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Otis (2008)

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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 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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

Production designer Frank Bollinger came up with the idea for the extension cord being too short to reach the electrical outlet. See more »

Quotes

Agent Hotchkiss: You should feel good now. I have an 80% recovery rate.
Will Lawson: 80 percent? Really?
Agent Nogi: Well... we only recovered 60 percent of Debbie Pilter.
Agent Hotchkiss: Right. Beautiful legs. Track star.
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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 »

Connections

References Sublime (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A confused, unfunny, meaningless mess
10 January 2011 | by bob_megSee all my reviews

Otis is possibly the most ineptly made "professional" film I've seen in at least a decade. Its incompetence is infuriating.

It has absolutely no idea what it wants to achieve or what it wants to elicit. If it's a comedy, it's not funny. If it's a horror movie, it's not horrifying. if it's a commentary on vigilante-ism and the pop culture appeal of serial killing and kidnappers, it's not pithy, clever, or inventive.

As other reviewers have pointed out, the script is achingly bad. How Daniel Stern and Illeana Douglas (and Kevin Pollak!) were persuaded to lend their names to this pile of stinking dung is mystifying.

This is not satire. Satire needs to be played out with at least a shred of parody and there is no parody in this script. It's too badly written to comment on anything except how badly it's written.

Please Tony Krantz, take the massive well-deserved theatrical rejection this film received seriously. Keep the day job. We beg you.


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