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Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ray Wise ... Frank Harrington
Lin Shaye ... Laura Harrington
Mick Cain ... Richard Harrington
Alexandra Holden ... Marion Harrington
William Rosenfeld William Rosenfeld ... Brad Miller (as Billy Asher)
Amber Smith ... Lady in White
Karen S. Gregan Karen S. Gregan ... Doctor
Sharon Madden Sharon Madden ... Nurse
Steve Valentine ... Man in Black
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Worker #1 (as Jimmy Skaggs)
Clement Blake ... Worker #2
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Storyline

For the past 20 years, Frank Harrington has grudgingly driven his family to celebrate Christmas with his mother-in-law. This year, he takes a shortcut. It's the biggest mistake of his life: The nightmare begins. A mysterious woman in white wanders through the forest, leaving death in her wake. A terrifying black car - its driver invisible - carries the victims into the heart of the night. Every road sign points to a destination they never reach. The survivors succumb to panic, to madness; deeply buried secrets burst to the surface, and Christmas turns into a living hell. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Pentagon Pictures

Country:

France

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

-less レス(2003) See more »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the opening scene the father (played by Ray Wise) mentions shock rocker Marilyn Manson. Marilyn Manson has a song titled "Wrapped in Plastic" which was inspired by a line in the television show Twin Peaks which starred Ray Wise as Leeland Palmer the father of Laura Palmer who body was found wrapped in plastic in the opening moment of the show. See more »

Goofs

When Marion is walking by herself, she gets her cigarettes out and they are all white. When she gives her father one later, it has a wood grain butt. See more »

Quotes

Laura Harrington: Was there no dial tone?
Frank Harrington: No, Laura. I just forgot the number to 9-1-1!
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits listing the cast members, actor Steve Valentine is credited as "Men in Black" as opposed to "Man in Black". See more »

Connections

Remade as Mumbai 125 KM 3D (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Please Don't Go
by Greg De Belles & Elizabeth Daily (as E.G. Daily)
Produced by Greg De Belles
Published by Klektik Music / BMI
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10 November 2004 | by bernie1-1See all my reviews

I don't understand how people can embarass themselves by writing a review when they obviously either completely missed the point or must have been not paying attention. Or are just plain dim. There are lots of them here, apparently. This movie wasn't perfect, but it was pretty good and it should be a textbook example of how to make a low-budget film. I am just amazed at how much misinterpretation can be applied to something that's so easy to follow. There's not exactly tons of surprises, other than the note at the end, which I think was put ther just to ruin your smugness when you're thinking you've got it all figured out. Well done to all cast and crew, I say. 7.5/10


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