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Otis (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 7 March 2008 (USA)
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Suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson, goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate, are ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tarah Paige ... Kim
Bostin Christopher ... Otis Broth
Ashley Johnson ... Riley Lawson
Tracy Scoggins ... Rita Vitale
Illeana Douglas ... Kate Lawson
Daniel Stern ... Will Lawson
Gary Kraus ... Mr. Warner
Kristen Trucksess Kristen Trucksess ... Mrs. Warner
Jared Kusnitz ... Reed Lawson
Angelo Custino Angelo Custino ... Scott
Jamie McBride ... Police Officer
Jere Burns ... Agent Ralph Hotchkiss
Burt Bulos ... Agent Nogi
Kevin Pollak ... Elmo Broth
Brett Golov Brett Golov ... Trace Tech.
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Storyline

Suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson, goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate, are contacted by her kidnapper, an insufferable FBI Special Agent takes charge of the case.But, from deep within the psychopathic subterranean world created by Otis, Riley turns the tables on her tormentor, manages to escape and to contact her parents. And, fed up with the tragi-comic inability of the FBI to find their girl, Will, Kate, and Riley's brother, Reed decide to take matters - and justice - into their own hands.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O psyhopathis Otis See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Production designer Frank Bollinger came up with the idea for the extension cord being too short to reach the electrical outlet. See more »

Quotes

Kate Lawson: What do we need to do to make sure that... Kim... stays alive.
Otis Broth: Just... let me take her to the prom.
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Alternate Versions

German version was cut by ca. 7 seconds (torture scene with Will and Elmo) to secure a light SPIO/JK approval (the FSK rejected the film). See more »

Connections

References 48 Hours (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Gut Feeling (Slap Your Mammy)
Performed by Devo
Courtesy of Devo Music (BMI)
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Robert Mothersbaugh
© EMI Virgin Music Inc. Ltd. (Publisher)
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A nice little film.
19 June 2008 | by thegreatbeast2000See all my reviews

It was great seeing Daniel Stern & Illeana Douglas back at work. They are both great actors who deserve to be working more. The story starts playing out and you are unsure as to what type of film it's going to be. Torture porn? FBI profiler idolatry? Cat & mouse psychological thriller? ... Comedy? There are a number of nice turns done by the actors here. The head up his ass FBI profiler. Riley, the daughter. Reed, the more than a little disturbing younger brother. Kevin Pollak's Elmo Broth, brother to the antagonist. And finally the nut-job kidnapper/killer Otis Broth who amongst all the different dramatic currents still is able to imbue his character with a bit of poignancy. You'll notice a few holes in the story but, again, this isn't a police procedural that you are watching. Counter to that there are some surprises as to the paths that the characters eventually end up taking. Nothing especially distinctive cinematographically, stylistically or in editing. But it is a good film, and that is enough.


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