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The Canyon (2009)

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A survival story about a honeymooning couple who get lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.

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Richard Harrah

Writer:

Steve Allrich
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eion Bailey ... Nick
Yvonne Strahovski ... Lori
Will Patton ... Henry
Wendy Worthington ... Motel Manager
Andrea Marcellus Andrea Marcellus ... Clerk
Christopher Sweeney ... Ranger
Solomon Loop Solomon Loop ... Helicoptor Pilot (as Soloman Loop)
Ed Tracey Ed Tracey ... Helicoptor Pilot #2
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A survival story about a honeymooning couple who get lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.

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Taglines:

Don't Let Fear Take Over See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El cañón See more »

Filming Locations:

Antelope Canyon, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,785, 25 October 2009

Gross USA:

$1,785
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When the Guide gets bitten by rattlesnakes and the 'mules' are scared, it shows horses running (and naying) away. When he finds a 'mule' it is back to being a mule. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nick: Hey, were going to make it.
Lori: Not if you don't slow down.
Nick: Grand Canyon by sunrise, remember?
Lori: How can I forget.
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Connections

References America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Back Of My Mind
Performed by Jim Reilley
Written by James Scott Reilley
Under license from Ford Music Services
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An entertaining, but not very memorable, thriller
27 December 2009 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

The only reason I was interested in watching The Canyon was the presence of actress Yvonne Strahovski, who is brilliant as Agent Walker in Chuck, one of my favorite TV programmes.However, The Canyon ended up being an entertaining thriller with decent performances and a generally good rhythm, although it is not very memorable.

The screenplay from The Canyon does not offer too many surprises, but it produces an adequate level of suspense and tension thanks to its good structure.One of the fails I found on this movie is that I think a few scenes could have easily been deleted from the movie, not because they are boring, but because they add nothing to the story and they break the rhythm a little bit.And then, the characters make some stupid decisions and they occasionally do not behave naturally.

However, in spite of its fails, The Canyon deserves a recommendation as a competent thriller, which may not be highly memorable, but at least is entertaining.


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