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The Cell (2000)

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An FBI agent persuades a social worker, who is adept with a new experimental technology, to enter the mind of a comatose serial killer in order to learn where he has hidden his latest kidnap victim.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Catherine Deane
... Edward Baines
... Henry West
... Dr. Miriam Kent
... Dr. Barry Cooperman
... Ella Baines
... Lucien Baines
... Carl Stargher
... Anne Marie Vicksey
... Peter Novak
... Teddy Lee
... Gordon Ramsey
... Cole
... Julia Hickson
... Mrs. Hickson
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Storyline

Catharine Deane is a psychotherapist who is part of a revolutionary new treatment which allows her mind to literally enter the mind of her patients. Her experience in this method takes an unexpected turn when an FBI agent comes to ask for a desperate favour. They had just tracked down a notorious serial killer, Carl Stargher, whose MO is to abduct women one at a time and place them in a secret area where they are kept for about 40 hours until they are slowly drowned. Unfortunately, the killer has fallen into an irreversible coma which means he cannot confess where he has taken his latest victim before she dies. Now, Catherine Deane must race against time to explore the twisted mind of the killer to get the information she needs, but Stargher's damaged personality poses dangers that threaten to overwhelm her. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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His Mind Is Her Prison. See more »


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Rated R for bizarre violence and sexual images, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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18 August 2000 (USA)  »

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Ćelija  »

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Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,515,050, 20 August 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$61,334,059

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,155,843
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Five years later Vince Vaughn and Vincent D'Onofrio played brothers in "The Break-up." See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 22 mins) After Peter revives from entering into the subconscious, he takes the cloth off his face and places it at his left side. In the next shot, the cloth is moved to right under his chin. See more »

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[first lines]
Catharine Deane: Thank you for the horse.
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References The Lawnmower Man (1992) See more »

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Written by Milton Drake, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston
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It's All In the Pictures
5 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Forget about the plot of this movie. Forget about the fact that it is wonderfully acted by Vince Vaughn and Vincend D'Onofrio. Forget about the fact that it is one of the few movies starring Jennifer Lopez that I can stomach. Although the story may be impossible to believe and much of the dialogue seems contrived, the one and only important thing to remember when contemplating watching this movie is that it contains some of the most amazing and disturbing imagery ever put on film. It is as if Salvador Dali decided to make a crime drama. A must see for anyone seriously interested in cinematography and the use of the film cell as a canvas on which to display true works of visual art. I would have to give this movie a 9/10 for it's amazing visual display.


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