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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.

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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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Two thousand years ago, they watched the death of Christ. Now, these same malign figures are about to fulfill the most horrifying human disaster! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

(at around 24 mins) Luke Fraser puts an Art Gallery DVD into a standalone DVD player, whose remote control is clearly sitting on top of the player, but he interacts with the disc using a mouse as if it were in a computer's DVD-ROM drive. You can't connect a mouse to a standalone DVD player - it only works with its remote control. See more »

Quotes

The Bishop: I've shaken your faith, Professor?
Simon Kirkman: No, I don't have a faith.
The Bishop: Your faith in scientific rationality.
Simon Kirkman: [subdued] Oh.
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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 »

Soundtracks

Arrows in the Air
Performed by Carina Andersson
Produced by Luke Parkhouse
Written by C. Andersson
Published by Misty Music Sweden
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A very nice thriller
9 May 2008 | by Dragoneyed363See all my reviews

Although The Gathering is not my favorite biblical horror film, this movie was really entertaining. Christina Ricci acted fabulously, of course, and all the lines and scenes were edgy and new. I really loved how when there would be something that is supposed to be creepy or scary, they would not play stupid irritating music. They would just let it happen without any rhythms or beats, and I found that interesting and respectable. The twist I would say is really awesome. I would have never suspected it, and it came without warning which really blew my mind. The lines are good, and I might say some material was sleezy, cheesy, and cheap, but for the most of this movie the dialogue was steady. I had never heard anything about this movie when I first watched it, and now I consider a very good movie. I own it and plan on watching it again real soon.


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