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A Hollywood director is taken prisoner while scouting a remote prison. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Joel Silver Meets The Envoy
 (From EmpireOnline. 6 October 2011, 5:01 PM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)

Julian McMahon ... Derek Plato

Elias Koteas ... Jailer

Dagmara Dominczyk ... Olivia

Tom Guiry ... Bob
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Alford ... Principal Hamm

Rocky Carroll ... Studio Executive

David Marshall ... Young Derek

Kim Raver ... Renee
Jenna Michele Lee ... Olivia Stand-In (uncredited)

Directed by
David Alford 
Robert Archer Lynn 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Alford 
Robert Archer Lynn 

Produced by
Alexa L. Fogel .... co-producer
Sam Logan .... executive producer
Steve Matzkin .... executive producer
Jonathan Montepare .... associate producer
Wes Motley .... associate producer
Kim Palmer .... co-producer
Marshall Persinger .... producer
Michael Schroeder .... co-producer
Tamara Trexler .... associate producer
Christy Lawrence Viviano .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jeff Elmassian 
Andy Rehfeldt 
Cinematography by
Armanda Costanza 
Film Editing by
Terry Cafaro 
Bridget Durnford 
J. Kathleen Gibson 
Casting by
Alexa L. Fogel 
Production Design by
Cyndi Williams 
Costume Design by
Marcia Eden 
Beverly Safier 
Makeup Department
Garnett Burk .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jonathan Montepare .... post-production supervisor
Kim Palmer .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Drew Langer .... first assistant director
Art Department
Sheila Bartlett .... lead scenic painter
David Long .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Christopher Eakins .... adr editor
Christopher Eakins .... dialogue editor
Michael Figlio .... sound mixer
Tommy Figlio .... boom operator
Scott Friedman .... sound designer
Chato Hill .... assistant sound editor
Melissa Kennelly .... adr recordist
Shawn Kennelly .... adr foley mixer
Derek Marcil .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Raber .... sound effects editor
Erik Schuiten .... additional sound design
Alec St. John .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Ian Vertovec .... digital colorist
Ian Vertovec .... visual effects supervisor
Daryl Andrews .... stunt performer
George Bailey .... lead stunt double
Steve Griffin .... stunts
Franz Spilhaus .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Lou Chanatry .... director of photography: second unit
Richard T. Hoover .... grip
James King .... best boy grip
R. Mark Ramey .... first assistant camera
Heather Roberson .... second assistant camera
Editorial Department
Michael Cioni .... digital intermediate supervisor
Melissa Lawson .... first assistant editor
Gabriel Reed .... additional editor
Music Department
Hunter Davis .... music supervisor
Steven Hufsteter .... composer: additional music (as Steven Huffstetter)
Steven Hufsteter .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Jillian Amburgey .... script supervisor
Otto Arsenault .... title designer
Jane Baxter .... production office coordinator
Robert Costanza .... technical assistant

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Greece:94 min | Argentina:95 min
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This script was originally submitted to season 2 of Project Greenlight. It made it to the final four, but finally lost out to eventual winner The Battle of Shakar Heights.See more »
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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Tricks of the Mind, 30 April 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After presenting his new project to his producers, the controversial, arrogant and bad tempered director Derek Plato (Julian McMahon) decides to visit the location in an abandoned prison in Tennessee. While visiting the decay place, Derek is captured by a mysterious Jailer (Elias Koteas) that forces him to tell the beginning of his career and his relationship with his mother to his camera, disclosing hidden secrets in the mind of Derek.

"Prisoner" is a creepy mystery movie with a promising story, good actors and actresses but terrible and noisy edition. The intention is great of a man that somehow discovers secrets he had buried and forgotten in his mind, but the screenplay is confused and pointless and the noise in every flashback is annoying. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "A Sete Chaves" ("At Seven Keys")

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