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Baghead (2008)

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4 "actors" go to a cabin in the woods for the weekend to write a movie script. They talk about a relationship movie or a paper bag over the head movie. It starts with an anonymous baghead and slowly escalates.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steve Zissis ... Chad
Ross Partridge ... Matt
Greta Gerwig ... Michelle
Elise Muller ... Catherine
Jett Garner Jett Garner ... Jett Garner
Cass Naumann Cass Naumann ... 'We Are Naked' Girlfriend
Jennifer Lafleur ... Festival Director
Darrell Bryant Darrell Bryant ... Pickup Truck Driver
Anthony Cristo Anthony Cristo ... Bouncer
Jen Tracy Jen Tracy ... Name Checker (as Jen Tracy Duplass)
Heather Hall Heather Hall ... Festivalgoer
David Zellner ... Festivalgoer
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Storyline

Four struggling actors retreat to a cabin in Big Bear, California in order to write a screenplay that will make them all stars. Problem is: What happens when their story idea -- a horror flick about a group of friends tormented by a villain with a bag over his head -- starts to come true? Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cabeza de bolsa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,640, 15 June 2008

Gross USA:

$140,106

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,106
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was shot for just over $50,000 but was sold at Sundance for "a lot more", Jay Duplass explained at SXSW 2016. Their tactic to pitch the movie was to make clear that it was going to get made anyway, no matter what. See more »

Quotes

Chad: You're like Michael Jordan, I'm Bill Lambier! I've got no game!
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Connections

References Halloween (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

3 of Harts
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Written and Performed by J. Scott Howard
Cold Cold Wind (ASCAP)
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Wheee!
7 April 2008 | by toniumhartSee all my reviews

I went into this (AFI) film festival with little or no knowledge of not only the film itself, but of any actors or the production and direction team. I was pleasantly surprised.

I must have laughed through 90 percent of the film. On what appears to have been a shoe-string budget at best, this film delivers characters who are rich (in a non-financial form), full and funny; and come across as people you know. Your best friend (or nemesis)a sister, brother. I also loved that, having grown up close to the Adirondanck Mountains in NY, I could completely imagine living the weekend that they did. What a fun ride. And using very little shock and awe of nudity, vulgarity or violence. (not that I am completely anti any of those in particular) A very nice treat. What a little sleeper-hit. Can this brother director/producer team be the next Cohen Brothers?


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