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Death and Cremation (2010)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 10 October 2010 (USA)
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In a typical American suburb filled with middle class morals, a lonely 59-year-old, Stan, contributes to society by offering cremation services from his basement. In fact, Stan murders ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Dourif ... Stan
Jeremy Sumpter ... Jarod Leary
Scott Elrod ... Matt Fairchild
Debbon Ayer ... Martha Leary
Sam Ingraffia ... Rick Waters
Daniel Baldwin ... Bill Weaver
Staci Keanan ... Becky Weaver
Kate Maher Hyland Kate Maher Hyland ... Lindsey Weaver (as Kate Maher)
Carly Craig ... Shelly Fairchild
Blake Hood ... David
Madison Eginton Madison Eginton ... Courtney
Kevin Elms ... Ryan
Karen Bethzabe ... Maria (as Karen Steele)
Tyson Turrou ... Peter Waters
Celine Lozier Celine Lozier ... Jenny Fairchild
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In a typical American suburb filled with middle class morals, a lonely 59-year-old, Stan, contributes to society by offering cremation services from his basement. In fact, Stan murders neighbors he perceives to be social bullies. Jarod, a fatherless 17-year-old high school outcast, lands an after-school job in Stan's cremation house and the two develop an unusual working relationship that quickly evolves into a partnership. As detective Matt Fairchild puts together clues from local disappearances, Stan must decide if protecting his newfound trainee is worth killing for. Written by AJI Productions

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Business is booming at the crematorium

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smrt i Kremacija See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Jarod Leary: It's clear you don't like to deal with customers, so...
Stan: It's clear that there are no customers.
Jarod Leary: [takes Stan's newspaper and flips to obituaries] Five deaths in the last week. You're telling me all those people could afford a nice funeral?
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Closing credits show various artist's renderings of the story board for the film. Very cool. See more »

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References Batman: The Movie (1966) See more »

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Performed by Les Blanks
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Starring Brad Dourif...I"m in!
31 May 2012 | by mattressman_pdlSee all my reviews

Death and Cremation is the story of a embittered teenage outcast who finds an unlikely friend in the owner and operator of Stanley Cremations. Stanley, it would seem, likes to heat up his oven to rid the town of bullies.

The movie, made for cable, is quite well made. As with any movie you'll be asked to excuse a few logic gaps and enjoy the ride. It isn't a new thing for a movie to ask you to sympathize with a killer but this one, at least from this reviewer's point of view, does well in that respect.

Brad Dourif, a veteran character actor with an impressive resume, is given the starring role and hits it out of the park! Dourif has never been insincere in his performances and this is no exception. The young actor playing his protégé was quite good, as well.

Try to catch this one! If you're a purist, however, the DVD is pan and scan.


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