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The Killing Jar (2010)

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A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Amber Benson ... Noreen
Kevin Gage ... Hank
Lew Temple ... Lonnie
Danny Trejo ... Jimmy
Patrick Durham ... Patron #1
Jonathan Sachar ... Patron #2
Lindsey Axelsson ... Starr
Talan Torriero ... Billy
Harold Perrineau ... Smith
Mark Young ... Radio Announcer (voice) (as Mark H. Young)
Emily Catherine Young Emily Catherine Young ... Young Girl
Michael Madsen ... Doe
Jake Busey ... Greene
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A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, and for language

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesinos al Amanecer See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

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$400,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Several scenes the pistol held by different people was not cocked. It was a single action M1911A1 Colt type semi auto pistol. It was not a double action type where you pull the trigger and it cocks the hammer for you. You can't just pull the trigger and it fires. To fire an uncocked pistol is impossible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Noreen: Whew, sure is hot out tonight.
Hank: Hot.
Lonnie: Hotter than nine naked women in a Volkswagen.
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"No butterflies were harmed during the making of this film." See more »

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References America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988) See more »

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The One I Need
Written by James Saez, Lew Temple and Laura Saez
Performed by Amber Benson, Laura Saez
Published by Rosalyrics Publishing
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A mysterious stranger enters a diner and is accused of murder. He turns the tables and secrets are reveled. Just OK. I say C
18 February 2011 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

When a mysterious stranger (Madsen) enters a diner after news of a killing spree, secrets become revealed. After hearing about a brutal killing, a mysterious stranger comes in to a diner at closing time. The waitress and the six customers begin to think this stranger is the killer. After taking control of the situation the stranger begins to uncover secrets of the hostages. Not everyone is who they seem to be. This is yet another movie with a lot of potential but doesn't keep your attention. There are some pretty intense parts but overall pretty slow moving. It's not terrible but not a great first choice for nightly entertainment. I give it a C.

Would I watch again? - No, this is a movie that doesn't get better with repeated viewings.


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