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Severance (2006)
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Severance (2006) When a weapons multi-national Palisade Defence reward their European sales division with a team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe, comedy blends with horror as the team fight first amongst themselves, and later for survival against a group of war-crazed killers intent on revenge.

Movie Tagline:
Another bloody office outing.

Title: Severance
Release Date: September 01, 2006
Runtime: 96 mins
Genre: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Languages: English, Hungarian, Russian
Country: UK, Germany
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital EX
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Buried.com Rating: 7.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, drug content and some sexuality/nudity.

Christopher Smith

Toby Stephens ...Harris
Claudie Blakley ...Jill
Andy Nyman ...Gordon
Babou Ceesay ...Billy
Tim McInnerny ...Richard
Laura Harris ...Maggie
Danny Dyer ...Steve
David Gilliam ...George
Juli Drajko ...Olga
Judit Viktor ...Nadia
Sandor Boros ...Coach Driver
Levente Torkoly ...Lodge Killer
Janos Olah ...Flamethrower Killer
Attila Ferencz ...Head-squish Killer
Bela Kasi ...Headbutt Killer
Roland Kollarszky ...Knife-in-butt Killer
Peter Katona ...Stone Thrower Killer
Levente Lezsak ...Landmine Killer
Nick Greenall ...Big Gun Killer
Matthew Baker ...Nose-feratu (as Matt Baker)
Steve Dawson ...Guard 1 in Harris' Story
John Frankish ...Doctor John 'Victor' Frankish in Jill's Story
Johnnie Schinas ...Long-Haired Girl in Richard's Dream
Leon MacPherson ...Corporate Video Palisade Worker
Arnold Zarom ...Corporate Video Palisade Worker
Laura Bushell ...Corporate Video Office Blonde
John Cole ...Corporate Video Office Blonde
Murray Golding ...Corporate Video Office Blonde
Jamie Higgins ...Corporate Video Office Blonde
Nerys Martin ...Corporate Video Office Blonde

» [more cast members]

Alexandra Arlango
Steve Christian
Finola Dwyer
Andrew Hildebrand
Michael Kuhn
Jason Newmark
Malcolm Ritchie
Rosa Romero
Jill Tandy
Colleen Woodcock
Mark Woolley

James Moran
Christopher Smith
James Moran

Christian Henson

Severance Horror Film Trailer 1
Severance Horror Film Trailer 2
Severance Horror Film Trailer 3

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Itchycoo Park"
"Már Minálunk Babám"
"Word Up"
"Stars and Stripes Forever"
"We'll Meet Again"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Another bloody office outing.
  • The Company Is Making Cutbacks
Movie Quote(s):
  • Steve: Just saw a geezer in a balaklava with a suitcase... No... more of a travel bag.
  • Billy: Dating's complicated in England. Steve: English birds ain't complicated. You buy 'em a Bacardi Breezer and they'll ride you like Sea Biscuit.
  • [last lines] Steve: Foursome?
  • Gordon: Shall I make a cup of tea?
  • Steve: Shit, I've left Gordon's foot on the coach... sorry mate.
Movie Trivia:
  • The CRM-114 'Platoon Buster' land mine is a reference to the CRM-114 radio in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).
  • A second reference to Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) is the ending song, "We'll Meet Again," played at the end of both films. The version played in "Severance" is a hard rock version, however.
  • The swimming pool full of fallen leafs that Gordon falls into is actually a few inches deep fountain with a diving-board installed on the side.
  • The casting process lasted four months because director Christopher Smith wanted the perfect people for the parts.
  • The actor who plays the irate bus driver, Sándor Boros is a Hungarian stunt driver, and it is he who drives the bus during the crash scene. In the DVD featurette Crashing a Coach (2007) (V), director Christopher Smith goes into detail about how the crash scene was staged, and in it, he points out how the Hungarian stunt team were "less concerned with health and safety issues" than British stunt teams. Smith explains that for the crash scene, the stunt coordinator told Boros to drive at 35mph, but Boros felt this wouldn't produce a good enough scene, so he hit the stunt ramp at 50mph, producing a much more spectacular crash than Smith wanted. As it was a one-time only shot, this newly spectacular crash forced a hasty rewriting of the screenplay, as due to the severity of the crash, the characters now needed to be substantially more injured than was originally planned. Smith was also amazed that the only safety equipment Boros used during the scene was a seat belt and a motorcycle helmet. Indeed, during the stunt, Boros was knocked completely unconscious.
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