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Hannigan Road

Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 11:17am

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Aculag

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Hannigan Road follows the story of two detectives on the case of a lifetime. When the mysterious "John Doe" kidnaps someone very close to one of the detectives, he must stop at nothing to bring the perpetrator to justice.

We shot this about a month ago, and several problems arose while we were shooting the last scene, so we never finished filming the end. So here is the "finished" movie with a very special twist ending that will leave you GUESSING!

Hannigan Road is indeed a lesson to all filmmakers.
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Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 11:19am

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Hehehehe, brilliant! I can't think when I last laughed that hard. The bike bit was pure, unadulterated genius.
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 2:09pm

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LOL!
that had to be the best work of yours Aculag! that was Freaking funny, and the camera shots where amazing. well done, thats a 5 in my book! wink
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 4:21pm

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You know what I think of this movie already, but let me just reiterate -

Brilliant

When my friend was over, he saw this and nearly pissed his pants.
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 5:47pm

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Yes, our movies tend to make people lose control of their bladders and/or rectums. Let this be a warning to all. And thanks for the comments so far, guys. smile
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 2:05am

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This is the first film of yours that I don't get. What exactly happened in this movie, other than what was stated in the description?

EDIT: Nevermind, I get it. The
"Are you serious?"
"Not really, hold on a sec"
*Ties tie*
was pure genious. I think you sent the bike part of this to me a while ago and it was hilarious. Bravo.
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 2:46am

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>averagejoe struggles to hold back the Mountain Dew waste products in his bladder<

Great as always. Laughed until I cried. lol
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 2:56am

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One word: Genious. biggrin
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 4:15am

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Oh god that was funny. He looked so hopeful (not the right word, more like"Hey guys, I am over here, BOOM! Expectant? Bah, I don't know the right word) at the end... Muahaha 5/5, nice camerawork at most parts, nice lighting/color correcting.
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 5:13am

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Serpent wrote:

color correcting
This statement is false. I didn't do any color correcting. What you see here is what the camera saw, only cropped, of course. The wonders of video.
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 5:15am

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AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA
........okay..okay.......AHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

good lord aculag......how the.....okay...

The reason I love this movie is because I was so convinced that the ending was going to be his baby being something like a guitar, but the last few minutes, with uni-cycle and that ending.....that ending....aculag...you will make it in this buisness. You are like a sadistic Wes Anderson. This is easily one of my favorites on FXHome...ever.

6 stars, if I could.
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 5:59am

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I'd love to say this was hilarious, but In all reality, i didnt think it was really up to the usually D&r standards. Heres why: it was dull. There wasnt anything that was really funny about it at all, except that it was surprising at the end. The actings was minimal. The unicycle just wasnt funny. I didnt really find the Tie-tying scene humorous on any level (and i get ALOT of different types). The best parts was the Maybe unintentionally funny scene where the partner is Creepily watching little kids play soccer, and the explosion, because it looked good. The half-life movie was funny, and the mysterious noise searching movie was great, but this was just...boring.
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 5:45pm

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Ah, thank you, Bryce. Let me kind of explain what we were going for here:

We were trying to spoof the ending of Seven, so I wanted everyone to be as serious as they could the whole time, and the last scene was really supposed to be the only funny thing, but as you know, we didn't finish it due to the car malfunction. We were going for a different style than what we normally do, by not having any slapstick or jokes in there, and just let the situation itself be the funny thing.

Oh, they tie-tying thing wasn't even supposed to be funny. I wish we would have found a way around doing it instead of having it in, because I think it just takes up time.

Thanks for the comments.

Waser, and anyone else who's interested: His "baby" was this small old unicycle that we made out of an old bike my sister found in a ditch, and a sponge. It was going to be in the box, all hacked up, and there was going to be a flashback of him having good old times with it, and then he was going to flip out and kill John Doe like in the end of Seven.

Coincidentally, you said you thought it was going to be his guitar, and the empty corner in that shot is the corner in my room where I keep my guitar. SPOOKY!
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2004, 1:16am

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I Havent seen seven all the way through yet, so thats probably why i didnt "get" the spoof. Also, why did the tie tying scene HAVE to be in there? the easiest way around it would have been to delete it all together.
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2004, 2:12am

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Bryce007 wrote:

I Havent seen seven all the way through yet, so thats probably why i didnt "get" the spoof. Also, why did the tie tying scene HAVE to be in there? the easiest way around it would have been to delete it all together.
LOL well thats why the movie isn't funny to you! LOL. Watch the whole movie and then come back to us... you must know that aculag's movies usually slip something extremely funny right in at the end. *stifles a laugh*
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2004, 3:10am

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Here is my view, take it for what its worth

solid pacing
solid editing
solid acting
solid story
solid background music, went very well with the individual scenes

overall a very solid piece of work

TheLiggi
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2004, 3:18am

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Serpent wrote:

nice lighting/color correcting
The look of the film was good, hence the "/" instead of the "and", it looked proffesional from my eyes.
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2004, 3:58am

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Aculag, you are aware i am stalking you right?

everytime I try to explain this movie to my friends, I can't because I end up laughing way too hard.
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2004, 4:54am

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Evman and waser...kinda gettin' creepy...i mean, even if i DID get this, i dont think i would have to use internet *action* marks, or not be able to finish the "plotline"...

I would be slightly Scared right now if i was Aculag...

Also, Your name sounds like a perscription medicine That Induces Jet Lag....just thought i'd let you know..
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2004, 7:04am

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Please, let's not start a ridiculous argument over who's creeping who out.

Personally, I'm glad people like it. I don't care if their remarks are creepy. The overall message is there.
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2004, 11:40am

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lmao.
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2004, 12:37pm

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Good stuff Aculag!
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 5:39pm

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I thought a few things were good and some others kinda okay. pity you couldn't finish the ending of the movie.
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 10:00pm

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Spanish Prisoner wrote:

I thought a few things were good and some others kinda okay. pity you couldn't finish the ending of the movie.
Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo's hand. I mean I think the ending of this movie is what sold me, so I would be very sad if it was changed
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 10:44pm

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Waser wrote:

Spanish Prisoner wrote:

I thought a few things were good and some others kinda okay. pity you couldn't finish the ending of the movie.
Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo's hand. I mean I think the ending of this movie is what sold me, so I would be very sad if it was changed
same
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 11:08pm

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Yes, but had we finished it, you would never have known about the car blowing up scene. And the ending may or may not have been any better.
Posted: Fri, 26th Nov 2004, 3:55pm

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hey when is the file going to be back up? i wanna watch it agian and show my family and friends. this was one of your best by far. a matter of fact i am going to put this in my top 10 list