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Octane (2003)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Senga Wilson
... Recovery Man
... Backpacker
... Natasha 'Nat' Wilson
... The Father
... Joyrider
Gary Parker ... Vacation Man
Amber Batty ... Vacation Woman
... Highway Patrol Sergeant
... Trucker
... Motivational Speaker
Shauna Shim ... Paramedic #1
... Paramedic #2
Nigel Whitmey ... Detective Ned Stephens
... Marek Wilson
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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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Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug and sexual content | See all certifications »

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$11,500,000 (estimated)

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$15,840,000, 31 December 2004
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Trivia

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

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When Senga and Nat drive past the scene of the first accident, the background chatter on the police radio loops. See more »

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The Father: No body in chains ever soared up to the sun.
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Ian Brown
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Sure, by far not the greatest film ever, but it was too much of a surprise for me to not be generous in my rating.
21 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

Damn! I still can't get over it. I expected absolutely nothing from "Octane" and such a nice surprise it turned out to be! Madeleine Stowe plays a stressy mother whose teenage daughter disappears together with a hitch-hiking girl they picked up earlier. The police doesn't believe her (actually, they are misled), and she goes off in search for her daughter, discovering several disturbing things along the way. Creepy and suspenseful flick, with a high 'what the hell is going on here'-feeling. Don't expect everything nicely explained to you, but a lot of the clues are there. A lot of people didn't seem to like this one (often because they were left with too much questions and thought the film to be messy in structure). It really is a shame, because this is a good & intriguing modern-day horror/thriller and highly under-rated, if you ask me. Not everything is spelled out for you, and that's the way I sometimes like 'em. At least for this one it worked for me. Not all events are plausible, I admit, but hey, it's a horror movie. Not a gory one, but near the end there is quite a bit of bloodshed. Especially some bloody painful things are being done to people's tongues. Great musical score by Orbital too.


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