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Play Dead (2009)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | Video 22 September 2009
In small town Nevada, a former TV action hero (Klein) runs afoul of drug dealers and a covered-up murder, inspiring him to round up his old co-stars to save the terrorized townspeople.

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Jason Wiles
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Credited cast:
Chris Klein ... Ronnie Reno
Fred Durst ... Ledge
Jake Busey ... Merle Jones
Michael Beach ... Devon
Paul Francis ... Ray Jones
Timothy Ryan Hensel Timothy Ryan Hensel ... Dickford Jones
Tim Arnold Tim Arnold ... Sigh
Richard Riehle ... Truck Driver
James Koetting James Koetting ... Sheriff
Lisa Lenes Lisa Lenes ... Ms. Stoner
Justin Spraggins ... Actor
Ruth Mills Ruth Mills ... Hostess
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sasha Alexander ... Carolanne
Kate Ascott-Evans ... Molly
Annabelle Bitterman Annabelle Bitterman ... Blue
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Ronnie Reno (Klein) is a former TV action hero in dire need of a comeback. On his way back from a failed audition he winds up snowbound in a remote Nevada town run by scary meth dealers, including Merle (Busey), and their henchman (Durst). When he finds the body of a dead FBI agent there, life imitates Reno's art as he is forced to reunite with his former co-stars, including Devon (Beach), to save himself and the terrorized townsfolk. Written by anonymous

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Ronnie Rio is a long way from Hollywood. See more »


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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ton ithelan nekro See more »

Filming Locations:

Ely, Nevada, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Connections

References The A-Team (1983) See more »

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Same Ole Thing
Written by Christopher Lani and Jason Hodel
Performed by Maggie's Midnight Ramblers
Recorded live at Maggie's Lounge - Ely, NV
Courtesy of Christopher Lani
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Not just bad - strange as well
30 December 2011 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I like watching genre movies made by low budget filmmakers, because not only do they often try harder to deliver the goods so their films will stand out from the crowd, you can often find a love of filmmaking absent from many big budget Hollywood films. But "Play Dead" reminded me that there are a lot of BAD movies made by low budget filmmakers. The script is bewildering - it often plays like each scene was written by one person part of a large committee, with each subsequent filmmaker often ignoring what was written before in order to do their own thing. There's a lot in this movie that makes no sense. The movie suffers in other aspects as well, ranging from underwhelming acting to incompetent cinematography. Obviously made on the real cheap, you have to wonder how director / co-writer / producer Jason Wiles managed to convince the semi-famous cast to appear in this shabby production. The only explanation I can think of is blackmail.


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