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Octane (2003)

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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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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Budget:

$11,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title Octane and the name of the composer Orbital, both start with the letter O. See more »

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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

Christian Missionary: [sees her alone] Do you know the words of Jesus Christ?
Senga Wilson: [frustrated] Do you know the words FUCK OFF?
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F.E.A.R.
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Well...
22 November 2012 | by ashleynwaldronSee all my reviews

I watched this movie only because I'm a huge Norman Reedus fan, and this was one of the few movies of his I hadn't seen.

One of the biggest problems with this movie was the pace. It spends forty minutes just showing Senga (mom) and Nat (daughter) bickering and arguing, which definitely does nothing to endear Nat to the audience. Then it briefly picks back up... only to slow down again. This definitely isn't something I'd watch on TV, just because I probably ended up skipping through an hour of this hour and forty five minute long movie.

Another problem was actually -and I hate to say it- Norman Reedus's character of the 'Recovery Man'. He pulls the role off well, but... well, there really wasn't enough of a role for him to do much with. He follows the group along, okay, so far so good... But then you get the impression that he's been following them for years as a tow-truck driver, but never gets anywhere, and just happens along Senga and Nat, and decides to sort of follow them, but not really. Then finally at the end, just as his character starts to get sort of interesting, boom. Movie over.

Also, as far as this being a horror, or thriller... There really was no substance to it at all. There's nothing remotely scary, or even chilling. The camera work was amazing, and did give off a creepy vibe, but the story itself was... very blagh, is the only thing I can think of.

Normally, I would say not bad for it's genre, but again, it really doesn't fit into a genre... Comparatively speaking, it wasn't horrible (especially compared to some of the trash passing itself off as good cinema lately) but it just didn't do anything for me. Again, it was more of a 'when is something interesting going to happen?' rather than 'what's going to happen?'.


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