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Asylum (I) (1997)

 -  Drama | Horror | Thriller  -  9 May 1997 (USA)
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A private investigator, mentally disturbed by his father's suicide, goes undercover in a mental institution to discover the murderer of a friend who was a doctor at the clinic.

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Nicholas Tordone
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Tom Poster ...
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Ronald Briggs
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Dr. Frank Meyers
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Screaming Patient
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Tommy Baylor
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Robert Ford ...
Neckbrace Guy
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Belinda Davis
Elise Rothberg ...
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Dominic
Jon Huffman ...
Dr. Carl Bradley
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A private investigator, mentally disturbed by his father's suicide, goes undercover in a mental institution to discover the murderer of a friend who was a doctor at the clinic. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Remake of Shock Corridor (1963) See more »

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Ballada, op. 15
and "Nocturne, op. 402
Composed by Antonín Dvorák
from Czech Mate, produced by Kirsten Fife
Performed by Kirsten Fife and Paul DaSilva
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An unintentional laugh-fest...
2 October 2002 | by (Dortmund, Germany) – See all my reviews

If you're the kind that likes watching bad movies (for instance, if you enjoyed "The Postman" in only the most ironic sense), this is a keeper. A ridiculous script is only the start, and you also get Robert Patrick staying in the laxest insane asylum in the world (undercover in the guise of a patient, he seemingly has no problems at all finding access to the staff's private fax machines, computers, satellite dishes, etc.), develops a drippy camraderie with a fellow inmate that leads to some of the more strained, "heartfelt" moments of the film, and a ridiculous character by Acting's own Prince of Ever-Diminishing Returns, Malcolm McDowell. Reviewing this film makes me feel like I'm admonishing the dog for peeing on the rug. "For shame! Bad, bad, bad..."


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