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The Bondage (2006)

Bondage (original title)
A 16 year old suburban kid escapes an abusive home only to find himself entangled in the California Juvenile Justice system and a psychiatric ward.


Eric Allen Bell


Eric Allen Bell




Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Angarano ... Charlie
Illeana Douglas ... Elaine Edwards
Griffin Dunne ... Dr. Simon
Eric Lange ... Bob Edwards
Evan Ellingson ... Mark Edwards
Mae Whitman ... Angelica
Andy Dick ... Stewart
Rocky Marquette ... Richard
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Willie (as Michael K. Williams)
Ezra Buzzington ... Fred
Robert Zepeda Robert Zepeda ... Reyes
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Spider
Kevin Derkash ... Vincent
Shant Marashlian ... Hamid
Paul Peglar ... Dennis


A 16 year old suburban kid escapes an abusive home only to find himself entangled in the California Juvenile Justice system and a psychiatric ward.

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Biography | Drama








Release Date:

January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$1,700,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Charlie: So, what are you in here for?
Vincent: Kind of a tacky question, isn't it? I stabbed a woman 87 times.
Charlie: What did you do that for?
Vincent: I don't know.
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A teenage "Taxi Driver"
4 March 2006 | by StopThePop111See all my reviews

So I work in this crazy business, the film business. And the word I've been hearing is that it is a "teenage Taxi Driver". So, I got my hands on a copy of the script. I can see why people are comparing it so much to "Garden State" because of it's sort of coming-of-age appeal. However, "Girl, Interrupted" was slow and introspective while I found this script to be a real page-turner. The story was non-traditional and very unpredictable. I also get the comment that somebody made about "Trainspotting". I can see that. However, the "Taxi Driver" comparison is the one that, to me, makes the most sense. It deals with a person who has been through too much, seen too much, and the only way they can express it is through rage, which comes out when you least expect it. At least, I never saw it coming. Nor could I have ever predicted the end for that matter. This movie is in competition at South By Southwest this year and I wish them all the luck in the world. The script reads confidently, like a movie that should be seen.

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