A sociopath on death row is given a chance to live if he agrees to take part in a chemical behavioral modification program.

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Dr. Arlo Penner
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Barbara Copeland
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Eden Ross
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Bill Caputo
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Gary Caputo
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Powell
Glenn Wrage ...
Gibson
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Norton
Mark Letheren ...
Villard
Anthony Warren ...
Brock
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Vlas
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Lee Ray Oliver grew up from abused kid to sociopath, inevitably condemned to death, but wakes up in the morgue after the 'lethal' injection. Dr. Michael Copeland offers him a choice: the real killer drug or 'volunteering' as life-long test person for his pharmaceutic experiment, Anagress, meant to suppress violent tendencies but side-effects unknown. After vicious escape attempts, Lee Ray finally develops genuine remorse and tries to make-up with Gary Caputo, who Lee shot in the head, leaving him mentally a child. Brother Bill Caputo's hate for ruining both of their lives is however redoubled, with tragic consequences. Written by KGF Vissers

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Sentenced To Death. Chosen To Live. Destined To Kill Again. See more »

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Crime | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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31 March 2005 (Portugal)  »

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Asesino  »

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$6,800,000 (estimated)
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Ray Liotta replaced Matt Dillon in the lead role. See more »

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[first lines]
Warden: In the power of the state I am hereby authorized put you, Lee Ray Oliver, to death by lethal injection. Is there anything you'd like to say?
Lee Ray Oliver: Fuck you! Fuck every last one of you!
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Promising Story, Horrible Conclusion
20 August 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The sociopath killer Lee Ray Oliver (Ray Liotta) is sentenced to death by lethal injection. Dr. Michael Copeland (Willem Dafoe) offers him the chance to be a test subject of an experimental drug intended to reduce the aggressive behavior of the patient. Lee accepts the terms and after a successful treatment in the laboratory, gets a new identity and chance in life. However, his past haunts him.

"Control" is a very promising thriller with a great beginning, which hooks the attention of the viewer. The attractive cast has names such as Willem Dafoe, Ray Liotta, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Rea and Polly Walker. I really expected an excellent film, after watching the first part of this film, but unfortunately, after the last plot point, the screenplay has a horrible conclusion., spoiling what could have been a great movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Control"


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