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Wrecked (2010)

  • Rate: 5.1/10 total 5,940 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 10 June 2011 (Turkey)
  • Runtime: 91 min
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Wrecked (2010)


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  • IMDb page: Wrecked (2010)
  • Rate: 5.1/10 total 5,940 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 10 June 2011 (Turkey)
  • Runtime: 91 min
  • Filming Location: Errington, British Columbia, Canada
  • Gross: $4,821(USA)(10 April 2011)
  • Director: Michael Greenspan
  • Stars: Adrien Brody, Caroline Dhavernas and Ryan Robbins
  • Original Music By: Michael Brook   
  • Soundtrack: Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Trapped | Car | Car Wreck | Woods | Radio

Writing Credits By:

  • Christopher Dodd (written by)

Known Trivia

  • During a Q&A at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, director Michael Greenspan and producer Kyle Mann revealed that the movie was shot in just 18 days and filmed in order.
  • In order to immerse himself in the character’s situation and mental state, Adrien Brody stayed in the woods overnight at the car wreck, completely alone, in the middle of a Canadian winter, while the rest of the cast and crew went back to their hotels.
  • Adrien Brody admitted that while filming certain scenes, he actually ate insects and a worm.
  • During a Q&A at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the screenwriter (Dodd) revealed that he started writing the script as a “free-writing” experiment with no plan, no outline, and no idea of what was going to happen. On page one, when he realized that he didn’t even know the identity of the main character, he put that idea into the script, too. The writer also said that the story, for him, was a metaphor for trying to get a movie made. “I would not, could not, give up,” he said.
  • The teaser poster for Wrecked, which shows Adrien Brody’s face behind broken glass was inspired by the poster for Straw Dogs. The writer and director created the poster themselves using Adobe Photoshop. The film’s distributors liked the poster so much, they used it as is.
  • The wrecked car had to be lowered into place using a helicopter. After filming was completed, a helicopter was again needed to remove the car from the mountainside.
  • The car was designed to come apart in sections in order to get all the camera angles and to allow for the placing of the camera within.
  • Adrien Brody performed all of the stunts himself including several takes of him being swept down river in near-freezing water.
  • The filmmakers held an informal contest among themselves to determine the most annoying song Adrien would hear on the car radio. Tiny Tim’s version of “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” won, hands down.
  • Adrien Brody’s character hears a news report on the car radio concerning a bank robbery. The voice on the damaged radio is Brody’s.

Goofs: Crew or equipment visible: When he sees his girlfriend on the driver's seat, a crew member is reflected in car paint. You can see how an guy with cap possibly shooting, or just watching the scene. Right after this scene he actually eats the ants from the dashboard.

Plot: A man trapped in a car wreck at the bottom of a ravine must overcome incredible odds to survive. Full summary » |  »

Story: A man awakens in a mangled car-wreck at the bottom of a steep cliff. Injured and trapped inside, with no memory of how he got there or who he is, he must rely on his most primal instincts to survive. But as he attempts to free himself from the carnage and escape an impossible situation, a darker side is revealed. Even if he manages to survive, the man may have to face the horrible consequences of an earlier, forgotten life.Written by IFC Films  


Synopsis: Man wakes up in a car crash in a ravine and no longer remember anything. He must overcome incredible odds to survive. Meanwhile, remembers about a bank robbery in which he would author.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Adrien Brody known as executive producer
  • Robert Crippen known as associate producer
  • Clay Epstein known as executive producer
  • Michele Futerman known as line producer
  • Adrian Love known as executive producer
  • Andrew Mann known as co-producer
  • Kyle Mann known as producer
  • David Reckziegel known as executive producer
  • Jeff Sackman known as executive producer
  • Noah Segal known as executive producer
  • Jason Stone known as co-producer
  • Bill Terezakis known as associate producer
  • Patrice Theroux known as executive producer
  • Robert Little known as executive producer (uncredited)

FullCast & Crew:

  • Adrien Brody known as Man
  • Caroline Dhavernas known as Woman
  • Ryan Robbins known as George Weaver
  • Adrian G. Griffiths known as Raymond Plazzy (as Adrian Hughes)
  • Adrian Holmes known as Man in the Woods
  • Lloyd Adams known as Eric Stapleton
  • Mark McConchie known as Security Guard (as Mark Mcconchie)
  • Jacob Blair known as Park Ranger



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Lise Kuhr known as makeup effects
  • Teresa A. Meyer known as key hair stylist (as Teresa Meyer)
  • Teresa A. Meyer known as key makeup artist (as Teresa Meyer)
  • Marcine Peter known as contact lens technician
  • Trisha Porter known as first assistant hair stylist
  • Trisha Porter known as first assistant makeup artist
  • Bill Terezakis known as special effects makeup designer
  • Michael Nickiforek known as prosthetics and silicone body fabrication (uncredited)
  • Maureen Terezakis known as special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Peter Bien known as assistant art director
  • Allan Burdett known as construction coordinator (as Alan Burdett)
  • William Glenn Burdett known as head greens (as Glenn Burdett)
  • Ryan Carpenter known as carpenter
  • Carole Kelly known as painter
  • Ric Walkington known as property master
  • Melinda Watts known as assistant property master




Production Companies:

  • Independent Edge FIlms (production) (as Independent Edge)
  • Téléfilm Canada (in association with) (produced with the participation of) (as Telefilm Canada)
  • Three-Seven Entertainment (in association with)
  • Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC (produced with the participation of)
  • Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) (produced with the participation of)
  • Wrecked Productions

Other Companies:

  • T.V. Dinners  catering (as TV Dinners)
  • DBC Sound  post audio facility
  • Deluxe Vancouver  post production services by
  • Finale Editworks  picture editing facilities
  • Technicolor Creative Services Montreal  additional adr recording: Montreal (as Technicolor)
  • Universal Studios Sound Facilities  additional adr recording: LA (as Universal Sound)
  • Deluxe Vancouver  digital intermediate by
  • Cutting Edge Group  music clearance by (as Cutting Edge Music Clearances, LLC)
  • B.F. Lorenzetti & Associates  insurance (as BFL Canada Risk and Insurance Inc.)
  • CMM Entertainment  insurance brokers
  • Atkins & Company  legal counsel
  • Film Finances Canada  completion bond
  • Research House, The  clearances
  • Red Dream Studios  the filmmakers would like to thank
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • Media Capital Group  interim financing by
  • Panavision  camera equipment provided by
  • Telefilm  funding
  • Union of B.C. Performers  acknowledgment


  • Alliance Films (2011) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • IFC Films (2011) (USA) (theatrical)
  • IFC Midnight (2011) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Calinos Entertainment (2011) (Turkey) (all media)
  • CatchPlay (2011) (Taiwan) (all media)
  • Gonella Productions (2012) (France) (all media)
  • Hagi (2011) (Poland) (all media)
  • Initiative Cinema One (ICO) (2011) (Faroe Islands) (DVD)
  • Parkit Films (2011) (Vietnam) (all media)
  • Sparrowhawk NBC Universal (2011) (UK) (all media)
  • United King Films (2011) (Israel) (all media)
  • Universal Pictures Benelux (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Universal Pictures Benelux (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Universum Film (UFA) (2011) (Germany) (all media)
  • VC Multimedia (2011) (Portugal) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • North West Digital (visual effects services by) (as Northwest Digital)
  • WCT Productions (uncredited)

Visual Effects by:

  • Doug Campbell known as lead title designer
  • Doug Campbell known as visual effects consultant
  • Angel Carrasco known as visual effects compositor: Northwest Digital
  • Carey Dickson known as visual effects supervisor: Northwest Digital
  • Kerry Stolp known as visual effects compositor: Northwest Digital

Release Date:

  • United Arab Emirates 15 October 2010 (Abu Dhabi Film Festival)
  • Canada 4 December 2010 (Whistler Film Festival)
  • Canada 1 April 2011 (Toronto)
  • USA 1 April 2011 (New York City, New York)
  • USA 8 April 2011 (Los Angeles, California)
  • Turkey 10 June 2011
  • Japan 2 September 2011 (DVD premiere)
  • France 13 September 2011 (DVD premiere)
  • Sweden 5 October 2011 (DVD premiere)
  • Netherlands 18 October 2011 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 3 November 2011 (DVD premiere)
  • Italy 26 November 2011 (Turin Film Festival)
  • Poland 9 December 2011

MPAA: Rated R for language and some violent content



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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  1. Degree7 from Pittsburgh, PA
    29 Mar 2012, 8:47 pm

    Wrecked is an interesting little low budget film that has a fairlypromising premise that should attract the viewers (because the postercertainly won't).

    A man wakes up in a car wreck in the woods with no idea of who he is orwhy he got there, with his only company being that of the dead body inthe seat next to him. It soon becomes apparent that help is not comingand he has to get out of the car. But once he's free, his troubles haveonly just begun, as he finds out that he is not alone in the woods.

    There is a lot to like about this little film. Adrien Brody does agreat job of displaying how painful and lonely it would be if one wastrapped in this particular situation, and of course the film rests onhis acting and the great imagery and camera work. The film neverbecomes too slow, and there is always a new little plot point or cluethat leads the viewer on.

    Of course one should not go into this film expecting a sordid tale ofsurvival and battles with mountain lions. Instead, what we have is apsychological exploration, where the woods serve as the back drop forall of the character's guilts and desires, and soon we are doubtingwhat is real and what isn't. Think of J.G. Ballard's "Concrete Island"or Stephen King's "Gerald's Game".

    While it is ultimately weak with a so-so story, "Wrecked" is worthwatching at least once just to enjoy the work of Brody and the fluidflow of the film.

  2. Dainius8888 (Dainius8888@gmail.com) from Lithuania
    29 Mar 2012, 8:47 pm

    Right. First of all I need to express my disappointment. I was reallylooking forward to seeing this movie for quite some time now. Eversince I saw the trailer, from which it looked really attractive. Itlooked like it was going to be an interesting, psychedelic story, withtwists and tension. ESPECIALLY due to the fact that ADRIEN BRODY isthere! Because after seeing ''The Jacket'', in which Adrien Brody alsostarred, I was left stunned. So you can imagine the gripping excitementthat came to me about half a year ago before the release of ''Wrecked''when I found out that a movie like this would come out! But everyone,who has high hopes for this film because of the same, or at least asimilar reason, can give up right now. This movie will definitely NOTsatisfy, let alone EXCEEED, your expectations, because…well…It isboring. Simple as that. The plot itself is really plain. So plain, thatit would actually be difficult to spoil anything, since there is almostnothing to spoil. The trailer alone can give out practicallyeverything. And the film is really TOO LONG. And that makes this dullplot even MORE painfully tiresome. If they would have reduced the wholemovie to about 30 minutes, I am sure it would have turned out to aninteresting short, but now, harshly speaking, it looks like a badversion of ''127 hours''. This movie practically tells nothing new orinteresting to the audience. But there is one reason to not completelycondemn this title. Adrien Brody. Even thought, the story isdisappointing, I cannot complain in any way about the amazingperformance by Adrien Brody. Flawless acting. But that's it. Nothingmore essentially positive that I can think of that was good in thismovie… The make-up on Adrien Brody maybe?… If you have asignificantly huge amount of unbendable patience within you, you mayactually get lucky and think it was an OK movie. Otherwise, which is alot more likely, you WILL not be impressed. At all.

  3. nytexas from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 8:47 pm

    This movie could have been excellent (or at least rated above 5 / 10stars) with one or two less loooong drawn out scenes of the maincharacter crawling up (or down or over or through) the woods, stoppingand looking out into the wild. Seriously, I wanted to shoot myself fromabout minutes 45 to 75. I suppose the screenwriter had no choice but topad the movie since it was already going to be relatively short (hmmm,maybe it could be a Short instead?).

    You would think that after 5 years of writing there would be much morethan crawling and panning forest shots. Oh well.

    Give me the first and last 30 minutes of the movie and I would be veryhappy with the outcome.

  4. Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    29 Mar 2012, 8:47 pm

    A man (Adrien Brody) awakes amnesic in a wrecked car in the woods withhis leg trapped in the front panel. Sooner he finds that he is in ainhospitable area with wild animals surrounding him and that there is adead man on the back seat and another one on the land. When he listensto the news on the radio, he learns that three armed and dangerous menhad heisted a bank and killed the security guard. The man finallyreleases his leg from the panel and finds the stolen money in thetrunk; then he concludes he is the third thief. He unsuccessfully triesto find a way out of the jungle while he has flashes of recollectionsof his past.

    "Wrecked" is a low-budget one-actor film that could have been a greatshort. The performance of Adrien Brody is awesome but the running timeis too long for a plot that is actually a storyline where nothinghappens. The director dawdles the viewer with repetitive and confusedscenes and in the end I was bored and anxious to see the conclusion. Myvote is five.

    Title (Brazil): "Armadilha do Destino" ("Trap of the Destiny")

  5. polyesterfastfilm from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 8:47 pm

    127 Hours [2010] and Wrecked [2011] contain similar plots and big nameactors (James Franco and Adrien Brody). They are set in a minimallocation with a suffocating feel. One is based on a true story; theother is fiction. During the long middle stretch of movie, 127 Hourssubstitutes emotional highs and lows in the score instead ofconflict/action, which Wrecked does a much better job at. A rawcomparison of the plots gives 127 Hours a harsh reality, while Wreckedputs us inside Brody's mind of amnesia and hallucination. They end thesame, but with a little help from Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros,127 Hours manages to finish on a higher note. One was nominated forbest picture, and one gets a shoddy rating on IMDb.

    I do not believe the term, "Based on a true story," can cover upmoments of less perfection. True stories are not commercial box officehits. That's how "based on a true story" came to be, to fantasize andfictionalize the true story into film mythology. The writer's job is tomake a story's conflict much like a concert. If a story contains alltruth and is boring, there should be rewrites until we are moved, withbits of conflict that can sensationalize the boring truth.

    For this reason, where 127 Hours lags, Wrecked excels, and where 127Hours must stick to a certain blue print, Wrecked can explore the mindof the protagonist in great depth. Plan on seeing an underrated,captivating, Adrien Brody indie in 2011.

  6. Léopold M. from France
    29 Mar 2012, 8:47 pm

    …For you never know what is going to happen. I haven't heard anythingabout this movie and went to IMDb to check out the reviews about itprior to watching it.

    Considering them exceedingly bad, I decided to check it out anyway, tomake my own mind. Well, I have a few things to say.

    It is a slow movie. I understand some viewers might find it annoying.


    If you read the Trivias about this flick, you will learn it has beenwritten without knowing where it was going.

    Without being aware of that I too found this movie exceedingly boring,because it lacks proper timing for twists or actions in a way. Knowingthat, and if you're not afraid of independent (even experimental)movies, you can go on and you might enjoy it.

    If you are a fan of Adrien Brody, you should probably watch this movieas well, because he really fits well in the part of a man knowing asmuch as the viewer do as the movie begins, sadly he has to fight untilthe end, and so does the viewer who thought he was in for a specialthriller and survival movie like Cast Away and/or 127 hours.

    You have to be aware that even though it's quite close to those filmsdue to the subject, you cannot compare at all, for this is, I repeat, awhole experience considering the non- conventional way of writing.

    All that to say, if you're looking for some strong thrills watching aman struggling for his own survival, you should probably stick to CastAway & 127 hours.

    On the other hand, if you're willing to witness another type of settingfor a man trying to figure out what he is doing here and why, a lowbudget movie exploring the nothingness as the new standard for making astory, then Wrecked is a movie to watch.

    Thanks to Adrien Brody's performance, and the nature of theexperimental writing process revealed, this movie deserves a 6 out of10.

  7. doyler79 from Ireland
    29 Mar 2012, 8:47 pm

    It might be easy to try and compare Wrecked to Buried or 127 Hours butthis wouldn't be really fair because Wrecked has a protagonist whodoesn't know who he is and this, due to the circumstances he findshimself in leaves you to wonder if he's a criminal or a goodguy.Furnishing new facts to the audience whenever the nameless mandiscovers it, screenwriter Christopher Dodd gives you the impressionyou are experiencing the ride along with the nameless man from the veryfirst scene which opens with the man coming into consciousness in thewreck of a car. Brody's raw performance will help you to feel at leastmoderately hooked throughout the man's distress. Whatever he feels,you'll feel a matching sensation. Tension and suspense are best foundduring the scenes when he's trapped in the car, it's when he when hefrees himself from the car that the plot's boredom begins to rise tothe surface and You'll find yourself wanting for more details about theman's past, but instead you merely get flashes of the events thathappened before he ended up in the crashed car.It is here that thethinness if the plot is exposed as been stretched, showing perhaps thatthis would have made a better movie short than a full length feature.Notably the script also lacks any kind off comic relief as a form oflevity, Buried and 127 Hours had that. By the third act we find itdifficult to care too much about the man due to lack of emotionalwallop, albeit the flashback scenes work well enough for the most partand director Michael Greenspan uses some clever cinematography whichrefused to resort to hand cam shake to provide fake tension. AdrianBrody's performance is captivating but overall, Wrecked starts offsuspenseful and intense but fails to hold up to this throughout.

  8. Paul Celano (chelano) from Howell, MI USA
    29 Mar 2012, 8:47 pm

    This is a very uncomfortable film. Now I don't mean it is bad. I meanthis is the type of film you can feel and you start to feel what themain character is going through. The whole movie is based around onemain character played by Adrien Brody. He did an excellent job. Themovie starts with him waking up in a car that had fallen off a smallcliff. He is alive, but the people around him are dead. Through thewhole film you are trying to piece together what happened. By the endyou figure it out, but there are some things they leave untouched onpurpose. Let the viewers mind come up with its own conclusions. Thismovie takes on a different type of scary. Like a real life scary. Iremember a few scenes that when they happened, I couldn't help butshake my head and think much that would really suck in real life. Thewriters of the film made a good story and the director did a good jobwith little budget they probably had. This was a very nice suspensefulfilm.

  9. iddqd87 from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 8:47 pm

    First off, I didn't know much about this besides the synopsis and Ifinally saw a copy in Wal-Mart the other day. I decided to check it outand I am glad I did.

    Its not great, but this movie has a limited audience… but for theindie film or drama / thriller people I think its an interestingexperience. I like finding movies like this that I think about later,and since basically it was all one actor by himself I have to give thismovie major props.

    I think Brody did a fantastic job, but I feel frustrated by thecharacters decisions… although he was not a survivalist by any means,so it worked. I kept watching to see what was really happening andwhere it was going. I feel the ending was satisfying and was not a lame"twist", yet a huge relief… so all in all, I think its worth a watch.

  10. Jackson Booth-Millard from United Kingdom
    29 Mar 2012, 8:47 pm

    When I saw this film in a shop I presumed it was a straight to DVDrelease, or independent film that obviously did not get a lot ofpublicity, but reading the description and liking the lead star I waswilling to give it a go. Basically a Man (Adrien Brody) wakes up in acar wrecked in an accident at the bottom of a woodland ravine, withscratches on his face, a broken leg which is trapped under the glovebox, and a dead body behind him in the passenger seat. He does rememberwhat happened or who he is, but he waits for help, and survives onsmall scraps and rain water until he work a way out of the car. Hemanages to listen top the radio, and he overhears the news that anarmed bank robbery took place, a security guard was killed and they arelooking for three men, and after this he manages to get his leg out andcrawl out of the wreck. Checking around the Man sees two other bodies,and he also checks the boot, finding a bag with the stolen money, herealises he may have been involved in the robbery as one of the thieveshimself. He realises he is in a very secluded area with woodlandanimals around, and only a dog wandering around, and he is also havinghallucinations of a Woman (Caroline Dhavernas) who is bringing hisspirits down. The Man decides to strap his leg with some wood tostraighten it and to crawl away from the wreck in order to find somehelp, and as he journeys through the forest he still survives on thesmall scraps and water. Time passes and he soon comes to a river, whereobviously he drinks, and he slowly travels down it, only to slip and bewashed further, and when he gets out of the water and crawls backthrough the woods he is saddened to be back at the wreck. Aftercontemplating and knowing he still won't be rescued, and haunted moreby the Woman, he decides to try and escape the jungle again, but hegoes a different direction. In the end, and taking the phone he foundwith him, the Man manages to crawl his way to a road, get signal tocall for help, and in the car he has a flashback where he realises whathappened, the Woman was his partner, and he was a victim, not a thief,plus he caused the wreck. As the only main character featured Brody isgood as the unnamed protagonist with no knowledge of his condition andusing his primal instincts to survive, it is a simple concept where thecharacter is surviving and trying to escape his situation, but it iseffective, an interesting enough thriller. Worth watching!

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