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House of the Rising Sun (2011)

Ray, an ex-con, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal ... See full summary »


Brian A. Miller (as Brian A Miller)


Chuck Hustmyre (novel), Chuck Hustmyre (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Bautista ... Ray
Amy Smart ... Jenny Porter
Dominic Purcell ... Tony Zello
Craig Fairbrass ... Charlie Blackstone
Danny Trejo ... Carlos
Brian Vander Ark Brian Vander Ark ... Jimmy LaGrange (as Brain Vander Ark)
Tim Fields ... Detective Carl Landry
Franz Klain Franz Klain ... Joey
John G. Carbone John G. Carbone ... Peter
Debra Harrison-Lowe Debra Harrison-Lowe ... Priscilla Zello
Roy Oraschin Roy Oraschin ... Skull Master / Sylvester
Will Stiles Will Stiles ... Nylon Robber (as Will Styles)
Imani Lee Imani Lee ... Cleo Harris
Lyle Kanouse ... Vinnie Marcella
Tony Goh Tony Goh ... Landry's Partner


Ray, an ex-con, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible for this crime in an effort to clear his own name. Ray must get to the bottom of this as both the mob and cops start to close in on him as their target suspect. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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They took his badge. He kept the gun.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual content and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Producer Randall Emmett demanded a Producer Fee and Credit on the film along with Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson to help recoup the cost of $1,000,000 that Emmett owed Jackson for his investment in the Cheetah Vision production company. Emmett also demanded that they cast his fiancee Ambyr Childers in a small supporting role to help build her credits. See more »


When Jimmy meets Tony the quantity of liquid in the "Irish coffee" glass changes when he leaves the table. See more »


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20 July 2011 | by oli-129See all my reviews

The major issue with this film is the script. Its awkward, flabby dialogue, when played out by already-mediocre actors, results in something that is painful to watch. People just don't talk to each other in the way this film portrays. Its story is (by design, it seems) completely predictable.

The sad thing is Bautista comes across as one of the better actors in this. I haven't seen any of his wrestling but I'd have the guess that his signature move was diving over a table to escape bullets.

You occasionally get some okay music (but this is a film, not an album) and the camera work and production values are generally pretty good. It looks and sounds like it should be a good film but it's really just a well-polished turd.

Avoid it. You won't get that 80 minutes back.

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Release Date:

28 December 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

House of the Rising Sun See more »

Filming Locations:

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Berkshire Axis Media See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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