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Playback (2012)

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A cop investigates the case of a missing local teen, though he discovers a dark secret that has been unleashed in his town, and an evil spirit that will stop at nothing to find its heir.

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Michael A. Nickles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Bonczyk Luke Bonczyk ... Harlan Diehl
Jana Veldheer Jana Veldheer ... Susie Diehl
Johnny Pacar ... Julian Miller
Ambyr Childers ... Riley
Alessandra Torresani ... Brianna Baker
Jennifer Missoni ... DeeDee Baker
Jonathan Keltz ... Nate
Dorien Davies ... Ms. Milton
Toby Hemingway ... Quinn
Kenny Stevenson ... Co-Worker
Mark Metcalf ... Chris Safford
Bernard McConnell Bernard McConnell ... Cop
Christian Slater ... Frank Lyons
Lisa Jane Todd ... Anne Miller
Daryl Mitchell ... Wylie (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
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Storyline

When a group of high school students dig into their town's infamous past they unwittingly unlock an Evil that corrupts and destroys them. Possessing its victims through video playback and using them for malevolent purposes, it closes in on one specific soul, threatening to expose the town's deepest, darkest secret. Written by John Gibbons

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Picture. Evil.

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content/nudity and some teen partying | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Playback: Bloodline See more »

Filming Locations:

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$252, 18 March 2012

Gross USA:

$264

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,587
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in Grand Rapids, Michigan. See more »

Goofs

When Quinn films himself at the end, the camera pans down from the house to his face. When Julien watches the video, the camera pans up from the ground to Quinn's face. See more »

Connections

References Wishmaster (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Sail
Written by Aaron Bruno
Performed by Awolnation
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Louis Le Prince Would Be Sad
18 May 2013 | by natmcknSee all my reviews

A horror film, this is not. In fact, I don't quite know how to classify this movie. It is a thriller, I suppose, but fails in delivering any type of thrills or edge-of-your-seat moments. It is a slow burn, without any sort of satisfying pay-off.

Most of the budget had to have been used for the soundtrack, because there were some decent songs used throughout the film (Awolnation's "Sail" was excitingly in here) and the rest probably went to pay Christian Slater for his less-than-memorable performance. If you still have respect for his earlier work, please stay far away from this petty attempt at cinema.

The acting from the rest of the cast starts off really bad, but I blame the written dialogue for this. I understand it's hard to write teenage dialogue, especially at the beginning of a "horror" film, but you'd think someone would have spruced it up a bit after the initial draft. It gets a little better later on, after the movie tries and fails to introduce the characters, but it's enough to make you blush a bit for the producers.

The plot seems to go all over the place, and there's no real sense of meaning to anything that's going on. I felt literally no connection to any of the characters, and was thus never compelled to sympathize with any of them. I would have enjoyed to see more of the Louis Le Prince story show its face, but the writers instead just used it as a device to ...well...I don't even know. I'll chalk it up to writer's block.

And, I'm going to go ahead and say it...I think Quinn had a huffing addiction. It explains EVERYTHING! The crap on his face had nothing to do with a demon, and had everything to do with a $4 can of silver spray paint from the local hardware store. Case closed.

~NateMcCheezy


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