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Cheap Thrills ()


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A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar.

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Craig Daniels
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Violet
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Vince
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Colin
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Audrey Daniels
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Caryn the Bartender
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Security Guard
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Tweaker
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Enrique
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Doug
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Stripper
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Luann
Eli McLaughlin ...
Keenan
Butch ...
Cutie
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Bikini Dancer (uncredited)
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Angry Stripper (uncredited)
Shelby Lauren ...
Club Goer (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Strip Club Goer (uncredited)
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Strip Club Goer (uncredited)

Directed by

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E.L. Katz

Written by

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David Chirchirillo ... (written by)
 
Roald Dahl ... (short story "Man from the South") (uncredited)
 
Trent Haaga ... (written by)

Produced by

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Gabriel Cowan ... producer
Curtis Raines ... executive producer
Jonathan Schurgin ... executive producer
Travis Stevens ... producer
John Suits ... producer
Jon D. Wagner ... line producer
Gena Wilbur ... executive producer

Music by

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Mads Heldtberg

Cinematography by

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Andrew Wheeler
Sebastian Winterø ... (as Sebastian Wintero Hansen)

Film Editing by

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Brody Gusar

Editorial Department

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James Cotten ... digital intermediate executive producer
Lee Hultman ... digital intermediate editor
Leandro Marini ... digital intermediate supervising colorist
Robbie Renfrow ... digital intermediate colorist
Marissa Shaver ... digital intermediate coordinator
Andrew J. Wahlquist ... digital intermediate technical supervisor
Bjorn Walters ... digital intermediate editor

Casting By

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Danielle Aufiero
Amber Horn

Production Design by

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Melisa Jusufi

Art Direction by

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Jeremy Jonathan White

Costume Design by

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Kelsey Stengle

Makeup Department

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Andrea Mendoza ... makeup artist
Martha G. Sanchez ... makeup department head
Hugo Villasenor ... special makeup effects artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Clifford Breakfield ... second second assistant director
Dave Casper ... first assistant director
Gabriel Cowan ... second unit director
Julie Johnsen ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Amry Landsberg ... props
Joseph William Maloney ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Joe Barrucco ... dialogue editor / re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Jesse Cnug Brown ... sound mixer
John Carchietta ... boom operator
Gabriel Cowan ... supervising sound editor
Matt Craig ... sound editor
Tim Crawshaw ... assistant dialogue editor
Andy Hay ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Kevin Jamey ... foley
Leobardo Ledon ... foley mixer
Chance Pemberton ... sound editor
Jake Valentine ... adr mixer
Ray Quintana ... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)

Stunts

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George P. Wilbur ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Brayton Austin ... gaffer
Jonathan Bruno ... b camera operator
Adam Corriea ... first assistant camera
Benjamin Cumming ... best boy
Brian DeCroce ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Christopher Robin Faulkner ... key grip
Josh Gill ... first assistant camera
Justin Liang ... first assistant camera
Alex Lombardi ... still photographer
Colin McCabe ... second assistant camera
Lauren Miggins ... grip
TJ Nordaker ... videographer
Aidan Ostrogovich ... digital imaging technician / second assistant camera
Matthew John Smith ... digital image technician

Casting Department

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Gabriel Cowan ... casting
Adam Goodell ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kelsey Stengle ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Steve Witkowski ... location manager

Music Department

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Steve Damstra II ... composer: additional music
Mads Heldtberg ... music supervisor
Mette-Marie Kongsved ... music supervisor (as Mette-Marie Katz)
Lulu Rouge ... composer: additional music
Jonathan Zalben ... music supervisor

Other crew

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Sarah Balboa ... set production assistant
Everlyn Chen ... craft service
Brian W. Collins ... end titles
Nicole Flores ... production coordinator
Ted Geoghegan ... publicist
Ngoc Ho ... assistant production coordinator
Elizabeth Marighetto ... script supervisor
Sarah O'Connell ... social media manager
Lauren Zelner ... production assistant

Thanks

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Simon Barrett ... special thanks
Guy Danella ... special thanks
Mette-Marie Kongsved ... thanks (as Mette-Marie Katz)
Greg Marcks ... special thanks
Dallas Sonnier ... special thanks
Lee Stobby ... special thanks
Ti West ... special thanks
Adam Wingard ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Cheap Thrills follows Craig (Pat Healy, Compliance), a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay facing the music at home, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend (Ethan Embry, Empire Records). The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger (David Koechner, Anchorman 2) along with his mysterious wife (Sara Paxton, The Inkeepers). The couple engages the two friends in a series of innocent dares in exchange for money over the course of the evening, with each challenge upping the ante in both reward and boundaries. It seems like easy and much needed money, but the couple's twisted sense of humor pushes just how far Craig and his friend are willing to go for money and cheap thrills. (c) Drafthouse Written by From Rotten tomatoes

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Taglines What doesn't kill you makes you richer. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Juegos sucios (Spain)
  • Дешевый трепет (Russia)
  • Φθηνές ανατριχίλες (Greece)
  • Apuestas perversas (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Box Office

Budget $200,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $18,638, 23 Mar 2014

Did You Know?

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Trivia In a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), Pat Healy revealed that he and Ethan Embry did not get along throughout production but later made amends and respect each other after finishing the film. See more »
Goofs At the beginning of the movie, we see Craig draining the oil from a car. He unscrews the sump plug and black, used motor oil flows from the sump. In the next shot, from another angle, the oil continues flowing, but it's visibly new, clear motor oil. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cheap Thrills and the Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). See more »
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