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Cry Wolf (2005)

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Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

Director:

Jeff Wadlow

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erica Yates Erica Yates ... Becky
Julian Morris ... Owen
Lindy Booth ... Dodger
Jane Beard Jane Beard ... Miss McNally
Gary Cole ... Mr. Matthews
Jared Padalecki ... Tom
Jesse Janzen ... Randall
Paul James ... Lewis
Sandra McCoy ... Mercedes
Ethan Cohn ... Graham
Kristy Wu ... Regina
Sabrina Gilbert Sabrina Gilbert ... Game Player
Ashleigh Pixley Ashleigh Pixley ... Game Player
Shauna Sauls Shauna Sauls ... Game Player
Ranel Johnson Ranel Johnson ... Game Player
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Storyline

Nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth. When a young woman is found murdered, a group of local high school students decide to further scare their classmates by spreading online rumors that a serial killer called "The Wolf" is on the loose. By describing "The Wolf's" next victims, the students' game is to see how many people they can convince - and if anyone will uncover the lie. But when the described victims actually do start turning up dead, suddenly no one knows where the lies end and the truth begins. As someone or something begins hunting the students themselves, the game turns terrifyingly real. Written by focus features

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Taglines:

You Lie... You Die! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, disturbing images, language, sexuality and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Living the Lie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,428,209, 18 September 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,047,674, 3 November 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,585,495
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rogue Pictures, Hypnotic See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The pool scene had to be shot in half a day because the water generator suddenly shorted out on the day of filming. Jeff Wadlow performed the stunt before Julian Morris to make him more confident in the scene. See more »

Goofs

(at around 32 mins) This movie was released in late 2005, but Graham makes mention of WWF tryouts. The WWF was renamed the WWE in 2002. See more »

Quotes

Dodger: Avoid suspicion, manipulate your friends, and eliminate your enemies.
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Connections

Referenced in Truth or Dare (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Monkey
Written by Alan Sparhawk, Mimi Parker and Zak Michelletti
Performed by Low
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Twists make the movie particularly intriguing
18 June 2005 | by andyudisSee all my reviews

We saw the movie at an early preview, and had no idea what we were getting into. At first, Cry Wolf seems like it's going to be a traditional, straight-forward slasher movie, but soon you begin to realize that there are layers within layers, and the result is a movie that's increasingly suspenseful and intriguing from beginning to end. It would be highly unfair to give away the plot. It's appropriate only to say that each of several of us was surprised by the ending. Most of the actors are talented unknowns, with a couple of established actors (Jon Bon Jovi, Anna Deavere Smith) artfully used (Bon Jovi in a major role, Smith in a minor one). The movie cleverly weaves in current technologies (especially instant messaging) in a way that heightens the suspense and is sure to enhance its appeal to young audiences. Great production values, cinematography and editing -- all elements contribute to a movie that's one of the best of its genre.


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