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The Canyons (2013)

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When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence.

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Paul Schrader
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Lohan ... Tara
James Deen ... Christian
Nolan Gerard Funk ... Ryan (as Nolan Funk)
Amanda Brooks ... Gina
Tenille Houston ... Cynthia
Gus Van Sant ... Dr. Campbell
Jarod Einsohn ... Hoodie Guy
Danny Wylde ... Reed (as Chris Zeischegg)
Victor of Aquitaine ... Randall
Jim Boeven ... Jon
Philip Pavel ... Erik (as Phil Pavel)
Lily LaBeau ... Young Hot Girl (as Lily Labeau)
Thomas Trussell Thomas Trussell ... Young Hot Guy
Alex Ashbaugh ... David
Chris Schellenger ... Jaden
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Storyline

When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence.

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It's not the hills.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic nudity, language throughout, a bloody crime scene and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vale do Pecado See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,351, 4 August 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$49,494, 25 August 2013
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Following the film's release, Paul Schrader publicly criticized Lindsay Lohan for pulling out of promotional interviews and photo sessions. Lohan later explained in the Reality-TV-series Lindsay (2014), that she did not end up promoting the film, specifically at the Venice International Film Festival screening, because it would have placed her in a situation that compromised her sobriety. See more »

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When Tara and Christian are by the pool, in some scenes we can see direct sunlight shining on Christian's face and Tara's hair and back, but when the scene changes to another angle there's no direct sunlight at all. See more »

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Christian: Would... you... fuck... him?
Tara: No... I... wouldn't.
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Really Disappointed, Hoping Better Film in the Future
18 November 2013 | by MusicalplayhouseSee all my reviews

I could not finish watching this movie as it is less than a B movie. I stopped watching this movie because of the quality of the acting, the make up, location and overall script. Film looked cheap and cheesy.

It seemed that this movie is going right along with what the tabloids are saying about this actress. It looks like she and her friends who she parties with produced this film.

I expected a lot better, especially of all the hype with Lindsay. Maybe Lindsay seriously has to focus on any project she takes on, especially if she helps produce it.

The public sees you as a particular character in the parts actors and actresses take on. It is part of their reputation.

I hope these actors and actresses can learn from criticism, move on and learn something from it in order to better their skills.


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