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Skinwalkers (2006)

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A 12 year old boy and his mother become the targets of two warring werewolf packs, each with different intentions and motives.

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James Isaac (as Jim Isaac)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Behr ... Varek / Caleb Talbot
Elias Koteas ... Jonas Talbot
Rhona Mitra ... Rachel Talbot
Natassia Malthe ... Sonja
Kim Coates ... Zo
Sarah Carter ... Katherine
Tom Jackson ... Will
Matthew Knight ... Timothy Talbot
Rogue Johnston Rogue Johnston ... Grenier
Barbara Gordon ... Nana
Shawn Roberts ... Adam Kilmer
Lyriq Bent ... Doak
Christine Brubaker Christine Brubaker ... Justine
Roman Podhora Roman Podhora ... Ralph
Wayne Ward Wayne Ward ... Justine's Husband
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Storyline

In accordance with the Navajos' legend, a thirteen year-old boy will finish with the curse of the powerful Skinwalkers, a.k.a. werewolves. The half-breed boy Timothy is raised by his human mother Rachel and protected by his Skinwalkers relatives since he was born. His grandmother Nana, his uncle Jonas, his cousin Katherine, her boyfriend Adam and their friend Doak have kept the secret about his bloodline and neither Timothy nor Rachel know the tragic curse. A couple of days before Timothy's thirteenth birthday, a pack of evil Skinwalkers that have tasted blood led by the evil Varek chases the boy while his family protects him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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For them to live, we must die. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Rhona Mitra would go from being a werewolf to a vampire three years later in Underworld 3 (2009). See more »

Goofs

When Zo says: "This is screwed up. The boy has to die.", the line is dubbed. His mouth movement does not match the dialogue heard. See more »

Quotes

Varek: Don't make me do something I don't want to do. Join me. We're one and the same.
Jonas: I'm nothing like you.
Varek: I am what I was meant to be. You live a lie... we were wrong. I know what you're feeling, trust me.
Jonas: Trust you? You're killing fellow human beings.
Varek: I am NOT human. And I will not risk spending the rest of my days as one. Deseased and flawed... we're better than that.
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Alternate Versions

Outside the USA, the film was released uncut. In the USA, the movie originally received an R rating and was subsequently edited for a PG-13:
  • Uses of the words "shit", "fuck" and "cocksucker" were removed.
  • A man hanging upside-down from a tree is shot by Varek. In the original, he graphically stabs himself in the eye with Grenier's knife before Wendy Crewson's character can shoot him.
  • The scene in the bar is less graphic with a quickly edited montage of the wolves feeding and having sex. In the original, there are clear shots of the wolves feeding/tearing flesh, and having sex with nudity and movement.
  • During the hospital shootout, in the uncut version, Grenier is graphically shot in the head.
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Soundtracks

Exactly Like You
Written by Thomas Richard Smith, Sr. and Kenny Royster
Performed by Melissa Duvall
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / MasterSource
(plays in diner)
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I tell ya... We get no respect... Or regard... But no respect...
2 August 2007 | by s2dioSee all my reviews

Werewolf movies are always difficult to make. They touch on an area of mythology that has so many facets, it's impossible to please everyone.

Everyone from Asia to the Natives of North America have tales of shape-shifting humans, and for some reason wolves became the go to animal for it. Stoopit sheep farmers...

Anyhoo...

I honestly liked this flick... I won't go so far as to say it's a must see, but it was entertaining and had just enough bite (see what I did there? classic comedy).

It's extremely difficult to sell a werewolf movie to someone who doesn't dig them in the first place.

They're nothing like vampyres. They aren't sexy, they aren't stylish, and they hardly ever keep a loft in a New York high rise.

Werewolves are the blue collar creature. They're always running, fighting, and sweating for everything they need.

And this flick does just that...

They start the clock running from the outset and establish that a single boy holds the key to the destruction or salvation of a race of werewolves, loosely based on the Native myths of Skinwalkers.

1 group attempts to protect the boy, while the other... Well... Wants to eat him.

Along the way, a few thousand rounds are spilled out of big shiny guns, and stuff gets blown up. There's enough sweat, hair tossing, and growled lines to keep any action fan happy. There's the mandatory martyr, rebel, desperate mother, and hot chick (even though she definitely loses some looks when she changes, werewolves ain't sexy). There's even the loving Grandma figure.

Turn off your brain, and pop some corn... You'll enjoy this flick if you don't read much into it.


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Country:

Canada | USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skin Walkers See more »

Filming Locations:

Creemore, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$565,000, 12 August 2007

Gross USA:

$1,018,965

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,269,736
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (DVD)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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