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Old Boy (2013)

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Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.

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An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. Written by FilmDistrict

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Ask not why you were imprisoned. Ask why you were set free.


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Rated R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, some graphic sexuality and nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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27 November 2013 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Will Smith and Daniel Craig were offered the lead role but turned it down. See more »

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When Joe and Adrian are walking down a hallway to get Joe's daughter, the hallway is bathed in red lighting. The lighting is no longer red after they open a door and they're seen from another camera angle. See more »

Quotes

Chaney: [as Joe straps him down and interrogates him with a knife blade] Wait. What?
Joe Doucett: Hold still...
Chaney: Cocksucker!
[Joe continues to cut his neck]
Chaney: Ow! Ow! Motherfucker. OW! SHIT!
Joe Doucett: [smirks] Heh, heh.
Chaney: YOU NO-DICK, ASS-LICKING SON OF A BITCH! FUCK YOU!
Joe Doucett: No, fuck you!
[Joe cuts him more]
Chaney: OH! YOU BOOGER-EATING, PISS-DRINKING MOTHERFUCKER! If you stop now you may get out of here alive!
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References A Scanner Darkly (2006) See more »

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Cancion Del Fuego Fatuo
From El Amor Brujo
Written by Manuel de Falla and Sierra Martinez
Performed by Asturias Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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Steaming pile of human excrement
29 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Spike Lee should be ashamed of himself. This movie took an amazing concept, script and an already amazing film, and took a big dump right on top.

Not that I'm all that surprised, Spike Lee has been churning out sh*t movies for the last 20 years. As pretentious as this cat speaks, I would hope that he would at least make an interesting movie once a decade. It's been awhile Spike. Just sayin. We all loved the 90s from you homey, but you have been turning dookie out for too long!

Go to the original source (goes without saying), and while you're at it, watch all of Park Chan Wook's films, he's an amazing filmmaker, unlike this once original voice turned hack.


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