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Sanitarium (2001)

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A generation ago, Dr Max Warick was researching a mysterious experimental drug which was scientifically proven to cure certain types of madness. But as the most deranged test subjects ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Minns Jeremy Minns ... Dr. Max Warick
Kate Copeland Kate Copeland ... Dr. Elle Warick
John Webster ... Harris (as Terry Aaron)
Harold Gasnier ... Paul Karnell
Uri Geller ... Male Detective
Jared Morgan ... Old Max
Azucena Duran ... Dr. Isabella Ramoray
Andy Blacksmith Andy Blacksmith ... Dr. Anthony Armstrong
Harry Tufill Harry Tufill ... Dr. Richard Calishot
Tammi Baker Tammi Baker ... Donna
Hannah Stansbridge Hannah Stansbridge ... Rosie Warick
Daniel Kobbina Daniel Kobbina ... Kelly
Theressa Wood Theressa Wood ... Nurse Alice
Michael Hall Michael Hall ... Mr. Hall
Maxine Robinson Maxine Robinson ... Max's Mother
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Storyline

A generation ago, Dr Max Warick was researching a mysterious experimental drug which was scientifically proven to cure certain types of madness. But as the most deranged test subjects miraculously regained their sanity, the control patients, who were given no drugs at all, suffered horrific consequences. Because no one could find the cause of such deadly side effects, the experiments were stopped. But now twenty years later, a new set of hospital officials are about to release the drug into the marketplace. And the only man who can prevent this terror from eating away at the masses has since traded in his lab coat for a straight jacket. Written by cnc

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The cure is deadlier than the disease See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diagnosis See more »

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Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Catncage Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

This film was filmed at the Royal South Hants hospital in southampton. Some of the staff appear in the film who still work there to this day, one such is Martyn Casson Porter/Security (uncredited) See more »

Goofs

Its a common goof, but however small always breaks the film "spell". One of the mourners makes the classic mistake of looking directly at the camera, just after the punch up at the wake, but the real beauty of it is that it's as if she forgot they were filming (so "into" the role), and was surprised to see a camera in the room, check out the double take at the camera, then swift realisation of her GOOF and aversion of the eyes away! Luckily the tall baldy chap is acting so well most people miss this goof. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally released as "Diagnosis", the film was shortened and retitled Sanitarium for the US release. A special edition was released in the UK featuring additional gore and action sequences. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Darkhunters (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Burnt Toast and Hangovers
Written by Roberts & Buttery
Performed by Chief Wooden-head
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Calling this film bad, would be an insult to bad films.
13 September 2003 | by fundannySee all my reviews

Goodness where do i start. Should i first mention this film's absolute inability to be coherent or maybe i should lament upon some truly awful wooden acting(especially Uri Geller's 'star' turn). Did i mention that the special effects are so side splittingly ridiculous that for a minute i seriously considered that this film might have been mislabelled and was actually intending to be a comedy? The basic plot is an unoriginal tale of strange goings on in an asylum, a new drug is being tested out and its introduction has coincided with a few gruesome(and gratuitously paraded)deaths. The faults that i have already referred to, along with some truly awful dubbing and a complete lack of a set budget(they must have spent the money on Geller's fee)destroy what little chance this film did have of creating any sort of atmosphere.

Save your money and leave this one for geeky medical students or hermits who would have no idea what a good film was if it slapped them in the face


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