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The Hamiltons (2006)

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Four young adult siblings try to fend for themselves after the mysterious death of their parents. But they harbor some dark secrets which include abducting and killing strangers, and ... See full summary »

Directors:

Mitchell Altieri (as The Butcher Brothers), Phil Flores (as The Butcher Brothers)

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Mitchell Altieri (as The Butcher Brothers), Phil Flores (as The Butcher Brothers) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cory Knauf ... Francis Hamilton
Samuel Child ... David Hamilton
Joseph McKelheer ... Wendell Hamilton
Mackenzie Firgens ... Darlene Hamilton
Rebekah Hoyle ... Samantha Teal
Brittany Daniel ... Dani Cummings
Al Liner Al Liner ... Paul Glenn
Jena Hunt ... Kitty Davies (as Jenna Hunt)
Tara Glass Tara Glass ... Jenna Smith
Larry Laverty ... Larry Davies
Joe Egender ... Allen Davies
Nicholas Fanella Nicholas Fanella ... Lenny Hamilton
Jackie Honea Jackie Honea ... Mrs. Hamilton
John Krause John Krause ... Mr. Hamilton
Nathan Parker Nathan Parker ... Hot Pants
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Storyline

Four young adult siblings try to fend for themselves after the mysterious death of their parents. But they harbor some dark secrets which include abducting and killing strangers, and feeding them to a mysterious 'thing' living in their cellar. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every Family Has Its Secrets See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anjos da Morte See more »

Filming Locations:

Petaluma, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,482,000, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:

$321,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$321,875
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

After Francis and Wendell have their fight in Wendell's truck, Wendell orders him out of the truck and speeds away. As Wendell's truck spins out and kicks up dirt, you can see fresh dirt from a previous take. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Francis Hamilton: What does it mean to be happy? To be content in the world around you? Mom used to say it was family. That family was the heart of everything, even existence. Without it, there's nothing. She would always have these simple answers that somehow would sound so brilliant. And then she died. My father died along with her. Shortly after that, my brother David had to sell the farm where we grew up. Now we're just trying to be an ordinary family. Trying to figure out where we fit in the ...
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Just after the ending credits roll, more home video is shown of what looks like a normal family having bought a new home, and then it fades to red. See more »

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Written by William Storkson
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Not as good as you think it would be
25 August 2007 | by Jacob_is_a_playboySee all my reviews

When I saw this at a shop I thought it looked really good and original. Like Wolfs Creek meets Texas chainsaw massacre, and I mean it only cost three quid (around $6). To be honest I don't think it was even worth that.

It seemed like the directors- the 'butcher brothers' couldn't decide whether wanted to do a artsy sort of horror or a gory slasher horror. It ended up with a cliché ridden gory sadistic hour and fifteen minutes with all the characters being one dimensional and you couldn't care less what happened to them but to try to make the audience care about the characters they added a useless monologue at the end and the beginning of the film which to be perfectly honest wasn't needed.

The only good part really was the middle/end- I won't ruin it for you. But that was the only "good "part.

Overall a pointless watch. It felt like a two hour film but was in fact only 75 minutes. If you want an artsy film-don't bother. If you want a slasher movie- don't bother- The film moves so slowly with nothing ever happening.


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