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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tarah Paige 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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7 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O psyhopathis Otis See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Shot in 18 days. See more »

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Otis Broth: Just play - play along!
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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 48 Hours (1988) See more »

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Cum on Feel the Noize
Performed by Quiet Riot
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Written by Noddy Holder (as Neville Holder) / Jim Lea (as James Lea)
© Barn Publishing (Slade) Limited
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Funny and intense one minute. Ridiculous the next.
29 March 2012 | by redeemingtheunevenSee all my reviews

Having been reasonably impressed with other Raw Feed films, I was keen to check out 'Otis.' It has a promising, quite original storyline that should make for good entertainment in any horror fan's eyes. But I was rather disappointed.

The acting was good for the most part. Ashley Johnson and Bostin Christopher both nailed their leading roles, and Jere Burns as the left-of-field agent was an awesome injection. Illeana Douglas, on the other hand, er. She stood out amongst the pack as a let down, and even though this is a genre that doesn't get by on its acting merits, I had a problem with her performance.

In terms of soundtrack, I thought the licensed music used throughout was great (ie (Don't Fear) the Reaper), and so too were the few softer, touching pieces. Everything else felt out of place or too dramatic, and in a couple instances, music ruined entire scenes for me (much like Douglas' acting).

I can't rate this movie much above average, and that's coming from somebody who isn't a Horror cynic. Masses complain about modern-day horror flicks being unoriginal or just plain stupid and I never see the value in that. I know there are some bad ones out there, but they do get unfairly bashed on for the most part. So yeah, I'm not anti-slasher or anti-psycho material. 'Otis' just wasn't done right in places, whether that blame be laid down on the script or whatnot. It has its share of bright glimpses, don't get me wrong, but it also has its share of dull, cringe-worthy "you idiot" moments, where I just have to put my fist down.


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