In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.

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Mae Foley
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An American war hero attempts suicide and ends up in Chattahoochee State Mental Hospital. But he realizes that the doctors in the hospital are humiliating patients, and staff are murdering them. Written by Harun Mehmedinovic <Pkojovic@concentric.net>

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At the edge of insanity lies hope. See more »

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20 April 1990 (USA)  »

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A téboly börtöne  »

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$259,486 (USA)
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One of three films that stars both Dennis Hopper and Gary Oldman. The others are: True Romance (1993) and Basquiat (1996). See more »

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[first lines]
Emmett Foley: When you come back a certified hero, it kinda raises people's expectations. Makes 'em think you're a big guy.
Mae Foley: It started off like any other Sunday as far as I could see. I can't even remember what I did that morning. You always think, I guess, that, well, if you seen it coming, you coulda done something. But I don't know what it woulda been. He seemed normal enough the last time I seen him. A little tight around the eyes, but nothing worth mentioning. Kinda like maybe he looked ...
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The producers would like to thank the people of Columbia and Newberry, South Carolina for their generosity and support during the making of this film. See more »

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A brilliant portrayal of simple heroism
24 May 1999 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

This under-rated movie is an excellent portrayal of the heroic. True love and friendship fight despair and tragedy. The military betrayed its men, the doctors betrayed its sick, and a marriage betrayed its partners. One man is compelled to try and do something about it. The acting is superb, drawing one into the film and leaving one to reflect on one's own life and the society we live in.


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