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The Hunt (2020)

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Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen - for a very specific purpose - The Hunt.

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Craig Zobel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Gilpin ... Crystal
Hilary Swank ... Athena
Ike Barinholtz ... Staten Island
Wayne Duvall ... Don
Ethan Suplee ... (Shut the F*** Up) Gary
Emma Roberts ... Yoga Pants
Christopher Berry ... Target (as Chris Berry)
Sturgill Simpson ... Vanilla Nice
Kate Nowlin ... Big Red
Amy Madigan ... Ma
Reed Birney ... Pop
Glenn Howerton ... Richard
Steve Coulter ... The Doctor
Dean J. West ... Martin (as Dean West)
Vince Pisani ... Peter
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"Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are -- or how they got there. In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, ruthless elitists gather at a remote location to hunt humans for sport. But their master plan is about to be derailed when one of the hunted, Crystal, turns the tables on her pursuers. Written by krmanirethnam

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The Most Talked About Movie of the Year is One That No One's Actually Seen


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language throughout. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Amy Madigan and Reed Birney share same birthday (September 11). See more »

Goofs

At the start the when the blonde girl is getting her gag unlocked and removed she spits it out even though the man unlocking it hasn't undone the strap yet. See more »

Quotes

Crystal: My Mamma used to tell me this story about the jackrabbit and the box turtle. The jackrabbit is real dick, and he brags all the time, he says nobody's faster'n him. And well, it's true cause every time, the jackrabbit races, he always wins. The whole fuckin forest has to put up with this shit day in and day out. The fucker always wants to race just so he can rub in it some more. So the box turtle figures, 'why not? I'll give it a try'. The jackrabbit laughs, 'This'll be fun, so let's fuckin go.'...
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Connections

Referenced in Tamara Just Saw: The Hunt (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Fairytale in the Supermarket
Written by Vicki Aspinall, Gina Birch, Ana Da Silva and Palmolive (as Paloma Romero)
Performed by The Raincoats
Courtesy of Kill Rock Stars
By arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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A rare gem these days - an excellent horror movie
30 March 2020 | by quinnox-1See all my reviews

This leans much more towards satire and black comedy style of horror. Quite surprisingly good! A battle royale between the "elites" vs the "deplorables". I really liked how the filmmakers played around with the concepts of our current political zeitgeist, and its a lot of fun to see how they play with it, and provide a satiric commentary in the movie, targeting both sides. Both sides take hits, and also learn they have misconceptions about the other, and gain a newfound respect for their "enemy". A rare horror gem with wit, satire, smarts, and fun at the same time. The ending I absolutely loved, and thought it was exactly how it should have been.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,304,455, 15 March 2020

Gross USA:

$5,812,500

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,095,358
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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