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Leave (2011)

R | | Drama, Thriller | May 2011 (USA)
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Henry Harper is a successful novelist who has it all. But after surviving a recent trauma he finds himself haunted by a dream that terrifies him. Convinced that the only way to understand ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Celestino

Writers:

Rick Gomez (story), Frank John Hughes (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Gomez ... Henry
Frank John Hughes ... Chris
Vinessa Shaw ... Amy
Ron Livingston ... Dr. Lieberman
Bryan Cranston ... Eliot
M.C. Gainey ... Gus
Freddie Joe Farnsworth ... Dark Man
Brandon Waters ... Henry at 12
Gregory Mikurak Gregory Mikurak ... Chris at 17 (as Gregory Nikurak)
Kari Montgomery Kari Montgomery ... Radio Announcer (voice)
Sholeh Ashtiani Sholeh Ashtiani ... Party Guest
Gary Casey Gary Casey ... Party Guest
Amato D'Apolito ... Party Guest
Michael W. Evrard Michael W. Evrard ... Party Guest
Joshua Gomez ... Party Guest
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Henry Harper is a successful novelist who has it all. But after surviving a recent trauma he finds himself haunted by a dream that terrifies him. Convinced that the only way to understand what the dream means is to write his way through it, Henry decides to go to a remote second home to begin work on his next novel, a thriller. While on his way there he encounters a strangely familiar drifter who confronts him with information that threatens to turn everything he knows to be true, upside down. Written by producer

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

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May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Visualeyes Productions See more »
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[first lines]
Dr. Lieberman: The same?
Henry: The same.
Dr. Lieberman: Still happening every night?
Henry: It's driving me crazy. It's like I... I can't shake it. It's stays with me all day, and I... Is that normal?
Dr. Lieberman: Well, it's not uncommon for a person whose gone through an ordeal to have lingering nightmares.
Henry: The same nightmare? Every night? For six months?
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A wise poetic thriller!
15 April 2012 | by DeepackSee all my reviews

As the ending credits began to roll on LEAVE, I sat there in stunned silence. Overwhelmed by the story that had just unfolded in front of me. The storyline, though gripping and thrilling from beginning to end, was only one part of this movie. Like a single actor delivering their lines. Director Robert Celestino brought me so deep and immersed into this tale, that the journey became personal and it became mine. Stand out performances by Rick Gomez as our troubled writer and Frank John Hughes as the mysterious stranger who enters his world, had me on edge throughout the entire picture. However, it was the cinematography and most importantly the sound that were the real feature stars of this film. Together, they knitted a subconscious fabric throughout the movie, which was so subliminal, that every scene, no matter how benign, still had me feeling a sense of ominous terror. Bringing all of these elements together and delivering a stunning payoff at the end, made this film a terrific, yet terrifying treat.

LEAVE is a film that crosses the line from story telling to cinematic experience. Few films have the dramatic power to do that, but LEAVE, will stay with you long after the credits have rolled. By Tim Stevens


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