• Series 7 (2001)

Series 7

Release Date: 2001

R |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

"The Contenders," the highest-rated reality program on U.S. television, selects people at random -- to kill off one another until a lone champion survives. On the show, six contenders (normal people living everyday lives) are picked at random by lottery, given a gun, assigned a cameraman, and let loose.

Cast: Brooke Smith, Glenn Fitzgerald, Marylouise Burke, Richard Venture, Michael Kaycheck, Merritt Wever, Angelina Phillips, Nada Despotovich

Director: Daniel Minahan

Genres: Dark comedy

Production Co: Blow Up Pictures, October Films, Open City Films, Killer Films

Keywords: Escape, Father, Fall, Small town, Rivalry, Survival, Competition, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The result is heavy and humorless, despite a smart, skillful performance by Brooke Smith.

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Series 7 does exactly what independent cinema should -- challenge audiences while it entertains.

  • 88
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    The most devastating spoof of reality TV since Albert Brooks' 1978 "Real Life."

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