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Socket (2007)

 -  Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi  -  14 July 2007 (USA)
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Dr. Bill Matthews is struck by lighting. While recovering at the hospital where he works, he begins an intimate relationship with Dr. Craig Murphy, who invites Bill to join a strange group of lightning survivors.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bill Matthews
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Craig Murphy
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Dr. Emily Andersen
Rasool J'Han ...
Carol (as Rasool Jahan)
Allie Rivenbark ...
Olivia
Sean Abley ...
Mike
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Kennedy
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Alex
Sandy Lawson Jr. ...
Lisa
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Andi
Amy Seeley ...
Joanna (as Amy Sidney)
Georgia Jean ...
Shelly
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Tanika
Andrew Pinon ...
Paramedic
Bob Koenig ...
Sullivan (as Bob 'Bobaloo' Koenig)
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After being struck by lightning, Dr. Bill Matthews recovers in the hospital where he also works. An intern named Craig Murphy slips him a card inviting him to a meeting of "people just like us." In this "group," Bill finds other survivors who have been electrocuted in various ways. But the doctor soon discovers that the members are addicted to the electric current. And not only does Bill become hooked, his relationship with sexy Dr. Craig Murphy deepens, setting a chain of events into shocking motion. Written by Doug Prinzivalli

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When director Sean Abley first sent his script out, there was a lot of interest in it though the first comments he always got back where to remove the homosexual elements. See more »

Goofs

When Bill is breaking up with Murphy you can clearly see Murphy's arms, which show no signs of surgery scars or socket prong holes that were previously given to him. See more »

Quotes

[last Lines]
Craig Murphy: Bill, don't.
Bill Matthews: [punches Craig] I'll see you again
[climbs fence into High Voltage area]
Craig Murphy: Bill... wait. Bill, wait!
[climbs fence]
Craig Murphy: Bill wait!
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Special Thanks In addition to the incredible crew and cast, this film would have been impossible without the encouragement and support of the following individuals and businesses. Thank you for your generosity - YOU ROCK! See more »

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Unusual Premise Poorly Plotted, Badly Acted/Directed/Executed
3 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If your expectations are so low that nudity in a non-adult film is sufficient to get you to watch a movie, particularly given how easy it is to find nudity and near nudity on line without going to an adult site, then this is probably the movie for you. If you expect good technical production values, an excellent and plausible story, good direction and acting, then you want to avoid this film. It does feature a unique element in the plot - at least for a gay theme indie film, and the director did do a little more with the low budget than some other films out in the past five years have accomplished. However, this is another case where a first time director, working from his own plot, is felled (and his projects fails miserably) because there is no director to call the writer on the weakness of his plot, or no writer to argue with the director about where the move is being moved or pushed away from the script -- or simply to toss ideas around with.

The performances aren't horrible, but the two leads are not as charismatic, particularly Montgomery, to get the plot from point A to point B as per the story, and the movie finally fails on the weakness in the plot, particularly towards the end of the film.


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