Director: Bruce McDonald Cast: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly

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Bruce McDonald, critically acclaimed director of The Tracey Fragments, teams with author Tony Burgess to adapt Burgess' own novel about a small town in the grip of a mysterious frenzy. It may be Valentine's Day, but for caustic radio personality Grant Mazzy (Stephen McHattie) that's just another reason to be miserable. Mazzy used to be a certified radio superstar, but working in Pontypool is a far shot from working in the big city. Today, however, as Mazzy prepares for his regular routine of reading the weather, updating school closings, and pleading his case for a little on-air controversy to producer Sydney Bryer (Lisa Houle), the appearance of an unexpected figure signals the beginning of a disturbing phenomenon in the small town of Pontypool. Heading to work, Mazzy is nearly run over by a distraught woman who seems to have lost her grip on reality. Later, reports of a shoot-out between provincial police and a group of local ice fishers are made even more bizarre by the revelation that they were all screaming gibberish, running around nude, and missing body parts. By the time a riot breaks out in Dr. Mendez's (Hrant Alianak) office, it's obvious to Mazzy that the residents of Pontypool are suffering from a strange form of contagious dementia, but what has caused this bizarre outbreak and, more importantly, how can it be stopped?

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/2010
UPC: 0030306930794
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: Ifc Independent Film
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 27,413

Special Features

U.S. Trailer; International Trailer; Filmmaker Commentary; CBC Original Radio Show; Short Films: "Eve" "Dada Dum" "The Death of Chet Baker"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stephen McHattie D.J. Grant Mazzy
Lisa Houle Sydney Briar
Georgina Reilly Laurel Ann Drummond
Hrant Alianak Dr. Mendez

Technical Credits
Bruce McDonald Director
Sarah Armstrong Costumes/Costume Designer
Miroslaw Baszak Cinematographer
Tony Burgess Screenwriter
Lea Carlson Production Designer
Jeffrey Coghlan Producer
Henry Cole Executive Producer
J. Miles Dale Executive Producer
Claude Foisy Score Composer
Jasper Graham Executive Producer
Jeremiah L. Munce Editor
Steve Munro Sound/Sound Designer
Ambrose Roche Producer
Isabellaep Smejda Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pontypool
1. Something's Always About To Happen [3:56]
2. Good Morning, Pontypool [4:33]
3. Taking No Prisoners [5:02]
4. Code 48 Ice Hut [7:14]
5. Breaking News [5:18]
6. Taking Calls [5:07]
7. BBC Calling [8:30]
8. Baby's Breath [5:14]
9. Obits [5:42]
10. She's Hunting Us [4:01]
11. Goodbye, Ken [5:21]
12. Words [4:05]
13. Looped [9:09]
14. Kill the Doctor [4:56]
15. A Cure? [7:31]
16. Final Broadcast [6:18]
17. End Credits [4:17]

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