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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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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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Country:

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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

You can see Cheddar Goblin Macaroni boxes in Caruthers' trailer when Red goes to get the bow. 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

Caruthers: So, what you huntin'?
Red Miller: Jesus freaks.
Caruthers: ...I didn't know they were in season, man.
Red Miller: Yeah, well...
Caruthers: [interrupting] Just tell me, man.
Red Miller:
  • they lit her on FIRE! They were weirdo, hippie-types, whole bunch of 'em. And then there was some muscle - it didn't make any sense. There were bikers, and gnarly psychos, and... crazy evil.

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Crazy Credits

The opening credits don't display the title or a 'Directed by Panos Cosmatos' credit. The title appears 75 minutes in, and 'Directed by Panos Cosmatos' is the first ending credit. See more »

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Cielito Lindo
Traditional
Alternative Lyrics by Moises Baqueiro
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A hypnotic fever dream of nightmarish proportions propelled by a reliably crazy performance from Nicolas Cage
25 October 2018 | by MrDHWongSee all my reviews

Mandy is an action horror film co-written and directed by Panos Cosmatos. Starring Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough, it is a hypnotic fever dream of nightmarish proportions propelled by a reliably crazy performance from Cage.

In 1983, reclusive couple Red (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy (Andrea Riseborough) live in seclusion in the Shadow Mountains of California. One day, Mandy inadvertently encounters the Children of the New Dawn, a deranged cult of hippies who take a liking to Mandy and later arrange for her to be kidnapped, sending Red into an unrelenting and sadistic rage.

Brutal, shocking, and beautifully shot, Mandy unashamedly thrives on its unique premise from beginning to end. The film appears to have been heavily influenced by the work of David Lynch, with its surreal imagery and inventive cinematography, further emphasising the overall dream-like experience. Nicolas Cage is his usual over-the-top self and he demonstrates this several times during the film's second half. This is certainly not for everyone, but fans of surreal artsy films, graphic violence, and Nicolas Cage will find plenty to enjoy.

I rate it 7/10


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