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During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down one by one.

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Billy
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Richard
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George
Juli Drajkó ...
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Sándor Boros ...
Coach Driver
Levente Törköly ...
Lodge Killer
János Oláh ...
Flamethrower Killer
Attila Ferencz ...
Head-squish Killer
Bela Kasi ...
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A team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe goes horribly wrong for the sales division of the multi-national weapons company Palisade Defence when they become the victims of a group of crazed killers who will stop at nothing to see them dead. Written by Tomius J. Barnard

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, drug content and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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£5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£483,152 (UK) (25 August 2006)

Gross:

$136,432 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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Because Laura Harris had such fun on the set with her fellow cast members, she found that she was often in too good a mood to reach the emotional depths needed for her character when it was time for her to shoot. As such, just prior to filming emotionally draining scenes, she would listen to dark and depressing music, to help her get out of the mirthful mood she was in. See more »

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(at around 2 mins) When George is hanging upside down it is clearly visible that his nostrils are blocked, this to prevent blood from seeping into them. See more »

Quotes

Steve: Just saw a geezer in a balaklava with a suitcase... No... more of a travel bag.
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Referenced in I Really Hate My Job (2007) See more »

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Stars and Stripes Forever
Composed by John Philip Sousa
Arranged by Seanine Joyce
Produced by Christian Henson
Drums Programmed by Joe Henson
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Funny, scary, clever and even moving
24 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was a big fan of Chris Smith's previous film Creep and had heard this was even better so I had high expectations going in. They were completely surpassed by this superlative slice of hilarious horror action.

The way the film combines humour and horror is skilled and the script is smarter than average for the genre. The film works better as a comedy and there are some absolutely precious comedy moments that I won't detail here as I don't want to spoil any of them. Suffice to say that the audience were busily quoting them and some of the better of the fantastic lines of dialogue after the screening. I feel people will be quoting some of these lines for years!

On a more serious note, there are some seriously scary scenes in the picture and even a couple of deaths of some of the more sympathetic characters that are actually quite moving.

The cast is also perfect, none of them put a foot wrong. Laura Harris completely kicks ass as the heroine.

I sorta want to see a sequel but heaven knows where they'd go with it.

Overall, I loved the film - it's made by a writer and director who are genuine horror fans and it shows. They're also both very talented.


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