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Insanitarium -- Jesse Metcalfe (TV's Desperate Housewives) and Peter Stormare (Fargo) star in this horrifying thriller about a man who breaks into a mental hospital in order to save his sister, only to find out that the head physician is turning his patients into bloodthirsty killers.
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Writer (WGA):
Jeff Buhler (written by)
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Release Date:
15 July 2008 (USA) See more »
This is going to hurt.
After he's institutionalized in order to cover for his sister, a young man encounters a doctor who is turning his patients into flesh-eating psychopaths. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jesse Metcalfe ... Jack

Kiele Sanchez ... Lily

Peter Stormare ... Dr. Gianetti

Kevin Sussman ... Dave

Evan Parke ... Charles

Olivia Munn ... Nancy

Carla Gallo ... Vera Downing

Armin Shimerman ... Hawthorne

Lisa Arturo ... Heather

Kurt Caceres ... Loomis

Molly Bryant ... Nurse Henderson

Dale Waddington ... Jack's Mother (as Dale Waddington Horowitz)

Mark Kelly ... Policeman
Sharon Schaffer ... Policewoman

Jeff Buhler ... Paramedic #1
Max Day ... Paramedic #2
Christopher Snow ... BMX Kid #1
Christopher Shea ... Schizophrenic (as Chris Shea)
Michael Woodle ... BMX Kid #2

Liz Davies ... Max Security Lady
Yorlin Madera ... Psych Patient

Carina Nilsson ... Psych Patient (as Carinna Nilsson Schlimanoff)

Jennie Taber ... Psych Patient

Kirk Wilson ... Psych Patient
Margo Hara ... Psych Patient
Tina Peterson ... Psych Patient
Ellen Buckley ... Psych Patient
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rob Wood ... Psych Patient

DeeDee Bigelow ... Psych Patient (uncredited)
Felix J. Boyle ... Psych Patient (uncredited)
Johnny Drocco ... Psych Patient (uncredited)

Geoffrey Gould ... Psych Patient (uncredited)
Martin Pierron ... Psych Patient (uncredited)

Vitta Quinn ... Psych Patient (uncredited)
George Romero ... Psych Patient (uncredited)
Yoda Ushery ... Orderly (uncredited)

Dan Walters ... Psych Patient (uncredited)

Rick Williamson ... Psych Patient (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeff Buhler  (as Jeff Bühler)
Writing credits
Jeff Buhler (written by)

Produced by
Chris Bender .... producer
Andrew Golov .... producer
Mason Novick .... executive producer
Larry Schapiro .... producer
J.C. Spink .... producer
Michael J. Zampino .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul D'Amour 
Cinematography by
Robert Hauer 
Film Editing by
Janice Hampton 
Casting by
Kelly Wagner 
Production Design by
Talon McKenna 
Art Direction by
Sid Nicholson 
Set Decoration by
Sid Nicholson 
Steve Weems 
Costume Design by
Molly Grundman 
Makeup Department
Kristin Arrigo .... key hair stylist
J.D. Bowers .... prosthetics sculptor: W.M. Creations Inc.
Kelly Capoccia .... special makeup effects artist
Eun Jin Choi .... makeup artist
Heather Ford .... hair stylist
Jaime Gruber .... makeup artist
Michael Shawn McCracken .... special makeup effects department head (as Mike McCracken)
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup consultant
Julie O'Leary .... hair stylist
Lufeng Qu .... makeup department head
Daniela Richardson .... makeup artist
Karina Thompson .... hair stylist
Turner Walker .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Michael J. Zampino .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Becky Chin .... second second assistant director
Max Day .... first assistant director
Maximillian D. Day .... first assistant director
Richard Gonzales .... second assistant director
Joe May .... second second assistant director
Bradley Pero .... second second assistant director (as Brad Pero)
Art Department
Eric Berg .... assistant property master
Ryan Berg .... property master
Jarid Boyce .... storyboard artist
Randi Di Nicola .... art department production assistant
Abby Emmett .... art department coordinator
Cassandra Fuote .... on-set dresser
Megan Lindley .... art department production assistant
Rachael Rose Luckey .... scenic carpenter (as Ray Luckey)
Brendan McDonald .... propmaker
Erin McKenna .... scenic painter
Mark Plutynski .... carpenter
Abigail Potter .... set dresser
Emilio Ramirez .... carpenter
Drew Rebelein .... construction coordinator
Tim Risley .... lead scenic
Richard Roraback .... propmaker
Terran Schackor .... set dresser
Anjuli Mari Singh .... art department production assistant
Peter Tahoe .... carpenter
Steve Weems .... set dresser
Brian Wickliff .... leadman
Joann Gross .... scenic painter (uncredited)
Kate Zarvis .... scenic (uncredited)
Sound Department
Christopher Briles .... supervising sound editor
Amber Conroy .... boom operator
John-Thomas Graves .... sound recordist
Brian Hawlk .... sound mixer
Stanley Kastner .... re-recording mixer
Donald Lyles .... re-recording mixer
Mark L. Mangino .... sound designer
Eddie Rogers .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Jonathan Kombrinck .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Toma Bowen .... digital artist
Chris Dawson .... visual effects supervisor
Tim Nassauer .... computer graphics supervisor
Joëlle Taar .... visual effects editor
Dan Brown .... stunt performer
Dan Brown .... stunts
Brian Burkhardt .... stunts
Angel Fraguada .... stunt double: Jesse Metcalfe
Chris Grabher .... stunt double: Kevin Sussman
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem .... stunt performer
Nikki Hester .... stunts
Bobby C. King .... stunt coordinator
Richard King .... stunts
Richard Kwon .... stunt performer
Jasi Cotton Lanier .... stunt performer
James Logan .... stunt performer
Dailyn Matthews .... stunt double: Molly Bryant
Greg Reynolds .... stunts
Misty Rosas .... stunt performer
Kym Stys .... stunt double
Kym Stys .... stunt double: Lisa Arturo
Sonny Surowiec .... stunt double
Rick Williamson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Arena .... Steadicam operator
Joseph Arena .... camera operator: "b" camera
Dennis L. Baker .... best boy grip
Andrea Bassani .... assistant camera
Nathaniel Bellamy .... best boy electric
Nathaniel Bellamy .... lighting technician
David F. Clark .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Kene Coleman .... dolly grip
Foster V. Corder .... gaffer
Martin Dicicco .... lighting technician
Jim Firios .... first assistant camera
Anne Marie Fox .... still photographer
K. Michael Jefferson .... lighting technician (as Kevin Jefferson)
Rashaad Lewis .... key grip
Michael McCormack .... video/computer playback
Ian Myron .... lighting technician
Ryan Robertson .... assistant camera
James Schlittenhart .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Eric 'The dude' Schmidt .... lighting technician
Mark Stuen .... lighting technician
Buddy Allen Thomas .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris Wessinger .... film loader
Casting Department
Sasha Adkinson .... extras casting
Chris Gehrt .... casting assistant
Dominika Posserén .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Marie Harris .... costumer (as Lisa Harris)
Lisa Marie Harris .... costumer
Pamela Lee Incardona .... costume supervisor
Melody Koerber .... additional costumer
Sara Rostami .... set costumer
Diana Savone .... set costumer
Catherine Schwedhelm .... costumer
Editorial Department
Christine Seino .... assistant on-line editor
Stuart Sperling .... first assistant editor
Location Management
David Boyles .... location manager
James Brown .... location production assistant
Mike Moody .... location manager
Other crew
Renetta G. Amador .... script supervisor (as Renatta Amador)
Vivian Boyer .... unit publicist
Jennifer Burdick-Baklarov .... production assistant
Chris Cortez .... medic
Trevor Daniel .... production assistant
Greg Edwards .... production assistant
Jeffrey Field .... production assistant
Marc Garcia .... set medic
Todd Havern .... key set production assistant
Regen Heller .... office production assistant
Pete Hernandez .... office production assistant
Quillian Hightower .... production assistant
Dana Keating .... production coordinator
Kelly Kenny .... office production assistant
Pablo Meza .... chef
Marilyn Penn .... production accountant
Nick Phillips .... production executive
Phil Polansky .... assistant: Peter Stormare
Ian J. Putnam .... production assistant
Mel Sanftner .... assistant production coordinator
Mel Soria Jr. .... assistant: Mr. Buhler
Kallan Wood .... assistant: A. Golov

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Rated R for bloody violence and gore, sexuality/nudity, and language throughout
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Argentina:16 | Australia:R18+ | Australia:MA15+ (Cable TV rating) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | Germany:18 (SPIO/JK) (uncut) | Hungary:18 | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Portugal:M/16 | Russia:18+ | Singapore:R21 | Spain:18 | UK:18 | USA:R

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Dr. Gianetti:He's not sick; just a little less engaged.See more »


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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Absurd Premise, but Gory and Funny, 7 September 2011
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The only sister of Jack (Jesse Metcalfe), Lily Romero (Kiele Sanchez), tries to commit suicide after the death of their mother. Jack is in despair since Lily is sent to a mental institution and Jack is not allowed to visit her. Jack pretends to be insane and is arrested and sent to the same asylum with the intention of rescuing Lily from the place.

Sooner Jack learns that the administrator, Dr. Gianetti (Peter Stormare), is a deranged scientist that is using the patients like guinea pigs, forcing them to use the experimental drug Orpheus. Further, the side effect is turning patients and staff into flesh-eating zombies. But Lily and Jack are trapped in the mental institution and there is no way out for them.

"Insanitarium" has the absurd premise of a sane man that pretends to be lunatic to meet his sister that is institutionalized in an asylum. Jack does not seek the justice, but acts like a crazy man instead.

Out of the blue, the plot turns into a gory and funny dementia, splashing blood everywhere like in the trash "Braindead" and other zombie films. In the end, despite the stupid story, I found it funny and entertaining for fans of the genre. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Insanatório - Quem Entra, Não Sai" ("Insanitarium – Who Gets In, does not Get Out")

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