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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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Taglines:

Picture. Evil.

Genres:

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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Official Sites:

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$252, 18 March 2012
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

When the kids are filming in the car, Julian grabs a squeeze bottle of blood from Deedee. When he puts the fake blood on Nate, it's an open cup of blood, then he grabs the squeeze bottle. See more »

Connections

References Peeping Tom (1960) See more »

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So Fast, So Maybe
Written by Kristine Flaherty
Performed by K.Flay
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Utter Pish
13 February 2012 | by foxtrot_yankeeSee all my reviews

Avoid this movie at all costs.

On watching the trailer, I thought this might be decent. I was wrong. About 5 minutes in I felt a burning sensation in my nostrils. About 10 minutes in, I realised the foul stench was emanating from my screen. I had to throw the screen in the trash, such was the damage incurred.

The synopsis for this movie at the top of this page is all wrong.

The cop, played by Christian Slater, isn't investigating anything at all. In fact, he's a full blown paedophile and, creepily, he plays it well.

The same can't be said for the rest of the cast. They're supposed to be portraying teenagers, yet they're all in their thirties. It must be only so they can get away with showing a bit of boob.

In conclusion, this movie stinks.


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