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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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Brad Anderson

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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 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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Storyline

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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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:

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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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Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Hayden Christensen plays a character named Luke. Coincidently, his sons name in the popular franchise known as Star Wars is named Luke aswell See more »

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In multiple scenes, the chemical lights aren't apparently lit despite having been just recently activated. They should remain lit for several hours; however, it is made clear from quite early on in the movie that energy, whether it be in the form of electricity or combustion, isn't behaving in expected ways. It is therefore reasonable to assume that chemical lights would be affected as well. See more »

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[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 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) See more »

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Have You Ever Loved Someone
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Soon to be vanishing from your memory just as quickly.
29 May 2011 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'VANISHING ON 7TH STREET': Two and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

Brad Anderson directs this apocalyptic horror film about an unknown darkness falling on mankind and devouring everything in it's path. Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Lequizamo and newcomer Jacob Latimore star as a small group of survivors who band together. The film was written by Anthony Jaswinski (who's written a few other low rent horror films no one's heard of, mainly of the made for TV variety). Anderson has shown some skill in past projects (he directed the impressive 2004 thriller 'THE MACHINIST', featuring a 110 pound Christian Bale) but here he sinks to pure mediocrity directing a pretty forgettable routine thriller.

One random day there's a severe power outage and most of the world's population vanishes into thin air, leaving nothing behind but their clothes. The remaining survivors are quickly gobbled up by the ever growing darkness as well and the only way to escape it is to stay in the light, which becomes more and more scarce as electricity continues to fail and the days grow shorter and shorter. The film focuses on four surviving strangers who find each other in a bar on 7th Street in Detroit Michigan. Christensen stars as a TV anchorman named Luke, Leguizamo co-stars as a movie theater projectionist named Paul, Newton also co-stars as a mother desperately looking for her lost child and Latimore plays a young boy first camped out in the bar hopelessly waiting for his mom to return.

The film is interesting at first but none of it's puzzling questions are really answered. It's suspenseful and effectively eerie at times but nothing builds to a very satisfying conclusion. The point of the movie is never clearly known. Some will enjoy it's open-endedness but others will be frustrated by what some will call it's creative laziness. The performances are all adequate at best, the screenplay somewhat boring and the directing ho-hum. Not a complete waste of time for horror and suspense thriller fans but ultimately forgettable.

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