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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 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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Trivia

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

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The hobo had pearly white teeth. See more »

Quotes

Monica Klein: How's life?
James Hayson: Rancid.
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Seen it all before...and much better...
22 May 2007 | by animatralexSee all my reviews

It's always worrying when asked about a film and the only thing you can say as a positive is that it had boobs in it. And that's only from the perspective of women-lovers everywhere....

Now, don't get me wrong, this film does have merit. Unfortunately, that is that it had the good sense to rip EVERY idea it had from other, more memorable examples of the crime/thriller genre. Everything you see will be familiar, even if you aren't sure why.

It looks good enough. It sounds good enough. The people are beautiful enough. The stroy is interesting enough. But is it good enough to watch...No.


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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:

SEK40,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Sonet Film AB See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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