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The Horseman (2008)

R | | Crime, Thriller | April 2009 (USA)
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When Christian finds out his runaway teenage daughter, Jesse has been sexually attacked, the suburban father loses it. Setting out to find Jesse's attacker, Christian goes on a violent rampage.


Steven Kastrissios
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Marshall Peter Marshall ... Christian Forteski
Caroline Marohasy Caroline Marohasy ... Alice
Brad McMurray ... Derek
Jack Henry ... Finn
Christopher Sommers ... Pauly
Evert McQueen Evert McQueen ... Jim
Steven Tandy Steven Tandy ... Devlin
Bryan Probets ... Walters
Chris Betts Chris Betts ... Hilton
Damon Gibson Damon Gibson ... Chuck
Ron Kelly ... Det. Adams
Robyn Moore ... Irene
Hannah Levien ... Jesse
Greg Jones Greg Jones ... Warren
Mick Glancy Mick Glancy ... Bernie


Christian, a divorced father and white collar businessman grieves over the complicated death of his daughter. When a video arrives anonymously in the mail, featuring his daughter heavily intoxicated and mistreated, Christian sets out on a reckless journey to find answers. Fuelled by rage and sorrow, the death toll quickly rises as he uncovers an ugly truth. Along the way he meets Alice, a young runaway not unlike his daughter and a fragile friendship begins to unfold. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, some torture, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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As of 2019 The Only Film to be filmed in parts of Burpengary Queensland. See more »


When Christian and Alice are pulled over by the cop, the outside camera shot shows Christian rolling down his window. The next shot inside the car shows the cop walking up and the light from his flashlight is reflected in Christian's window which is still up. The next outside shot shows the window down again. See more »


[first lines]
Christian: [casually to person answering the door] Hi.
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Written by Ryan Potter
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Brilliantly made...
24 June 2010 | by stroggerSee all my reviews

but this is essentially an exploitation film.

The most outstanding thing is the lead actors performance which was pretty amazing. I was expecting more from the film after the first half an hour or so, but the film never achieves the depth that Peter Marshall's performance suggests. The script doesn't do justice to the production or the acting.

It's enjoyable revenge flick but to try and engage with it on a level beyond that just exposes how silly and tasteless it all is.

Despite these misgivings there is a lot to like about the film and I hope the director and Peter Marshall especially progress to bigger and better things.

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April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)


Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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