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Confess (2005)

R  |   |  Thriller, Drama  |  21 October 2005 (USA)
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A political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terell Lessor
Olivia Averill
Agnes Lessor
Greg Lanser
Senator Roger Lampert
Paul Butler ...
FBI Agent Davis
FBI Agent McAllister
Allen Kelner
Richard Heston
Johnny Pruitt ...
Gabriel Millman ...
Professor Hughes
Glyness Bennet
Kimber Riddle ...
Trophy Wife
Miles Purinton ...


A political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst for him to take action against those who slighted him in the past. Employing strategically placed spy-cams, and operating in tandem with backer, strategist and lover Olivia, he captures compromising footage and broadcasts the edited clips via a newly-minted website. Recognizing the power of their model, the two begin to target CEOs, politicians, those who represent the worst of the establishment. Soon Terell's every move is front-page news, law enforcement is after him, and copy-catters are taking his abduction-and-confession model to extremes he never imagined. With these forces colliding, Terell has to decide whether his actions are sustainable - a decision that will compromise his agenda, his first taste of romance, and his physical wellbeing. Written by Anonymous

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Thriller | Drama

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief violence


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Confess - La verità.. è in rete  »

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A gun, a video and the Internet - The truth will be told.
16 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This surprisingly, well motivated and tightly scripted story is about a embittered young man who turns to an extreme method of protest via the Internet. Terell (Eugene Byrd) is a computer genius hacker, who returns to New York after an extending absence to face his old business partner, his family and try to bring a little more justice by spreading the truth with his spy camera videos. Olivia Averill (Ali Larter) is a sensual intense Columbia grad student who is driven to find a way to report on social content. Their worlds cross in a very unexpected way that forces Terell to hide his real identity. When his video protests hit the media, he becomes more like a comic book hacker hero whose followers quickly get out of control. Excellent and believable and filled out roles, all around, for the versatile William Sadler as a Senator caught in the crossfire, Glenn Fitzgerald as a savvy but ruthless business partner, Scott Cohen as a really mad, enraged media executive and the very polished Melissa Leo as Terell's mother.

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