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My Bloody Valentine (2009)

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Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.

Director:

Patrick Lussier

Writers:

Todd Farmer (screenplay), Zane Smith (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jensen Ackles ... Tom Hanniger
Jaime King ... Sarah Palmer
Kerr Smith ... Axel Palmer
Betsy Rue Betsy Rue ... Irene
Edi Gathegi ... Deputy Martin
Tom Atkins ... Burke
Kevin Tighe ... Ben Foley
Megan Boone ... Megan
Karen Baum Karen Baum ... Deputy Ferris
Joy de la Paz Joy de la Paz ... Rosa
Marc Macaulay ... Riggs
Todd Farmer ... Frank the Trucker
Jeff Hochendoner ... Red
Bingo O'Malley ... Officer Hinch
Liam Rhodes ... Michael
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Storyline

In the mining town of Harmony, a drilling accident is caused by the son of the owner, Tom Hanniger. The mine collapses, burying six miners alive. The rescue team finds only Harry Warden alive, but in coma, and the other miners murdered by his pickax, and they conclude that Harry killed them to save oxygen for himself. On Valentine's Day, Harry awakes from his coma in the local hospital, and he kills twenty-two people, including a group of teenagers that are partying in the mine. Harry is killed by the deputy, but the only survivors are Tom Hanniger, his girlfriend Sarah, their friend Axel Palmer and his girlfriend Irene. Ten years later, Tom returns to Harmony after the death of his father. Tom has decided to sell the Hanniger Mine, and finds that Sarah has married Axel, who is now the local sheriff, and they have a son named Noah. On Valentine's Day, Harry Warden also returns, seeking revenge against those that had escaped his pickax in the past, and Tom is accused by Axel and other ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Get your heart broken See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic brutal horror violence and grisly images throughout, some strong sexuality, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Bloody Valentine 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,241,456, 18 January 2009

Gross USA:

$51,545,952

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,734,718
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Production Co:

Lionsgate See more »
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| (cut) | (Theatrical Version)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the bar scene, Sheriff Burke who's played by Tom Atkins yells, "Everybody stand down, god damn it!" Atkins would go on to play a similar character in Patrick Lussier next feature film, Drive Angry (2011) where he would say the exact same line in the same way (during the latter film's roadblock scene). See more »

Goofs

When Sarah and Megan are being attacked in the grocery store, they barricade themselves in the manager's office. Sarah then spends time keeping the desk in front of the door. Megan spends time unlocking the grate on the back window. Sarah whose parents owned the store and she grew up working in it should have known that there was an alarm button right next to the door. In fact there is a warning in big letters written on the wall above the alarm buttons saying DO NOT TOUCH. Only after Megan is killed does Sarah hit the alarm button. See more »

Quotes

Axel Palmer: Hey, you missed me on TV.
Sarah Palmer: Oh, yes! That's right! How was he?
Ben Foley: When you gonna dump this bum and run away with me?
Sarah Palmer: I get off work at 8.
Ben Foley: Well, I'll be sure to tuck the top down the top on my Cadillac.
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Crazy Credits

The credits scroll over a journey through the mine down a mine train/tram tracks. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th, Part 3: 3D (2014) See more »

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Hyperspace
Written by Matthew Caws, Ira Elliot, and Daniel Lorca
Performed by Nada Surf
Courtesy of Nada Surf Inc.
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Entertaining Collection of Clichés
11 June 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the mining town of Harmony, there is an accident caused by the son of the owner Tom Hanniger (Jensen Ackles) during a drilling, and the mine collapses burying six miners alive. The rescue team finds only Harry Warden alive but in coma and the other miners murdered punched by his pickax, and they conclude that Harry killed them to save oxygen for himself. On the Valentine's Day, Harry awakes from the coma in the local hospital, and he kills twenty-two persons, including a group of teenagers that are partying in the mine. Harry is killed by the deputy but the only survivors are Tom Hanniger, his girlfriend Sarah (Jaime King), their friend Axel Palmer (Kerr Smith) and another girl. Ten years later, Tom returns to Harmony after the death of his father decided to sell the Hanniger Mine, and finds that Sarah has married Axel, now the local sheriff, and they have a son. On the Valentine's Day, Harry Warden also returns seeking revenge against those that had escaped from his pickax in the past, and Tom is accused by Axel and other locals.

The slasher "My Bloody Valentine" is an entertaining collection of clichés that keeps tension until the last scene despite being predictable. The greatest attraction of this forgettable feature seems to be the effects of 3D in movie theaters. I have watched at home on DVD and I had lots of fun with the silly and manipulative plot. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Dia dos Namorados Macabro" ("Macabre Valentine's Day")


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