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The Killing Room (2009)

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Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program.

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Jonathan Liebesman

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Gus Krieger (screenplay), Ann Peacock (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Nick Cannon ... Paul Brodie
Clea DuVall ... Kerry Isalano
Timothy Hutton ... Crawford Haines
Chloë Sevigny ... Emily Reilly
Peter Stormare ... Dr. Phillips
Shea Whigham ... Tony Mazzolla
Anoop Kaur Sikand Anoop Kaur Sikand ... Nurse
Bill Stinchcomb ... Cope
Meade Patton ... Forsythe
Luke Sexton ... Orderly #1
Tim J. Smith ... Orderly #2 (as T. Joel Smith)
Michael Byrnes Michael Byrnes ... Orderly #3
Gus Krieger Gus Krieger ... Prisoner #1
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Storyline

Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Once you're in, there's no way out.

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Manbreak See more »

Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$467,220
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tony is wearing a Bayside Tigers T-shirt. The Bayside Tigers are the fictional high school football team in Saved By The Bell. See more »

Quotes

Crawford Haines: What language is that?
Tony Mazzolla: It sounds like Muslim.
Crawford Haines: That's not a language.
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Connections

References Saved by the Bell (1989) See more »

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String Quartet K.458 'The Hunt'
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Performed by Eder Quartet (as The Eder Quartet)
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Well done if not underrated thriller
18 September 2014 | by movieseedSee all my reviews

Some people keep saying it was derivative but I loved the way this film pushed the genre constrains in it's own unique and intriguing ways. Sure it was clichéd at certain obvious moments and had its inherent flaws but at the same token it surprised me at a few turns. I won't spoil this for anyone and I wont tell you the plot but just give it a try if you're bored one afternoon and have an hour or so to kill. just Just don't expect an Oscar worthy performance or mind blowing character study.

Not better than a 6/10 and the acting could have had a little more to it but I would watch something by these filmmakers again.


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