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Disturbed (1990)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  16 November 1990 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Dr. Derrick 'Derek' Russell
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Michael Kahn
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Nurse Francine
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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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Gary
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Marty
Carrie Lynn ...
Tina
Kim McGuire ...
Selina
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Swakertt
Maria R. Kelly ...
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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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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A headf*ck classic!
4 July 2004 | by (Ft. Worth, TX, USA) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. It's hilarious, hellishly titillating, great at messing with the mind, and even enjoyable on its cheezier merits. In it, Malcolm McDowell plays a crooked psychiatrist who has made a habit of periodically abducting pretty patients from their rooms and raping them. At one point, he ends up making a major mistake and it looks pretty much like he and a patient of his have actually killed the sexy new patient he was going to ravage next. Soon, this corrupt scumbag starts to really flip his lid, not able to tell if the woman they killed is actually dead or not. The photography, the music, the sound, all of it was PERFECT! These filmmakers really know how to capture feelings of paranoia and utter dementia. Also, this movie is anti-psychiatry in all the right ways. Believe you me, I've been to some of these places! I know how those @ssholes really are, and it looks like Charles Winkler and company know, too. I do have to admit that there are a lot of typical "nut" cliches going on here, seeing as how mental patients are often portrayed as retarded people when they actually give off the appearance of being "normal" about eight times out of ten. Still, even this can be forgiveable because this movie was so much warped fun. The opening scene is pretty depressing and the end scene does have the director yelling "Cut it!", but one of the great things about this movie is watching it make a frenzied transition from dead-seriousness to absurdist hilarity with every further minute that passes. "Disturbed" is a minor classic that is tragically, painfully overlooked and underrated. It must be seen, so go watch it.


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