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Stuck (2007)

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A young woman commits a hit-and-run, then finds her fate tied to her victim.

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

John Strysik (screenplay), Stuart Gordon (story)
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mena Suvari ... Brandi Boski
Stephen Rea ... Thomas Bardo
Russell Hornsby ... Rashid
Rukiya Bernard ... Tanya
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ... Petersen
Lionel Mark Smith Lionel Mark Smith ... Sam
Wayne Robson ... Mr. Binckley
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Manager
Patrick McKenna ... Joe Lieber
Sharlene Royer ... Tiffany
Bunthivy Nou Bunthivy Nou ... Gloria
Suzanne Short Suzanne Short ... Receptionist
Wally MacKinnon Wally MacKinnon ... Beat Cop
John Dartt John Dartt ... Cop
Liam McNamara Liam McNamara ... Thin Young Man
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Storyline

Brandi is a hard-partying, overworked, nursing assistant desperate for a promotion at the retirement home where she works. After a night of drug-binging and partying, she accidentally hits a certain Thomas Bardo a deadbeat and recently evicted man who gets stuck in the windshield of her car. Not wanting to call for help since she is driving under the influence, Brandi chooses not to get Thomas medical help and instead drives home and leaves him clinging to life on the windshield of her car. While Brandi frantically tries to decide what she is going to do, Thomas tries to free himself knowing his time is running out.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two Destinies Are About To Collide


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Canada | UK | USA | Germany

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Stuck See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,844, 1 June 2008

Gross USA:

$67,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,449
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scriptwriter John Strysik has stated that the last name of Stephen Rea's character - Bardo - comes from the Buddhist term for an intermediate or transitional state of being, and thus is a reference to the life-or-death situation Tom experiences. See more »

Goofs

Mena Suvari's character steals the neighbor's newspaper to look for a story about the accident, which occurred after 1am that same morning. That time frame for going to press is just not plausible, however she isn't that smart so she may not realise this. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[At the care facility, a patient offscreen calls for Brandi]
Mr. Binckley: Brandi! I want Brandi!
Gloria: He did it again.
Brandi Boski: He did?
Gloria: I tried helping, but he keeps asking for you.
Brandi Boski: Yeah, he does that.
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Connections

Remade as Accident on Hill Road (2010) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Moral Ambiguity at its best
3 August 2008 | by KnuckleSee all my reviews

Watching "Stuck" is not a comfortable experience. Beyond the obvious gut-wrenching events of the film, it will make you wonder, "What would I do in a similar situation?" Stuart Gordon's direction is excellent, as is John Strysik's screenplay. Together they set the stage perfectly for what could easily be an unbelievable series of events. Such is their skill in their respective arenas that you never once feel that the story is contrived.

Mena Suvari and Stephen Rea both deserve kudos as well. It would be easy to lose interest or feel trapped (in a bad way) given the unavoidably claustrophobic nature of the story. Both Rea and Suvari's performances, however, are so fantastic that my interest never waned.

Russell Hornsby, Rukiya Bernard, and Carorlyn Purdy-Gordon add the details to this world that bring it all together. Russell and Rukiya, as Suvari's boyfriend and friend respectively, are fantastic. Purdy-Gordon's turn as Mena Suvari's boss gives us just the right amount of evil-employer without delving into satire.

All in all, a fantastic movie.


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