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Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nev Schulman ... Himself (as Yaniv 'Nev' Schulman)
Ariel Schulman ... Himself (as Ariel 'Rel' Schulman)
Henry Joost ... Himself
Angela Wesselman-Pierce Angela Wesselman-Pierce ... Herself (as Angela Wesselman)
Melody C. Roscher Melody C. Roscher ... Herself
Wendy Whelan ... Dancer: Morphoses
Craig Hall Craig Hall ... Dancer: Morphoses
Tiler Peck ... Dancer: Morphoses
Drew Jacoby ... Dancer: Morphoses
Rubi Pronk Rubi Pronk ... Dancer: Morphoses
Adrian Danchig-Waring Adrian Danchig-Waring ... Dancer: Morphoses
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Blake Alexandros ... Nando
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Storyline

In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel's brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue. Written by Universal Pictures

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Don't let anyone tell you what it is.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Rogue [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sum See more »

Filming Locations:

Ishpeming, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$257,285, 19 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,234,373, 28 November 2010
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color
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As of August 2011, the film has been hit with two lawsuits and, according to Catfish distributor Relativity Media, the film has an unrecouped balance of more than $8.5 million and will not likely ever become profitable. Both of these lawsuits have to do with songs used within the movie not being attributed to their creators. See more »

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Vince Pierce: They used to tank cod from Alaska all the way to China. They'd keep them in vats in the ship. By the time the codfish reached China, the flesh was mush and tasteless. So this guy came up with the idea that if you put these cods in these big vats, put some catfish in with them and the catfish will keep the cod agile. And there are those people who are catfish in life. And they keep you on your toes. They keep you guessing, they keep you thinking, they keep you fresh. And I thank god for the ...
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos are recorded off a computer (specifically a Mac). The Universal logo is shown as someone using Google Earth. The Relativity Media logo is shown as if it was an online video. The Rogue Pictures logo is shown as a desktop icon. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Blacklist: Dr. Linus Creel (No. 82) (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Saint European King Days
Written by Ervin Trofimov & Erkki Hobe
Performed by Opium Flirt
Published by Opium Flirt
Courtesy of Opium Flirt Records
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User Reviews

 
Taking something most of us have done a bit further
5 January 2011 | by wilderblue2005See all my reviews

I remember in the very late 90's discovering the world of Yahoo chatrooms ... talking this way and that way with total strangers, sometimes being myself, sometimes lying through my teeth. Creating new usernames as a female to talk to lesbians every once in a while seemed a fun thing to do as an 18yr old lad, never succeeding to convince any to talk dirty to me. HA! The things we do.

And that is where this movie comes in. Meeting people online ... checking out their profiles and thinking ... "yeah ... not bad", talking more online and getting to know them and developing feelings for this entity, god knows where on the planet, typing their words to you and maybe, just maybe feeling the same way.

And how much of it is true ... ?

This was an intriguing watch, playful and suspenseful and by the end, full of heart that is a far cry from the gripping thriller documentary style movie portrayed in the trailer (which I saw after at one reviewers request) but none the less, I enjoyed the movie for piecing together something many of us have done ... but just not to these extremes. Give it a go ... =]


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