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Disturbed (1990)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  16 November 1990 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Derrek Russell
Michael Kahn
Nurse Francine
Sandy Ramirez
Pat Tuel
Lydell M. Cheshier ...
Lidell (as Lydell Cheshier)
Carrie Lynn ...
Kim McGuire ...
Jack David Walker ...
Maria R. Kelly ...
Kari (as Maria Kelley)
Officer Bill Wyman (as Lee Drew)


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 <>

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


Horror | Thriller


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16 November 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anoihtos logariasmos  »

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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 »


References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »


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Rather better than average.
7 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

A moderately amusing thriller with a comic edge. The (little known) director often uses distorted camera angles to portray the hero's slow "degeneration into a state of madness" (that's how he describes his condition at one point) and the script is clever enough to keep you guessing and wondering whether Malcolm McDowell (in a great performance that gives class to the production) is simply having "vivid" hallucinations or is driven to insanity by someone else. There are some impressively shot scenes in this movie, but it is marred by an inconclusive ending, which doesn't fully resolve the plot. (**)

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