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The Canyons Details


A spoiled L.A. trust-fund kid discovers that his actress girlfriend is having a fling with her ex-flame, and subjects them both to a series of twisted mind games that spiral out of control in this erotically charged neo-noir thriller from director Paul Schrader and writer Bret Easton Ellis. In order to keep his trust fund intact and his influential father out of his business, bored rich kid Christian (real-life porn star James Deen) finances an independent horror film, with his assistant Gina (Amanda Brooks) serving as producer. Christian's girlfriend Tara (Lindsay Lohan), a former aspiring actress, is assisting with casting duties when her former boyfriend Ryan (Nolan Funk) emerges as the frontrunner to star in the film. At first Christian and Gina fail to recognize the romantic spark between Tara and Ryan -- the lusty remnants of a passionate fling from three years ago. But eventually, sleuthing Christian rightly discerns that Tara has taken him for a fool, and that the two former lovers are conducting an affair right under his nose. Driven by an insatiable thirst for vengeance, controlling Christian soon begins subconsciously tormenting them both until the psychological suffering becomes too great to bear, and the situation erupts into violence. Gus Van Sant co-stars. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 2, 2013


Lindsay Lohan
as Tara
James Deen
as Christian
Nolan Funk
as Ryan
Amanda Brooks
as Gina
Gus Van Sant
as Dr. Campbell
Jim Boeven
as Jon
Philip Pavel
as Erik
Diana Gitelman
as Receptionist


Paul Schrader
Braxton Pope
Bret Easton Ellis
John DeFazio
Brendan Canning
Composer (Music Score)
Amine Ramer
Musical Direction/Supervision
Tim Silano
Stephanie J. Gordon
Production Designer
Lindsay Lohan
Tim Silano
Associate Producer
Glenn T. Morgan
Associate Producer
Glenn T. Morgan
Sound/Sound Designer
Glenn T. Morgan
Sound Editor
Julius Le Flore
Stunts Coordinator
Christopher Zimmer
Production Coordinator
Yoshio Kohashi
Visual Effects Editor
Miya Sagara
Production Supervisor