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Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Frank Harrington
... Laura Harrington
... Richard Harrington
... Marion Harrington
William Rosenfeld ... Brad Miller (as Billy Asher)
... Lady in White
Karen S. Gregan ... Doctor
Sharon Madden ... Nurse
... Man in Black
... Worker #1 (as Jimmy Skaggs)
... Worker #2
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For the past 20 years, Frank Harrington has grudgingly driven his family to celebrate Christmas with his mother-in-law. This year, he takes a shortcut. It's the biggest mistake of his life: The nightmare begins. A mysterious woman in white wanders through the forest, leaving death in her wake. A terrifying black car - its driver invisible - carries the victims into the heart of the night. Every road sign points to a destination they never reach. The survivors succumb to panic, to madness; deeply buried secrets burst to the surface, and Christmas turns into a living hell. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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26 September 2003 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Atajo al infierno  »

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$900,000 (estimated)
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This movie was a smash hit on home media earning U.S. $ 77 millions by DVD sales. See more »

Goofs

When Marion is walking by herself, she gets her cigarettes out and they are all white. When she gives her father one later, it has a wood grain butt. See more »

Quotes

Laura Harrington: [after Frank nearly hits an oncoming car] I hope you slept well! Maybe I should whip you up some breakfast!
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After the credits are over, we see a picture of the Harrington family during a party, which could be a Christmas celebration. See more »

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References Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) See more »

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Bring It Back
by Greg De Belles
Published by Klektik Music / BMI
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This is a heck of a good little movie!
12 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie was a nice surprise.I had never heard of it but it was one of those DVD boxes that catches your eye when you go to rent something.It turned out to be a great little movie.I call it "little" because it doesn't have a cast of thousands or ten bazillion special effects.But the cast is excellent and the effects simple but very effectively done.

This is a road trip from hell movie.5 people set out on Xmas eve for their relatives house and spend the night caught up in a nightmare that wont end.This movie gets right to it,no 20 minutes wasted on the setup.The family is in the car and on the road as the movie begins and it doesn't look back.I can't speak too much of the plot or it will give the whole movie away.Suffice to say the plot is sort of mind bending once it becomes clear to you.

This movie proves you don't need a computer to generate your movie and 100 million dollars to make a good one.See this movie.Its a keeper!


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