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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.

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Stuart Gordon

Writers:

John Strysik (screenplay), Stuart Gordon (story)
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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.

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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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Canada | UK | USA | Germany

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Accidentul See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,844, 1 June 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$67,152, 13 July 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When the Receptionist calls Thomas to his appointment, she mistakenly calls him "Mr. Brado." This suggests that the reason he is not "in the computer" is a clerical error on the part of the job agency. See more »

Goofs

When Bardo does hit the windshield, it breaks rather large, jagged pieces. Automotive windshields are made from a laminated safety glass. They do not break in sheets, but instead "spider-web" when they are struck. 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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Stuck: Surprisingly enjoyable
16 February 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Mena "American Pie" Suvari and Stephen Rea star in this remarkable little thriller that manages to deliver despite it's glaring and obvious flaws.

It tells the story of a woman drunk at the wheel looking at her phone who runs into a homeless man with her car. With him embedded into her windshield she proceeds to drive home, locks the car in the garage and mulls over what to do next.

I like the concept, it's handled well and Stephen Rea is fantastic as our protagonist who you really find yourself caring about to levels you rarely see. In fact I haven't cared as much about a character since The Pursuit of Happyness (2006).

Essentially a thriller it has moments of black comedy, mostly due to Russell Hornsby who was really good here.

The films main flaw is that it's essentially following the antagonist, the lead is the bad guy (Or girl in this case) and that comes across odd especially as it's as if you're watching her plight when she's blatantly the antagonist. Watching Rea struggle against the odds is very enjoyable and builds to a decent finale that really underlines the movies quality.

Despite it's flaws this is a great film helped by a solid premise and decent cast.

The Good:

Stephen Rea

Some great ideas

The Bad:

Having the antagonist as the lead is just odd

I still don't like Suvari, no idea why


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