Wrecked (film)

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Wrecked Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael Greenspan
Produced by Kyle Mann
Adrien Brody
Written by Christopher Dodd
Starring Adrien Brody
Caroline Dhavernas
Ryan Robbins
Music by Michael Brook
Cinematography James Liston
Edited by Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Independent Edge Films
Telefilm Canada
Three-Seven Entertainment
Wrecked Productions
Distributed by Alliance Films (Canada)
IFC Midnight Films (United States)
Release date
  • April 1, 2011 (2011-04-01)
Running time
91 minutes
Country Canada
Language English
Box office

$80.245.265 [the citation actually shows only about $8,000 gross.]


Wrecked is a Canadian thriller film, directed by Michael Greenspan, written by Christopher Dodd, produced by Kyle Mann and starring Adrien Brody.[2] It was released by IFC Midnight Films on April 1, 2011.[3]

This is the first feature film directed by Michael Greenspan. He had previously directed three short films.


A man, referred to in the movie only as "Man" (Adrien Brody), wakes up, severely injured, in a wrecked car in the bottom of a ravine with his right leg stuck between the dashboard and the door. He has a broken leg and is suffering from amnesia. Two other passengers are dead nearby. He hallucinates about a woman (Caroline Dhavernas) finding him. He also drives away a cougar after giving two warning shots from a revolver he retrieved inside the car. While in the car, he hears on the car radio about an armed robbery by a man named Raymond Plazzy. Finding a credit card under the passenger seat in the name of Raymond Plazzy, The Man assumes that he is Raymond Plazzy and that he committed the robbery. After a few days of being stuck in that position, he manages to escape the car by prying out the car door with a shifter lever.

In the trunk of the car, he finds bags of money. He starts to crawl up the hill away from the car. A man (Adrian Holmes) wearing hunting gear emerges from the woods and starts to loot the wrecked car. The Man tries to stop the hunter, who just aims his gun at him before he runs away with some of the stolen money. A dog appears, and The Man follows it into the woods. He finds a working cell phone inside a cave, discovering the tragic fate of the hunter who was possibly attacked by the cougar. The Man cannot obtain a signal in the woods.

Frequently hallucinating about the woman, he finally shoots her with the revolver after realizing the hallucination led him back to the car. He then decides to get out of the ravine. After crawling for days, he finds a road and a dead body with a driver's license that says Raymond Plazzy. He then pieces together what happened to him: He was running errands with his wife (the Woman) when he witnessed an armed robbery and was taken hostage by Plazzy. Plazzy, the man, and his two fellow robbers were driving down the road, arguing about the situation; and he used the moment to grab the wheel, causing the car to crash. Suddenly, the cougar appears; the man gives the dead body to the cougar to eat. The man now has a cell phone signal and calls for help.

The man is picked up by a forest ranger. When getting in the truck, he asks about the dog but it's nowhere to be seen. When he clicks his seat belt, he remembers doing it before causing the crash as the scene blacks out.



Wrecked received mixed reviews from film critics. Rotten Tomatoes rates the film with a 46% positive score, based on 24 reviews. Metacritic gave the film a score of 61 out of 100, based on 10 reviews.[citation needed]


The film had a Global Premiere on 15 October 2010 at Emirates Palace, a luxury hotel, as part of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. The film was warmly received by the audience, and was followed by a Q&A session with the director, writer, producer and Adrien Brody where they revealed that the film was shot in just 18 – 20 days.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Wrecked". 
  2. ^ Luyben, Liz. "Wrecked (2011) Movie Information". TrailerDownload.net. Retrieved October 14, 2010.
  3. ^ "IFC Midnight Picks Up Adrien Brody Thriller". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 5, 2010.

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