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A gun blast, a flash of light, and a young woman awakens to the comfort of her own bed. Bonnie Clayton has it all, a great relationship, a challenging career, and the burden of a dream that... See full summary »


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Alex Ferrari (story & screenplay), Jorge F. Rodriguez (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Gurewitz ... Bonnie (as Samantha Jane Polay)
Paul Gordon Paul Gordon ... Duncan
Amber Crawford ... Marquez
Derek Evans Derek Evans ... Christian
Tony Gomez ... Gabriel
Jose Luis Navas Jose Luis Navas ... Snake
Danilo Begovic Danilo Begovic ... Pinball
Stephan Morris Stephan Morris ... Shamon
Ruben Gomez Ruben Gomez ... Penance
Ken Robkin Ken Robkin ... Ukyo
Eric Townsend Eric Townsend ... Kangol Guy
Howard Dobinsky Howard Dobinsky ... Doctor
Deidre Washington Deidre Washington ... Nurse
Toby Burge Toby Burge ... Orderly #1
Jorge Carcases Jorge Carcases ... Orderly #2


A gun blast, a flash of light, and a young woman awakens to the comfort of her own bed. Bonnie Clayton has it all, a great relationship, a challenging career, and the burden of a dream that grows more vivid and disturbing with each passing night. But when Bonnie is abducted by a sadistic stranger and his colorful entourage, she discovers that the key to her survival lies within the familiar realms of her recurring dream. Written by Jorge F. Rodriguez

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What if your truth... were a lie?



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Release Date:

7 February 2005 (USA) See more »


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$8,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



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1.85 : 1
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Won "Best Film in Florida" at the Melborne Independent Film Festival 2006 - Present by The Space Coast Film Commission See more »


Duncan: Anyway, the reason I'm so fond of this awkward little tin-sandwich is because like you, its complexity lies within its simplicity. Dozens of little reeds working together to make the perfect note.
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Ninja Movies (2014) See more »

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Nice Prod.Values...and that's it
23 October 2006 | by ambassadortexSee all my reviews

Saw the trailer and explored the website a long while back...looked very, very cool. Then saw several mentions of "over XX visual effects shots!!" repeated over and over in various comments and descriptions. Got a bit suspicious...

Saw the whole film this weekend. DVD menu: looks awesome! Credit sequence: looks awesome, builds excitement and expectation!

The actual film: not good. Very disappointing. So many missteps and "tin ear" moments that it was one of the biggest, "What were they thinking?!?" moments at the whole film festival.

The story is convoluted and barely served by the acting and editing (though actress Polay does a good job with the very,

very little she is given). The Duncan character (main villain) is straight out of the overwrought "look at me! I'm a craaazzyyy bad, bad man!" style of writing and acting.

Above all, the film shows a very immature, shallow sensibility informing most of the major decisions. The ending is just plain camp - so much like the end of the "Thriller" video that I expected to hear Vincent Price laughing in the background.

That said - - the "on message" buzz presented on review sites speaks volumes about how well these indie filmmakers have promoted their stuff. They clearly got the most they could out of their budget (whether or not it really was $8,000) and are riding this horse as far as it will take them. And, as I said, they do create a pretty cool look in many places.

As a fellow indie filmmaker, I understand and respect the work and determination that goes into that. However, if they truly have been given funding to do a feature (clearly their goal in making the short), I hope they focus less on the glitz and the positive press it has earned them from people with bad taste or low standards and more on telling an actual story with interesting characters (within your world of high action-adventure production values).

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