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Red State (2011)

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Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.

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Kevin Smith

Writer:

Kevin Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Angarano ... Travis
Deborah Aquila Deborah Aquila ... Mrs. Vasquez
Nicholas Braun ... Billy-Ray
Ronnie Connell ... Randy
Kaylee DeFer ... Dana
Joey Figueroa Joey Figueroa ... Route 9 Friend
Kyle Gallner ... Jarod
Anna Gunn ... Travis' Mother
Matt Jones ... Deputy Pete
John Lacy ... Travis' Father
Catherine McCord ... News Reporter
Alexa Nikolas ... Jesse
Stephen Root ... Sheriff Wynan
Cooper Thornton ... Plastic Wrap Man
Betty Aberlin ... Abigail
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Storyline

The teenager Jarod invites his best friends Travis and Billy-Ray to have a foursome with a thirty-eight year-old woman. While driving to meet the woman, Travis hit a car parked on the road. When they meet the woman, she gives spiked beer to them and they pass out. When the three friends wake up, they find that they are trapped in the fundamentalist Five Points Trinity Church of the infamous Pastor Abin Cooper and that they will be killed. Meanwhile the church is under siege by ATF agents led by Agent Joseph Keenan that have been ordered to destroy the terrorist cell. Will the teenagers be saved by the agents of the law enforcement agency? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Love thy neighbor See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/disturbing content, some sexual content including brief nudity, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Kevin Smith Horror Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$204,230, 6 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,104,682, 29 September 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson was considered for the role that eventually went to John Goodman. See more »

Goofs

The boys are served Miller Lite beer, in green bottles with white labels. The label color is correct, but Miller Lite bottles are brown, not green. See more »

Quotes

Joseph Keenan: You're still gonna kill them...
Agent Carol: The U.S. Government doesn't kill people, Agent Keenan, in or out of custody.
Agent Hammond: [switches off camera] Of course we're going to kill them, Joe. We're going to kill them with kindness.
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Crazy Credits

The cast listing is divided in three parts labeled "Sex", "Religion" and "Politics", representing the respective characters' roles in the movie. See more »

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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Tusk (2016) See more »

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In the Garden
Traditional
Performed by Michael Parks
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Brilliant and ironic... Must watch
9 October 2014 | by usmansarwarSee all my reviews

This movie also suffers from the ire of religion aficionados and hence receives bad reviews on Netflix and IMDb. Rest assured, this is a great movie with equal parts survival horror and Tarantino-esque irony.

The movie does have a compact script and keeps things pretty straightforward to brief acts. There is, however, never a dull moment. Definitely one of Kevin Smith's best works.

One word of caution, do not expect traditional structure of a protagonist driven plot. This movie is quite off kilter, using characters as disposable plot devices. I for one, loved that little unpredictability to this film.

Extremely entertaining, unless you are waiting for rapture yourself.


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