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Asylum (1997)

A private investigator, mentally disturbed by his father's suicide, goes undercover in a mental institution to discover the murderer of a friend who was a doctor at the clinic.

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James Seale

Writer:

James Seale
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Patrick ... Nicholas Tordone
Karl Bury ... Jake
Tom Poster Tom Poster ... Acting Instructor
Deborah Worthing Deborah Worthing ... Amanda
Rebecca Rothstein Rebecca Rothstein ... Hospital Receptionist
Adam Gierasch ... Ronald Briggs
Peter Brown ... Dr. Frank Meyers
Irwin Keyes ... Screaming Patient
Jason Schombing ... Tommy Baylor
Malcolm McDowell ... Sullivan Rane / Doc
Robert Ford Robert Ford ... Neckbrace Guy
Debra Wilson ... Belinda Davis
Elise Rothberg Elise Rothberg ... Davis Receptionist
Alan Charof ... Dominic
Jon Huffman ... Dr. Carl Bradley
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A private investigator, mentally disturbed by his father's suicide, goes undercover in a mental institution to discover the murderer of a friend who was a doctor at the clinic. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The Usual Suspects Are Anything But Usual See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asilo See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Ultra Stereo

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Color
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Connections

Remake of Shock Corridor (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Romance
and "Dumka"
Composed by Leos Janácek
from Czech Mate, produced by Kirsten Fife
Performed by Kirsten Fife and Paul DaSilva
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Smart, Stylish Mystery --
12 June 2003 | by Ape2512See all my reviews

Not the first thriller to take place in a mental institution, but one of the better. Leading man Patrick does a nice job as an unstable P.I. who goes undercover to find the killer of his shrink. Nice mix of suspense and humor - might have been better without all the laughs.

Malcolm McDowell is fun to watch as a murderous patient named Rane. Is he the killer or does he hold the secret to the mystery?? Good acting outshines the slick camerawork. Nice surprise thriller.


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