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Disturbed (1990)

10 years ago the perverse Dr. Russell couldn't resist the beauty of a young patient in his mental clinic and raped her one night. When she plunged herself from the roof shortly after, he ... See full summary »

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Dr. Derrek Russell
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Michael Kahn
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Sandy Ramirez
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Pat Tuel
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Brian
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Brad
Lydell M. Cheshier ...
Lidell (as Lydell Cheshier)
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Marty
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Tina
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Selina
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Swakertt
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Kari (as Maria Kelley)
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Officer Bill Wyman (as Lee Drew)
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10 years ago the perverse Dr. Russell couldn't resist the beauty of a young patient in his mental clinic and raped her one night. When she plunged herself from the roof shortly after, he described it as consequence of her heavy depressions. Now the same urge overcomes him with his new patient Sandy. He doesn't know that she's the daughter of his previous victim and that she's come for revenge. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The Doctor is in... but out of his mind!

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16 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Anoihtos logariasmos  »

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When Emerson Bixby began scripting, he originally envisioned Geoffrey Lewis as Dr. Russell. Malcolm McDowell ended up playing Dr. Russell, and Lewis was cast as Michael. Bixby had never mentioned writing a character for Lewis, whose subsequent casting was a coincidence. See more »

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At the very end of the film, after Dr. Russell screams in his padded cell, you can hear the director say "cut." See more »

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After the end credits is a scene of Dr. Russell going crazy in his padded cell. See more »

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References The Johnny Carson Show (1955) See more »

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Clair de Lune
Written by Claude Debussy
Performed by Mark Fifer
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extraordinary film, Scorsese take note!
12 May 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film a few years ago when I was viewing Dom d Louise's early works, and became interested in other actors who had once had their names written in the stars, but were now little more than B-vehicle and up-staged stars of bad sit-coms.

Malcolm, of course, was one of the first to make the leap from a rather desperate film career to mediocre sit-com, and has since been followed by such lights as: Cybil Shepherd (Cybil), Joan Cusak (Joan), Bette Midler (Bette), and Courtney Cox (Friends).

I hadn't realised this was his first film sporting the future-villain hair-style, but this only adds to the value of my ex-rental copy of the film.

Much has been said of the camera work in this film, as a sort of a chart of a man's descent into madness, but few people mention the shot that, I feel, is the key to the entire film. When one of the patients exposes himself to a nurse, we get a - filmically - rare penis POV. I have never seen such a thing attempted in a movie, and if you add this to the tremendous whirling tracking-shots, you end up with a film that I think proves beyond doubt that Scorsese owes more to Winkler than he dares reveal.

Brilliant, and standing up to multiple viewings, I have seen it several times, and truly covet my copy of this obscure American classic.

BTW, watch out for the genuinely "disturbing" scene, after the closing credits, where Malcolm "interferes" with the camera, raising all sorts of philosophical questions on the nature of madness, the truth of film, and Crossing The Line (on several levels). Once again, Brilliant!


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