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Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)

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The population of Detroit has almost completely disappeared, but a few remain. As daylight disappears they realize that the Dark is coming for them.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hayden Christensen ... Luke
John Leguizamo ... Paul
Thandie Newton ... Rosemary
Jacob Latimore ... James
Taylor Groothuis Taylor Groothuis ... Briana
Jordan Trovillion ... Concession Girl (as Jordon Trovillion)
Arthur Cartwright ... Security Guard
Neal Huff ... Chicago Reporter
Hugh Maguire Hugh Maguire ... Patient
Erin Nicole Erin Nicole ... Paige (as Erin Nicole Brolley)
Stephen Clark Stephen Clark ... Male TV Anchor
Carolyn Taylor ... Female TV Anchor (as Carolyn Clifford-Taylor)
Larry Fessenden ... Bike Messenger
Nicholas Yu Nicholas Yu ... Chinese Reporter (as Nick Yu)
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When a massive power outage plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness, a disparate group of individuals find themselves alone. The entire city's population has vanished into thin air, leaving behind heaps of empty clothing, abandoned cars and lengthening shadows. Soon the daylight begins to disappear completely, and as the survivors gather in an abandoned tavern, they realize the darkness is out to get them, and only their rapidly diminishing light sources can keep them safe. Written by Official Site

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Stay in the light See more »


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

La oscuridad See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,428, 18 February 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,197, 13 March 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie takes place in Detroit See more »

Goofs

Close-ups of the Chevy truck's headlights alternately show round and rectangular lights. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Concession Girl: [squinting] You, um... Would you... your light...
Paul: What? Oh, uh...
Concession Girl: My bad.
Paul: ...I'm such a moron.
Concession Girl: How's the flick ?
Paul: Ah... Ah, you know. Adam Sandler gets in a mess, wife gets pissed, rinse and repeat, predictable, formulaic, fart jokes...
Concession Girl: Yeah.
Paul: You wouldn't like it.
Concession Girl: Mmm. How would you know what I like?
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Forever
Written by Lamont Dozier (as Lamont Herbert Dozier), Freddie Gorman and Brian Holland
Performed by The Marvelettes
Licensed by Arrangement with Stone Agate Music; Jobete Music Co. Inc.
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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I enjoyed it.
1 April 2011 | by tsettles98See all my reviews

It was definitely not a great movie but it wasn't horrible. It had a great storyline that was sacrificed to bad execution.

What I liked about it was its dark under-tone and scenes that were actually pretty scary! The acting was pretty good too and the meaning that popped up in the end was decent as well.

A one star review to this movie just isn't cool. Two stars maybe. Three stars, four stars WHATEVER! It seems the most reasonable ratings would be a five, six or seven. A ten is not acceptable unless you only liked the films darkness and storyline and completely avoided the bad execution.

I think that the best way the director and the writer could have fixed this was to show what went on when the survivors (Hayden Christensen, The black chick from Riddick, John Leguizamo (not sure if that's spelled right) and some kid) were learning about what was going on with the whole darkness thing. If they showed that it would've been way better.

Overall, the only main bad part in this movie was the execution. If they had better execution for the great storyline and premise it would've been a million times better, maybe even Oscar-worthy. Maybe.

At least it's better than Skyline.


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