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Otis (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 7 March 2008 (USA)
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Suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson, goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate, are ... See full summary »

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Tony Krantz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tarah Paige ... Kim
Bostin Christopher ... Otis Broth
Ashley Johnson ... Riley Lawson
Tracy Scoggins ... Rita Vitale
Illeana Douglas ... Kate Lawson
Daniel Stern ... Will Lawson
Gary Kraus ... Mr. Warner
Kristen Trucksess Kristen Trucksess ... Mrs. Warner
Jared Kusnitz ... Reed Lawson
Angelo Custino Angelo Custino ... Scott
Jamie McBride ... Police Officer
Jere Burns ... Agent Ralph Hotchkiss
Burt Bulos ... Agent Nogi
Kevin Pollak ... Elmo Broth
Brett Golov Brett Golov ... Trace Tech.
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Suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson, goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate, are contacted by her kidnapper, an insufferable FBI Special Agent takes charge of the case.But, from deep within the psychopathic subterranean world created by Otis, Riley turns the tables on her tormentor, manages to escape and to contact her parents. And, fed up with the tragi-comic inability of the FBI to find their girl, Will, Kate, and Riley's brother, Reed decide to take matters - and justice - into their own hands.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O psyhopathis Otis See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs appears in one shot as an orderly in the hospital. He is wearing the exact same costume his character, Mandingo, wore in Sublime (2007), where he was a satanic orderly. See more »

Quotes

Will Lawson: [panicking after having realized what he has done and what it will lead to] I electrocuted his asshole!
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Alternate Versions

German version was cut by ca. 7 seconds (torture scene with Will and Elmo) to secure a light SPIO/JK approval (the FSK rejected the film). See more »

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References Dateline NBC (1992) See more »

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Baby Please Don't Go
Performed by Paul Revere & The Raiders
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Written by Big Joe Williams (as Joseph Lee Williams)
© EMI Full Keel Music & Universal Music Corp. (Publishers) (ASCAP)
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The Missed Birthday Party
17 January 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The twisted forty year old idiot Otis Broth (Bostin Christopher) delivers pizzas and is a pedophile serial killer. When he abducts a teenager, he calls her Kim and fantasizes that she is his sweetheart and date of the high school prom. After killing his last victim, Otis kidnaps the smart suburban teenager Riley Lawson (Ashley Johnson) and brings her to the basement of his house, hiding the girl from his brother Elmo Broth (Kevin Pollak). Their desperate parents Kate (Illeana Douglas) and Will Lawson (Daniel Stern) have friction with the arrogant and silly FBI Agent Hotchkiss (Jere Burns) that is in charge of the investigation. When Riley escapes from Otis's house and calls her family, Kate convinces Will and their son Reed (Jared Kusnitz) to seek revenge and punish Otis. However, the vigilantes confuse Elmo with Otis in their rampage getting into trouble.

"Otis" is almost a masterpiece of sick dark humor, with magnificent performances of the unknown Bostin Christopher and Illeana Douglas, very well supported by the great cast. The plot makes jokes with dramatic situations and is a sort of parody of the countless movies of torture that have been recently released. Unfortunately the weak open conclusion is not satisfactory and is disappointing. For my surprise, in the Extras of the DVD, there is an excellent alternate ending called "The Birthday Party" and in accordance with the explanation of the director, this would be the original conclusion of this movie. I really did not understand why this brilliant ending was not used. My vote is six.

Note: With the original "The Birthday Party Alternate Ending", my vote would be eight.

Title (Brazil): "Otis, o Ninfomaníaco" ("Otis, the Nymphomaniac")


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