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Tamara (2005)

Tamara, an unattractive girl, who is picked on by her peers returns after her death as a sexy seductress to exact revenge.

Director:

Jeremy Haft

Writer:

Jeffrey Reddick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenna Dewan ... Tamara Riley
Katie Stuart ... Chloe
Chad Faust ... Jesse
Bryan Clark Bryan Clark ... Shawn
Melissa Marie Elias ... Kisha (as Melissa Elias)
Gil Hacohen ... Patrick
Marc Devigne ... Roger
Matthew Marsden ... Bill Natolly
Claudette Mink ... Alison Natolly
Chris Sigurdson Chris Sigurdson ... Mr. Riley
Sarah Blondin Sarah Blondin ... Freshman Girl #1
Magally Zelaya Magally Zelaya ... Freshman Girl #2
Ernesto Griffith Ernesto Griffith ... Cop #1
Brian Davisson Brian Davisson ... Security Guard
Brandy Jaques Brandy Jaques ... Receptionist
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Storyline

Tamara is a girl who didn't quite fit in. Tamara is constantly picked on and when a couple of friends plays a joke on Tamara, it leads to her death. The friends bury her tries to make it seem that Tamara ran away. But all is not forgotten. Tamara reutrns as a sexy seductress and plans her revenge. (due to witchcraft). Well like they say: Karma's a bitch. Written by Anonymous

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Revenge Has A Killer Body. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of strong bloody violence, language, sexuality and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the original script, Chloe was a closeted lesbian See more »

Goofs

When Tamara comes to class, late for a test, Bill calls her 'Chloe' when he says she will have to take a make-up test. See more »

Quotes

Tamara Riley: [upon realizing that Chloe was innocent of betrayal] My God... what have I done?
[referring to the kids who tormented her]
Tamara Riley: I've become one of them!
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Connections

References Carrie (1976) See more »

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Sonico
Written by Caesar Garcia 'Pyrotec'
Performed by Caesar Garcia 'Pyrotec'
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Nothing Remarkable.
12 July 2006 | by drownnnsodaSee all my reviews

"Tamara" is about a teenage outcast. She is ridiculed constantly by her classmates, lives with a drunken father, and has a crush on her English teacher. When some fellow peers decide to play a big prank on Tamara at a motel late one night, the poor girl is accidentally killed, her head smashed onto the corner of a table. The group of popular high-schoolers decide to bury the body and never speak of the incident again. But the following day, Tamara is back at school, with a completely new style, a major change from the mousy outcast she used to be. Little did the teens know, Tamara practices witchcraft, and now her soul is hell-bent on taking bloody revenge on those who wronged her.

If you were expecting something original, you probably won't want to look here. The basic premise of the movie is a complete rip-off of "Carrie", and the whole witchcraft, rising from the dead thing reminded me a bit of "Pet Sematary". The story was overused, and the acting wasn't great either. The teens who accidentally kill Tamara speak after the accident as if they didn't just kill someone, and seem a little too comfortable with the fact that they just buried her body out in the woods. The film lacks any shocks or suspense, which is a major negative in a movie of this type, and the script wasn't at the best quality either.

Bottom line is, this movie isn't anything new. It's your basic "return from the dead" teenage revenge movie, basically more recycled supernatural teen stuff. Kind of like "Carrie" mixed with "Pet Sematary", but not even half as good as either of those films. Don't go out of your way to see it, unless you are really, really interested. 5/10.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,157, 5 February 2006

Gross USA:

$206,871

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$206,871
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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