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The Gathering (2002)

Amnesiac Cassie Grant has a premonition that someone or something wants the family that's helping her recover dead. She investigates the secrets of the town they live in and uncovers darkness, both human and supernatural.

Director:

Brian Gilbert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Ricci ... Cassie Grant
Ioan Gruffudd ... Dan Blakeley
Stephen Dillane ... Simon Kirkman
Kerry Fox ... Marion Kirkman
Simon Russell Beale ... Luke Fraser
Robert Hardy ... The Bishop
Harry Forrester Harry Forrester ... Michael Kirkman
Jessica Mann Jessica Mann ... Emma Kirkman
Peter McNamara Peter McNamara ... Frederick Michael Argyle
Mark Bagnall ... The Gathering
Clare Bloomer Clare Bloomer ... The Gathering
Mackenzie Crook ... The Gathering
Richard Evans Richard Evans ... The Gathering
Roy Evans Roy Evans ... The Gathering
Paul Hamilton Paul Hamilton ... The Gathering
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Storyline

While going to the town of Ashby Wake, the drifter Cassie is hit by a car driven by Marion Kirkman and loses her memory. Marion invites Cassie to stay in her huge old house with her family, while recovering from the trauma. Cassie becomes very close to Michael, the young son of Marion's husband Simon Kirkman. He is researching a recently discovered buried church from the First Century, with images of the crucifixion of Jesus and many anonymous persons watching it. Cassie starts having visions and premonitions with some locals, and decides to investigate the weird and nasty mechanic Frederick Michael Argyle. Her findings about who she is and the mystery relative to the locals and the town surprises her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The horror is real. The terror eternal See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2003 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Los testigos See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

(at around 24 mins) Luke Fraser puts an Art Gallery DVD into a standalone DVD player, whose remote control is clearly sitting on top of the player, but he interacts with the disc using a mouse as if it were in a computer's DVD-ROM drive. You can't connect a mouse to a standalone DVD player - it only works with its remote control. See more »

Quotes

The Bishop: They came only to see, from the east and from the west, from the city and from the plain. They came not, in holy reverence to the lord, but in lust.
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Alternate Versions

A longer version (ca. 10 minutes) of the film was shown on German TV (ZDF) which included more dialogue between Cassie and Dan, a sex scene and numerous other scene extensions. According to the ZDF, they bought this version directly from Granada before Miramax/Dimension picked it up and reedited the movie in their usual way. See more »

Soundtracks

Something to Believe In
Produced by Capital Town Kru
Performed by Johnny Concrete and Silver Fox
Written by I. Hoyt/P. Graham
Published by Copyright Control/Universal Music
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It's the third element
6 October 2005 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

The Gathering has 2 elements that are familiar to us: first, the thriller element of someone who loses her memory after being hit in a car accident, and later tries to recover from amnesia, while the situation gets more and more dangerous because she doesn't know yet who she is. The second is the horror element of something ancient and evil that is unearthed after many centuries, but still alive. What makes "The Gathering" particularly interesting, however, is the third ingredient: the people who gather are not those who want to do something - they are those who wish not to do anything. The watchers of terrible events, willing audience for any murderer. This idea is put to great use here, and since everything else, from the actors to the countryside location, works fine, I don't see any reason not to enjoy this picture.


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