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The Collector (2009)

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Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

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Marcus Dunstan

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Patrick Melton (screenplay), Marcus Dunstan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Prael William Prael ... Larry Wharton
Diane Ayala Goldner ... Gena Wharton
Juan Fernández ... The Collector
Josh Stewart ... Arkin
Michael Reilly Burke ... Michael Chase
Andrea Roth ... Victoria Chase
Karley Scott Collins ... Hannah Chase
Madeline Zima ... Jill Chase
Haley Pullos ... Cindy (as Haley Alexis Pullos)
Daniella Alonso ... Lisa
Patrick Rizzotti ... Bowling Ball Cleaner
Jayme Suzonne Riser Jayme Suzonne Riser ... Bar Dancer
Krystal Mayo Krystal Mayo ... Bar Dancer (as Krystal Dawn Mayo)
Michele Diane Pate Michele Diane Pate ... Bar Dancer
Nicole Antranette Fisher Nicole Antranette Fisher ... Bar Dancer
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Storyline

When the Chase family moves to an isolated house in the middle of nowhere in Detroit, Arkin is hired to fix the windows and the doors. Later he meets his daughter and his wife that has a debt with dangerous sharks and needs money, but his week payment is not enough to pay her debts. Arkin plots to heist the safe of Michael Chase during the night to raise the necessary money. However, when he arrives in the house, he finds that a sadistic criminal has imprisoned the family and planted traps everywhere. Arkin seeks a way out of the deadly house to save his life. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He always takes one

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive sadistic bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Midnight Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Mobile, Alabama, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,576,296, 2 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,706,394, 20 September 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The writers intended the movie to be a Saw (2004) prequel, but the idea was declined. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 5 mins) After the girl and the hero electrocute the old man. The collector grabs the old mans feet to move him. The water that previously covered the floor is gone. The wood floor is dry. See more »

Quotes

Arkin: Stupid fucking cat!
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References Saw (2004) See more »

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Disjointed, mumbled lines, silly to the extreme
16 October 2012 | by garythemessageSee all my reviews

I rented this so I could have some background before watching the sequel. "The Collector" was a jumbled mess. Clumsy and inept character introductions, poor acting, mumbled lines, often the darkness was simply too dark to see what was going on. If this was "horror" then at no time did the masked dude scare me. He was actually quite silly looking. And many of the traps were asinine, like something a 5th grader would come up with. Not scary, not thrilling, not even believable. And in the middle of all this, enter some criminal element thread that was completely disjointed from the plot. It was just cut in there, clumsy to the point of painfulness. Again, a prime opportunity for extremely poor acting and the director didn't disappoint. I admit I liked the first "Saw" movie, but none of the rest of them. I guess I'm just not a "traps" sort of movie fan. I'm a fan of solid characters and dialogue, strong plot development, believable situations, etc. Ya know, movie stuff. I tend to hold my nose and cut short films like this. Indeed, I turned it off somewhere in the middle, or perhaps two thirds of the way? I don't know. I stopped paying attention at that point. My crackers and peanut butter became more interesting. Let the fanboys have their "Saw" copy. I'm just done with it.


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