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Control Factor (2003)

An average everyman discovers he's the unwitting target of an ultra secret domestic black-op centering on mind control.


Nelson McCormick


John Dombrow

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Baldwin ... Lance Bishop
Elizabeth Berkley ... Karen Bishop
Tony Todd ... Reggie
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ... Thrillkill
John Neville ... Director
Ann Marin Ann Marin ... Darco
Peter Spence ... Trevor Constantine
Susan Potvin Susan Potvin ... Susan
David Ferry ... Detective Jordan
Mif ... Homeless Trance Man (as MIF)
Raoul Bhaneja ... Clerk
Lisa Messinger Lisa Messinger ... Abused Wife
Joel Rinzler ... Abused Husband
Louise Gauthier Louise Gauthier ... Mommy
Colm Magner Colm Magner ... Daddy


Lance Bishop is a common thirty-three years old American citizen, married with his beloved wife Karen and working in an insurance company. When a deranged shooter invades the building where Lance works, and shoots killing and hurting some colleagues of Lance, the guy tries to kill him and tells that he is saving Lance from a horrible destiny. Soon Bishop has nightmares and his life changes when he discovers what is the cause of his bad dreams. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Free thought is about to become deadly See more »


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Release Date:

18 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Control Factor - Zeugen der Zukunft See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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S Pictures See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The main character's name - Lance Bishop - is a combination of actor Lance Henriksen's first name and the name of the character he played in Aliens (1986) and _Alien3 (1992)_ - Bishop. See more »


Lance Bishop: You know, I've been sitting here watching your new world take shape. But it finally dawned on me, your little secret, that the devil doesn't exist any more. Because you and your people have taken his place. Here's *my* little secret. Welcome to hell...
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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A more Earthy remake of They
17 February 2006 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

The film is a low budget one and no amount of acting could have saved it. Adam Baldwin does a fair job, Elisabeth Berkley... well, I never liked her, Tony Todd is amazingly old in this movie, I've always liked him, but in this film he is not that great. One can even recognize John Neville, in his usual god-like role.

However, it did manage to keep me on edge, mostly because it is such an outrageous concept. Once you dared put yourself in the same place with the main character you cannot but wonder "what if this is really happening?". You won't get the answer from a movie, but I know enough to know that it is definitely possible.

In the end, if you get over the disgusting racial issue of the "black posse", you ignore the religious babble that seems to infect the movie ending and you try to cope with the bad acting of some people, you get a reasonable movie.

Oh yeah, nearly forgot, cell phones are NOT the enemy! I need my cell towers! :)

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