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Fragile (2005)
"Frágiles" (original title)

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At her new job in a rundown children's hospital, a nurse desperately tries to keep her patients safe from a plague of random, mysterious attacks.

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Robert Marcus
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Helen Perez
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Mrs. Folder
Yasmin Murphy ...
Maggie
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Roy
Michael Pennington ...
Marcus
Daniel Ortiz ...
Matt
Susie Trayling ...
Susan
Lloyd F. Booth Shankley ...
Simon
Michael Gatward ...
David
Scarlet Carey ...
Emma
Cameron Antrobus ...
Jimmy
Olivia Bjork ...
Linda
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Richard
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Storyline

As the new night nurse at a soon to be abandoned children's hospital readies the last group of orphans to leave, it becomes increasingly clear that these are not normal children. Something living in the hospital, something the children call the "mechanical girl," has a terrifying hold over them and will stop at nothing to keep them in the hospital with her forever. Written by Anonymous

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hospital | nurse | orphan | volvo | rain | See more »

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A Ghost Story

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Thriller | Horror

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of terror/violence, and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

'Jaume Balaguero' came up with the idea for the story after seeing an early 20th century medical photo of a young girl with osteogenesis imperfecta. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Robert takes unconscious Amy out of the hospital. The cardiac monitor shows absence of cardiac electrical activity, i.e. asystole. Asystole is a type of cardiac arrest classified as "non shockable rhythm" and its initial management exclude the use of defibrillation. They should have started cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) maneuvers instead. Furthermore, when an electrical shock is delivered, a typical waveform should have appeared in the monitor. See more »

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Features Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) See more »

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Ally McBooooo?
19 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is acting life (albeit horrific) after Ally McBeal! No kidding, I didn't know she could act. But Calista Flockhart can with fluid aplomb as demonstrated by this horror gem. Similar to "The Skeleton Key" in its plot and feel, this hospital horror boo-donit moves quickly into the murky depths of the strange goings-on at a children's hospital that is soon to be closed. When the new night nurse, Amy, played by Flockhart, arrives to take the place of the last (fleeing) night nurse, the creepy nature of the recent 'accidents' of the children and their subsequent fearful behavior give her pangs of heart-felt anguish at their suffering. Her protective instincts (heightened by a job related trauma she herself recently experienced) kick into high gear, and she begins stalking the underlying cause of these events, although the rest of the staff buttress the mystery with listless denial, or is their passivity a part of a larger, more sinister cover-up? The haunting music, sound and visual effects transparently blend together in a well spun intensity that doesn't require the more overtly obvious shock-factor 'bumps in the night' and miscues holding other less dramatically driven, cheap-thrills horror movies together. Hey, we all know its not real, but so is your money, and you won't be wasting it if you rent this movie!


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