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Scalene (2011)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 4 June 2011 (USA)
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A perceptual thriller told from three points-of-view revolving around the rape of a female college student by a mentally handicapped man and his mother's subsequent revenge after his incarceration.

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Zack Parker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margo Martindale ... Janice Trimble
Adam Scarimbolo ... Jakob Trimble
Hanna Hall ... Paige Alexander
Jim Dougherty ... Charles
LaDonna Pettijohn ... Mrs. Alexander
Raymond Kester Raymond Kester ... Mr. Alexander
Sean Blodgett Sean Blodgett ... Public Defender
Angela Steele Angela Steele ... City Prosecutor
Frank T. Ziede ... Dr. Khamis
Mark A. Nash ... Daniel Trimble
Eric Monroe Eric Monroe ... Butch
Benjamin Riley Benjamin Riley ... Jason
Samantha Eileen DeTurk Samantha Eileen DeTurk ... Waitress (as Samantha Eileen Deturk)
Stefania Marcone ... Hostess
Micah Shane Ballinger Micah Shane Ballinger ... Waiter
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Storyline

The mother of a mentally-handicapped son, is trying to care of him, and is out for revenge when her son, Jakob is charged with rape. The victim, was hired as a care-taker for Jakob and she also just wants what is best for him. But who's in the right, and what really happened? Written by napierslogs

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The Truth Is Just A Point Of View

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escaleno See more »

Filming Locations:

Connersville, Indiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Paige Alexander: [answering the door] What do you want?
Janice Trimble: I want him. I want him back. I want him back!
[brandishing a gun]
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Soundtracks

Suite Fur Klavier No.4
By George Frideric Handel
Performed by The Newton Brothers
[Copyright © 2010]
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Terrific Film
18 February 2011 | by the_kcdSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the private screening this past weekend in Indianapolis and left the theater sure that I had just seen what will be one of the best films of 2011. Scalene is the third film by director Zack Parker, though it clearly marks his entry into a whole new caliber of filmmaking. Inexchange (2006) and Quench (2007) were good films, but they were films nonetheless of a director still honing his craft. Scalene, however, is a film that after having seen, people will ask themselves, "why haven't I heard of this guy before?" It epitomizes the very best of what independent film can and should be. This was a low-budget film, but there is nothing about the production that would lead anyone to believe that it didn't have millions of dollars at its disposal. A higher budget would have only meant more expensive actors and crew, but certainly not better. In many ways this is a difficult time for independent filmmakers. The majority of films that now premiere at independent festivals have A-list stars attached to them which attracts audiences and money to the festivals, but makes it more difficult for first-rate productions, like this one, to receive the recognition and exposure they deserve. Often low-budget films don't interest the larger movie-going public because they expect that perhaps the professionalism of the production will be at a level below which they can appreciate or tolerate. Often this is the case. However, I challenge anyone to see this particular film and not come out of the theater with a new-found appreciation of what can be accomplished with relatively little money, but a whole lot of talent.


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