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Club Dread (2004)

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When a serial killer interrupts the fun at the swanky Coconut Pete's Coconut Beach Resort--a hedonistic island paradise for swingers--it's up to the club's staff to stop the violence...or at least hide it.

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Jay Chandrasekhar

Writers:

Jay Chandrasekhar (as Broken Lizard), Kevin Heffernan (as Broken Lizard) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elena Lyons ... Stacy
Dan Montgomery Jr. Dan Montgomery Jr. ... Rolo
Tanja Reichert ... Kellie
Nat Faxon ... Manny
Michael Weaver ... Roy
Kevin Heffernan ... Lars
Michael Yurchak ... Burke
Jordan Ladd ... Penelope
Brittany Daniel ... Jenny
Richard Perello Richard Perello ... Cliff
Steve Lemme ... Juan
Jay Chandrasekhar ... Putman
Paul Soter ... Dave
Erik Stolhanske ... Sam
Lindsay Price ... Yu
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Storyline

Broken Lizard is surrounded by limber, wanton women on a booze-soaked island resort owned by Coconut Pete, a rock star has-been. But the non-stop party takes a turn for the weird when dead bodies start turning up. Everyone begins to look suspicious. Could it be Sam, of the Fun Police brigade, who is quick-on-the-trigger with his tequila-loaded Super Soaker; Jenny, the over-sexed fitness instructor; Juan, the flamboyant diving instructor with a secret third-world past; Putman, the bratty British tennis coach/fanatic; Dave, the Ecstasy-crazed, adopted nephew of Coconut Pete; or the burly masseuse blessed with a creepy touch--that can render anyone into instant Jell-O? Can the inhabitants of Pleasure Island unite, solve the mystery and restore happy hour to this tropical bacchanal? Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A vacation to die for. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Fox [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broken Lizard's Club Dread See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,035,688, 29 February 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,992,159, 4 April 2004
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Broken Lizard consider this their funniest film. See more »

Goofs

When Lars startles Jenny from behind she lets a mouthful of her red drink spill out, but when she turns around there are no stains on her clothes and her face is perfectly clean. See more »

Quotes

Dave: [as Dave, Jenny and Sam are watching Juan and Penelope have sex]
[to Jenny]
Dave: If you are the killer, that's cool, just you know don't kill me!
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes play during credits See more »

Alternate Versions

A newly released DVD from Fox Home Entertainment contains an extended version of the movie not rated by the MPAA (including two whole characters removed from the film), 2 Broken Lizard Audio Commentaries and fifteen minutes of deleted & alternate scenes with optional commentary. The disc also contains a Fox Inside Look at AVP, a soundtrack spot and two theatrical trailers for 'The Ringer' and Club Dread. See more »

Connections

References Lassie (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Funky Kingston
Written by Toots Hibbert (as Frederick Hibbert)
Performed by Toots & The Maytals
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
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User Reviews

Much Better Than It's Reviews
7 March 2004 | by swbigg4lifeSee all my reviews

I have been sitting and reading the completly brutal reviews of this movie for about two hours now and I guess me and my two friends are the only ones that found this movie HILLARIOUS.

As the movie started, I was thinking "Oh great, Scary Movie 4". But the more that Club Dread went on, the jokes got better, and I couldn't stop laughing. From Sam the fun police to Jenni (played by the super hot Brittney Daniel) each charecter was histarical. Especially Cocanut Pete who everyone seems to think was a unfunny atempt at Jimmy Buffet, in case you didn't notice, in the movie they take a shot at him being a Jimmy Buffet rip off "Play Maragrita Ville!".

And before you dismis my recamendation as yammering from a Broken Lizard fan boy don't think so soon, I have never seen any other Broken Lizard flicks, but after this wonderfully executed movie, I plan on it.

I think it sums up to you have to have a certain since of bizar humour at some points and just keep a open mind when watching the movie. It wasn't the best movie I've seen by far, but I am going over lines in my head this morning from two nights ago and still laughing.

Broken Lizards Club Dread is a extremly funny movie that doesn't deserve to be bashed like it is. It is a very funny..... comedic slasher. The Jimmy Buffet rip offs and cheesy ending is exactly what Broken Lizard was aiming for, and if you look at it like that, many of the "mistakes" become funny as oposed to angering.

The Final Numbers 8 out of 10.


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