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The Keeper (2004)

R | | Crime, Thriller, Drama | 2004 (UK)
When an apparently exemplary cop abducts and secretly imprisons a beautiful dancer, a deadly battle of wills between captor and captive ensues.

Director:

Paul Lynch

Writer:

Gerald Sanford
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Krebs
Asia Argento ... Gina
Helen Shaver ... Ruthie
Lochlyn Munro ... Sgt. Burns
Charles Frederick Charles Frederick ... Joe Cody - Man in Black
Alex Zahara ... Derick
Alejandro Abellan ... Burley Driver
Fred Keating ... Mayor Watson
Philip Granger ... Lt. Stone (as Phillip Granger)
Joe McCoy Joe McCoy ... 4th Man
Angela Uyeda ... Raven Starr
Brad Loree ... Bouncer
Robert Saunders Robert Saunders ... Trucker
Charlie Gudgeon Charlie Gudgeon ... Bus Kid
Garfield Wilson ... Alex
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In Redwood County, the dancer Gina is attacked and her boyfriend is killed by a maniac in a motel. Gina is attended by Sergeant Burns and Lieutenant Krebs insists in giving a lift to her when she leaves the hospital. However, he kidnaps Gina and arrests her in a cell in the basement of his isolated house. The deranged policeman has a serious trauma from his childhood with dancers of night-clubs and establishes rules and punctuations for Gina while she is imprisoned. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Krebs is stalked by a local, Ruthie, who has a crush on him and wants to promote his amateurish puppet show with the character Deputy Rock, his alter-ego. Sgt. Burns is trying to find a clue where the missing Gina may be. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Thriller | Drama

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

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Goofs

When Sgt. Burns is showing a police mugshot of Joe Cody to Lt. Krebs, the words "Sacremento City Police" appear across the photograph instead of the correct spelling of "Sacramento City Police" See more »

Soundtracks

Save Me
(2003)
Written by Duncan Harding and Andy Duncan
Published by A7 Music Unlimited
Produced by Andy Duncan for 7pm Management
Performed by Colin Burt Vidler
© Fightclub 2003. Licensed courtesy of Fightclub
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Keeping Asia
14 November 2004 | by vintage_dukeSee all my reviews

So here's an example of a movie that's easy to dislike, since it shamelessly rips off "Lady in a cage" and "The Collector", was done on a shoe-string budget with five to six cameras running during one scene and it has Lochlyn Munro in it. It's got all the creative looks of your typical movie-of-the-week and Asia Argento may be one of the prettiest faces, but her acting abilities are zip to zero. Nevertheless I have seen much worse. The Keeper is done fairly tongue-in-cheek with quite a wry, witty sense of humor and Helen Shaver is in fine form giving a performance so hammy she 's entering Vincent-Price-terrain. And Hopper doing his Hopper-routine is always more entertaining than watching any of those lame-assed method actors. O.K. for the price of an overnight rental, but you won't write home about it. 4/10


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Language:

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Release Date:

2004 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,788
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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