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October Gale (2014)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 6 March 2015 (USA)
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A doctor takes in a mysterious man who washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound. Quickly they both learn the killer has arrived to finish the job, while a storm has cut them off from the mainland.

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Ruba Nadda

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Ruba Nadda
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Complete credited cast:
Patricia Clarkson ... Helen
Scott Speedman ... William
Tim Roth ... Tom
Aidan Devine ... Al Tessier
Eric Murdoch ... Henry
Callum Keith Rennie ... James
Billy MacLellan ... Ed the Marina Guy
Dani Kind ... Wait Staff
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A doctor takes in a mysterious man who washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound. Quickly they both learn the killer has arrived to finish the job, while a storm has cut them off from the mainland.

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Trivia

Over the back of the chesterfield in the cottage you can see a "Hudson's Bay Blanket". A white blanket with multicolored stripes, this blanket has been a staple in Canadian households, particularly cottages, over the years. See more »

Goofs

On the final scene, while standing face to face in an open space (no buildings or other structures casting shadows), Helen's face is brightly lit by sunlight on her left cheek, while Will is in a dim/uniform light. This suggests they were filmed at different times of the day. See more »

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Helen: I'm having engine trouble. I'm two clicks away from the marina. Just off Guthrie Point.
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Stop in Motion
Written by Marco DiFelice, Joshua Pinkerton and Daniel J. Pinkerton
Performed by Central Park (featuring Marco Solo)
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Tries your patience
9 December 2015 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

Some movies are just tough to sit through. 'October Gale' is one of them. You really need the patience of a saint to get through it. Director/writer Ruba Nadda creates scene after scene of absolute nothingness that the audience is expected to sit through and hope whatever's coming is worth the wait. It's not. The premise seemed interesting enough and with a different script could have made for a really exciting, interesting movie. Instead we are left with this.

Even a late cameo from the always great Tim Roth isn't enough to save things. You could tell Nadda had banked a lot on this performance by Roth being the Savior of his film but when you give his scene a moments thought you realise just how irrational and senseless the whole thing is. Patricia Clarkson in the lead role gives a real snoozefest of a performance and Scott Speedman never really gets out of first gear either. He seems as bored by the script as the audience will be. I don't think Nadda ever really settled on what he wanted the film to be. One second the characters are falling in love, the next they're fighting for their life, the next they're discussing the meaning of life. There's a lot going on here but sadly none of it's good.


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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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