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Pressure (2002)

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Two med students on a road trip are falsely accused of murder by a corrupt local Sheriff, setting off a wild chase and a deadly comedy of errors. As they struggle to survive, every move the students make sends them deeper into trouble.

Director:

Richard Gale

Writers:

Richard Gale (screenplay), Craig Brewer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerr Smith ... Steve Hillman
Lochlyn Munro ... Patrick Fisher
Angela Featherstone ... Amber
Adrien Dorval ... Bo Cooper (as Adrian Dorval)
Michelle Harrison ... Sara Laughlin
Alistair Abell ... Agent Shepard
John Destry John Destry ... Olie Parks
Michael Kopsa ... Agent Frank Gruning
Simon Longmore ... Johnson
David Neale ... Simms
Nicole Oliver ... Jodi Marconi
Donnelly Rhodes ... Sheriff Cooper
Brad Sihvon Brad Sihvon ... Norman the Cameraman
Aeja Goldsmith Aeja Goldsmith ... Tracy
Brock Johnson Brock Johnson ... Bartender
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On their way back from a conference, two medical school friends bump into a college cheerleaders contest in Oregon. Party animal Patrick Fisher insists on going until his buddy concedes to 'one beer', but dutiful Steve Hillman is the one who gets seduced by local Amber. Alas it's a trap; he gets robbed and her lover, Bo Cooper, beats him up and abuses him. Disgusted with himself Bo shoots himself - his father is the local sheriff. He has a terrible corrupt hold over the town and sets the boys up as wanted 'killers'. Only Steve's girlfriend and local paranoid civil rights-obsessed loner Olie Parks will still help them to contact the already suspicious FBI. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

Trapped. Hunted. Innocent.

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2009 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Adrenalina See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Patrick Fisher: [screaming with pain]
Steve Hillman: You just have to hold on. Hold on, captain. Hey, hey, come on, stay with me. Buddy, come on, you gotta tell me what hurts. Where's it hurt?
Patrick Fisher: Would you please help me!
Steve Hillman: Where does it hurt?
Patrick Fisher: All in my stomach.
Steve Hillman: Where?
Patrick Fisher: What?
Steve Hillman: Where? Which side?
Patrick Fisher: Here!
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Brand New Day
Performed by Laurie Webb
Written by Laurie Webb and Del Harley
©1999 Curb Congregation Songs (SESAC)/Dixie Stars Music (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved.
International Copyright Secured.
Used by Permission (p) 1999 Curb Records, Inc.
Courtesy of Curb Records, Inc.
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Thriller with a capital T
31 October 2010 | by dave-sturmSee all my reviews

I give this low-budget indie with no big name cast members 10 stars because it is does exactly what it sets out to do — keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. The pace is relentless, the plot twists keep coming, the music pounds. Shoot outs? Oh yeah.

Two medical students on their way home through Oregon stop at a rural roadhouse to take a nature call. The bar is packed with dancing cheerleaders (there's a cheerleader convention nearby), so why not stay for "just one beer." Before long, there's an altercation in the parking lot, someone gets shot and our boys are on the run in their Mustang, cops in hot pursuit. The stakes keep going up as more and more people get shot. There's even some black humor.

This movie is pure muscle and bone. No fat. There's a quiet interlude when the boys run across a survivalist living in a cabin in the woods, but that's about it. It is almost reckless how tautly edited this movie is. Shot for shot, the climax on a remote bridge is so well shot it ought to be shown in film school.

Plausibility? Not so much. It is full of "It just so happens that ..." moments. So what.

For a pure adrenaline rush, you can't beat "Pressure."


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