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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.

Director:

Mark Young

Writer:

Mark Young

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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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Storyline

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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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

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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The Actors Studio!
2 August 2013 | by pdmanskeSee all my reviews

Grabastic - I'm a channel flipper and I stopped flipping for this little gem. The movie was all about acting, it reminded me of 12 Angry Men or Night Of The Living Dead as it took place in a small space and was packed with tension and personalities. Bloody movie if you want street cred. You really didn't know who would be shot next or how or why. Micheal Madsen filled his type cast as a deranged thug and the rest of the cast played through acting school chops. Madsen got to ham it up and his experience showed. The writing was well done and tightly edited. Jake Busey as always bought the air of chaos and wildness along and fleshed his character out well. You could really imagine the actors walking around the green room with a script and talking to themselves.


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