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Mandy (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Fantasy, Horror | 14 September 2018 (USA)
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The enchanted lives of a couple in a secluded forest are brutally shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling a man into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance.

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Panos Cosmatos
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Nicolas Cage Shares How He Became Red Miller

Mandy stars Nicolas Cage, Linus Roache, and writer/director Panos Cosmatos give details on their characters and how they got involved in this bloody thriller.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Red Miller
Andrea Riseborough ... Mandy Bloom
Linus Roache ... Jeremiah Sand
Ned Dennehy ... Brother Swan
Olwen Fouéré ... Mother Marlene
Richard Brake ... The Chemist
Bill Duke ... Caruthers
Line Pillet ... Sister Lucy
Clément Baronnet ... Brother Klopek
Alexis Julemont Alexis Julemont ... Brother Hanker
Stephan Fraser Stephan Fraser ... Brother Lewis
Ivailo Dimitrov Ivailo Dimitrov ... Skratch
Hayley Saywell ... Sis
Kalin Kerin Kalin Kerin ... Scabs
Tamás Hagyuó Tamás Hagyuó ... Fuck Pig
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Storyline

Taking place in 1983, Red is a lumberjack who lives in a secluded cabin in the woods. His artist girlfriend Mandy spends her days reading fantasy paperbacks. Then one day, she catches the eye of a crazed cult leader, who conjures a group of motorcycle-riding demons to kidnap her. Red, armed with a crossbow and custom Axe, stops at nothing to get her back, leaving a bloody, brutal pile of bodies in his wake. Written by texasboyy

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USA | Belgium | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,214,525, 4 November 2018
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

[September, 2018 e.v.] During a recent interview with GQ Magazine, Nicolas Cage disclosed that when Panos Cosmatos first approached him to be in the film, he wanted him to play the role of the cult leader, Jeremiah Sand, but Nicolas didn't like the role of Jeremiah. Nicolas said he wanted to play Red instead. Nicolas said that Panos told him this was a story about old age vs youth and he didn't think he was right to play Red and that was the end of the discussion, no agreements were able to be made. A year later, through Elijah Wood, they met again to talk about the film and this time they explored more in detail the themes of love and the loss of love within the film and they discussed those same themes within their personal lives and by this time, everything just clicked and Panos then felt totally confident in Nicolas playing Red. See more »

Goofs

When Mandy is reading her book she has a Series 2009 one dollar bill as a bookmark. The story takes place in the early 1980s. See more »

Quotes

Red Miller: You are a vicious snowflake.
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Crazy Credits

A dedication to the late Jóhann Jóhannsson is followed by a shot of Mandy's sketches from earlier in the film. See more »

Connections

References Ghost Rider (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Starless
Performed by King Crimson
Composed by Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford (as William Bruford), David Cross, Richard Palmer-James and John Wetton
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group and EMI Limited Partnership Ltd
Produced by (1974) Robert Fripp/DGM Ltd
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Either you'll love it or hate it!
16 September 2018 | by jimdan1962See all my reviews

FYI, I'm 56 and very jaded and cynical when it comes to movies so this review is as honest as I can get.

Seriously, I see 10's and 1's, most people seemed to either love it or hate it. I loved it, but I really wanted to hate it but I couldn't. It's exactly the type of movie I normally dislike and Cage has been a bit of a has been for a while now which doesn't help matters, but still, I loved it! I even read a bunch of the bad reviews and thought that based on those, I wouldn't like it, but nope, I still loved it!

The music I actually loved for the most part (it's very loud and in your face, not subtle at all) , the colors and cinematography in general were just great, just beautiful, and great actors to boot. As most people pointed out the first 30 minutes are a bit bizarre and trippy but for some reason I loved it and didn't have a problem with it. Please keep in mind the whole movie is a bit bizarre and trippy for the most part. Nicolas did a great job as did Andrea and Linus Roche was just plain great in it! The supporting actors did a fine job as well Not really sure what else to say, I don't feel the need to break it down.

If you're thinking about checking it out, give it a try, there's a 50/50 chance you'll actually like it.


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