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A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.


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Amanda (Rental Houser Mother)
Ronald Sarcos ...
Eric (Rental House Father)
Dani Santiago ...
Daughter #1
Adrian Santiago ...
Daughter #2
George Fredericks ...
Metal Detector Couple
Elizabeth Fredericks ...
Metal Detector Couple
Officer Eddy
Brooke Bennett ...
Smoking Girl
Ellen Danaher ...
Pawn Shop Clerk
Katie Kramer ...
Supermarket Cashier
SUV Driver
Teddy Cleland
Hope Cleland (Cousin)
Kris Cleland (Sister)
Carl Cleland
William (as David W. Thompson)
Sandy Barnett ...
Wade Cleland, Jr.
Obie Sims ...
Corrections Officer
John D. McKemy ...
Tractor Trailer Driver
Ella Saulnier ...
Sam's Daughter
Noëlle Saulnier ...
Sam's Daughter
Abigail Horton ...
Babysitter (as Abby Horton)
Daniel L. Kelly ...
Ketchup Man (as Daniel Kelly)
John Plantz ...
Pharmacy Clerk
Gina Byrne ...
Triage Nurse
Margaret Gaffney
Erica Genereux Smith ...
Rock Girl
Ben Gaffney
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Newscaster (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

Jeremy Saulnier

Written by

Jeremy Saulnier ... (written by)

Produced by

Macon Blair ... executive producer
Tyler Byrne ... co-producer
Rosemary Edwards ... executive producer
Eileen McGrath ... executive producer
Alex Orr ... co-producer
Richard Peete ... producer
Karen Saulnier ... executive producer
Skei Saulnier ... executive producer
Vincent Savino ... producer
Anish Savjani ... producer
Devoe Yates ... associate producer

Music by

Brooke Blair ... (original score by)
Will Blair ... (original score by)

Cinematography by

Jeremy Saulnier ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

Julia Bloch

Editorial Department

Alex Bickel ... digital intermediate colorist
Michael Howell ... color assist (as Mike Howell)
Alek Rost ... digital intermediate producer

Casting By

Harley Kaplan
Brandon Powers

Production Design by

Kaet McAnneny

Art Direction by

Brian Rzepka

Costume Design by

Brooke Bennett

Makeup Department

Shelley Illmensee ... key makeup artist
Katie Middleton ... special makeup effects artist: Toby Sells Creature Make up FX Shop
Mark James Ross ... special effects makeup artist: Toby Sells Creature Make up FX Shop / special makeup effects artist: shop supervisor: Toby Sells Creature Make Up FX Shop
Toby Sells ... special makeup effects artist / special makeup effects designer: Toby Sells Creature Make up FX Shop
Rich Krusell ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

Tyler Byrne ... production supervisor
Alex Orr ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Katie Kramer ... second assistant director
Cameron Morton ... second second assistant director
Alex Orr ... first assistant director

Art Department

Mike Anderson ... property master
Michael Peete ... graphics designer
Jack Strickland ... set dresser

Sound Department

Colin Alexander ... sound mixer
Juan Bertrán ... sound mixer
Pablo Díez Casajuana ... boom operator
Dan Flosdorf ... sound designer / sound effects editor
MacAulay Flynt ... sound mixer
Evan Mangiamele ... additional sound editor
Iván Mayoral ... sound mixer: Spanish dialogue
Elizabeth McClanahan ... additional sound editor
Cory Melious ... dialogue editor / re-recording mixer / sound effects editor / supervising sound editor
Gloria Pitagorsky ... sound producer
Keith Reynaud ... additional sound editor
Nick Scarcella ... additional sound editor (as Nicholas Scarcella)
Matt Snedecor ... sound designer
Franklin Vaughan ... sound mixer
Eric Warzecha ... dialogue editor

Special Effects by

Toby Sells ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

Justin Ball ... visual effects supervisor
Jason Bowers ... digital compositor
Sam Claitor ... digital compositor
Chris Connolly ... additional visual effects artist
Matt DiNardo ... digital compositor
Phylicia Feldman ... compositor
Andrea Hernandez ... digital compositor
Craig Houston ... digital compositor
Seung Joo Lee ... digital compositor
C.J. LePage ... digital compositor (as Carl CJ Lepage)
Jose L. Marin ... compositor (as Jose Marin)

Camera and Electrical Department

Ryan Dickie ... first assistant camera
Rommel Genciana ... gaffer
David Gettens ... second unit gaffer
Abigail Horton ... assistant camera
Joshua Koenig ... second assistant camera (as Josh Koenig)
Carlos Valdes-Lora ... key grip

Casting Department

Tamara Nicole Pilblad ... casting associate

Location Management

Lauren Waymouth ... additional locations

Script and Continuity Department

Patricia E. Gillespie ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

Conor Byrne ... title designer
André Des Rochers ... legal services
Andy Edmunds ... film commissioner
James Cody Hunt ... production assistant
Lance Kilby ... production assistant
Phil Pinto ... title designer
Emily Pontecorvo ... assistant to producers
Edouard Sonet ... french subtitles
Anita Surendran ... legal services
Stephen Turro ... key set production assistant


Shashi Balooja ... thanks
Emilie Georges ... thanks
Lino M. Gomes ... special thanks
Nick Shumaker ... thanks (as Nicholas Shumaker)

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Plot Summary

Dwight Evans' lives his life as a beach vagrant. He has no contact with his sister, and his parents were murdered ten years prior. When he gets word that his parents' killer, Wade Cleland, is set to be released from prison, Dwight decides that he has nothing left to lose and sets out on a quest to avenge his parents' deaths. Dwight succeeds in killing Wade, but complications emerge when his botched getaway allows the Cleland family the opportunity to vow revenge. Written by A Guy

Plot Keywords
Taglines Revenge comes home See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Untitled Revenge Project (United States)
  • Ruína Azul (Portugal)
  • Катастрофа (Russia)
  • Cenizas del pasado (Mexico)
  • Cenizas del pasado (Argentina)
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  • 90 min
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Box Office

Budget $420,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $32,608, 27 Apr 2014
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $719,241, 15 Jan 2016

Did You Know?

Trivia At one time Benny mentions a "Duce" who got hit by a train. This is a reference to "El Duce", lead-singer of punk-Hardcore band "the Mentors", who claimed Courtney Love offered him $50,000 to kill Kurt Cobain. He appeared in Nick Broomfield's "Kurt and Courtney" documentary. He died under mysterious circumstances after he made these claims. See more »
Goofs When Dwight stops at the diner to inspect the parked cars, he tests the handle of the Chevrolet truck. The door is supposed to be locked, he goes on to bust the window out. However, when he tests the handle, the door opens a little bit, thus revealing that it wasn't locked in the first place. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 2014 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2014). See more »
Soundtracks Stunt Double See more »
Quotes Dwight: You know what's awful? Just 'cause my dad loved your mom... we all end up dead.
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