ... Sherrif Brent Marken
Jesse Bradford ... Rod Harper (as Jesse Watrouse)
Candy Clark ... Marge Marken
Amanda Anka ... Deputy Mina
Joe Inscoe ... Tom Sisler, Principal
Gabriel Mann ... Kenny Ascott
Natalie Ramsey ... Sandy
Douglas Spain ... Mark
Bre Blair ... Stacy Twelfmann
Kristen Miller ... Cindy
Michael Weston ... Ben
Keram Malicki-Sánchez ... Timmy
Joannah Portman ... Sharon
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Storyline

A psychotic serial slasher starts a bloodthirsty murder rampage at Cherry Falls high school that only kills the local high school virgins. This leads to the local teenage population organising a sex party in order to lose their virginity and thus no longer be targets... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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lose your innocence - or lose your life See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, teen sexuality, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cherry Falls - Asesino de vírgenes See more »

Filming Locations:

Dinwiddie, Virginia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The films German title is "Sex oder stirb!" which translates to "Sex or Die!". In Mexico it was released as "Corre... no grites" which translates to "Run...Don't Scream". See more »

Goofs

When Stacy is in the background watching her boyfriend being attacked, she changes position between shots. See more »

Quotes

Deputy Beau: This is my post; I just can't split!
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Crazy Credits

In the Final Bits of Credit Under the Special Thanks, It Reads "no Virgins Were Harmed During the Making of This Motion Picture"? See more »

Alternate Versions

The movie had to be re-cut five times in order to achieve an R-rating. Most significant cuts include:
  • graphic sexual activity during the climactic orgy sequence;
  • The death of a character named Annette The originally scripted scene showed her having her throat slowly pushed onto a pane of glass. The scene was filmed and very brutal, done all in one graphic cut. However, she shot was later replaced with her character's head split open in the front door. That scene was still trimmed heavily. In unrated versions the top of her head erupts and a splash of blood flies across the doorjamb.
  • Rod's death had more blood.
  • Timmy's death was an on screen kill that featured gruesome spurting blood.
  • A character's death at the climatic orgy was nixed for time and MPAA constraints. A male character's throat was slashed open.
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How Soon Is Now?
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So ridiculous that it becomes enjoyable
7 January 2003 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

I went to see this movie with the idea it would be total crap. For that thought: I was not totally disappointed, but because I had that thought the movie was also enjoyable in some weird ways.

The story is about a killer who is slashing virgins from a local high school. After 'Scream', 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' and 'Urban Legend' it is not the most original idea. The movie rips all kind of ideas from those movies. The whole "slashing high school students"-concept from 'Scream', a visit to a very quiet place from 'I Know What You Did Last Summer', a scene with a certain aggressive artifact hitting a door from 'The Shining'. It didn't bother me much because it was all ridiculous anyway. All the clichés from the movies above, the same kind of characters, a revealed secret, and of course the killer you "never thought" it would be.

Like I said the whole thing was kind of ridiculous. There were scenes I really enjoyed because of the stupid events on screen. One of the scenes involves a whole group trying to lose their virginity at the same time on some kind of party. You think it is nonsense, which it is, but scenes around that event are quite funny. I had the idea it was made that "stupid" on purpose to give the movie some kind of comic release, but my guess is there were better ways to do that. The comedy in a movie like 'Scream 3' works better, although the movie wasn't that much better. In this movie sometimes it succeeds, if that was the goal of the scenes. If it wasn't, I still enjoyed that parts so it didn't matter much anyway. If you are going to watch it, just think you will see absolutely nothing at all, and you might enjoy it a little.


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