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Wendigo (2001)

George is a high-strung professional photographer who is starting to unravel from the stress of his work with a Manhattan advertising agency. Needing some time away from the city, George, ... See full summary »

Director:

Larry Fessenden

Writer:

Larry Fessenden
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Clarkson ... Kim
Jake Weber ... George
Erik Per Sullivan ... Miles
John Speredakos ... Otis
Christopher Wynkoop ... Sheriff Tom Hale
Lloyd Oxendine Lloyd Oxendine ... Elder
Brian Delate ... Everett
Daniel Sherman Daniel Sherman ... Billy
Jennifer Wiltsie Jennifer Wiltsie ... Martha
Maxx Stratton Maxx Stratton ... Brandon
Richard Stratton ... Earl
Dash Stratton Dash Stratton ... Little Otis
Dwayne Navara Dwayne Navara ... Mechanic
Shelly Bolding Shelly Bolding ... Store Owner
Susan Pellegrino ... Nurse
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Storyline

George is a high-strung professional photographer who is starting to unravel from the stress of his work with a Manhattan advertising agency. Needing some time away from the city, George, his wife Kim, and their son Miles head to upstate New York to take in the winter sights, though the drive up is hardly relaxing for any of them. George accidentally hits and severely injures a deer that ran onto the icy road; after George stops to inspect the damage, he's confronted by an angry local named Otis who flies into a rage, telling George that he and his fellow hunters had been tracking the deer for some time. An argument breaks out, which leaves George feeling deeply shaken. When George and Kim arrive at their cabin, they discover that it's next door to Otis' property, and they soon find that a dark and intimidating presence seems to have taken over the cottage. Since, when they stopped at a store en route to the cabin, a shopkeeper told Miles about the legend of the Wendigo, a beast from ...

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Some myths are real. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a strong sex scene, language and violent images | See all certifications »

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Goofs

When George falls from the sled, the snow beneath him already has a body imprint before he lands atop it. See more »

Quotes

Otis: [bludgeoning Hale with a hammer] Don't Lie Tom
[last lines]
Otis: [confronted by a Wendigo] What Are You? The Devil? Fuck You
[shoots at it to no effect]
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Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold Out
Written by Tom Laverack
Guitar & Vocals: Tom Laverack
Percussion: Gideon Egger
Guitar: Marc Schulman
Produced, Mixed & Engineered by Gideon Egger
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Boring...
25 January 2003 | by jharrismoSee all my reviews

I like horror movies a lot and have seen a great many of them. I rented this movie with misgivings which were, alas, justified. For approximately the first hour, very little happened. A couple & small child driving along the woods hit a deer then encounter some hunters, one of whom has a screw loose. Words are exchanged and the family eventually gets unstuck from the ditch they ran into after hitting the deer. After that, for about an hour, not much happens.

A horror movie, above all, should not be boring, and this one is. All that happens occurs in the last 1/2 hour.


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Official Sites:

Wendigo the Movie

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wendigo See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,107, 2 June 2002

Gross USA:

$100,319
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DTS-Stereo | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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