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Surveillance (2008)

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Two FBI agents attempt to clarify the murders occurring in a desolate region. They approach the witnesses of the latest incident with the help of the local police. All of them hide something and all have wildly different stories to tell.

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Cast

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Drug Dealer (as D.R. Haney)
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Gerald Lenton-Young ...
Coroner (as Gerald Layton-Young)
Jennifer Miles ...
TV Reporter
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Grisly murders occur in a small town. Two FBI agents arrive, set up their cameras in three interview rooms, and set up interviews of three survivors: a girl of about nine, a foul-mouthed cop with a bandaged hand, and a young woman of about 20 who uses drugs. Each tells their story as the male FBI agent listens and watches from a separate room: the girl draws for and talks to the female agent, the local chief interviews the injured cop, and two officers interview the young woman. As they tell their stories, some of which are inaccurate and self-serving, we see what actually happened the day before. Can the agents or anyone else put the pieces together? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Executive Producer David Lynch See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and a scene of aberrant sexuality | See all certifications »

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31 July 2008 (Germany)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£125,885 (UK) (6 March 2009)

Gross:

$25,352 (USA) (24 July 2009)
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Trivia

According to Jennifer Lynch, the film was originally about witches. See more »

Goofs

When Stephanie tells the police that she saw something bad, she said she saw a red car and a blue car when in fact it was a blue car and a white van, See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elizabeth Anderson: You're never going to sleep again.
Sam Hallaway: That's the point.
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After the credits the title appears, but now blood splattered See more »

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Referenced in Surveillance: The Watched Are Watching (2008) See more »

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Liar Liar
Composed by J. David Taylor (as David j Taylor)
Performed by J. David Taylor (as David j Taylor)
Published by David j Taylor (SOCAN)
Courtesy of djt music
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Simply Brutal
17 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Surveillance proved to be highly entertaining from beginning to end. A clever blend of dark comedy, crime thriller, and a slight dash of horror. I was a little surprised by the choice in cast as several well known comedic actors appear in serious roles. What surprised me more is how well they did portraying their characters. For me the characters hold equal credit (as the story) in the entertainment displayed in this film. My only complaint would be the sheer confusion in the story for the first quarter of this film. Of course everything begins to come together but a little more clarity as to what exactly everyone was discussing would have been nice. A minor complaint for an otherwise brilliant movie.


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