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The Monkey's Paw (2013)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 8 October 2013 (USA)
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Jake is given a Monkey's Paw that grants 3 wishes. After the first 2 wishes leave his friend Cobb undead, Cobb pushes Jake to make a final wish.

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Brett Simmons

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Macon Blair (screenplay), W.W. Jacobs (short novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
C.J. Thomason ... Jake Tilton
Stephen Lang ... Tony Cobb
Michelle Pierce ... Olivia
Corbin Bleu ... Catfish
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Gillespie
Charles S. Dutton ... Detective Margolis
Tauvia Dawn Tauvia Dawn ... Abby
Andy Favreau ... Kevin
Grayson Berry ... Charlie
Sabrina Gennarino ... Sandy Tilton
John Lewis ... Officer Boudreaux
Adella Gautier ... Fortune Teller
Brooklyn Proctor ... Kathleen
Jacob Robinson ... Young Gillespie
Jason Stanly ... Gillespie's Father
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Storyline

The film centers on Jake Tilton, who acquires a mystical "monkey's paw" talisman that grants its possessor three wishes. Jake finds his world turned upside down after his first two wishes result in co-worker Tony Cobb being resurrected from the dead. As Cobb pressures Jake into using the final wish to reunite Cobb with his son, his intimidation quickly escalates into relentless murder-- forcing Jake to outwit his psychotic friend and save his remaining loved ones. Written by monkey

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One Wish. A Thousand Regrets.

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La zampa di scimmia See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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The actor who plays Gillespie's father in the opening scene, Jason Stanly, is a highly regarded Jason Statham impersonator. See more »

Quotes

Tony Cobb: What is that?
Gillespie: It's just some ugly old thing my daddy gave me as a boy. I should have got rid of it a long time ago. It's a monkey's paw.
Tony Cobb: What?
Gillespie: Monkey's paw. My dat said it'll do magic if you want it to.
Tony Cobb: Hey, monkey magic? Some kind of hoodoo?
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Version of The Monkey's Paw (1996) See more »

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An Updated Take On An Old Story
20 October 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Jake (C. J. Thomason) is given a monkey's paw that grants three wishes. After the first two wishes leave his friend Cobb (Stephen Lang) undead, Cobb pushes Jake to make a final wish.

There have been many films based on the short story of the same name by author W. W. Jacobs, going back to at least 1933. Each is a little different, often because of the time period in which they are set. This one is a bit different because it features two friends rather than the traditional pair of mother and son. (George A. Romero has said this story could only be told in a short film or an anthology, but clearly many have tried to prove him wrong.)

This one has more action than previous versions, and really makes the story its own. Whether it is better or not is up to the viewers. When compared to some adaptions (such as "Deathdream"), it seems unlikely this will develop a following. But perhaps?


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