The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape the vengeful Sheriff Wydell, who is not afraid of being as ruthless as his target.

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Rob Zombie

Writers:

Rob Zombie, Rob Zombie (characters)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sid Haig ... Captain Spaulding
Bill Moseley ... Otis
Sheri Moon Zombie ... Baby
William Forsythe ... Sheriff Wydell
Ken Foree ... Charlie Altamont
Matthew McGrory ... Tiny
Leslie Easterbrook ... Mother Firefly
Geoffrey Lewis ... Roy Sullivan
Priscilla Barnes ... Gloria Sullivan
Dave Sheridan ... Officer Ray Dobson
Kate Norby ... Wendy Banjo
Lew Temple ... Adam Banjo
Danny Trejo ... Rondo
Dallas Page ... Billy Ray Snapper (as Diamond Dallas Page)
Brian Posehn ... Jimmy
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Storyline

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A Tale Of Murder, Mayhem and Revenge See more »

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Horror

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Rated R for sadistic violence, strong sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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The film takes place on May 18, 1978. See more »

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(at around 39 mins) During her rant in a jail cell, Mother Firefly is seen holding her hands far apart for emphasis when her hands are supposed to be handcuffed with only about a foot of chain. See more »

Quotes

Captain J.T. Spaulding: I'm gonna have to be taking your car today. See I have some top secret clown business that supersedes any plans that you might have for this here vehicle.
[mutual laughter]
Susan: What's that about clown business?
[laughs nervously]
Captain J.T. Spaulding: [pause] Do I stutter, bitch?
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There is an unrated DVD version that contains scenes that were cut for an R rating,including a longer version of the "motel" scene. See more »

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To Be Treated Rite
Performed by Terry Reid
Written by Terry Reid
Published by House of Dreams Music
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Much Better Than Expected ....
6 February 2006 | by sabscoSee all my reviews

Not the kind of movie I would normally even consider, but after recommendations from a couple of people who's opinion I trust, I rented the movie this weekend. Writer/Director Rob Zombie is obviously a great fan of 70s drive-in fare like "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "The Hills Have Eyes" and has learned his lessons well. He has a solid directorial style and a great ear for comically profane dialog - the banter in this movie reminds me of "Goodfellas" with maniacal Southern rednecks rather than East Coast Italian mobsters. And with a cast that includes William Forsythe, Sid Haig, Geoffrey Lewis, Ginger Lynn Allen, Priscilla Barnes, Steve Railsback, P.J. Soles, Mary Waronov, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, and Michael Berryman, and a Super 70s Soundtrack featuring The Allman Brothers, The James Gang, David Essex, and Lynyrd Skynyrd among others - you know Zombie has his pop cultural/cult movie references in order. I enjoyed this movie more for the humor than the for the "horror". The characters are all named after various Marx Brothers characters and while the gore is graphic and there are some truly chilling images in the movie, Zombie just misses the "beat" to put some of these sequences over the top, while the acting performances by a couple of the leads - namely Zombie look-alike Bill Mosely and Zombie's utterly babe-o-licious wife Sherri Moon Zombie - are less than stellar (although in Ms. Zombie's case it doesn't really matter - major eye candy!). So, a "qualified" recommendation for those who don't normally go for this kind of movie but who think they might enjoy it based on the description above. I thoroughly enjoyed it myself and think Rob Zombie is a genuinely talented filmmaker who will eventually hit one out of the ballpark if he keeps at it, which I'm sure he will. He comes pretty darned close with "The Devil's Rejects".


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Release Date:

22 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of 2,000 Corpses See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,067,335, 24 July 2005

Gross USA:

$17,044,981

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,901,859
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