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On the day after his fortieth birthday, the family man and computer analyst George Grieves goes to the Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure of colonoscopy with Dr. Sharazi. Along ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Krantz

Writer:

Erik Jendresen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cavanagh ... George
Kathleen York ... Jenny
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs ... Mandingo
Kat Coiro ... Zoe (as Katherine Cunningham-Eves)
David Clayton Rogers ... Billy
Cas Anvar ... Dr. Sharazi
Shanna Collins ... Chloe
Kyle Gallner ... Ned
Bruce Nozick ... Ira
Dan Gerrity Dan Gerrity ... Bald Man
John Rubinstein ... Dr. Lichterhand
Paget Brewster ... Andrea / PVS Host
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ... PJ
George Newbern ... Frank / PVS Host
Jordi Caballero ... Friar Mate
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On the day after his fortieth birthday, the family man and computer analyst George Grieves goes to the Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure of colonoscopy with Dr. Sharazi. Along his birthday party, his friends and family tell many cases of medical errors, and George is worried about. After the surgery, George finds that his surgery had complications because of a homonymous patient, and he had received a thoracoscopic sympathectomy instead. While interned, George discloses bizarre and dark secrets about the East Wing of the hospital while his wife and family have to take a decision about his fate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Maybe... if you spend your life worrying... then the only way that your life will have meaning is if what you fear becomes real. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ei paluuta See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Tony Krantz said that the script was inspired by the Terri Schiavo case. See more »

Goofs

When Mandingo is sitting on top of George you can clearly tell that he has an undershirt under his button down. When he opens the buttons of his shirt, there is nothing underneath. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Sharazi: [about to give a patient a colonoscopy] Welcome to the Outback Snakehouse.
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Connections

References Jacob's Ladder (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

She's Made Of Gold
Written by Chris Casso and Jim Salamone
Performed by Stereo Transmitted Disease
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Not bad for his first film.
19 March 2007 | by church_hill_4See all my reviews

I'm not going to rate this as a bad film, and I can't see why people would. Don't expect a horror when watching this, it clearly reflects psychological thriller. The story will keep you wondering until the end on what exactly is happening in this film, and when the end does come the concept is acceptable but the events that took place during the ending seemed a little odd.

Let's also bear in mind that this is Tony Krantz first film as Director, and if you ask me he pulled it off well, the direction and shots where well laid out, the editing had some creative transitions between flashbacks, and the story was quite original in a day of cheesy slasher flicks. All in all the film was entertaining and filled out a night pleasantly

If your into Psychological thrillers *** Dave Recommends ***

  • A Clockwork Orange ~ Stanley Kubrick


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