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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

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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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Goofs

The film states that Alzheimer's Disease can be diagnosed almost surely by brain scan, and also the progression of the disease by brain scans. Alzheimer's Disease can only be diagnosed for sure by autopsy after death. 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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Connections

References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

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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

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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