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Octane (2003)

While on a late night road trip home, a woman must save her rebellious teenage daughter who runs off with a bizarre group of blood-letting psychos.

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Marcus Adams

Writer:

Stephen Volk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Stowe ... Senga Wilson
Norman Reedus ... Recovery Man
Bijou Phillips ... Backpacker
Mischa Barton ... Natasha 'Nat' Wilson
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... The Father
Leo Gregory ... Joyrider
Gary Parker Gary Parker ... Vacation Man
Amber Batty Amber Batty ... Vacation Woman
Jenny Jules ... Highway Patrol Sergeant
Patrick O'Kane ... Trucker
Martin McDougall ... Motivational Speaker
Shauna Shim Shauna Shim ... Paramedic #1
David Menkin ... Paramedic #2
Nigel Whitmey ... Detective Ned Stephens
Samuel Fröler ... Marek Wilson
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Storyline

Divorced business-bitch Senga Wilson grudgingly drives daughter Nathalie 'Nat' home after a visit to her dad, far away. During a rest-stop, Nat sneaks out with a friend and joins a weird truck-nomadic hippie-like sort of cult, which Senga tails. Its 'father' uses drugs and sex to bind everyone to his bloodthirsty scheme. When Bradford PD detective Ned Stephens investigates, Nat's dad assures him she's safe with him and Senga is pathologically disturbed. Nightmares blur who is imagining or lying what. Written by KGF Vissers

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In The Vein Of Terror. See more »


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

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Country:

UK | Luxembourg

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Pulse See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg

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Budget:

$11,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although set in the USA, this was actually shot in Luxembourg. See more »

Goofs

When Senga and Nat drive past the scene of the first accident, the background chatter on the police radio loops. See more »

Quotes

Christian Missionary: [sees her alone] Do you know the words of Jesus Christ?
Senga Wilson: [frustrated] Do you know the words FUCK OFF?
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Firesuite
Written by Williams / Williams / Goodwin
Performed by Doves
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What's that knocking?
6 April 2005 | by callmeismael-1See all my reviews

Could it my valves rattling from cheap gasoline or is that me banging my head upon the wall for having allowed myself to watch "Octane"? This movie appears to be a good example of what happens when someone has a vague idea of a film story but doesn't bother to hash it out on paper before turning the cameras on. Not surprisingly, about half way through the film, the story gets lost somewhere on the interstate between stupid and boring. I wish I could give you an idea of what this film is really about but I'm as clueless as director Marcus Adams and writer Stephen Volk. Take some advice guys, get a tune up and consider going back to film school. Only this time, try attending class once in a while.


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