An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.

Director:

William Friedkin

Writers:

Tracy Letts (screenplay), Tracy Letts (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ashley Judd ... Agnes White
Michael Shannon ... Peter Evans
Harry Connick Jr. ... Jerry Goss
Lynn Collins ... R.C.
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Dr. Sweet
Neil Bergeron Neil Bergeron ... Man in Grocery Store
Bob Neill Bob Neill ... Pizza Harris (voice)
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Having escaped her abusive ex-husband Goss, recently released from state prison, Agnes, a lonely waitress with a tragic past moves into a sleazy, rundown motel. Her lesbian co-worker R.C. introduces her to Peter, a peculiar, paranoiac drifter and they begin a tentative romance. However, things aren't always as they appear and Agnes is about to experience a claustrophobic nightmare reality as the bugs begin to arrive... Written by alfiehitchie

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First they send in their drone... then they find their queen. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, sexuality, nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The exterior shots of the motel were shot at an actual motel. See more »

Goofs

When Peter leaves the motel room to dispose of the smoke alarm, Agnes uses the bathroom with the door open and we see that the toilet is directly next to the open door. In later scenes, the sink is in the position directly next to the bathroom door. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[phone rings]
Agnes White: Hello? Hello?
[hangs up]
Agnes White: Bastard!
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Crazy Credits

There is a short scene after the first part of the credits, a telephone rings during the credits, and a brief shot after the credits end. See more »

Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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This Masquerade
(1972)
Written by Leon Russell
Performed by Leon Russell
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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Intense and Unique
23 November 2006 | by olsh666See all my reviews

Certainly not for everyone...but if you appreciate completely unique and intense cinema...check it out. I am so impressed by Ashley Judd, who I always liked, but had no idea of her range and courage. The film is very disturbing...I would describe it as a dark comedy that gets darker and darker and darker...calling it horror is too limited although there are horror elements to it. It reminds me of Cronenberg or early Polanski (Repulsion). But comparisons don't really do it justice. It's exciting to see that there are directors that still have guts. I was exhilarated and disturbed by the end of this film. I recommend it highly to anyone who wants something different and powerful.


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bug See more »

Filming Locations:

Olancha, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,245,556, 27 May 2007

Gross USA:

$7,025,810

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,095,658
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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