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Population 436 (2006)

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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 ... 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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Canada | USA



Release Date:

5 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Population/436 See more »

Filming Locations:

Roseisle, Manitoba, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Destination Films,Pariah See more »
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Did You Know?


Every single clock you see in the movie is set to 4:36 See more »


At the end, when Steve's co-worker/friend comes looking for him, when he's bent down examining his tire, you can see his microphone pack through the back of his shirt. See more »


Deputy Bobby Caine: Never any crime in Rockwell Falls...
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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Quite good, considering its limited resources.
27 July 2007 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This is obviously a movie made with a very low budget and low other resources. The movie however manges well with its limited resources and its good for what it is, although obviously its hardly a genre classic or anything else too remarkable.

The movie begins well but for the viewers it becomes obvious too early on into the movie what the story is all about and where the movie is heading to. It doesn't ever make the movie good as a mystery-movie but its atmosphere and other things compensate for this.

As other reviewers have pointed out already, the movie has a great creepy kind of "The Twilight Zone" atmosphere, despite that the movie itself not being scary at all. I am however convinced of it that if this was an actual "The Twilight Zone"-episode, it would be considered one of the best ever. The atmosphere and the professional feeling of the movie make the movie work out, even though it all is nothing too remarkable or original.

The movie has a good visual style and due to the fast directing (which was I think probably due to the limited shooting time) the movie flows well. It's cinematography is good and it provides the movie with a couple of pretty pictures. The movie also tries to be creative at times and also provide it with a couple of scare moments but this mostly does not work out.

The movie its concept is interesting and I guess that it even had more potential in it, than used in the actual movie now. All of the elements now used feel rather formulaic and predictable. The movie perhaps also feels a bit like a poor man's "The Village".

Jeremy Sisto is a good 'big' leading man for a this kind of movie, though I expected more from him honestly. The supporting cast does a good job although this movie of course hardly features any of the best performances.

Worth a watch, if you're into the genre.



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