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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Wiles ... Reagan
Cerina Vincent ... Monika
Jeff Branson ... Terry Jo
Andrew Howard ... Eli
C. Thomas Howell ... Double
Elisa Donovan ... Andrea
Lew Temple ... Lloyd
Shayla Beesley ... Leanne
Tim Thomerson ... Thomas
Suzanne Ford ... Katey
Chad Lindberg ... Detective Kean
Raffaello Degruttola ... Detective Allendale
Michael Covert Michael Covert ... Timmy
Stacey Hinnen ... Cyrus
Scott Menville ... Jimmy
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The film is a violent, edgy ride focusing on down and out Reagan Tyler, a man who is troubled by visions and premonitions that ultimately lead him to old school Las Vegas. It's there that Reagan meets the beautiful and mysterious Monika, a young woman who turns out to have been killed the night before he even met her. Reagan is then forced to put the puzzle together of what happened, how she is still present, and help Monika with her revenge on the killers of her younger sister. Written by Anonymous

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Vengence is eternal

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Action | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Hole in the Desert See more »

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Hole In The Desert LLC See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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When Monika takes off her jeans to have sex with Reagan, the scene abruptly jumps ahead to them kissing after she has only dropped her jeans enough to expose the top of her butt. This is a shout-out to Cerina Vincent's previous movie Cabin Fever, where she only allowed the top of her butt to be filmed during one of the movies sex scenes, even though the director tried very hard to persuade her to show all of it. See more »

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Make Everything Bright
Written by Molly Thomas, Amelia White, Mando Saenz
Kaigler's Bottom Music - ASCAP; Pussydog Music - BMI
Scrambler, a division of Carnival Music - ASCAP
Performed by Molly Thomas
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MoniKa: A Wrong Way To Make a Film.
21 February 2016 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

All his life, Reagan Tyler (Jason Wiles) has been troubled by dreams, visions and premonitions. After he makes the trip to Las Vegas to meet his pal Double (C. Thomas Howell), Reagan becomes involved with beautiful, buxom blonde Monika (Cerina Vincent). The next day, Reagan learns that the girl he has just spent the night with was killed the day before he met her, shot by gangsters searching for some missing drug money. Is Monika a ghost, out to avenge her death and that of her sister, or just another one of Reagan's dreams?

I find it hard to believe that MoniKa was made by director Steven R. Monroe AFTER his entertaining I Spit On Your Grave remake, the film bearing all the hallmarks of a debut feature from an inexperienced film school graduate who has yet to hone their directorial and writing skills: the script is an embarrassment of dumb clichés that ends with the biggest and dumbest cliché of them all—it was all a dream; the performances are, for the most part, awful, with lead Cerina Vincent clearly cast for her impressive physical attributes rather than her acting skills; and the direction is a massive case of style over substance, Monroe employing irritating wobbly-cam and slo-mo, colour grading his film to within an inch of its life, and accompanying every scene with a soundtrack that is intended to convey pathos, but which only serves to irritate even further.


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