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Mummy an' the Armadillo (2004)

A young woman stops at a rundown roadside diner during a dark and stormy night which sets in motion a series of events that bring out dark secrets, psychological quotes, and more.

Director:

J.S. Cardone

Writers:

J.S. Cardone (play), J.S. Cardone (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Betty Buckley ... Let
Lori Heuring ... Billie
Clare Kramer ... Sarah
Busy Philipps ... Carol Ann
Brad Renfro ... Wyatte
Johnathon Schaech ... Jesse
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ... Jackie
Wade Williams ... Temple
Amanda Aday ... Bevers
Ashley Edner ... Young Billie (as Ashley Louise Edner)
Luke Strode ... Young Jesse
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Storyline

Set entirely at a run-down roadside diner in Arizona, called The Armadillo Cafe, a shady tourist, named Sarah, stops for a rest at the deserted place run by a wary young woman, named Billie, and her dysfunctional and deranged family whom include her psychotic, alcoholic mother Let and her two sons; the retarded Wyatte and the crazed cowboy Jesse whom tie up and hold Sarah hostage when she begins asking too many questions about their pasts and is subjected to their mind games and physical and mental torture to find out her connection to the family and dark secrets they hold. Written by matt-282

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and terror, strong sexual dialogue and language
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Scare Hole See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sandstorm Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Sarah: If it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you please untie me?
Let: Not until I get to the bottom of this.
Sarah: Please... please, these ropes are cutting off my circulation.
Let: If you wouldn't squirm about like a gopher in a trap, you'd be fine.
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Interesting story, good production value, great ending
21 May 2004 | by umetdanSee all my reviews

Mummy and the Armadillo was a film that took a while to get going. Claire Kramer basically held the first half hour together on her own - a character far from her Bring it on Days and once she had Brad Renfro & Betty Buckley to play against, (they come in about a half hour into it) the film really came to life. They're performances were memorable and worthy of their namesakes. Armadillo is a dark, suspenseful thriller that keeps your attention - I understand that it was based off of a play from years ago and it comes off as such. Again the performances that keep it glued together are the actors mentioned above. The film drives to a finally that has a strong payoff with a great twist. It leaves you thinking - looking back to possible red hearings that may have been there along the way. For a picture shot completely in one place, (sans exterior establishing shots and a quick scene in a car) it holds together well and they certainly got their monies worth. It was an enjoyable film.


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