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Stake Land

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2010
  • Jim Mickle
  • 94 mins
  • U

Summary

Horror starring Nick Damici and Connor Paolo. In the wasted America of the near-future, an epidemic has turned the population into blood-crazed vampires. Teenager Martin is saved by vampire hunter Mister, who is attempting to make it to the safety of Canada.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Ealing Studios had quite a year in 1951. Not only did the company produce the witty satire The Man in the White Suit, it also released this superb and subtle crime-film spoof. The inimitable Alec Guinness stars as the mild-mannered bank agent who discovers he has a devious criminal mind and decides to steal a million in gold bullion. Guinness is well supported by the impressive Stanley Holloway, Alfie Bass and Sid James as members of the gang he recruits. Watch out, too, for a blink-and-miss-it appearance from Audrey Hepburn. Director Charles Crichton tips his hat to such genre staples as the studio's own The Blue Lamp and the more hard-boiled gangster movies produced by Hollywood in the film noir era, and TEB Clarke deservedly won an Oscar for his beautifully constructed story and screenplay. Guinness lost out to Gary Cooper in High Noon in the best actor category.

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Credits

Cast

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MisterNick Damici
MartinConnor Paolo
SisterKelly McGillis
BelleDanielle Harris
PeggyBonnie Dennison
Jebedia LovenMichael Cerveris
Officer HarleyChance Kelly
WillieSean Nelson
KevinAdam Scarimbolo
Roadhouse bartenderLarry Fessenden

Crew

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DirectorJim Mickle

Details

Theatrical distributor
Metrodome
Released on
2011-06-17
Languages
English | Portuguese | French
Guidance
Contains violence, swearing and brief nudity.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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