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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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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Sound Mix:

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

Quotes

The Father: Love is the warmest place to be when it's cold outside.
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Soundtracks

Firesuite
Written by Williams / Williams / Goodwin
Performed by Doves
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an exercise in style
13 August 2004 | by stephen-dhondtSee all my reviews

Before I rented the DVD, I came here to check out some of the reviews ... and they weren't that good. But I trusted my gut instinct and rented it anyway. So now that I've seen Octane, I have to say it's far better then most people say, but I also agree that this movie could've benefited from some kind of explainable narrative. Only people like David Lynch can pull off extremely unlikely plot lines and weird twists that don't make sense, without the audience questioning them. In case of Octane your suspension of disbelief only goes so far, that's the only negative thing I can say about this film. the acting is good, visually the movie is worth watching (some fresh ideas and nice shots), the soundtrack is terrific and the overall mood is just the way I like it. It is a flawed exercise in style, but definitely deserves more credit than it's getting so far.


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