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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 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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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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Running With The Wind
Written and Performed by Junior Brown
©2001 Jamieson Brown Music (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.
Used by Permission (p) 2001 Curb Records, Inc.
Courtesy of Curb Records, Inc.
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Decent Low Pressure
14 December 2002 | by dromascaSee all my reviews

Students-on-the-road-getting-in-trouble seems to be one of the themes of the year. At first sight, this movie does not look very differently from the other action or horror flicks I saw recently. However, it has a quality and coherence that is not usual for movies in its class. Without any known name in the cast, with a low budget and according to some of the critics in only 19 days, director Richard Gale succeeded to make a very decent movie. His hand is sure, his cut is professional, and the movie might have been low-cost for the producers, but never looks cheap. I also think that something deeper about the American gun culture is trespassing the screen. I expect nice surprises from this director in the future. 7/10 on my personal scale.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

3 May 2009 (Belgium) See more »

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