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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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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,339
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

After hearing the news of the nearby murders, Jimmy turns the radio off ... most people would instead turn it up to listen for more details. 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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Crazy Credits

"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 »

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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Decent but not great - could have been very good though.
18 September 2011 | by xdsi97See all my reviews

Entertaining movie. Pressure cooker thriller. In theory the movie has all the ingredients of Reservoir dogs. Gritty storyline and a cast that includes Michael Madsen and Danny Trejo. But the movie falls short... Madsen is brilliant as always and Harold Perrineau delivers a good performance, but they are unable to make-up for Amber Benson's disappointment. Danny Trejo has a total of two minutes of screen time, and he is never shown fully (he is shown through a kitchen window)... Noreen, the central character played by Amber Benson, was the weakest link. Also, the pressure is let out a bit too prematurely... In all, a movie that has potential, but fails. That said, for a direct-to-DVD movie, this is very good. It is not an excellent movie, but a decent one at the very least. If you have nothing else to do, this might be a decent pastime movie.


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