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Harold's Going Stiff

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Originaltitel: Harold's Going Stiff. Festivals: 06.05.2011 (Dead by Dawn), 21.10.2011 (Austin Film Festival), 07.06.2012 (Filmfest Emden-Norderney). Kinostart: 06.08.2012 (UK), offen (DE). Verleih: offen (DE). Länge: 77 Min. (Press Pack 2012). FSK: offen. FBW: offen.

Regie: Keith Wright. Drehbuch: Keith Wright. Kamera: Keith Wright. Schnitt: Keith Wright. Maskenbild: Jules Bowden & Claire Williams (Make-Up). Musik: Tom Kane. Ton: Grant Bridgeman (Sound Recordist), Neil Whippey (Sound Re-recording Mixer).

Darsteller: Stan Rowe (Harold Gimble), Sarah Spencer (Penny Rudge), Andy Pandini (John Grayson), Phil Gascoyne (Dr. Norbert Shuttleworth), Lee Thompson (Mike Jacksmith), Richard Harrison (Colin), Liz Simmons (June Peterson), Tim Rutherford (Dr. Ash), Michaela Rowe (Nurse Mathews) u.a. [in der Reihenfolge des Abspanns]


Short Synopsis (Press Pack 2012):

Harold is suffering from an new disease that is slowly turning him into a zombie-like state. A young nurse, Penny, is sent to help ease the symptoms of his illness and they become very close friends. But after a drug test goes wrong Harold's condition deteriorates and they end up on the run from a group of violent vigilantes.

Quelle: Frisson Film (Press Pack 2012) [PDF]

Synopsis (Press Pack 2012):

Harold Gimble has become the first man to suffer from a new neurological disease called Onset Rigors Disease (ORD). The first symptoms are stiffness in the arms and legs, followed by confusion and eventually a dangerous zombie-like state.

Harold's lonesome existence is shaken up when a vivacious thirty-something nurse, Penny Rudge, is assigned to help alleviate his stiffness by using massage techniques. Her success at loosening him up brings a new sense of hope into his life and they become close friends.

Due to Harold's slow deterioration, a neuroscientist, Dr. Shuttleworth, believes that Harold might hold the clue to a cure and invites him and Penny along to his practice to test a new drug. The results are fantastic and Harold is able to enjoy a day free from stiffness. But the following morning Harold has taken a serious turn for the worse.

After Penny overhears the doctor's dire prognosis for Harold, she decides to sneak him away the next morning. On the run and with Harold rapidly deteriorating, they must try to avoid a group of violent vigilantes who are out for Harold's blood.

Quelle: Frisson Film (Press Pack 2012) [PDF]


  • Deay by Dawn 2011: Audience Award for Best Feature
  • Austin Film Festival 2011: Best Narrative Feature

Altersfreigabe im Vergleich

  • DE: offen.
  • GB: 15 - Suitable only for 15 years and over (Consumer Advice: Contains strong language and bloody violence) [Video].