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Chained (I) (2012)

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Bob, a cab-driving serial killer who stalks his prey on the city streets alongside his reluctant protégé Tim, who must make a life or death choice between following in Bob's footsteps or breaking free from his captor.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Maslany ...
Benjamin DeWalt ...
Lyndon Bray ...
Nasty Father
Michael Maslany ...
Kate Herriot ...
The Runner
Alexander Doerksen ...
Colin (as Alex Doerksen)
Troy Skog ...
Bob's Dad
Bob's Mom


This movie is about A cab driver called Bob (Vincent D'Onofrio) who picks up women and takes them to his house where he kills them. But on this one day he picks up a woman and her 9 year old son Tim. Bob then makes Tim live in the house with him all while he keeps killing women. Tim grows up there, watching, seeing all that happens. Bob wants to make him his protégé. Will Tim carry on the legacy? Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Rated R for disturbing and sadistic violent content including bloody killings and rape, and for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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18 July 2013 (South Korea)  »

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Acorrentados  »

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While the length of time is never explicitly stated in the film, Rabbit has been held prisoner for 10 years by the end of the story. See more »


When Bob freaks out in his garage after having flashbacks, you can see a male crew member wearing a baseball cap in the side mirror of the taxi. See more »


Bob: Do you want to learn things? You know really learn? Cuz it's important as hell to know shit, otherwise people will, they will walk all over you.
Bob: I got things that you, uh, that you should learn.
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The credits play over sounds of Rabbit in the house. There is no music. See more »


Referenced in An American Mary in London (2012) See more »

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A disturbing thriller with a final half sure to impress anyone who sees it.
22 April 2013 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

CHAINED starts off giving you the impression that this could be just another torture fest where a young boy and his mother get kidnapped by a taxi driver who is really a serial killer and taken to his home. There the boy's mother is murdered and he is made to live with the killer and do whatever he says.

After all that the plot actually becomes more intriguing with superb character development and it is very disturbing and comes up with some very unexpected moments and the final half is what raises this film above many others in the same genre.

The performances are excellent, Jennifer Lynch certainly found the ideal actor to play the serial killer in Vincent D'Onofrio and even the actors with the smallest roles manage to shine.

Overall, CHAINED is a very impressive film although not for everyone but the final half is sure to impress anyone who sees it.

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