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Acolytes (2008)

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Three teenagers blackmail a serial killer.

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Jon Hewitt

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S.P. Krause, Shayne Armstrong (as Shayne Armstrong) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Edgerton ... Ian Wright
Michael Dorman ... Gary Parker
Sebastian Gregory ... Mark
Hanna Mangan Lawrence ... Chasely (as Hanna Mangan-Lawrence)
Joshua Payne Joshua Payne ... James
Belinda McClory ... Kay Wright
Holly Baldwin Holly Baldwin ... Tanya Lee
Anthony Phelan ... Tanya Lee's Dad
Bella Heathcote ... Petra
Sue Dwyer Sue Dwyer ... Ma Parker
Todd Levi ... Detective 1
Danny Baldwin Danny Baldwin ... Detective 2
Harley Bennick Harley Bennick ... Young James
Ryan Sheldrake Ryan Sheldrake ... Young Mark
Leigh Prewecki Leigh Prewecki ... Kay and Ian's Baby
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Storyline

James Tresswick and Mark Vincent are victims of a brutal bully Gary Parker who has maltreated both boys, marking their bodies and spoiling their young lives. In their last year of high school, James and Mark find a way to stop being victims. They're going to kill Gary; Wandering alone around an isolated forest - the suspected site of the disappearance of a local girl - 17 year old Mark strays upon an adult male filling in a trench. It's suspicious and tantalizing. Mark returns with his friend James and Chasley Keys and they bring shovels to exhume what will probably be rotting garbage or someone's dead pet - or so they tell themselves. They find the ghostly white body of a woman. She's a tourist - a Canadian backpacker. The "trench" is a grave. The "adult male" is her killer. And they've got him by the balls. Responding to Mark's intimations James floats an idea to seek out "the sicko". It'll be a bit of fun. He's confident the guy lives in their suburb; Mark saw his car parked on a ... Written by Armstrong & Krause

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Nothing stays buried forever.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Caçada Sinistra See more »

Filming Locations:

Queensland, Australia

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This film is considered an Ozploitation picture, an Australian exploitation movie. See more »

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Performed by Karnivool
Written by Mark Hosking/Andrew Goddard/Ian Kenny/Jonathan Stockman
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Interesting CreepyMovie, though in the end it became lot more Twisted,Sebastian Gregory, Joshua Payne and Helene M.Lawrence kept me on Edge.
2 January 2011 | by saadgkhanSee all my reviews

ACOLYTES – CATCH IT ( B ) Acolytes is about two teenage Boys and a Girl who find a dead body in the forest and rather then telling the police, the boys plan to use the serial Killer to take their revenge from the Guy, who molested them… when they were kids. The concept of the movie is really interesting and the execution is also very enthralling. Although, in the end it became lot more Twisted than expected. Sebastian Gregory, Joshua Payne and Helena M.Lawrence make a dynamic trio. Watching them juggling through all was quite enjoyable. Joel Egerton is becoming my favorite Aussie Man, I loved him in Animal Kingdom and here he didn't have much scoop but he did creep me out through his mustache. Michael Dorman as Child Molester was pretty darn good. Overall, really good Aussie Thriller, I enjoyed it because of its story and performances by ensemble Aussie actors.


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