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On the Inside (2011)

A decent but troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all around him.

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Cast

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Allen Meneric
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Carl Tarses
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Ben Marshal
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Dr. Lofton
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Tom Bogotus
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Paul Warren
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Nathan Parks
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Mrs. Standings
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Allen's Girlfriend
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Bearded Man
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George Drennen ...
Mason
Lissa Brennan ...
Lisa
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Policeman
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Allen Meneric is committed to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane because of a brutal revenge murder. There he is forced to deal with the very ill and the dangerous until, as part of a socialization program, he is transferred to minimum security where he meets Mia, a beautiful bipolar female inmate. Ever haunted by his past, Allen seeks his redemption when sudden events demand that he protect Mia from the violence and chaos of the institution. Written by Anonymous

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The mind is a prison. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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9 November 2011 (Australia)  »

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A Instituição  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Nick Stahl and Daniel Franzese previously appeared together in Bully (2001). See more »

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In the very last scene of the movie, when Mia is leaving the Northwood State prison, a very clear sign on the wall (on the left side) is saying "SHOP AND PARK". It doesn't make any sense in a prison parking lot. See more »

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I Don't Get Why This is Only a 5
11 March 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Is it an epic masterpiece? No. Is it well and appropriately written? Yes. Is it well acted? Absolutely.

OK, some of the back-story is left a little lacking in flashbacks that are extremely short and for the most part lacking in development. But the present is well thought out, follows a natural character progression, and there aren't any unnecessary character trait flips to create artificial drama. The ending is appropriate for the progression of the story. Even the audio is perfectly developed.

Basically, this hits the mark on every mark except special effects (which would feel completely tacked on and unnecessary anyway). I don't get why there are so many poor reviews for something very solid!


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