The Canyons

The Canyons

Director: Paul Schrader Cast: Lindsay Lohan, James Deen, Nolan Funk

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A spoiled L.A. trust-fund kid discovers that his actress girlfriend is having a fling with her ex-flame, and subjects them both to a series of twisted mind games that spiral out of control in this erotically charged neo-noir thriller from director Paul Schrader and writer Bret Easton Ellis. In order to keep his trust fund intact and his influential father out of his business, bored rich kid Christian (real-life porn star James Deen) finances an independent horror film, with his assistant Gina (Amanda Brooks) serving as producer. Christian's girlfriend Tara (Lindsay Lohan), a former aspiring actress, is assisting with casting duties when her former boyfriend Ryan (Nolan Funk) emerges as the frontrunner to star in the film. At first Christian and Gina fail to recognize the romantic spark between Tara and Ryan -- the lusty remnants of a passionate fling from three years ago. But eventually, sleuthing Christian rightly discerns that Tara has taken him for a fool, and that the two former lovers are conducting an affair right under his nose. Driven by an insatiable thirst for vengeance, controlling Christian soon begins subconsciously tormenting them both until the psychological suffering becomes too great to bear, and the situation erupts into violence. Gus Van Sant co-stars.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/26/2013
UPC: 0030306191898
Original Release: 2013
Rating: NR
Source: Ifc Independent Film
Region Code: A
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 37,719

Special Features

Creating The Canyons featurette; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lindsay Lohan Tara
James Deen Christian
Nolan Funk Ryan
Amanda Brooks Gina
Tenille Houston Cynthia
Gus Van Sant Dr. Campbell
Jarod Einsohn Hoodie Guy
Chris Zeischegg Reed
Victor Fischbarg Randall
Jim Boeven Jon
Philip Pavel Erik
Lily Labeau Young Hot Girl
Thomas Trussel Young Hot Guy
Alex Ashbaugh David
Chris Schellenger Jaden
Lauren Schacher Caitlin
Diana Gitelman Receptionist
Andres De La Fuente Photographer

Technical Credits
Paul Schrader Director
Jordan Aveline Blair Associate Producer
Ali Brown Associate Producer
Brendan Canning Score Composer
Kelly Crum Costumes/Costume Designer
Kyle Curry Associate Producer
Pablo d'Stair Associate Producer
Andres De La Fuente Associate Producer
Shaun de Saint-Erne Associate Producer
John DeFazio Cinematographer
Bret Easton Ellis Screenwriter
Kerstin Emhoff Associate Producer
Brian Gilman Associate Producer
Stephanie J. Gordon Production Designer
Morgan Goss Associate Producer
Blake Greenbaum Associate Producer
Andreas Sune Hansen Associate Producer
David Hernandez Makeup
Ricky Horne Co-producer
Paul Hunter Associate Producer
Caleb King Associate Producer
Kurt Kittleson Co-producer
Beau Laughlin Co-producer
Ross Levine Co-producer
Ken Locsmandi Co-producer
Lindsay Lohan Co-producer
Jared Marshack Sound Mixer
Alexina Matisse Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael Miramontes Sound Mixer
Glenn T. Morgan Associate Producer,Sound Editor,Sound/Sound Designer
Dax Phelan Associate Producer
Braxton Pope Producer
Amine Ramer Musical Direction/Supervision
Julie Rea Makeup
Simon Scriver Associate Producer
Tim Silano Associate Producer,Editor
Maure Silverman Associate Producer
Paul Stewart Associate Producer
Alexander Stojanovic Associate Producer
Michael Turner Musical Direction/Supervision
Jennifer Van Gessel Associate Producer

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The Canyons 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great movie that reminded me of a 70's classic! Not much of a big "Hollywood" production but more of a character study on the lifestyles of young people in Los Angeles. 
Mr7t More than 1 year ago
Shocking in a good way.