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The Victim (2011)

R | | Thriller | 9 April 2011 (USA)
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A man lives alone in a remote cabin and is surprised by his visitors.

Director:

Michael Biehn

Writers:

Michael Biehn (screenplay), Reed Lackey (story)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Biehn ... Kyle Limato
Jennifer Blanc-Biehn ... Annie (as Jennifer Blanc)
Ryan Honey ... James Harrison
Danielle Harris ... Mary
Denny Kirkwood Denny Kirkwood ... Jonathan Cooger
Tanya Newbould ... Christy Gonzales
Dana Daurey ... Waitress
Alyssa Lobit ... Lisa Kim
Samuel N. Benavides Samuel N. Benavides ... Lisa Kim's Boyfriend (as Sam Beneves)
Nidah Barber Nidah Barber ... Spiritual Advisor
Nicole Bilderback ... Missing Girl
Phoebe Price ... Missing Girl
Kym Jackson ... Missing Girl
Amy Honey ... Missing Girl
Linoria Aghakhani Linoria Aghakhani ... Missing Girl
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Storyline

Annie's (Jennifer Blanc) life is in jeopardy after she's witnessed the horrific rape and murder of her closest friend. Fleeing from two attackers (Ryan Honey, Denny Kirkwood) she stumbles across kyle (Michael Biehn), a recluse living in the middle of the woods. Kyle finds the stillness of the woods comforting. The ruggedly handsome loner stays far from civilization - that is - until a single knock on his door throws his solitary life into chaos. Two worlds collide in this psychological thriller that will make you question your trust in mankind. Written by Production Staff

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Rated R for strong violent and sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

On the first day of shooting, Michael Biehn walked onto the set stark naked to film a love scene between himself and his wife, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn. He scheduled that scene as the first take because he wanted to to break the ice with his cast and crew right from the start. See more »

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James Harrison: I was beginning to think he didn't have the balls.
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Crazy Credits

Juliette Chloe in the opening credits is Michael and Jennifer s little cousin See more »

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References Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) See more »

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Born to Party
by Julia Michaels
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Budget: Hardly Chump Change...Movie: Hardly Worth It
22 October 2012 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Ultra-low budget private effort at a throwback to what was known as Grindhouse Movies. A deliberate attempt to be lurid with lazy film making and exploitation sub-genre subject matter. The more gore (H.G. Lewis), nudity (Roger Corman/Russ Meyer), the better and with great colorful posters and titles (Bloody Mama, The Gore Gore Girls) they would attract audiences and the public with taboo breaking bad flicks.

Most of them were pretty awful, with an occasional sleeper hit and a later discovered cult classic (The Texas Chainsaw, Massacre, Ms.45. Basket Case). But unless you are willing to go way over the top (Tarantino & Rodriguez) or somehow find a great script or story, the results are predictably, almost always BAD.

The trouble with setting out to make a bad movie (Attack of the Killer Tomatoes) is that it usually results in nothing sensational. LIke this Movie. The charm of an Ed wood movie is that he was not winking at the audience, he was trying really hard and the result was a primitive style that endures.

There may be kudos for an attempt, but eight hundred thousand dollars is hardly chump change, even in the independent film world, and this comes off more like someone saying lets make a gritty movie while we're on vacation, rather than an auteur deciding, well we only have a few bucks and a lot of willing folks so we can do this thing.

This movie is lacking sensationalism with unattractive nudity, has mundane violence, no surprises and is ultimately uninteresting, not entertaining, or worth the effort.


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Language:

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Release Date:

9 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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