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Joanna Mills, a traveling business woman, begins having nightmares of a murder that occurred 15 years ago. Soon she is drawn to an old farmhouse, where the murder took place.

Director:

Asif Kapadia

Writer:

Adam Sussman

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Joanna Mills
Peter O'Brien ... Terry Stahl
Adam Scott ... Kurt
Kate Beahan ... Michelle
Sam Shepard ... Ed Mills
J.C. MacKenzie ... Griff / Young Griff
Erinn Allison ... Annie
Darrian McClanahan ... Young Joanna Mills
Wally Welch ... Snack Stand Vendor
Frank Ertl ... Ambrose Miller
Brad Leland ... Mr. Marlin
Bonnie Gallup Bonnie Gallup ... Bella
Brent Smiga ... Higgins
Robert Wilson Robert Wilson ... Billy
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Storyline

The restless sales representative of a transport company Joanna Mills travels from Saint Louis to Texas in a business trip. She is haunted by violent visions and after meeting her client, she visits her lonely father. On the next morning, she decides to visit La Salle, a small town where she has never been before, but she had recollections of many locations. She lodges in a hotel and later she meets and is befriended by the local widower Terry Stahl, who helps her from an aggression. Her daydreams and nightmares increase and she becomes obsessed for disclosing the truth about her visions of a brutal murder of a woman in a barn. Along her investigation, Joanna gets close to the killer and feels that her life is in danger. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This November, fear comes home. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revolver See more »

Filming Locations:

Granger, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,776,000, 12 November 2006

Gross USA:

$7,749,851

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,994,195
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film was originally titled Revolver, but it was later changed when another film titled Revolver (2005) came out beforehand. See more »

Goofs

The town of La Salle, Texas, as depicted in the movie, does not exist. La Salle is in Jackson County, Texas 77969, it is an unincorporated community with a population of only 103 people in 2000. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Young Joanna Mills: There was a man
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Crazy Credits

When the credits first start to roll, everyones name's turn and blur away to the next name which does the same. This represents the characters Joanna and Annie and how they co-existed in the same body. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Fifty-Fifty
Written by Josh Kessler, George White & Jesse Shatkin
Performed by Green
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / MasterSource
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User Reviews

 
Meh. Meh. Meh.
19 January 2016 | by opieandy-1See all my reviews

That's right, the prestigious THREE mehs for this uninspired flick.

I kept thinking it was going somewhere, then found my mind wandering. Rewound and found I hadn't missed anything.

Plot: had potential, unfulfilled Acting: uninspired Mood: sleepy Snacks: get plenty

Three more mehs to fulfill the obligatory 10 lines of text. Wait, here comes my scale.

My scale:

1-5 decreasing degrees of "terrible", with 5 being "mediocre"

6- OK. Generally held my interest OR had reasonable cast and/or cinematography, might watch it again

7 - Good. My default rating for a movie I liked enough to watch again, but didn't rise to the upper echelons

8- Very Good. Would watch again and recommend to others

9- Outstanding. Would watch over and over; top 10% of my ratings

10 - A Classic (6 of 430 movies have received this)


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