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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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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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"No butterflies were harmed during the making of this film." See more »

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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) 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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Too bloody
6 October 2016 | by drjgardnerSee all my reviews

The Killing Jar has a lot to recommend it, especially the great acting by Michael Madsen (a favorite of mine), Amber Benson, Jake Busey, and Harold Perrineau (he played Damon Pope on "Sons of Anarchy" and Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet"). But what might be a tight thriller gets a little too bloody, to the point where it is gratuitous rather than adding to the story. Toned down it would have made for a much better story.

I'm a big Michael Madsen fan and I never tire of his walks on the dark side in films like "Kill Bill", "Sin City", "Getaway" and, of course, "Reservoir Dogs". He's capable of playing other types of roles ("Wyatt Earp", "Species", "Free Willy") but audiences come to expect the violent portrayals. In this film I think he does a lot more acting and his character is not as one dimensional as Mr. Blonde. It's certainly the equivalent of his multi-faceted character from "Kill Bill".

The film is a definite must for Madsen fans.


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