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Penance (2009)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 30 May 2009 (USA)
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A young mother decides to become a stripper to earn some fast cash, only to find her worst nightmares are about to begin.

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Jake Kennedy

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Jake Kennedy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marieh Delfino ... Amelia
Jason Connery ... John
Michael Rooker ... Mann
Graham McTavish ... Geeves
Alice Amter ... Eve
Valorie Hubbard ... Kathy
Lochlyn Munro ... Jack
Allison Lange ... Tara
Tony Todd ... Chauffeur
James Duval ... Sleazy party guy
Eve Mauro ... Suzie - Sassy
Sita Young Sita Young ... Molly
Katherine Randolph ... Polly
Garrett Jones Garrett Jones ... Will
Morann Peri ... Corridor prisoner
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A story of single mother Amelia, who turns to stripping as a means of making ends meet and winds up the unwilling subject of a grim purification ritual. When her friend, stripper Suzy takes a beating that leaves her unable to perform, she asks her to cover her latest gig. Reluctantly accepting so she can convalesce, she begins to grow uneasy when her driver takes her to a dark and remote location. Once inside, she finds herself imprisoned with a number of other unchaste women by a sadistic captor, Geeves who uses various torture methods to rid them of their impurities. Written by lament

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He Made Them Pay For Their Sins

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Horror | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Devil's Dungeon See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Garrett Jones originally had a much smaller role as Will, but Writer and Director Jake Kennedy was so impressed by Jones' acting, that he expanded Jones' part by writing additional dialogue for his character. See more »

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When Mann points the gun at Will it's a Beretta 92f then when Mann takes the camera and shoots Will it's a different gun and then right after the gun changes back to the Beretta 92f. See more »

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Great cast, horrid movie
24 February 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

What a shame that a wonderful cast full of decent character actors and genre stalwarts is wasted in a nasty little 'torture porn' style movie. The tale of a couple of strippers who are abducted by some crazy characters who plan to punish and perform cruel surgery on them is an awful one, let down by overwrought acting, dodgy execution, and unpleasant gore effects.

The only reason I watched this was for all the familiar faces. Genre mainstays like Lochlyn Munro, James Duval, and Jason Connery all have minor parts. The main villain is played by Graham McTavish, a personal favourite of mine purely because of his wonderful character in RAMBO, and he's good here too, although he has little to work with. We also get a brief Tony Todd cameo, and a nicely sleazy turn for Michael Rooker. It's just a pity with all the talent involved that they couldn't come up with something better than this 'torture porn' dreck.


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