R | | Action, Crime, Horror
Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.
Kevin Smith wrote the script around the same time he was writing Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) and presented them both to the Weinstein brothers. They immediately gave the green light to Zack and Miri Make a Porno, but declined on Red State fearing its story was too bleak to attract an audience. Had they green lit, Red State would've been shot back to back with Zack and Miri.
You said this was going to be a simple in-and-out, sir.
Joseph Keenan: Simple just shit itself.
After the three kids side-swipe the Sherrif's car their car is missing the right side mirror and then, as they drive away, the mirror is clearly seen in place only to disappear in the next shot.
In the closing credits: 'Almost this entire cast will return in HIT SOMEBODY Coming over the boards in 2012.' Also: 'To take the edge off RED STATE go listen to hours of funny for free at smodcast.com "There's so many to choose from!"'
$204,230 (USA) (6 March 2011)
$1,104,682 (USA) (29 September 2011)
Check out our guide to the Academy Awards, our coverage of the 2019 awards season, and more.