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The Burrowers (2008)

In the Wild West a rescue party sets out to find a family of settlers that has vanished from their home under mysterious circumstances.

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J.T. Petty

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J.T. Petty
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clancy Brown ... John Clay
David Busse David Busse ... Young Bluecoat
William Mapother ... William Parcher
Jocelin Donahue ... Maryanne Stewart
Alexandra Edmo Alexandra Edmo ... Faith (as Alex Edmo)
Brighid Fleming ... Little Sister
Karl Geary ... Fergus Coffey
Christopher Hagen ... Father
Doug Hutchison ... Henry Victor
Galen Hutchison Galen Hutchison ... Dobie Spacks
Laura Leighton ... Gertrude Spacks
Harley Coriz Harley Coriz ... Short Ute
Suzi McLaughlin Suzi McLaughlin ... Mother
Tatanka Means ... Tall Ute
Seri DeYoung ... Audrey
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A band of courageous men sets out to find and recover a family of settlers that has mysteriously vanished from their home. Expecting the offenders to be a band of fierce natives, the group prepares for a routine battle. But they soon discover that the real enemy stalks them from below. Written by Anonymous

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They wait... They hunt... They feed See more »


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Rated R for violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Trivia

J.T. Petty wrote the first draft of the script, originally titled '10,000 Little Indians', around 2002. See more »

Goofs

Near the 43 minute mark, Fergus Coffey (Karl Geary) places his hat over Audrey's (Seri DeYoung) face as she lies in the wagon. Immediately afterwards, it cuts to a distant shot of the men riding off with Coffey still wearing his hat, and yet the next shot still shows his hat still on Audrey's face. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Fergus Coffey: [voice-over] It's about... Maryanne.
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Soundtracks

All the Pretty Little Horses
Traditional American lullaby
Arranged and performed by Grant Campbell
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Creepy, Original, Weird and Brutal
16 April 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

On 11 August 1879, in the Dakota Territories, the Irish Fergus Coffey (Karl Geary) intends to propose his beloved Maryanne Stewart; however her family is attacked apparently by the Sioux and they vanish. Fergus joins to the experienced John Clay (Clancy Brown) and William Parcher (William Mapother) and a teenager to track down the family of settlers. Along their journey, the team-up with the army troop led by the sadistic and racist Captain Henry Victor (Doug Hutchison) that also believes that the Sioux are responsible for the abduction of the families in the territory. The quartet has friction with Henry and decides to ride without the escort of the army and the black cook Callaghan (Sean Patrick Thomas) decides to travel with the group. After an Indian attack in the woods, the survivors discovers that the Sioux are not responsible for the slaughters but actually a pack of carnivorous creatures from underground called The Burrowers and they have to fight to survive.

"The Burrowers" is a creepy, original, weird and brutal film in the environment of the Wild West, with good special effects. However these effects are too graphic and gruesome and most of the characters are non- likable. Doug Hutchison, from X-Files, performs a sadistic and racist captain of the army and his character is really hateful. The conclusion is pessimist and the black humor never works. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Escavadores" ("Burrowers")


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English | French | Sioux

Release Date:

21 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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