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Joanna Mills, a traveling business woman, begins having nightmares of a murder that occurred 15 years ago. Soon she is drawn to an old farmhouse, where the murder took place.

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Asif Kapadia

Writer:

Adam Sussman

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Joanna Mills
Peter O'Brien ... Terry Stahl
Adam Scott ... Kurt
Kate Beahan ... Michelle
Sam Shepard ... Ed Mills
J.C. MacKenzie ... Griff / Young Griff
Erinn Allison ... Annie
Darrian McClanahan ... Young Joanna Mills
Wally Welch ... Snack Stand Vendor
Frank Ertl ... Ambrose Miller
Brad Leland ... Mr. Marlin
Bonnie Gallup Bonnie Gallup ... Bella
Brent Smiga ... Higgins
Robert Wilson Robert Wilson ... Billy
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Storyline

The restless sales representative of a transport company Joanna Mills travels from Saint Louis to Texas in a business trip. She is haunted by violent visions and after meeting her client, she visits her lonely father. On the next morning, she decides to visit La Salle, a small town where she has never been before, but she had recollections of many locations. She lodges in a hotel and later she meets and is befriended by the local widower Terry Stahl, who helps her from an aggression. Her daydreams and nightmares increase and she becomes obsessed for disclosing the truth about her visions of a brutal murder of a woman in a barn. Along her investigation, Joanna gets close to the killer and feels that her life is in danger. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This November, fear comes home. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revolver See more »

Filming Locations:

Granger, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,479,621, 12 November 2006

Gross USA:

$7,749,851

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,987,890
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was originally titled Revolver, but it was later changed when another film titled Revolver (2005) came out beforehand. See more »

Goofs

When Joanna's truck goes off the road near the end of the film, the engine revs as if the drive wheels have left the road, but her pickup is a rear-wheel drive vehicle and the rear wheels were still on the bank. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Griff & Young Griff: Where you going sunshine?
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Crazy Credits

When the credits first start to roll, everyones name's turn and blur away to the next name which does the same. This represents the characters Joanna and Annie and how they co-existed in the same body. See more »

Connections

Features Winchester '73 (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

The Refuge
Written and Performed by Cory Sipper
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / MasterSource
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Unfortunately it is deserving of its rating...terrible
19 November 2009 | by sweetdreamer512See all my reviews

I had high hopes for this film. Not particularly a big fan of Sarah Michelle Gellar but she isn't a bad actress by any means and provided my teen years with countless horror movies I enjoyed.

That unfortunately is where the connection stops. I am not even sure this title should fall in the horror section, which is where I found it placed in my local blockbuster.

The film starts off well, keeps you guessing and involved. However as it goes on I find I am constantly looking at my DVD timer thinking,...hmmm we are 45 mins in and nothing substantial has happened yet.

This is indeed one of those films you'll get bored and itchy and glance at the back of the DVD case to see the runtime minutes. Up until the end I kept looking at these runtime minutes at the back assuming it must be wrong,..nothing has happened.

Unfortunately it wasn't wrong. It was another movie where the credits seem to pop up at the most inappropriate times claiming the film/script is finished.

No its not,...and thats why it doesn't deserve anymore than a 3 rating.

And the film and story (if you can call it that), is very confusing and unrealistic. I'd think its fair to say this film never intended to be realistic but the parallels between the dimensions of reality and fiction are just too blurred and silly. Watch "the jacket" for a much much better demonstration of where this practice truly works.


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