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Donkey Punch (2008)

R | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 18 July 2008 (UK)
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Things go drastically wrong for a group of British holidaymakers in Spain.


Olly Blackburn


Olly Blackburn (screenplay), David Bloom (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Robert Boulter ... Sean
Sian Breckin Sian Breckin ... Lisa
Tom Burke ... Bluey
Nichola Burley ... Tammi
Julian Morris ... Josh
Jay Taylor Jay Taylor ... Marcus
Jaime Winstone ... Kim


After meeting at a nightclub in a Mediterranean resort, seven young adults decide to continue partying aboard a luxury yacht in the middle of the ocean. But when one of them dies in a freak accident, the others argue about what to do, which leads to a ruthless fight for survival. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This party is going overboard

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of strong sexual content involving an aberrant violent act, graphic nudity, violence, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Although the film is set in Mallorca, the sequence where the girls are in the cab on their way out is filmed on the Costa del Sol, as illustrated by the road sign for Belamadena and Torremuel. See more »


When Tammi sets off the flare at the end of the film she aims it behind her and to the right. When the flare goes off the shadow cast is from the front and the left. See more »


Sean: [Saying to stabbed Bluey] You're gonna be okay. Your lung's filling up with blood. But that's why God gave you two.
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Don't Save Us From The Flames - Superpitcher Remix
Written by M83
Performed by M83
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I guess it was all right
20 September 2018 | by crystallogicSee all my reviews

This film has gotten some pretty low scores here on IMDB, and to be frank, I can definitely understand why this is the case. That said, I didn't think it was so bad and it passed the time well enough. It's just fairly shallow and stupid.

Truth is though that I can't totally resist a story about a party going terribly wrong, and I guess this is basically what we have here. It's pretty much an exploitation homage, and after the eponymous "donkey punch" episode, it goes exactly as you think it will. The characters, even the girls, are pretty thinly sketched and it's hard to imagine them doing anything outside of the story they are in, but nevertheless, the acting seems solid all across the board and everyone in the production did a commendable job. Still, the film doesn't exactly have any dialogue triumphs, and its climax (ha hah) is in fact the wild intercutting of the sex that rises to a fever pitch and then goes horribly awry. It was pretty hot stuff, and then turned to a genuine "oh crap!" moment, and I appreciated that.

Unfortunately what followed didn't give me anything that I didn't learn from 1970s exploitation movies, and those are a hard act to follow. I understand Dead Calm was an inspiration or at least an influence, but i still haven't seen that one. it's probably better than this was. The film didn't piss me off exactly but it didn't leave me with much feeling of any kind, either, and that's bad. The second half is supposed to be tense and psychologically frought, but it's oddly lifeless. It's all a bit vapid and everyone is pretty and stupid. There's a death that reminded me a little of I Spit on Your Grave. Some of the music was fun. Where'd those young boys get that yacht anyway? if they ever said, I missed it; this is not the sort of movie you'll remember a word from, either.

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Release Date:

18 July 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


GBP900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,744, 25 January 2009

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warp X, EM Media, Film4 See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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