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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.


Jason Wiles




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 Kate Ascott-Evans ... Molly
Annabelle Bitterman Annabelle Bitterman ... Blue


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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He just wants to leave. The mob just wants him dead. And he thought show business was murder ... See more »


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Streets Of Laredo
Performed by Maggie's Midnight Ramblers
Recorded live at Maggie's Lounge - Ely, NV
Courtesy of Christopher Lani
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Great dark comedy...
30 September 2009 | by curbsquerlSee all my reviews

I was very surprised at how good this film was. First of all, anything with Jake Busey deserves to be watched. Anytime he was on screen I laughed out loud. Chris Klein was very funny as usual, and the plot was original. But the very best part of this film was the character Ledge, played by Fred Durst. That man can act... and Ledge is possibly one of the quirkiest characters I've seen in a film. Great stuff! I laughed, I cried.... well, I didn't cry at all, but I did laugh. I will be surprised if this movie doesn't become a cult classic, in the vein of Donnie Darko, or Boondock Saints. Any movie that makes violence as funny as this movie gets an A in my book.

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Release Date:

22 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ely, Nevada, USA See more »


Box Office


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

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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