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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, Jake, his... See full summary »

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Larry Fessenden

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Larry Fessenden
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Cast

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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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, Jake, 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 ... Written by Anonymous

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A new hallucination from the director of HABIT. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Wendigo the Movie

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escalofrío 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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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 Stookey: I dug you out of that ditch...you could have asked!
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Connections

Referenced in Searching for the Wendigo (2002) See more »

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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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A really bland film despite its Native North American theme.
30 October 2004 | by BigLaxFan94See all my reviews

Its a real shame that this film was really poorly done despite the underlying theme behind it was that of Native First Nation nature. However apart from all the other events that occurred between the adults I think the main character to notice was the parents' son who seemed to have this interesting fascination with Natives......that one particular scene where the boy was in his bedroom looking through that book on the American West/Plains Indians......he took it out of his knapsack and started reading it in such a manner that he was really getting into it.

But..... anyways......I believe the name of this film was taken in the context of the boy's fascination with Natives. It had nothing to do with all the other activity that was going on between his parents and the hunters or anything else along that line. It was the fact that he was trying to use his positive preoccupation with Indians as an outlet to escape the problems he was having while growing up. Of course its very tough being a kid and I think he just needed something to get interested in to try and escape the problems his parents were having.

Well......anyway....... this is why I gave this film a 4 out of 10.


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