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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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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
Amy Attaway ...
Female Doctor
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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There is no escaping the past. 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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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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Meanders a bit
30 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Allen Meneric (Nick Stahl) is committed to a psychiatric institution after killing the wrong man for raping his girlfriend. There he deal with violent patients (Dash Mihok and Pruitt Taylor Vince). Once he is allowed into the minimum security section, he meets a beautiful bipolar female inmate Mia (Olivia Wilde). The institution is loose with security, and Dr. Lofton (Shohreh Aghdashloo) in charge refuses to address. Inevitably things go wrong.

The story meanders quite a bit. It takes a few detours into the killing, his past while we wait for the action to start. The pace is rather slow and the action doesn't start till the end. Nick Stahl doesn't have enough emotional drama. If this was a character study, they needed to get him to overcome emotional hurdles.


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