Hard Candy (film)

Hard Candy
HardCandy movieposter.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDavid Slade
Produced by
Written byBrian Nelson
Music by
CinematographyJo Willems
Edited byArt Jones
Distributed byLionsgate
Release date
  • January 21, 2005 (2005-01-21) (Sundance)
  • April 14, 2006 (2006-04-14) (United States)
Running time
104 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$8.3 million[2]

Hard Candy is a 2005 American thriller film[3] focusing on a 14-year-old female vigilante's trapping and torture of a man whom she suspects of being a sexual predator. The film was directed by David Slade, written by Brian Nelson, and starred Elliot Page[a] and Patrick Wilson. It was the first feature film for Slade, who had primarily directed music videos.

The film premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, and was screened at the Florida Film Festival in April 2006. It had limited release in two theaters in the US. The film made over $7 million at the box office, including $1 million domestically, on a budget of under $1 million.

Hard Candy won three awards at the 2005 Sitges Film Festival, four awards at the Málaga Film Festival, and was also awarded Overlooked Film of the Year at the 2006 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards. Page won Best Actress at the 2006 Austin Film Critics Association Awards.
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  1. ^ David Slade (director) (2006). "Making Hard Candy," DVD featurette (DVD). Lions Gate. B000GI3KGC.
  2. ^ "Hard Candy". The Numbers. Retrieved October 20, 2007.
  3. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "Hard Candy". AllMovie. Retrieved January 7, 2018.