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A kidnapped young woman is forced on a road trip full of murder and mayhem that takes place entirely in her captor's getaway van.


Bryan Bockbrader





Credited cast:
Maiara Walsh ... Emma
Tony Todd ... Officer Darrow
Danny Trejo ... Carlos
Austin Abke Austin Abke ... Jack
Bryan Bockbrader ... Max
Adam Guthrie Adam Guthrie ... Shane
Denise Dorado ... Jasmine
Hope Diaz ... Isabella
Angela Robitaille ... Lexi
Joe Davis ... Ed
Michael Mendoza Michael Mendoza ... Hitman #2
Luis Deveze ... Hitman #1
Dan Brunker Dan Brunker ... Baseball Bat Neighbor
Katherine Joan Taylor ... Stroller Mom
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lena Banks ... Cell Phone Neighbor


A kidnapped young woman is forced on a road trip full of murder and mayhem that takes place entirely in her captor's getaway van.

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The sh*t's about to hit the van


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English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

v8 See more »

Filming Locations:

Llano, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Grizly Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Both Maiara Walsh (Emma) and Danny Trejo (Carlos) appeared on 'Desperate Housewives", and both of their storylines centered around Eva Longoria's character. See more »


Max: You know, under different circumstances, I think we would have made a hell of a couple.
Emma: I would have killed you in your sleep.
Max: My kinda girl.
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References Call of Duty (2003) See more »

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Four wheel thrill ride
5 March 2015 | by kayla-mcarthurSee all my reviews

I was immediately gripped withing seconds of watching 'VANish'. When meeting Max and Jack, you can't help but become attached to the characters, even though you speculate that maybe, they aren't the most wholesome of characters. It becomes evident upon kidnapping Emma, that they have very little experience in the matter, especially when they add the undoubtedly awkward Shane into the mix. They all travel towards their destination with what seems to be separate motives and as it all begins to unravel, you're sitting on the edge of your seat, captivated by action and delightfully demoniac violence as the plot twists further.

It's visually stunning and brought me to that same blissful state of entertainment that I would normally get from a Tarantino or Rodriguez film. It's like nothing I've seen before, the fact that it takes part almost wholly in the van adds to the thrill factor, as if you were yourself, along for the ride. It is a masterful feat that Bryan Bockbrader, wrote, directed, produced and starred in the film and that kind of dedication is few and far between. The appearances by seasoned pro's Tony Todd and Danny Trejo adds to the frenzy of excitement. The cast has wonderful chemistry and the writing is extremely intelligent and engrossing. All and all, a gripping outside of the box (while inside a van)tale unlike any kidnapping thriller you'll ever watch. It's available on DVD, Blue Ray, Video on demand and iTunes and I highly recommend checking it out.

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