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Cost of Living (2011)

Two young security guards at an unusual corporation deal with a monster outbreak and make some important life decisions.

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BenDavid Grabinski
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bret Harrison ... Jerry
Brandon Routh ... Silas
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... The Computer (voice)
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Two young security guards at an unusual corporation deal with a monster outbreak and make some important life decisions.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

14 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Features Superman and Lex Luthor. See more »

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[first lines]
Jerry: Did you hear that?
Silas: Keep moving.
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There is a statement at the end of the closing credits: "Silas and Jerry might return in...Cost of Living 2: The Nebraska Clusterfuck" See more »

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Great Short
18 February 2012 | by Nick_EverhartSee all my reviews

Really enjoyed this short. Slick anamorphic cinematography, wonderful sound design, excellent pacing. Everything you want from a feature film experience condensed down to a nine minute short.

This was the best Routh has ever been. There's a strong John Carpenter vibe to the whole piece, and Routh fills the Kurt Russell boots nicely. Would love to see him in a feature role like this.

The director, BenDavid Grabinski, did a great job shooting this with a tight budget and aggressive schedule (reportedly two days). Let's hope we see a feature film from him soon.

The end of the short suggests there might be a sequel. I think the concept of "working-class monster security guards" would make a great feature, so here's hoping that Cost of Living leads to something bigger for everyone involved.


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