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Penny Dreadful (2006)

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Young Penny goes on a retreat with her psychologist; the intention is to help her overcome her phobia, an intense fear of cars. Unexpected events find her in a nightmarish situation where her worst fears come true.

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Richard Brandes

Writers:

Diane Doniol-Valcroze (story), Arthur K. Flam (story) (as Arthur Flam) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rachel Miner ... Penny Deerborn
Mimi Rogers ... Orianna Volkes
Chad Todhunter ... Alvin
Mickey Jones ... Eddie
Liz Davies ... The Hitchhiker
Michael Berryman ... Gas Station Attendant
Lucy Rogers-Ciaffa Lucy Rogers-Ciaffa ... Young Penny
Elyse Mirto ... Penny's Mother (as Elyse Marie Mirto)
Tammy Filor ... Mary Saunders
Casey Sander ... Truck Driver
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Storyline

Young Penny goes on a retreat with her psychologist; the intention is to help her overcome her phobia, an intense fear of cars. Unexpected events find her in a nightmarish situation where her worst fears come true.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Don't forget to breathe...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/terror, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ao Encontro da Morte See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Plagued with horrible weather, the cast and crew had to work through a sandstorm and several inches of snow in order to finish production. See more »

Goofs

When they're driving up into the mountains, the moon is in first quarter. But when the storm hits a few hours later, the moon is full. See more »

Quotes

The Hitchhiker: [whispering in the dark] Penny...
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Crazy Credits

The credits appear on the misty windows of abandoned cars in a dark junkyard. See more »

Connections

References Cujo (1983) See more »

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Just Chill
Performed by Ripe Fruit
Written by Michael Burns/Steve Gurevitch
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Modern Slasher Done RIGHT.
19 May 2010 | by robrtmanSee all my reviews

The first time I saw this movie I didn't really care for it at all. I re-watched it a second time and I absolutely loved it. This movie has great suspense, terror and kills. Penny is a likable character, she is traumatized from a car accident, and is trying to get over her fears and is trying to be a regular person. Her therapist, Orianna, is taking Penny on a road-trip. It's to "Complete the Circle" and have Penny end her fears where they first began. The Hitchhiker is really creepy. He then traumatizes Penny even more throughout the film. The reason I liked this film is because first of all, it's a really good movie - if you're into this kind of film. And second because it shows how you don't a HUGE budget and big name stars in a movie for it to be good.


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