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The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

The Taking (original title)
An elderly woman battling Alzheimer's disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.

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Adam Robitel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Larson ... Deborah Logan
Anne Ramsay ... Sarah Logan
Michelle Ang ... Mia Medina
Brett Gentile ... Gavin
Jeremy DeCarlos ... Luis
Ryan Cutrona ... Harris
Tonya Bludsworth ... Sheriff Tweed
Anne Bedian ... Dr. Nazir
Randell Haynes Randell Haynes ... Dr. Schiffer
Jeffrey Woodard Jeffrey Woodard ... Father Vitali
Julianne Taylor ... Cara (as Julianne Elizabeth Taylor)
Dave Blamy ... Cara's Father
Melissa Lozoff ... Cara's Mother (as Melissa Ann Lozoff)
Bo Keister ... Officer John Donato
Kevin A. Campbell Kevin A. Campbell ... Henry Desjardins
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Storyline

What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising events begin to plague the family and crew and an unspeakable malevolence threatens to tear the very fabric of sanity from them all. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Evil lives within you.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At around the 29:45 runtime, there is a still shot of Deborah sitting by a piano and slowly turning her head round to face the camera. As the shot gradually fades to black, Deborah's face briefly changes to that of the entity that has taken control of her mind and body. See more »

Goofs

When a possessed Deborah is shown trying to consume the cancer girl, the girl's neck "folds" like an accordion, revealing it to be a dummy prop. See more »

Quotes

Mia Medina: So, you start projects and you bounce in the middle of it? If this is about the window...
Harris: It's not about the window, okay? That's just fucking icing on top of this shitty fucking cake!
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Frustrated Because This Had Potential
23 December 2014 | by kyogre123See all my reviews

I like the way the movie started. I liked the premise and the "horror" movie take on something as real as someone slowly suffering from Alzheimer's.

But they lost me once all the supernatural stuff started.

And I could have tolerated the supernatural stuff if that's the way they wanted to go with this, but I couldn't because of that stupid shaky cam and that girl doing the documentary (I forgot her name, May?) screaming all the time.

Sucks because I started watching this with very high expectations (since I heard it was a pretty good movie) but it didn't deliver. And that sucks, because based on the first 20-30 minutes, it had potential.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Taking of Deborah Logan See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$407,782
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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