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Burning Bright (2010)

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A thriller centered on a young woman and her autistic little brother who are trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane.

Director:

Carlos Brooks

Writers:

Christine Coyle Johnson (screenplay), Julie Prendiville Roux (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Garret Dillahunt ... Johnny Gaveneau
Briana Evigan ... Kelly Taylor
Charlie Tahan ... Tom Taylor
Peggy Sheffield Peggy Sheffield ... Doctor Orsi
Mary Rachel Quinn ... Catherine Taylor (as Mary Rachel Dudley)
Tom Nowicki ... Sheriff
Katie Katie ... Tiger
Schicka Schicka ... Tiger
Kismet Kismet ... Tiger
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In Montgomery County, Kelly Taylor is ready to go to college and takes her autistic brother, Tom, to a specialized institution. However, the bank informs her that she does not have sufficient funds in her account to honor her check. Her stepfather, Johnny Gaveneau, withdrew the money from her account the day before. When Kelly arrives home, Johnny reveals that he used the money to buy a tiger for his 'safari show' project. In addition he has the house reinforced, in order to protect it from hurricanes, so all the windows and external doors are covered with wood. When Kelly awakes, she finds that the starving tiger is inside the house and Tom and she are trapped with the ravenous animal. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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His feeding. Your frenzy. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror/violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2012 (Bahrain) See more »

Also Known As:

Ravenous See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The title is a reference to the William Blake poem 'The Tyger' published in 1794 See more »

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Johnny Gaveneau: Look, I'm starting a safari ranch. This is my main attraction. I need, you know, a scary animal.
Howie: Scary?
Johnny Gaveneau: Yeah. That's what the tourists pay to see. I don't think this cat's scary enough. I'm not paying top dollar for an animal that doesn't scare anyone and doesn't know any tricks. Now, maybe if I'm paying less, say, $5,000 less...
Howie: Mr. Gaveneau, the only reason we are talking is because last month this cat attacked a circus horse while 300 of your tourists ran screaming for their lives.
Johnny Gaveneau: Chased ...
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Eat a Bear
Written and Performed by Kevin Wright and Eric Wright
Published by Kevin Wright and Eric Wright
Courtesy of Kevin Wright and Eric Wright
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Great fun kitty cat movie.
6 September 2010 | by GreenzombidogSee all my reviews

Why are you reading a review of this movie? You should have read the synopsis and thought "Hell yeah I need to see that".

Two people (a girl and her younger autistic brother)are trapped in a house with a tiger, Awesome. The tiger is there because their stepfather wants to start a safari park so he bought a tiger. Guess who he bought it from, Meatloaf, Awesome.

The Tiger is real for the vast majority of the time, Awesome. The movie is very well filmed and acted. The plot though ridiculous is still believable (sort of), Awesome. If your a Briana Evigan fan you'll love it. She spends nearly the entire movie in her underwear and at one point is soaking wet. Awesome. The effects look good. Barring one point where they look decidedly dodgy. But not to the point where your saying "oh my that looked dreadful". No you'll be saying "haha did you see that. That was brilliant". Awesome. The only way you wont enjoy this film is if you're some kind of movie snob, or a robot. I'm sure even snobs and robots need to switch their brains of and just enjoy some mindless entertainment every now and then. So do just that and you'll enjoy yourself. 8 out of 10. Awesome.


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