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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.

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Bryan Bockbrader
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Cast

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
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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.

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The sh*t's about to hit the van


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

v8 See more »

Filming Locations:

Llano, California, USA See more »

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Grizly Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Tony Todd was cast two days before his first scene was to be filmed. See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

Alternate endings shown on the DVD: 1) After Jack retrieves Carlos' ring, Emma reveals she was the one behind her mother and Jack's father's murders, and wanted to kill her father as well, but couldn't until Jack came along. Having finished her use for Jack, she executes him in cold blood. 2) The same as #1, except that just as Emma prepares to kill Jack, he gets the drop on her and kills her instead. 3) Emma does not ask Jack to retrieve Carlos' ring, but instead begins driving him to a hospital. They encounter a police car, but the officer turns out to be another cartel henchman in disguise; together with an accomplice, he kills Emma and Jack, and starts to burn the van. See more »

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References Call of Duty (2003) See more »

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Plenty of violence and fun
26 February 2015 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

After a month and bit of watching purely Oscar nominated films it always takes a bit of getting used to, and is somewhat of a relief, delving back into standard action-thrillers. 'VANish' is obviously a long way from being Oscar material but it's still pretty good. The dialogue actually holds together really well for the most part and the story moves at a good pace. In fact the pace really does move along at supersonic speed. The film doesn't even reach 80 minutes but they could easily have panned it out to 90 if they'd wanted to with needless extra scenes and irrelevant dialogue (or heaven forbid an opening title sequence). Bravo to them for being happy with the runtime and not insulting the viewer.

"Girl Power" seems to be a large part of what director Bryan Bockbrader has gone for here and it works. Almost every male in the movie is a complete moron and the one and only female is a calm and competent woman who rules over them all (even when her hands are tied behind her back). That's not to say there's nothing for men to enjoy - there's more blood, guts and gore than your average thriller, that's for sure. Maiara Walsh did a very good job in the lead role and her acting seems to have taken a step in the right direction since I last saw her in 'Desperate Housewives'. All in all a nice surprise.


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