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A mysterious man arrives at the offices of an FBI agent and recounts his childhood: how his religious fanatic father received visions telling him to destroy people who were in fact "demons."

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Dad Meiks
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Adam Meiks
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FBI Agent Wesley Doyle
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Young Fenton
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Young Adam
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Sheriff Smalls
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Fenton Meiks
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Agent Griffin Hull
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Becky Meiks (as Melissa Crider)
Alan Davidson ...
Brad White
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Cynthia Harbridge
Vincent Chase ...
Edward March
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Operator
Edmond Scott Ratliff ...
The Angel
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Teacher
Blake King ...
Eric
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Teenage Demon
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FBI Agent #1
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FBI Agent #2
Jim Flowers ...
FBI Agent #3
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FBI Agent #4
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Janitor in Lobby
Richard A. Bell ...
Curtis
Chelsea Butler ...
Little Girl (as Chelsea Blain Butler)
Jennifer Drake ...
Teacher's Aide
Betty Gurule ...
Doyle's Mother
Ona Harris ...
Townswoman
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Postman (uncredited)
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Matt (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bill Paxton

Written by

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Brent Hanley ... (written by)

Produced by

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David Blocker ... producer
Tom Huckabee ... executive producer
Eberhard Kayser ... co-producer
David Kirschner ... producer
Frederick Levy ... associate producer
Karen Loop ... executive producer
Mario Ohoven ... co-producer
Michael Ohoven ... co-producer
Tom Ortenberg ... executive producer
Michael Paseornek ... executive producer
James Sbardellati ... associate producer
Corey Sienega ... producer

Music by

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Brian Tyler

Cinematography by

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Bill Butler ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Arnold Glassman

Editorial Department

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Robert Brakey ... first assistant editor
Glenn Cowan ... second assistant editor
Dan Garsha ... telecine dailies
Maria Gonzales ... apprentice editor
Richard Jordan ... executive in charge of post-production
Dan Muscarella ... color timer
George Papuashvili ... post-production
Charles Saldana IV ... post-production assistant
Paul Tanzillo Jr. ... negative cutter (as Paul Tanzillo)
Kostas Theodosiou ... telecine colorist

Casting By

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Mary Gail Artz
Barbara Cohen

Production Design by

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Nelson Coates ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Nelson Coates
Kevin Cozen

Set Decoration by

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Linda Lee Sutton

Costume Design by

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April Ferry

Makeup Department

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Felicity Bowring ... makeup department head
Jane Galli ... key makeup artist
Katherine Rees ... key hair stylist
Kathe Swanson ... hair department head

Production Management

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David Blocker ... unit production manager
Beth DePatie ... production supervisor
Abby Gail Palanker ... post-production supervisor
Robin Schorr ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jim Flowers ... second second assistant director
Peter Merwin ... second assistant director
James Sbardellati ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Colin Alexander ... propmaker
Matt Alexander ... propmaker (as Matthew Alexander)
Alan Alvarado ... gang boss
Nancy Balcorta ... laborer
James R. Barrows ... swing gang
Dennis Benda ... on-set greensman
Leonard Bogutskie ... laborer
Joshua Borgese ... greensman
Steve Borgese ... greensman
Peter Brown ... propmaker
Dimitri Bulgarcic ... stand-by painter
Robert Bulgarin ... laborer
Douglas Cannon ... propmaker
Rick Chinelli ... swing gang
K.H. Clark ... construction medic
Walter Clayton ... propmaker
Nicki Cohen ... buyer
Jim Cornell ... propmaker
David Coronella ... swing gang (as Dave Coronella)
Dennis Cortez ... laborer
David Crvelin ... assistant art director
Robert E. Denne ... painter (as Robert E. Denne Sr.)
Stoney Emshwiller ... swing gang
Jerome Gardner ... on-set dresser
Joseph P. Geraci ... laborer
Michael Gill ... painter
Connie Gomez ... propmaker
Joseph W. Grafmuller ... lead man (as Joseph Grafmuller)
Maya S. Grafmuller ... swing gang (as Maya Grafmuller)
Scotty Guyson ... assistant propmaster (as Scott Guyson)
Megan Hedgepeth ... art department coordinator
Karen Higgins ... co-construction coordinator (as Karen D. Higgins)
Eric Ingraham ... propmaker
David Ivie ... concept artist
William Johnson ... propmaker
Steven Kissick ... gang boss (as Steve Kissick)
John Leone ... laborer
Larry Linares ... plasterer
Jason Logerot ... painter
Roger Luna ... plasterer
Andy Mathieu ... art department production assistant
Keith McGee ... propmaker
Stacey S. McIntosh ... construction coordinator (as Stacey McIntosh)
Steven Newman ... propmaker
Thomas O'Brien ... paint foreman
Tony Osso ... art department production assistant (as Antony Osso)
Tyler Patton ... property master
Raymond Ramirez ... propmaker
Edmond Scott Ratliff ... assistant propmaster
Donald Redoglia ... gang boss
Gary Speckman ... set designer (as Gary R. Speckman)
Rob Stevens ... propmaker
Naomi Treuherz ... painter
Manuel Valenzuela ... labor foreman
Steven Valenzuela ... gang boss
Suzanne Van Dyke ... construction medic
Greg Whitfield ... plasterer
Sean D. Jackson ... greensman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Matthew C. Beville ... adr mixer
Lance Brown ... sound designer / sound effects editor
Richard Burnette ... sound facilities coordinator
Michael C. Casper ... supervising sound re-recording mixer
William Cawley ... assistant sound editor (as Bill Cawley)
Bradley Clouse ... assistant sound editor
Anna R. Delanzo ... cable (as Anna DeLanzo)
Chris Diamond ... boom operator
Kirk Herzbrun ... assistant sound editor
Joe Kraemer ... sound effects editor
Dawn Kratofil ... assistant sound editor
Laura Macias ... foley artist
Benjamin Martin ... foley supervisor
Michael A. Morongell ... chief engineer
Michael Mullane ... sound effects editor (as Michael W. Mullane)
Jay Nierenberg ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Jon Oh ... sound effects editor
Andy Peach ... sound recordist
Sean Rowe ... foley artist
Victoria Rose Sampson ... adr editor / dialogue editor / supervising sound editor
Martin Schloemer ... adr recordist
David Schneider ... cable
Douglas Shamburger ... boom operator
Eric Thompson ... foley mixer
Susumu Tokunow ... sound mixer
Nancy Tracy ... assistant sound editor
Jeff Vaughn ... sound recording engineer (as Jeffrey Vaughn)
Jonathan Wales ... re-recording mixer
Tim Walston ... sound designer
Robert Carr ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Cynthia DeLaney Gorman ... post sound operations (uncredited)
Gregg Frazier ... cable (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Larry Fioritto ... special effects coordinator
Ric San Nicholas ... special effects
Virgil Sanchez ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Joe Bauer ... visual effects supervisor
Doug Beswick ... 3D animation supervisor: Cantina Pictures Inc.
Vicky Beswick ... administrator: Cantina Pictures Inc.
Everett Burrell ... 3D supervisor: Cantina Pictures Inc.
Benoit Girard ... visual effects supervisor: Digital Dimension
Russell Johnson ... visual effects production manager: Cantina Pictures Inc.
Joe Lewis ... motion control photographer: General Lift
Omar McClinton ... visual effects production manager: Cantina Pictures Inc.
Michael Melchiorre ... 2D supervisor: Cantina Pictures Inc. (as Michael Melshiorre)
Matthew Merkovich ... lead compositor: Digital Dimension (as Matt Merkovich)
Mindy Minkow ... optical camera operator
Jerome Morin ... visual effects coordinator: Digital Dimension
Eric Reinhard ... visual effects production manager: Cantina Pictures Inc.
Chris B. Schnitzer ... motion control photographer: General Lift LLC (as Chris Schnitzer)
Kevin Struckman ... 2D supervisor: Cantina Pictures Inc.
Steve Switaj ... motion control photographer: General Lift LLC
Scott Wheeler ... 2D supervisor: Cantina Pictures Inc.
Christopher Dusendschon ... digital imaging: THDX (uncredited)
Steven Emmert ... optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Rod Ripley ... editorial & data management: Cantina Pictures Inc. (uncredited)

Stunts

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John Casino ... stunts
Mark Norby ... stunts
Jeff Podgurski ... stunts
Greg Walker ... stunt coordinator
Gene Hartline ... stunts (uncredited)
Brett A. Jones ... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Norby ... stunt double: Matthew McConaughey (uncredited)
Harry Wowchuk ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Norman Ash ... lamp operator
Clyde E. Bryan ... first assistant camera
Mike Connors ... dolly grip
Gary Dagg ... key grip (as Gary L. Dagg)
David Deever ... video assist operator (as Dave Deever)
Ben Estes ... rigging best boy grip
Randy Feemster ... camera operator (as Randal Feemster)
Chris Funk ... rigging electrician
Mary Funsten ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Steve Galloway ... video playback operator
Jenifer Galvez ... lamp operator
Joe Louis Garcia ... company grip (as Joe Lewis Garcia)
David Golia ... director of photography: "b" camera unit (as David John Golia)
Willie J. Gray ... lamp operator
James Hamilton ... still photographer
Orlando Hernandez ... lamp operator
E. Scott Mayhugh ... best boy grip (as Scott Mayhugh)
Peter McAdams ... company grip (as Pete McAdams)
Charlie McIntyre ... rigging gaffer (as Charles H. McIntyre III)
Chris Morley ... gaffer: "b" camera unit
David W. Nims ... rigging key grip
Ronald J. Pure Jr. ... lamp operator (as Ronald Joseph Pure Jr.)
Alex Rodriguez ... rigging best boy
John 'Fest' Sandau ... chief lighting technician
David D. Scott ... video assist operator
Cricket Sloat ... best boy electric
Bobby Small ... company grip (as Bob Small)
Ed Tewalt ... company grip
Suzanne Trucks ... second assistant camera (as Suzanne M. Trucks)
Rick Tschudin ... first assistant camera: "b" camera unit (as Rick Tshudin)
Robert Ulland ... steadicam operator (as Bob Ulland)
John Vetter ... camera loader
Greg Wardell ... rigging electrician
Paul Wilkowsky ... company grip (as Paul Wilkosky)
David Deever ... video engineer (uncredited)
Arthur Jafa ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Malik Hassan Sayeed ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Patrick Turley ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Mary Brezovich ... casting assistant
Toni Cobb Brock ... additional casting scout
Lisa Mae Fincannon ... additional casting scout
Jessica Gee-George ... adr voice casting (as Jessica Gee)
Christopher Gray ... extras casting
Kimberly Rodgers ... extras casting (as Kimberly Rogers)
Leanna Sheldon ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Donna Berwick ... assistant costume designer
Michael Castellano ... key set costumer
David Ferry ... set costumer
Jamelle Flowers ... additional costumer

Location Management

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Michael J. Burmeister ... location manager
Alex Kivlen ... assistant location manager
Gabriel Ynda ... second assistant location manager

Music Department

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Joel C. High ... music supervisor
Gary Krause ... music editor
Christopher Lennertz ... orchestrator
Dana Niu ... orchestrator
Brian Tyler ... conductor / orchestrator
Stephanie Lynn Urcheck ... music coordinator

Transportation Department

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Alpha Barry ... driver
Moore Brian ... transportation co-captain (as Brian J. Moore)
Robert aaron Brown ... driver: production van
Jim Chesney ... transportation captain (as James Chesney)
Ron Chesney ... driver (as Ron M. Chesney)
Michael Dawes ... driver (as Mike Dawes)
Scott Fair ... driver
Don Feeney ... driver
James Flemming ... driver: catering (as James Kidd Fleming)
Scotty Goudreau ... driver (as Scott Goodreau)
Kent Hays ... driver
David Joseph ... driver
Erin Maguire ... driver
Derek Raser ... transportation coordinator
Michael 'Bud' Ruben ... driver (as Bud Ruben)
Mark Valdez ... driver

Other crew

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Alexa Alden ... script supervisor
Daniel Ammon ... caterer
John Baldwin ... animal trainer
R.C. Baral ... post-production accountant
Josephine Batorski ... studio teacher
Jenifer Bonisteel ... assistant production coordinator (as Jenifer M. Bonisteel)
Jeff Bragg ... stand-in: Mr. Paxton
Ericka Bryce ... production medic
John C. Chaney ... assistant: Matthew McConaughey
Vincent Chase ... acting coach
Julia Cranston ... post-production accountant
Bill Cross ... assistant: Powers Boothe
Mike Culbert ... assistant: Bill Paxton (as Michael Culbert)
Matthew Dixon ... assistant: Corey Sienega
Karen G. Fairbank ... production legal (as Karen Fairbank)
Rachel Flackett ... set production assistant
James Flemming ... chef (as James Kidd Fleming)
Ryan Alan Garvey ... caterer
Jeffrey Gladu ... payroll accountant (as Jeff Gladu)
Jeffrey Harris ... second assistant accountant (as Jeffrey C. Harris)
John Kepley ... stand-in: Mr. Boothe
Troy Knowles ... production office assistant
Harlan Lansky ... executive album producer
Shayne Lavon ... stand-in: Mr. McConaughey
Steven Machat ... executive album producer (as Steven E. Machat)
Benjamin Magid ... assistant: David Kirschner
Rick Marcena ... first assistant accountant
Adam Martin ... set production assistant (as Adam D.P. Martin)
Louis McGruder ... production office assistant (as Louis H. McGruder)
Stacey Mooradian ... unit publicist: mPRm Public Relations
Susan Muir ... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc.
Jeffrey Myatt ... executive album producer (as Jeff Myatt)
Abby Gail Palanker ... clearance
Justin Philburn ... craft service
Bebe Reynolds ... associate production counsel
Eric Rivera ... craft service
Sol Rivera ... craft service
Rafael Rivero ... assistant: David Blocker
Lee Sbardellati ... set production assistant
Rebecca T. Schlosser ... stand-in: Jeremy Sempter
Mindy Sheldon ... production accountant (as Mindy Sheldon-Barry)
Merry Simkins ... stand-in: Matt O'Leary
Scott Thomson ... documentation
Derek Jan Vermaas ... production coordinator
Gary Wigglesworth ... caterer
Jim Young ... assistant: Tom Huckabee
Paul Kenney ... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Wayne Levin ... head of business/legal affairs: Lions Gate (uncredited)
Robert M. Melnik ... senior vice president of business affairs: Lions Gate Films (uncredited)
Ian Moore ... assistant to producers (uncredited)
Donna Sloan ... vice president of production: Lions Gate (uncredited)

Thanks

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James Cameron ... special thanks
Richard D'Abo ... special thanks
John Diemer ... special thanks
David Gaines ... special thanks
Roberta Gerber ... acknowledgment: photographs provided by
Gus Gustawes ... special thanks
Mark Ide ... acknowledgment: photographs provided by
Liz Kirschner ... special thanks
Larry Lerner ... special thanks
Jonathan Mostow ... special thanks
Louise Newbury ... special thanks (as Louise Paxton)
James Paxton ... special thanks
Sam Raimi ... special thanks
Ivan Reitman ... special thanks
Paul Rodriguez ... special thanks
Rocky Schenck ... special thanks
Shawn Simon ... special thanks (as Shawn Hopkins)
Brian Swardstrom ... special thanks
Kurt Woolner ... special thanks
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

FBI agent Wesley Doyle is startled by the declaration of youngster Fenton Meiks about how his father's delusions required him and his brother, Adam to become his 'demon-slaying' murder accomplices. But when Doyle accepts to be shown concealed victim graves, the plot twists in the present just as gruesome. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines There are demons among us See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dämonisch (Germany)
  • Emprise (France)
  • Escalofrío (Spain)
  • Jumala käsi (Estonia)
  • Pahuuden kosketus (Finland)
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  • 100 min
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Budget $11,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,208,655, 14 Apr 2002

Did You Know?

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Trivia Directors James Cameron, Sam Raimi and author Stephen King all singled out Frailty (2001) for high praise. King considered it one of the best horror movies of its year. See more »
Goofs In the title credits montage, we see a newspaper which reads SECOND VICTIM FOUND IN GOD'S HAND CASE at 02:03. In the next scene, Agent Doyle tells his visitor that of the 6 victims in the God's Hand case, only the first body was ever found, while for "all the rest, only notes were found, no bodies." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Making of 'Frailty' (2002). See more »
Soundtracks (There Will Be) Peace In The Valley For Me See more »
Crazy Credits Directors Sam Raimi, Ivan Reitman and James Cameron, among others, are thanked at the end of the credits. See more »
Quotes Young Adam: I've got the joy joy joy joy down in my heart, down in my heart... and if the devil don't like it he can sit on a tack.
Young Fenton: Ouch.
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