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Rule of 3 (2008)

Rule of Three (original title)
A suspenseful film-noir that takes place at three points in time within a single motel room, viewing the events before, during, and after a college graduate's abduction.

Director:

Eric Shapiro

Writers:

Rhoda Jordan, Eric Shapiro (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rodney Eastman ... Russ
Ben Siegler ... Jon
Parry Shen ... David
Rhoda Jordan ... Lo
Lee Schall Lee Schall ... Brian
Tiffany Shepis ... Dana
Inger Tudor ... Janet
Cary Woodworth ... Jake
Cerris Morgan-Moyer ... Sara
Diana Elizabeth Jordan ... Delivery Girl
Jenifour Jones Jenifour Jones ... Brianne (voice) (as Jeni4 Jones)
Richard Caines ... Mike (voice)
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A suspenseful film-noir that takes place at three points in time within a single motel room, viewing the events before, during, and after a college graduate's abduction.

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motel | neo noir | number in title | See All (3) »

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The things they did to her.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (letterbox)
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Most of the movie takes place in a single room. See more »

Quotes

Russ: The truth is a lot like pussy. It's always a lot uglier when you shine some light on it.
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Promising concept held back by indie credentials..
17 July 2008 | by fastfoodiSee all my reviews

Fitfully involving, despite some good ideas and a decent script exploring some darkly comic moral ambiguities...

I recognize its independent origins, but the bland lensing and terrible musical score really did not help. Ben Siegler's impressive performance deserves mention. Other supporting cast members were uneven at best, tho i did guiltily enjoy Rodney Eastman's drug-dealer character.

Although it presents an intriguing mystery, and is inventively told via jumps in time, the movie seemed to progress without generating any real suspense at all. Paring down some of the exposition (as well as some predictable, over-long exchanges) and drawing out the more important plot developments would probably have given the film a much more engaging rhythm and created a more visceral drama..


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