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Session 9 (2001)

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Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.

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Brad Anderson
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Caruso ... Phil
Stephen Gevedon ... Mike
Paul Guilfoyle ... Bill Griggs
Josh Lucas ... Hank
Peter Mullan ... Gordon Fleming
Brendan Sexton III ... Jeff
Charley Broderick Charley Broderick ... Security Guard (as Charles Broderick)
Lonnie Farmer Lonnie Farmer ... Doctor (voice)
Larry Fessenden ... Craig McManus
Jurian Hughes Jurian Hughes ... Mary Hobbes (voice)
Sheila Stasack ... Wendy (voice)
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Storyline

An asbestos abatement crew wins the bid for an abandoned insane asylum. What should be a straightforward, if rather rushed, job, is complicated by the personal histories of the crew. In particular, Hank is dating Phil's old girlfriend, and Gordon's new baby seems to be unnerving him more than should be expected. Things get more complicated as would-be lawyer Mike plays the tapes from a former patient with multiple personalities, including the mysterious Simon who does not appear until Session 9, and as Hank disappears after finding some old coins. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Fear Is A Place.

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief strong violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Session 9 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$76,493, 12 August 2001

Gross USA:

$378,176
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The script was specifically written to take place at the Danvers State Hospital. See more »

Goofs

Peter Mullan kept forgetting to limp during his scenes resulting in many continuity errors. These are noted in the director's commentary as well. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Phil: Gordy? You look tired, man. You look beat. Your turn to feed Emma?
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Alternate Versions

The US DVD contains an additional subplot that was removed from the final cut of the film. A homeless woman resides in Danvers State Hospital, and watches the crew go about their business. Initially presented as a menacing "being", shown as collecting objects (rubbish, leaves, insects) in threes in a room, she then becomes more and more human through the film. The crew observe things to give her presence away. She witnesses their murders, and becomes scared. She then kills Gordon at the end in retribution. Unfortunately, it is badly cut, and shows at several points during the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Silent Hill 3 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Excerpts from "Dream Cut Short in the Mysterious Clouds"
Written and Performed by Climax Golden Twins
Courtesy of Anomalous Records and Meme Records
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Atmospheric but ultimately unsuccessful
30 August 2004 | by moviemanic07See all my reviews

A crew of workmen cleaning asbestoses from an abandoned insane asylum slowly become unglued in this atmospheric but ultimately unsuccessful film. In an abrupt change of pace from 'Next Stop Wonderland,' the romantic comedy that made his reputation, writer/director Brad Anderson uses his skilled cast and gloomy location to create a palatable sense of foreboding. (The High Definition photography is as rich as film.) Unfortunately, atmosphere is not enough. Sadly, the script is so unwritten that the characters never develop into realistic human beings, and their actions become increasingly removed from any identifiable motivation. It just didn't make any sense to me. Still, it managed to tightly hold my attention for about the first seventy minutes or so.


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