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Otis (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 7 March 2008 (USA)
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Suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson, goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate, are ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tarah Paige ... Kim
Bostin Christopher ... Otis Broth
Ashley Johnson ... Riley Lawson
Tracy Scoggins ... Rita Vitale
Illeana Douglas ... Kate Lawson
Daniel Stern ... Will Lawson
Gary Kraus ... Mr. Warner
Kristen Trucksess Kristen Trucksess ... Mrs. Warner
Jared Kusnitz ... Reed Lawson
Angelo Custino Angelo Custino ... Scott
Jamie McBride ... Police Officer
Jere Burns ... Agent Ralph Hotchkiss
Burt Bulos ... Agent Nogi
Kevin Pollak ... Elmo Broth
Brett Golov Brett Golov ... Trace Tech.
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Suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson, goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate, are contacted by her kidnapper, an insufferable FBI Special Agent takes charge of the case.But, from deep within the psychopathic subterranean world created by Otis, Riley turns the tables on her tormentor, manages to escape and to contact her parents. And, fed up with the tragi-comic inability of the FBI to find their girl, Will, Kate, and Riley's brother, Reed decide to take matters - and justice - into their own hands.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O psyhopathis Otis See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

Production designer Frank Bollinger came up with the idea for the extension cord being too short to reach the electrical outlet. See more »

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Will Lawson: [panicking after having realized what he has done and what it will lead to] I electrocuted his asshole!
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Alternate Versions

German version was cut by ca. 7 seconds (torture scene with Will and Elmo) to secure a light SPIO/JK approval (the FSK rejected the film). See more »

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References Dateline NBC (1992) See more »

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52 Girls
Performed by The B-52's
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group & Warner Bros Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing / Universal Music Enterprises
Written by Jeremy Ayers (as Charles Ayers), Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson
© EMI Blackwook Music Inc. / EMI April Music Inc. / Boo Fant Tunes, Inc. / Distilled Music, Inc. (BMI/ASCAP)
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Don't Fear the Obese Pizza Delivery Reaper
16 February 2012 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Since the turn of the century, it has become very popular in horror movies to randomly inflict excruciating pains on people that are generally innocent and didn't deserve all the agony. Movie franchises like "Saw", "Hostel" and all of their knock-offs made us very familiar with the term Torture Porn and the nowadays younger fans of the genre don't get upset anymore at the sight of sadist devices that cut off toes or poke out eyeballs. Of course, when a 'new' gimmick in films turns out to be successful, it immediately gets exploited beyond normal proportions. It has even come thus far that themes like torture, child abduction and blood vengeance are processed together into a horror … comedy! Yes, "Otis" is primarily intended as a comedy, but personally I still prefer to see it more as a horror flick with some light-headed elements. It's a surprisingly good HORROR film, with a couple of imaginative gore sequences and interesting characters, whereas the comedy aspects are rather lame and derivative, like obnoxious authority figures and character mix-ups. Otis Broth is an obese and pathetic pizza delivery boy; pushing forty and still under the strict supervision of his older brother who regularly comes over to insult and beat him. But Otis loves to escape into his very own perverted and psychopathic fantasy world, where he is the hunky quarterback of the high-school football team and eagerly anticipates to attend the school prom with his sexy sweetheart Kim. But his "Kim" doesn't exist, so Otis abducts pretty blond girls that he spots during his pizza rounds and subjects them to humiliating ordeals until they play along. When the foxy Riley Lawson manages to escape his dungeon, her family prefers to extract their own justice rather than to let the uncooperative FBI handle the case. "Otis" has a good pace, highly enjoyable horror moments, great performances from a terrific not-so-obvious cast and … a downright phenomenal soundtrack! Anyone interested in classic rock and/or pop songs from Talking Heads, Quiet Riot and Blue Oyster Cult? As said, the comical situations aren't very noteworthy – even though Jere Burns depicts a delightfully slimy FBI agent – but the plot is solid and well- elaborated. The torture set pieces are often gross, but realized with splendid make-up effects. Recommended!


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