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The Benders is a 2012 American Psychological Horror film written and directed by David Fincher starring Brad Pitt, Hugo Weaving, Henry Jaderlund, Rafe Spall, Jesse Eisenberg, Henry Cavill, Felicity Jones, Camilla Luddington, Kate Bosworth, Aziz Ansari, Gaius Charles, Dillon Casey, Elle Fanning and Carol Kane.

The film was Nominated for an Oscar for Best Cinematography and secured two Emmy Awards 1. For Best Actor: Henry Cavill and 2. Best Supporting Actress: Kate Bosworth.

The film's murderous family The Benders is based off the real life murderer family the Benders.

The film was released first at the New York Film Festival on October 19th, 2012 and then theatrically on October 24th, 2012.

The film concerns a group of 19 year old youths who take a detour during a severe rainstorm and get into a car accident which leaves them immobile and trapped in the woods surrounding a deserted highway where they are prayed upon by a sick, murderous family of psychotics who bring them back to their farm of horrors.

The film is produced and presented by Robert Rodriquez and has been met with critical acclaim and audience praise.




  • Brad Pitt as Miles Bender
  • Hugo Weaving as Lance Bender
  • Henry Jaderlund as Benjamin Bender
  • Rafe Spall as Robbie Bender
  • Jesse Eisenberg as Alex Bender
  • Christopher Gorham as Detective Allan Millando
  • Natassia Malthe as Detective Rita Safe
  • Henry Cavill as Jonas Millando
  • Felicity Jones as Tina Safe
  • Camilla Luddington as Sarita Jones
  • Kate Bosworth as Hayley Horton
  • Dillon Casey as John Mellenveld
  • Aziz Ansari as Irfan Wazara
  • Gaius Charles as Lachlan Peters
  • Elle Fanning as Little Whitney Bender
  • Carol Kane as Mother Helena Bender
  • Max Irons as Greg Harpin
  • Eva Amurri Martino as Taryn Llewis
  • Beth Behrs as Tracy Nixon


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