Wrecked (film)

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For the American psychological thriller, see Wrecked (2013 film).
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
Distributed by IFC Midnight Films
Release dates
  • 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]


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. 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. 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 car, he finds bags of money and 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. A man (Adrian Holmes) wearing hunting gear emerges from the woods and starts to loot the wrecked car. The Man tries to get help from the hunter, who just 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. They 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. He gets into the truck; and, when he clicks his seat belt, he remembers Plazzy had two accomplices 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.


The film had a Global Premiere on 15 October 2010 at the Emirates Palace 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.


  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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