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The Gathering (2002)

Amnesiac Cassie Grant has a premonition that someone or something wants the family that's helping her recover dead. She investigates the secrets of the town they live in and uncovers darkness, both human and supernatural.

Director:

Brian Gilbert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Ricci ... Cassie Grant
Ioan Gruffudd ... Dan Blakeley
Stephen Dillane ... Simon Kirkman
Kerry Fox ... Marion Kirkman
Simon Russell Beale ... Luke Fraser
Robert Hardy ... The Bishop
Harry Forrester Harry Forrester ... Michael Kirkman
Jessica Mann Jessica Mann ... Emma Kirkman
Peter McNamara Peter McNamara ... Frederick Michael Argyle
Mark Bagnall Mark Bagnall ... The Gathering
Clare Bloomer Clare Bloomer ... The Gathering
Mackenzie Crook ... The Gathering
Richard Evans Richard Evans ... The Gathering
Roy Evans Roy Evans ... The Gathering
Paul Hamilton Paul Hamilton ... The Gathering
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Storyline

While going to the town of Ashby Wake, the drifter Cassie is hit by a car driven by Marion Kirkman and loses her memory. Marion invites Cassie to stay in her huge old house with her family, while recovering from the trauma. Cassie becomes very close to Michael, the young son of Marion's husband Simon Kirkman. He is researching a recently discovered buried church from the First Century, with images of the crucifixion of Jesus and many anonymous persons watching it. Cassie starts having visions and premonitions with some locals, and decides to investigate the weird and nasty mechanic Frederick Michael Argyle. Her findings about who she is and the mystery relative to the locals and the town surprises her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Evil Souls Rule. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2003 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Los testigos See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,346,475
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Cassie and Dan are in a tavern, her glass changes positions twice on the table. See more »

Quotes

The Bishop: They came only to see, from the east and from the west, from the city and from the plain. They came not, in holy reverence to the lord, but in lust.
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Alternate Versions

A longer version (ca. 10 minutes) of the film was shown on German TV (ZDF) which included more dialogue between Cassie and Dan, a sex scene and numerous other scene extensions. According to the ZDF, they bought this version directly from Granada before Miramax/Dimension picked it up and reedited the movie in their usual way. See more »

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Rex Tremendae
Taken from "Requiem" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Magyar Állami Operaház Énekkara és Zenekara (as The Hungarian State Opera Chorus and Orchestra)
Conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi
Licensed courtesy of HNH International Ltd.
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Great idea poorly executed.
3 August 2016 | by allyathertonSee all my reviews

A drifter loses her memory after an accident to find herself in a strange town

Starring Christina Ricci, Ioan Gruffudd and Kerry Fox

Screenplay by Anthony Horowitz

Directed by Brian Gilbert

This is a case of a cool idea being poorly executed.

When you think about it, this is the kind of twisty idea that could only come out of Anthony Horowitz's head. But it doesn't quite work on the TV screen. It's sadly a bit of a limp biscuit as far as movies are concerned.

Everything about it screams low budget. The acting, the cinematography, the location filming. It's all very underwhelming. Arguable the best actor in it, Christina Ricci herself seems miscast and none of the other acting performances are anything to shout about.

This would probably make an amazing book and I'm guessing Horowitz would do a good job of it.

Watchable but instantly forgettable.

6/10


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