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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

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A family falls victim to a group of mutated cannibals in a desert far away from civilization.

Director:

Alexandre Aja

Writers:

Wes Craven (based upon his film), Alexandre Aja (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxime Giffard Maxime Giffard ... First Victim
Michael Bailey Smith ... Pluto
Tom Bower ... Gas Station Attendant
Ted Levine ... Big Bob
Kathleen Quinlan ... Ethel
Dan Byrd ... Bobby
Emilie de Ravin ... Brenda
Aaron Stanford ... Doug
Vinessa Shaw ... Lynn
Maisie Camilleri Preziosi ... Baby Catherine
Robert Joy ... Lizard
Laura Ortiz ... Ruby
Ezra Buzzington ... Goggle
Billy Drago ... Papa Jupiter
Greg Nicotero ... Cyst
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Storyline

While celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary, a couple are traveling through the desert with their 3 children, son in law and their baby granddaughter. While the rest of the family agrees there are plenty of better and more appropriate things to do to celebrate an anniversary, they make do with what they have, but things take a turn after a sketchy gas station attendant informs them about a "short cut" that will take them in between a series of hills in the desert. It doesn't take too long before they realize they're not alone and the hills indeed do have eyes. Written by ahmetkozan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong gruesome violence and terror throughout, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Vinessa Shaw (Lynn) and Aaron Stanford (Doug) go on to star together in the 2017 movie 'Clinical'. They play Dr. Jane Mathis and Miles respectively. See more »

Goofs

(at around 20 mins) The SUV changes position after striking the large rock. When it first crashes it is against the rock, later the vehicle has moved further forward and to the right. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gas Station Attendant: Ruby, is that you?
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Alternate Versions

Alexandre Aja listed what had to be cut from the film to receive an R rating:
  • There were additional shots of Bob burning and his eyes turning white.
  • A close-up of Lynne being shot in the head; the muzzle-flash and the direct impact.
  • A more explicit shot of the gun being pointed at the baby
  • The rape scene with Brenda was a half a minute longer
  • In the finale, Doug originally shoots Lizard three times with the shotgun rather than just twice. Aja has stated that despite these cuts, the version released in theaters is still his "director's cut", but that there will be an unrated DVD with the above mentioned scenes re-instated.
  • Also, there was an extra cut not mentioned by Aja, but was ironically available for viewing online before the film was ever released. It is when Doug kills the "shotgun mutant" (the one with the head brace and the plaid shirt). In the online clip before the film's release, when Doug slams the pick into his eye, it was followed with a quick push-in close up on the wound. However, the CG did not look complete, but possibly because of the low quality online clip. This being said, it was uncertain if this was cut for gore (the close up on the bleeding eye) or if in fact the CG did not look realistic enough. However, it can be confirmed that the push in shot has been inserted back into the film for the unrated DVD.
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Connections

Referenced in Welshy Reviews: Scream 4: Part 1 (2011) See more »

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Daisy
Written and Performed by Wires on Fire
Courtesy of Buddyhead Records
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Don't watch it right before bed!
7 August 2006 | by DaynaSuSee all my reviews

My husband did not make it past the first hour of this movie. I had to watch the rest alone. It is psychologically terrifying...one of those movies that takes hold of you, makes you scream at the screen, and leaves you with a disturbed feeling for hours after the final credits roll. There was nothing profound about the premise, and nothing Oscar-worthy about the acting, but it was an all-around great horror film. The special effects were good...lots of gore and violence. It's suspenseful, dark, and is guaranteed to leave you with a creepy feeling that won't let you go to sleep right after watching it. I watched three hours of SEINFELD reruns, and had nightmares anyway. That's the way it should be! ;)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

CLA Studios, Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,708,512, 12 March 2006

Gross USA:

$41,778,863

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,009,308
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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