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Riddled with guilt over the loss of his rock star older brother, 16-year-old David Forrester becomes obsessed with death, leading his misguided parents to send him to Driftwood, an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raviv Ullman ... David Forrester
Dallas Page ... Captain Kennedy (as Diamond Dallas Page)
Talan Torriero ... Yates
David Eigenberg ... Norris
Jer Adrianne Lelliott ... Noah (as Jeremy Lelliott)
Baelyn Neff ... Myra
Frankie Levangie Frankie Levangie ... Boyle
Connor Ross ... Jonathan
Cory Hardrict ... Darryl
David Skyler ... K.C.
Shahine Ezell ... Cobey
John Walcutt ... Quails
Lou Beatty Jr. Lou Beatty Jr. ... Doc
Kim Morgan Greene ... Mrs. Sherman
Russell Sams ... Dean Forrester
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Riddled with guilt over the loss of his rock star older brother, 16-year-old David Forrester becomes obsessed with death, leading his misguided parents to send him to Driftwood, an attitude-adjustment Camp for troubled youths run by the sadistic Captain Doug Kennedy and his brutal young henchman, Yates. Once there, David becomes haunted by the spirit of Jonathan, a former inmate who met a mysterious end, and a mystery whose resolution could very well be David's only way out. Written by George W. Buckman

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"Haunted by Death. Beaten by Life. No one escapes the Pain."


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Rated R for violence, language and sexual references | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Driftwood - O Reformatório See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$601,857, 24 August 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,066,555, 9 September 2007
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The youth prison location was discovered by Tim when he watched an AFI Conservatory's cycle film entitled "Mateo", directed by Aaron King, which involved a Latino youth coming of age in a 'youth shelter' camp. See more »

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References Punk'd (2003) See more »

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Written by Joey Gabra
Performed by Immaculate Mess
Courtesy of Immaculate Mess and Succulent Sounds
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Dread Central reviews Driftwood
21 January 2007 | by reelcobra-1See all my reviews

Driftwood is probably the first indie horror movie for teens! The pacing of the film, coupled with the rock music found in each scene, will remind you of a theatrical release with a 12- to 18-year-old target market in mind. That would stick if there weren't a whole lot of cursing. Does that make it PG-13? When we discussed the film with director Tim Sullivan, he did drop the title The Outsiders from time to time, comparing his crew of boys to the now classic film cast. The comparison is definitely fair as the Driftwood crew deliver stellar performances that kept me in the moment by raising the level of reality every time they uttered a word. It's challenging enough to come up with a group of characters who are different enough to be individuals yet bond, however slightly, over a common situation. That is just step one. Next you have to cast people that can act for it to all be believable.

Driftwood is one part Holes, one part Cool Hand Luke, with a little dash of Stir of Echoes thrown in. The characters are engaging enough to make the time fly by. Tim Sullivan presents a story of desperation wrapped around a study in fear, whether that fear is of a physically imposing authority figure or a supernatural being. The walls of Driftwood hold more than one dark secret, but revealing them could mean the death to all who know. A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

Be sure to watch out for Driftwood when it comes to your town during its limited release and support well written, well executed independent movies! We need a lot more like them.


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