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Rancid (2004)

Once a promising writer, John Hayson now gets by on the odd writing job. A personal tragedy has left him dispassionate about the world and his work and he lives his life in limbo. In the ... See full summary »

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Jack Ersgard

Writers:

Jesper Ersgård (story) (as Jesper Ersgard), Jesper Ersgård (screenplay) (as Jesper Ersgard) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Settle ... James Hayson
Fay Masterson ... Monica Klein
Currie Graham ... Crispin Klein
Patrik Ersgård Patrik Ersgård ... Andy Fell (as Patrick Ersgard)
Jay Acovone ... Capt. Peters
Michael Wiseman ... Det. Kent
Jennifer Jostyn ... Det. Olsen
Siena Goines ... Angela Morris
Paul Satterfield ... Richard Desmond
Pernilla August ... Ms. Bergquist
Yun Choi ... Officer Wang
Alex Zonn Alex Zonn ... The Bum
Jarmo Mäkinen ... Ash
Ola Rapace ... Bob
Daniela Svensson Daniela Svensson ... Lazy Telemarketer
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Storyline

Once a promising writer, John Hayson now gets by on the odd writing job. A personal tragedy has left him dispassionate about the world and his work and he lives his life in limbo. In the midst of this existential crisis he attends a high school reunion and meets three old friends; acquaintances he's tried to forget but who now emerge like ominous shadows from his past. Once again, face to face with the love of his life, Hayson tries to right old wrongs and get his life back on track. However, life has other plans, and he realizes that the past is best laid to rest or it might haunt you forever. He soon finds himself embroiled in a nightmarish brew of deceit, passion and murder. Wanted by the police for a heinous killing, he must choose between succumbing to his darkest desires or the light that will renew his faith in himself and his future. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Do some people deserve to die?

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2004 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Bitmeyen Gece See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

SEK 40,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Sonet Film AB See more »
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| (DVD) | (DVD)

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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The directors wife died suddenly during the shooting. See more »

Goofs

A citizen walks into the line of fire as a police-officer fires at the stolen taxi who takes of around the corner. See more »

Quotes

Monica Klein: How's life?
James Hayson: Rancid.
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Hollow plot - Hollow Actings and terrible screenplay it just doesn't flow
15 April 2006 | by james-wildeSee all my reviews

I wanted to watch this movie, because I'm European and was anticipating a real avant-guard thriller. No frills, no special effects just some good film making. I was shocked, it was wooden and the camera zoom became just annoying in the end. The acting was light, the character development ? let me say I didn't find it. The plot was so empty, the 'bad' guy never got a chance to rise above his stereotype, the 'good' guy was so weak and the 'twist' so clumsily enacted. Well what can I say, there are no spoilers because the movie spoils itself. A ill managed collage of bad dialogue, weakly acted, strung together with an amateur plot and directed by someone who should better stick to 'home movies'. It cannot get any worse.


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