A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.


Michelle MacLaren





Cast overview, first billed only:
David Ames David Ames ... Ronald Greaver
Leigh Enns ... Kathy Most
Susan Kelso Susan Kelso ... Nurse Greaver
Rick Skene ... Ray Jacobs
Fred Durst ... Deputy Bobby Caine
David Fox ... Dr. Harold James Greaver
Peter Jordan Peter Jordan ... Minister Hiller
Charlotte Sullivan ... Courtney Lovett
R.H. Thomson ... Sheriff Jim Calcutt (as RH Thomson)
Frank Adamson ... Mayor Gus Grateman
Reva Timbers Reva Timbers ... Amanda Jacobs
Monica Parker ... Belma Lovett
Jeremy Sisto ... Steve Kady
Lora Schroeder Lora Schroeder ... Gas Station Attendant
Martin Trudel ... Red


While traveling to Rockwell Falls in an assignment of the US Census Bureau, the surveyor from Chicago Steve Kady has two flat tires nearby the small town. The local Deputy Bobby Caine brings him to the town and the Mayor Grateman lodges him in a farm, where the gorgeous Courtney Lovett lives with her mother. Steve finds that Rockwell Falls, considered by the locals as the most perfect place on Earth, has the same population since 1860 and sooner he discloses the meaning and the dark secret of their creed of solidarity and steadfastness. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The residents of Rockwell Falls are dying for you to visit...

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Every clock you see in the movie, except for Steve's travel alarm clock, is set to 4:36. Early in the movie, one of the townspeople stops a clock and sets it to 4:36. Stopping clocks when someone dies is an older tradition. See more »


Placement of the tarp on the car behind the barn. He pulls it off on one side, but when viewed next it is still laying neatly on the other corner. See more »


Deputy Bobby Caine: Never any crime in Rockwell Falls...
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Alternate Versions

There is an alternate ending that shows Steve and Amanda narrowly avoid hitting the semi at the end before cutting to Steve's friend showing up at Rockwell Falls looking for him. See more »


Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »


Wayward Love
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Performed by Greg Russell, Joseph Harvey and Julie Pusch
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"Welcome to Rockford Falls."
15 October 2006 | by Backlash007See all my reviews

Population 436 is a welcome change in the direct-to-DVD market. It's actually a good movie. Jeremy Sisto stars as census taker who stumbles into a town where the population has stayed the same for over a 100 years. To say anything else would be to ruin the movie. Let's just say it has a few elements from The Lottery but still remains its own movie. There are excellent twists and turns along the way and the ending is brilliant. There are two endings on the DVD, but the ending they chose for the film was the finale that I wanted to see. It's the perfect ending. And Sisto was the perfect choice for the lead. He's quickly becoming one of my favorite rising stars and he does a lot of genre work. The supporting players are all top-notch. Charlotte Sullivan is perfect, Peter Outerbridge has always been underrated, and Fred Durst can actually act. He's quite good, and that's a big surprise. If you are tired of wading through the trash that covers the walls of your local video store, pick up Population 436. It's a welcome breath of fresh air.

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Release Date:

5 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Roseisle, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Destination Films, Pariah See more »
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1.78 : 1
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