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Excision (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 2 November 2012 (UK)
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A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.

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Richard Bates Jr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
AnnaLynne McCord ... Pauline
Roger Bart ... Bob
Ariel Winter ... Grace
Traci Lords ... Phyllis
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Mr. Claybaugh
Jeremy Sumpter ... Adam
Matthew Fahey ... Nathan
Sidney Franklin ... Timothy
Molly McCook ... Natalie
Natalie Dreyfuss ... Abigail
John Waters ... William
Malcolm McDowell ... Mr. Cooper
Marlee Matlin ... Amber
Cole Bernstein ... Kimberly
Cameron Allen Cameron Allen ... Young Pauline
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Storyline

This film is about Pauline, a young woman (18yo) who lives with her family and her younger sister Grace who has Cystic Fibrosis. Pauline has some delusions of being a great surgeon, and she also has some horrific dreams that she actually finds "stimulating" to say the least. Her family put up with her delusions and her school classmates find her annoying. But as this is all happening around her she has a plan, a plan that will leave them all shocked, and some people may not survive. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Taglines:

Heal the sickness.

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Drama | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Chirurgiczna precyzja See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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New Normal Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Filmed in 28 days. See more »

Quotes

Pauline: Never thought I'd say this but I'm starting to miss not having the whole family at breakfast.
Phyllis: I can wake you up for family breakfast if you like.
Pauline: On second thought this is very nice.
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References Criminal Minds (2005) See more »

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Performed by White Lung
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Surprisingly Good
9 October 2012 | by richard-gobinSee all my reviews

First I thought this movie would be purely splatter and gore but it turned out to be quite good yet tragic film. AnnaLynne McCord and Traci Lords gave strong performances that really carried the movie, particularly Lords who successfully left the Adult Industry and became a credible actress. I mentioned it was tragic as I really felt for the family struggling with a delusional elder daughter and a dying younger one. Kudos to the makeup artist(s) who worked on McCord making her character (Pauline) look like a really out-of-sorts teenager. There were scenes (in the Unrated version) where a lot of blood was involved coupled with some perverted scenes, but it worked in looking inside the mind of Pauline.


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