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Rust Creek (2018)

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An overachieving college student gets lost on her way to a job interview. A wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the Kentucky forest.


Jen McGowan


Julie Lipson, Stu Pollard (story by)
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Credited cast:
Hermione Corfield ... Sawyer
Jay Paulson ... Lowell
Sean O'Bryan ... O'Doyle
Micah Hauptman ... Hollister
Daniel R. Hill ... Buck
Jeremy Glazer ... Katz
John Marshall Jones ... Slattery
Laura Guzman ... Charlotte
Jake Kidwell ... Josh
Virginia Schneider ... Mom
Denise Dal Vera ... Mrs. Gander
Alexandra Jensen ... (voice)
Stu Pollard ... (voice)
Jessica Rothert ... (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jordan Walker Jordan Walker ... Self


An overachieving college student gets lost on her way to a job interview. A wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the Kentucky forest. The woman must defend herself against the harsh elements and a band of ruthless outlaws. She is forced into an uneasy alliance with a strange loner who has unknown intentions.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The girls Sawyer must have seen the TV Series One Tree Hill before doing the movie with her name being Sawyer Scott See more »


At 14:04 when she is first hiding in the ditch. She looks up and doesn't have her gray sweatshirt on but she hasn't taken it off yet. She takes it off a few seconds later. See more »


Lowell: I've been thinking about what your mama said. And about how cuttin' up matchbooks is part of making meth.
Sawyer: You doing a lot of thinking.
Lowell: I guess so. I got this idea they are kinda connected, you know? I don't got it figured out in my head yet, but it's like, like in our life, everyone we meet is a chemical reaction. They change us and we change them. 'Cause we change, we can go and have different reactions with other people. And we don't always know how it will end up. We don't. Like the matchbooks...
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Ignore the Feminism-related Noise
7 January 2019 | by alanfiskeSee all my reviews

Rust Creek is a good little drama/thriller. The story is pretty good. The directing, cinematography and acting are good. I don't remember any cringe-inducing moments where supposedly smart people do dumb things to move the plot along. And if there's an intended female empowerment message it's not obtrusive.

I know that in our current overly PC culture we have a few movies that are thinly-disguised excuses for male bashing (I'm looking at you "Bad Moms"), but this isn't one of them. The main (and only) female character is smart and brave but not unrealistically so. She worsens her situation by making some understandable mistakes. The three bad characters are made up of two men who are truly vile and one guy who, if left on his own, would probably make kinder choices but he's too stupid and weak to not go along with the other two. That's it for the bad men. All the other men have admirable character traits with one whose desire to fight injustice and protect the main character rises to the level of heroic.

This is a good movie made by competent people and I would recommend it.

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Release Date:

3 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Kentucky, USA

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Lunacy, Rust Creek See more »
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