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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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Tim Hunter
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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 »

Genres:

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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$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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Promising Story, Horrible Conclusion
20 August 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The sociopath killer Lee Ray Oliver (Ray Liotta) is sentenced to death by lethal injection. Dr. Michael Copeland (Willem Dafoe) offers him the chance to be a test subject of an experimental drug intended to reduce the aggressive behavior of the patient. Lee accepts the terms and after a successful treatment in the laboratory, gets a new identity and chance in life. However, his past haunts him.

"Control" is a very promising thriller with a great beginning, which hooks the attention of the viewer. The attractive cast has names such as Willem Dafoe, Ray Liotta, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Rea and Polly Walker. I really expected an excellent film, after watching the first part of this film, but unfortunately, after the last plot point, the screenplay has a horrible conclusion., spoiling what could have been a great movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Control"


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