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The Ward

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Duration:
89 min
Genres:
Horror | Thriller
IMDB rate:
5.6
Director:
John Carpenter
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2011-01-21
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $10,000,000
Opening Weekend: €141,435 (Italy) (3 April 2011)
Gross: €345,664 (Italy) (17 April 2011)
Cast
Actor
Character
Amber Heard
Amber Heard
The Ward
Mamie Gummer
Emily
Danielle Panabaker
Sarah
Laura-Leigh
Zoey
Lyndsy Fonseca
Iris
Mika Boorem
Alice
Jared Harris
Dr. Gerald Stringer
Sali Sayler
Tammy
Susanna Burney
Nurse Lundt
D.R. Anderson
Roy (as Dan Anderson)
Sean Cook
Jimmy
Jillian Kramer
Ghost Alice
Mark Chamberlin
Mr. Hudson
Andrea Petty
Mrs. Hudson (as Andrea L. Petty)
Tracy Schornick
Cop #1 (as Tracey Schornick)
Kent Kimball
Cop #2
Joseph O'Shaugnessy
Receptionist
Patrick Treadway
2nd Floor Nurse
Bev Holsclaw
Admitting nurse
Sydney Sweeney
Young Alice
R.J. Hampton
Mental Ward Patient (uncredited)
Milos Milicevic
Predator (uncredited)
Joanna Theobalds
Mental Ward Patient (uncredited)
Lonny W. Waddle
Orderly (uncredited)
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Trivia
The climactic fight between Kristen and Alice was shot over the course of two nights.
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John Carpenter's first full-length feature film since Ghosts of Mars (2001), and his first feature not shot in Panavision since his debut Dark Star (1974).
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On the audio commentary, Jared Harris asks John Carpenter why he did not compose the soundtrack, John replied "quite frankly, I'm just too old."
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Goofs
Shortly after the ghost cuts the girl's throat, Dr. Stringer is holding Kristen while the nurse is giving her a shot. When it cuts to a close up of the shot, Dr. Stringer is gone, then reappears after the camera cuts back.
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The story takes place in 1966, but the ambulance is a 1968 Cadillac.
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Although Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), formerly known as electroshock, is still used today in the U.S., it is only used as a last resort, with patient consent (except in the most extreme cases), and with the patient anesthetized, not awake and screaming like a tortured banshee as depicted in the film. Also, the ECT machines used in the U.S. today make the procedure quick and relatively painless (e.g., no noticeable twitching or spasming of the muscles). However, the movie is not set in present time but rather in the 60s, as Dr Stringer revealed during his last session with Iris.
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Quotes
Sarah: If I were you I'd watch out, new girl.
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Kristen: Look at me!
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Dr. Stringer: What's the first thing you remember?
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Photos from cast
Amber Heard