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Cry Wolf (2005)

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Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

Director:

Jeff Wadlow

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erica Yates Erica Yates ... Becky
Julian Morris ... Owen
Lindy Booth ... Dodger
Jane Beard Jane Beard ... Miss McNally
Gary Cole ... Mr. Matthews
Jared Padalecki ... Tom
Jesse Janzen Jesse Janzen ... Randall
Paul James ... Lewis
Sandra McCoy ... Mercedes
Ethan Cohn ... Graham
Kristy Wu ... Regina
Sabrina Gilbert Sabrina Gilbert ... Game Player
Ashleigh Pixley Ashleigh Pixley ... Game Player
Shauna Sauls Shauna Sauls ... Game Player
Ranel Johnson Ranel Johnson ... Game Player
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Storyline

Nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth. When a young woman is found murdered, a group of local high school students decide to further scare their classmates by spreading online rumors that a serial killer called "The Wolf" is on the loose. By describing "The Wolf's" next victims, the students' game is to see how many people they can convince - and if anyone will uncover the lie. But when the described victims actually do start turning up dead, suddenly no one knows where the lies end and the truth begins. As someone or something begins hunting the students themselves, the game turns terrifyingly real. Written by focus features

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Taglines:

At Westlakes High, There's A New Game. Avoid Suspicion. Manipulate Your Friends. Eliminate Your Enimies. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, disturbing images, language, sexuality and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Living the Lie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,428,209, 18 September 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,047,674, 3 November 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,585,495
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rogue Pictures,Hypnotic See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the rehearsals for the lying game, the cast had to stay in character. If they ever said their own names by mistake, Jeff Wadlow would kick them out the room. See more »

Goofs

(at around 32 mins) This movie was released in late 2005, but Graham makes mention of WWF tryouts. The WWF was renamed the WWE in 2002. See more »

Quotes

Rich Walker: Gotta love eBay.
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Connections

Referenced in Truth or Dare (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Blood Bleeds
Written by B. Summers and B. Weikel
Performed by The Helio Sequence (as Helio Sequence)
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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much better than you would expect!
13 September 2005 | by gershwomanSee all my reviews

Saw it at a screening and was surprised at how much I liked it and now I have to see it again because the ending was so shocking, from memory it holds up...I can't think of any holes, have to go back to be sure. No gore, but really well done suspense. It's been a while since there's been a good suspense film. At the beginning you think it might be another "Scream" but it goes deeper. They expect the audience to be smarter! Great script! The acting worked, in particular Lindy Booth and Julian Morris. The score was different which made it more interesting. It's really hard to imagine in this day and age they made this for $1 million dollars! I absolutely recommend this movie.


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