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Playback (2012)

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A cop investigates the case of a missing local teen, though he discovers a dark secret that has been unleashed in his town, and an evil spirit that will stop at nothing to find its heir.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Bonczyk Luke Bonczyk ... Harlan Diehl
Jana Veldheer Jana Veldheer ... Susie Diehl
Johnny Pacar ... Julian Miller
Ambyr Childers ... Riley
Alessandra Torresani ... Brianna Baker
Jennifer Missoni ... DeeDee Baker
Jonathan Keltz ... Nate
Dorien Davies ... Ms. Milton
Toby Hemingway ... Quinn
Kenny Stevenson ... Co-Worker
Mark Metcalf ... Chris Safford
Bernard McConnell Bernard McConnell ... Cop
Christian Slater ... Frank Lyons
Lisa Jane Todd ... Anne Miller
Daryl Mitchell ... Wylie (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
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Storyline

When a group of high school students dig into their town's infamous past they unwittingly unlock an Evil that corrupts and destroys them. Possessing its victims through video playback and using them for malevolent purposes, it closes in on one specific soul, threatening to expose the town's deepest, darkest secret. Written by John Gibbons

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Taglines:

Picture. Evil.

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content/nudity and some teen partying | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Playback: Bloodline See more »

Filming Locations:

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$252, 18 March 2012

Gross USA:

$264

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,587
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in Grand Rapids, Michigan. See more »

Goofs

When Quinn films himself at the end, the camera pans down from the house to his face. When Julien watches the video, the camera pans up from the ground to Quinn's face. See more »

Connections

References Freaky Friday (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Burn It Down (innerpartysystem Remix)
Written by Aaron Bruno and Jimmy Messer
Performed by Awolnation
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Noisy, Lame and Messy Garbage
21 September 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

On 21 October 1994, the deranged Harlan Diehl (Luke Bonczyk) kills his family in their farm and only a baby survives. In the present days, the teenager Julian Miller (Johnny Pacar) borrows a camera, tripod and other equipment from his friend Quinn (Toby Hemingway) that works in a TV studio to make an amateurish film about the infamous Harlan Diehl with his girlfriend Riley (Ambyr Childers) and their classmates DeeDee Baker (Jennifer Missoni), Nate (Jonathan Keltz) and Brianna Baker (Alessandra Torresani).

Quinn sells footages of DeeDee and Brianna in the change room in the high school to the sick police officer Frank Lyons (Christian Slater). When Julian inadvertently unleashes evil through the playback of videotapes, Quinn is possessed by Harlan Diehl and begins a violent crime spree.

"Playback" is a noisy, lame and messy horror movie recently released straight on DVD in Brazil. I am a fan of the genre, but this film is a complete waste of time, with a terrible and senseless story. My vote is one.

Title (Brazil): "De Volta ao Terror" ("Back to Terror")


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