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Red Sands (2009)

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During a mission in the Middle East, a group of US soldiers destroy a statue out of boredom only to then be visited by something the next day.

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Alex Turner

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Simon Barrett
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shane West ... Spc. Jeff Keller
Leonard Roberts ... SSgt. Marcus Howston
Aldis Hodge ... Trevor Anderson
Callum Blue ... Gregory Wilcox
Brendan Miller ... Pfc. Chard Davies
Theo Rossi ... Pfc. Tino Hull
Noel Gugliemi ... Pfc. Jorge Wardell (as Noel G)
Mercedes Mason ... Arab Woman (as Mercedes Masöhn)
Govinda Touzene Govinda Touzene ... Afghan Child
Andrew Elvis Miller ... Parker
Fahim Fazli ... Goat Herder
Ashourina Benjamin Ashourina Benjamin ... Ahfgan Dead Mom (as Asharina Benjamin)
Simon Barrett ... Matt Carson
Chris Carter Chris Carter ... Hollister
Kim Stodel Kim Stodel ... Clemens
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During a mission in the Middle East, a group of US soldiers destroy a statue out of boredom only to then be visited by something the next day.

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Rated R for violent content, language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Goofs

Almost all nocturnal establishing shots of the house show the same cloud formation in the sky. See more »

Quotes

Trevor Anderson: Where they gonna hide man? They under the sand breathing through straws?
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Referenced in The Screenwriter Diaries (2009) See more »

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Surprisingly bad
13 January 2013 | by aldiborontiSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this director's last movie, Dead Birds, so I had high expectations for this one. Hollywood lives to disappoint though and Red Sands is a complete letdown.

The setting is intriguing, the situation (a released djinn) promising, but the director doesn't deliver. Like a wounded snake the film drags its slow length along to an utterly predictable ending. The action is sparse, the suspense even sparser. The actors try their damnedest to inject some energy into this thing but like a balloon with a puncture they can huff and puff for all their might but it won't inflate.

All in all a sorry show. Let's hope the director can learn by the mistakes made here for we know he's capable of a lot better. 4/10


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

24 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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The Stone House See more »

Filming Locations:

Kabul, Afghanistan See more »

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Budget:

GBP1,500 (estimated)
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