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Control (2004)

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A sociopath on death row is given a chance to live if he agrees to take part in a chemical behavioral modification program.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Lee Ray Oliver
Willem Dafoe ... Dr. Michael Copeland
Michelle Rodriguez ... Teresa
Stephen Rea ... Dr. Arlo Penner
Polly Walker ... Barbara Copeland
Kathleen Robertson ... Eden Ross
Tim DeKay ... Bill Caputo
Mark Pickard Mark Pickard ... Gary Caputo
Stewart Alexander ... Powell
Glenn Wrage ... Gibson
Ivan Kaye ... Norton
Mark Letheren Mark Letheren ... Villard
Anthony Warren ... Brock
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ... Vlas
Mac McDonald ... Warden
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Lee Ray Oliver grew up from abused kid to sociopath, inevitably condemned to death, but wakes up in the morgue after the 'lethal' injection. Dr. Michael Copeland offers him a choice: the real killer drug or 'volunteering' as life-long test person for his pharmaceutic experiment, Anagress, meant to suppress violent tendencies but side-effects unknown. After vicious escape attempts, Lee Ray finally develops genuine remorse and tries to make-up with Gary Caputo, who Lee shot in the head, leaving him mentally a child. Brother Bill Caputo's hate for ruining both of their lives is however redoubled, with tragic consequences. Written by KGF Vissers

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Sentenced To Death. Chosen To Live. Destined To Kill Again. See more »

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Crime | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Aruba | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2005 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesino See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Ray Liotta replaced Matt Dillon in the lead role. See more »

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Quotes

[first lines]
Warden: In the power of the state I am hereby authorized put you, Lee Ray Oliver, to death by lethal injection. Is there anything you'd like to say?
Lee Ray Oliver: Fuck you! Fuck every last one of you!
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Great Performances, But there are weak points.
19 February 2005 | by tarbosh22000See all my reviews

It looks Like "Control" fell through the cracks for a theatrical release. Just because it's Direct To Video, doesn't mean it's awful. It is not. All the performances are first-rate especially Ray Liotta. He does a great job as the reformed killer. Willem Dafoe is his usual good self as the helpful doctor. The weakest point in the movie is the ending. It feels rushed and pat. Besides that, this is a pretty clever movie that is worth checking out."Control" has a near-perfect balance of action,suspense and emotion. Just pretend you didn't see the ending. The scene before that is powerful if a little clichéd.

Hopefully Ray Liotta can be nominated for a DVD Exclusive (An award show that showcases the best in direct to video) Award when the time comes.

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