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Weirdsville (2007)

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A pair of slackers get in way over their heads when they try to dump the body of a dead girlfriend in the basement of a drive-in movie theater where a satanic cult performs ritual sacrifices.

Director:

Allan Moyle

Writers:

Willem Wennekers, Sarah Dodd (story editor) | 2 more credits »
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Speedman ... Dexter
Wes Bentley ... Royce
Taryn Manning ... Matilda
Matt Frewer ... Jason Taylor
Greg Bryk ... Abel
Maggie Castle ... Treena
Raoul Bhaneja ... Omar
Joe Dinicol ... Jeremy
Jordan Prentice ... Martin
Dax Ravina ... Seamus
Elizabeth Lennie Elizabeth Lennie ... Irene Taylor
James McQuade James McQuade ... Garry
Shayne Wyler Shayne Wyler ... Todd
Joe Silvaggio ... Sheldon (as Joey Beck)
Allan Redford Allan Redford ... Theo
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Storyline

In Weedsville, Ontario, friends Royce (an ideas guy) and Dexter (the quiet, introspective one of the two) are slacker druggies. In Dexter owing their drug dealer Omar $1,700, Royce, with the help of his friend Mattie (who many people, including Omar, "mistakenly" believe is a hooker), has made a deal with Omar to sell some of his drugs for him in the profit amount of what Dexter owes as payment. Mattie, who is also a druggie, came up with the idea having a secondary plan in mind to pay back Omar. She is aware that wealthy Jason Taylor, who is currently in the hospital with his wife Irene standing 24-hour vigil there leaving their house empty, does not believe in banks and keeps his money in a safe in the house. As Mattie knows the safe combination, the three of them can steal the money and thus keep Omar's drugs for their own consumption. As the week progresses with the three awaiting the right time to make the heist, Mattie overdoses on the drugs and dies. As Royce believes going to ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When the Days are Long and the Knights are Short.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content, language including sexual references, and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During two Q&A sessions at the Vancouver International Film Festival (2007), director Allan Moyle stated that he intended to use completely different and better known songs for several of the sequences on the film. Because of how expensive the rights of those songs were, he decided to use local Ontario bands to supply the needed music for the scenes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Royce: Slow down!
[trips over a tree]
Royce: Fucking tree!
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Crazy Credits

[SPOILER]: There's a scene after the end credits of an infomercial funded by Jason Taylor promoting Ciga-Tea, one of Royce's product ideas. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Chicken Soup for the Fuck You
Performed by Shout Out Out Out Out
Written by Lozub/Troock/Bell/Zimmerman/Frazier/Hoffart 2006 (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Normals Welcome Records
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Weird and wonderful
27 August 2007 | by philipsmith2See all my reviews

It's great to see a film that moves along so freely and easily but also has a clever writer behind it.

Someone mentioned that the film was being touted as Trainspotting shot in Canada with laughs. Trainspotting didn't cross my mind once during this film. I liked Trainspotting when it came out, but if there was one criticism you could make it was that the film took itself a little too seriously. Thankfully this film doesn't and is all the better for it. Everything about it feels fresh and you really get the feeling that everyone involved enjoyed making it. The acting has a nice improvised quality and script is a perfect mix of playful whimsy and taut storyline.

If you got out the wrong side of the bed, don't go and see this. If you're looking for an enjoyable and refreshing 90 minutes that restores your faith in low budget films, buy a ticket.


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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Weirdsville - kummajaisten kaupunki See more »

Filming Locations:

Brantford, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,862, 7 October 2007

Gross USA:

$8,161

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,700
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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