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While on a late night road trip home, a woman must save her rebellious teenage daughter who runs off with a bizarre group of blood-letting psychos.

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Marcus Adams

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Stephen Volk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Stowe ... Senga Wilson
Norman Reedus ... Recovery Man
Bijou Phillips ... Backpacker
Mischa Barton ... Natasha 'Nat' Wilson
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... The Father
Leo Gregory ... Joyrider
Gary Parker Gary Parker ... Vacation Man
Amber Batty Amber Batty ... Vacation Woman
Jenny Jules ... Highway Patrol Sergeant
Patrick O'Kane ... Trucker
Martin McDougall ... Motivational Speaker
Shauna Shim Shauna Shim ... Paramedic #1
David Menkin ... Paramedic #2
Nigel Whitmey Nigel Whitmey ... Detective Ned Stephens
Samuel Fröler ... Marek Wilson
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Storyline

Divorced business-bitch Senga Wilson grudgingly drives daughter Nathalie 'Nat' home after a visit to her dad, far away. During a rest-stop, Nat sneaks out with a friend and joins a weird truck-nomadic hippie-like sort of cult, which Senga tails. Its 'father' uses drugs and sex to bind everyone to his bloodthirsty scheme. When Bradford PD detective Ned Stephens investigates, Nat's dad assures him she's safe with him and Senga is pathologically disturbed. Nightmares blur who is imagining or lying what. Written by KGF Vissers

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In The Vein Of Terror. See more »


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

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Country:

UK | Luxembourg

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Pulse See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,840,000, 31 December 2004
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mischa Barton had her belly button pierced specially for her role in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When The Father (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and Nat (Mischa Barton) are in the convertible in the wind tunnel, she goes from wearing panties to no panties and back to wearing them again when her mother, Senga (Madeline Stowe) rescues her. See more »

Quotes

The Father: Love is the warmest place to be when it's cold outside.
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F.E.A.R.
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Doesn't even the WRITER know what this is about???
22 July 2004 | by Jill-18See all my reviews

I did miss some of the beginning, but I think it's obvious right up to the last scene that this is a movie about a woman's last moments. She was involved in a wreck and is dying but doesn't quite realize it, and instead of facing up to reality is trying to "find" her daughter who was in the car with her, to prevent her soul from going with the Evil forces, before she herself gives up and goes into "the Light". Those who insist on seeing this as an actual movie about a blood cult, I fear, are sadly superficial. Unfortunately, that seems to be the case with all of the actors, director and crew. Stephen Volk, where are you?


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