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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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... Nicholas Tordone
... Jake
Tom Poster ... Acting Instructor
Deborah Worthing ... Amanda
Rebecca Rothstein ... Hospital Receptionist
... Ronald Briggs
... Dr. Frank Meyers
... Screaming Patient
... Tommy Baylor
... Sullivan Rane / Doc
Robert Ford ... Neckbrace Guy
... Belinda Davis
Elise Rothberg ... Davis Receptionist
... Dominic
... 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 »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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9 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Connections

Remake of Shock Corridor (1963) See more »

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Ballada, op. 15
and "Nocturne, op. 402
Composed by Antonín Dvorák
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 See 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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