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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 »

Director:

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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Do some people deserve to die?

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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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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Sonet Film AB See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The directors wife died suddenly during the shooting. See more »

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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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Waste of time and money!!!
13 November 2006 | by MCEdwards13See all my reviews

If this movie had (a) been better directed and produced, and (b) had half decent acting throughout, it would have been a fairly decent 90 minutes of my life taken up on a Saturday evening. I now wish i'd gone out and spent the £3.95 on a couple of beers down the local pub instead. It tried far too hard to be slick and clever, but fell very badly at every turn. I would steer clear of this at your local DVD rental shop and go for something good! How it got the near 6 out of 10 mark on IMDb, i'm not sure. If you're looking for an entertaining, fast paced thriller with a wicked twist and an awesome story-line, PLEASE don't bother renting this, I was truly disappointed and annoyed that I spent nearly £4 to hire it, and the guy behind the counter didn't think it good customer service to inform me on just how bad it is. If you don't want to take my word for it, that's fine, just let it be known that I did tell you so...


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