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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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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Phil
... Mike
... Bill Griggs
... Hank
... Gordon Fleming
... Jeff
Charley Broderick ... Security Guard (as Charles Broderick)
Lonnie Farmer ... Doctor (voice)
... Craig McManus
Jurian Hughes ... Mary Hobbes (voice)
... 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>

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Taglines:

Fear Is A Place.

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 September 2001 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A 9a. Sessão  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$76,493, 12 August 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$378,176
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Behind the tunnel with the rubber gloves, the cast and crew signed the wall. Brad Anderson wrote: "We did ASBESTOS we could!" See more »

Goofs

A CVS brand baby wipe container is in clear view when we are introduced to Carusso and Mullen in the van. A few moments later the baby wipes container is turned sideways. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Silent Hill 4: The Room (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Piece for Tape Recorder
Written & Performed by Vladimir Ussachevsky
Courtesy of CRI and American Composer Alliance (ASCAP)
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Imperfect but smart and genuinely creepy
25 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

With a brilliant premise, "Session 9" is a slow build of genuine atmospheric creepiness. More akin to Nicolas Roeg's classic "Don't Look Now" than more recent horror fare with high body counts, director Brad Anderson effectively builds tension in layers of voiceovers and (mostly subtle) foreshadowing to build to a climax of madness, with sparing use of the cheaper horror devices. Unfortunately the characters are not as fleshed out as one would have hoped, so we are left with some unanswered questions (we would have liked to have met Gordon's family and Hank's girlfriend. Why did Mike drop out of law school?). Though the subtle horrors of this film may fail to grasp the short attention spans of younger moviegoers who consider "I Know What You Did Last Scream" to be the de facto standard of the genre, this is a very cleverly executed, if imperfect, thriller.


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