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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 ... 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

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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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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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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In this movie, Deborah Logan (Jill Larson) and Sarah Logan (Anne Ramsay) are mom and daughter, but Jill is older 13 years than Anne in real life. See more »

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Cara's father is at the hospital when she is abducted but apparently takes no part in the search for her. See more »

Quotes

Deborah Logan: I do all my little puzzles. I do crosswords. I'm lifting weights. I am doing everything that I have read will help to stave off the progression of this disease. Stave it off! There's no cure. And so when I am in the middle of something and suddenly my mind just leaves the premises, there are no words to describe how distressing it is.
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Solid stuff
25 October 2014 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

We've had just so many found-footage horrors every year, it's just too much. But not all of them are not worth it. This isn't great or anything, but i was able to achieve some nice scares and develops its central mystery and the development of the characters works. It reminds me a lot of The Last Exorcism (although that was still a lot better). The acting here is pretty strong, and the atmosphere builds well. I'm sure many will love the explosive climax and finale, and although there aren't too many inconsistencies in the story, there are still flaws here and there. But while it doesn't achieve so much greatness, definitely recommended.


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