Pontypool

74

95 Minutes – Drama
Language: English
Release date: March 6, 2009
DVD Release date: July 21, 2009
Canadian distributor: Maple Pictures

Pontypool was adapted from the novel Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess, who also wrote the screenplay. The story is about “Shock jock” Grant Mazzy who has, once again, been kicked-off the Big City airwaves and now works at the only job he could get hosting the early morning show at CLSY Radio in Pontypool Ontario, which broadcasts from the basement of the small town`s only church. What begins as another boring day of school bus cancellations due to yet another massive snow storm, things quickly turn deadly when reports of people having bizarre seizures, developing strange speech patterns and evoking horrendous acts of violence start piling in. Before long, Grant and the small staff at CLSY find themselves trapped in the radio station as they discover that this insane behaviour taking over the town is actually a deadly virus being spread through the English language itself. Do they stay on the air in the hopes of being rescued or, are they in fact providing the virus with its ultimate leap over the airwaves and into the world?

Also see: Bruce McDonald talks about the making of Pontypool.



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Crew:
Producer:Jeffrey Coghlan
Ambrose Roche
Executive Producer:

J. Miles Dale

Director:

Bruce McDonald

Screenwriter:

Tony Burgess
Miroslaw Baszak

Cinematographer:

Jeremiah L. Munce

Editor:

Claude Foisy

Cast:Roles:

Stephen McHattie
Lisa Houle
Georgina Reilly
Beatriz Yuste
Rick Roberts
Boyd Banks
Tony Burgess
Rachel Burns
Raffaele Carniato
Daniel Fathers
Hannah Fleming
Diane Gordon
Yvonne Moore
Louis Negin
Laura Nordin
Daniel Park
Derek Scott

Grant Mazzy
Sydney Briar
Laural Ann Drummond
Nancy Freethy
Ken Loney
Jay / Osama
Tony / Lawrence
Colin / Daud
Conversationalist
Nigel healing
Maureen / Faraj
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Spooky Woman
Conversationalist
Fish Hut Man