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The Controller (2008)

A billionaire has 8 hours to get his wife back, with help from armchair combat professionals.


Frank Michels


Frank Michels
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Rue ... William Fence / Rookie
Tank Jones ... Fragmaster
Lolita Sahwany Lolita Sahwany ... Athena
John Dobradenka ... Master Chief
Vince Reign ... PappaPooh
Jeff Niemoeller Jeff Niemoeller ... Knarf37
Jimmy Flowers ... Voice of Mr. Lee
Cathy Rankin ... Mrs. Master Chief
Carin Sprague ... Melissa Fence
Laura Durant ... Captain Jenkins
Anthony Casanova Anthony Casanova ... Hendersen
Byron Browne ... Gragon-Six
Daniel Shepard Daniel Shepard ... Adam
Holly Greco Holly Greco ... Amanda
Chase Holder ... Opening Commercial Player


A billionaire's wife is abducted. Now, he is forced to play a game where getting his wife back is the prize...eight hours to win...only he's never played a game like this. He calls on the only people who can help: the Armchair Combat Professionals. Written by Anonymous

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Armchair Combat Professionals : The Heroic Adventure for the 21st Century



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Release Date:

2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Electronic Gladiators See more »

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Cut-Scene Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A Remarkable Film
15 June 2009 | by tosser-8See all my reviews

This is a remarkable effort for an indie film. One and half hours of HD live drama spliced with gaming animation and a unique sound track. Being kid friendly with a little risqué comedy (Benny Hill would have been proud). There were some standout performances, notably Fragmaster and the ever irrepressible Knarf37. Masterchief deserves a special mention, his comedy timing and screen interaction with Mrs Masterchief proved to be first class entertainment. I would love to see more of them acting together in a romantic comedy - bravo!! The HD camera work showed artistry,clearly combined with a considerable amount of experience. Great scene angles, lighting and sound. The sound track alone is worth the price of the DVD.

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