DirectorDarren Lemke Music directorRuss Landau WriterDarren Lemke LanguageEnglish, Spanish
Release dateOctober 5, 2004 GenresThriller, Action Film, Psychological thriller, Action/Adventure, Crime Thriller CastDean Cain (Jeremy Stanton), Ashley Scott (Judy, Operator), Danny Trejo (Edward James Archer), Justin Henry (Chester Gould) Similar moviesNemesis Game (2003), The Trigger Effect (1996), The Hitcher (1986), American Crime (2004), Breakdown (1997)
TaglineBe careful which way you turn.
Lost is a 2004 American thriller film starring Dean Cain. It was written and directed by first-time filmmaker, Darren Lemke.
After orchestrating a robbery, bank Vice President Jeremy Stanton (Dean Cain) gets lost driving in the desert, en route to meeting his family with a deadline of eight hours. He listens to tapes by a lifestyle guru (the film is divided into sections titled according to chapters from the guru's best-selling book) and seeks help from a telephone route-finding service, which gives him guidance that does not agree with his map. At first it seems as if he has succeeded in the perfect crime, but things quickly deteriorate – he is pursued by one of his fellow robbers (Danny Trejo), a ruthless killer whom he double crossed; his wife begins to doubt the choices they've made; he attempts to turn himself in to a state trooper, who is found dead by his pursuer's hand – and self-doubt plagues him. The film is almost a solo performance, with few other characters except Stanton and Judy (Ashley Scott), the woman from the telephone route-finder service, and tension builds in a Kafka-esque style as it becomes clear that things are not what they seem. Ultimately, it is revealed that Judy has been paid by his pursuers to lead him into a trap. He is surrounded and one of his pursuers taps on the window as the movie ends.
Dean Cain as Jeremy Stanton
Irina Björklund as Cora Stanton
Danny Trejo as Edward James Archer
Justin Henry as Chester Gould
Ashley Scott as Judy
Bill Cobbs as Jeremy's Boss
Robert Easton as Minister
Lost received mostly positive reviews. It holds 7.0 out of 10 on Metacritic. Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times said in his review; "Lost is consistently clever, amusing – and scary." Jon Strickland of LA Weekly called the film a "likable thriller (that) shows surprising smarts for a low-budget debut".