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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
Tariq Trotter ...
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
Amy Attaway ...
Female Doctor
George Drennen ...
Mason
Lissa Brennan ...
Lisa
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Policeman
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

A Instituição  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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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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excellent hands down
19 July 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

mrc303 nailed it..

Olivia Wilde's amazing performance.. along with Nick and the rest.

The acting was superb.. writing OK.. and overall very well done.

Simple fact is the actor(s) did as was needed and then some.

A sadly under rated winner IMHO.

How on earth this is only a 4.9 is astounding. Maybe the "Napoleon" fans need to learn what real acting is.

Oh and Min lines etc rules... phooey (review editor can remove this line but pls let the superiors know that it's not an effective rule to prevent spam. etc etc)


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