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Socket (2007)

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Dr. Bill Matthews is struck by lighting. While recovering at the hospital where he works, he begins an intimate relationship with Dr. Craig Murphy, who invites Bill to join a strange group of lightning survivors.

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Sean Abley

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Sean Abley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Long Derek Long ... Bill Matthews
Matthew Montgomery ... Craig Murphy
Alexandra Billings ... Dr. Emily Andersen
Rasool J'Han Rasool J'Han ... Carol (as Rasool Jahan)
Allie Rivenbark Allie Rivenbark ... Olivia
Sean Abley ... Mike
Jay Costelo ... Kennedy
Victor Herminio Lopez ... Alex
Sandy Lawson Jr. Sandy Lawson Jr. ... Lisa
Alisha Seaton ... Andi
Amy Seeley Amy Seeley ... Joanna (as Amy Sidney)
Georgia Jean Georgia Jean ... Shelly
Bridgette Wright Bridgette Wright ... Tanika
Andrew Pinon Andrew Pinon ... Paramedic
Bob Koenig Bob Koenig ... Sullivan (as Bob 'Bobaloo' Koenig)
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Storyline

After being struck by lightning, Dr. Bill Matthews recovers in the hospital where he also works. An intern named Craig Murphy slips him a card inviting him to a meeting of "people just like us." In this "group," Bill finds other survivors who have been electrocuted in various ways. But the doctor soon discovers that the members are addicted to the electric current. And not only does Bill become hooked, his relationship with sexy Dr. Craig Murphy deepens, setting a chain of events into shocking motion. Written by Doug Prinzivalli

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The sound effect used when the socket prongs are released from the user's arms is actually a pudding can being opened. See more »

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When Bill is breaking up with Murphy you can clearly see Murphy's arms, which show no signs of surgery scars or socket prong holes that were previously given to him. See more »

Quotes

[first Lines]
Dr. Emily Andersen: For some reason you were left with no burn marks, however the current used your hands and feet as it's escape route so you'll probably have nerve damage in all four extremities.
Bill Matthews: Permanent?
Dr. Emily Andersen: Not necessarily, but you should prepare yourself for the very real possibility that you won't be returning to surgery.
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Check Out These Other Out GLBT Filmmakers and their work! Rosser Goodman Michael D. Akers (as Michael Akers) Sandon Berg Rodney Johnson Rob Williams Paul Etheredge (as Paul Etheredge Ouzts) Phillip J. Bartell Michael J. Saul Jaymes Thompson See more »

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Electric Current
Written by Jennifer Kes Remington
Published by Hey Dogg! Publishing
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Dreadful waste of effort.
11 November 2009 | by bearnay-579-217923See all my reviews

Sean Abley's film "Socket" fails in every respect; the story is flat, pointless, and uninteresting, the acting is remarkably unprofessional, the cinematography reflects a frightening absence of creativity (or even competence), and the director reveals that he has no eye for screen presentation. One wonders how it's possible to expend the time, money, and effort required to create a film, and to then turn an apparently blind eye to the final product. The movie is presented as a gay horror film, so we're treated to pointless sex-oriented nudity, which delivers no heat whatsoever. Indeed, one wonders whether director Abley was more concerned about the film's gay/nudity aspect than its horror aspect. Either way, none of it delivers. These characters give gay people a bad name: boring. The DVD offers a "special feature" section wherein the cast and crew discuss the making of the film. It is pathetic to listen to these people discuss their effort as though they had created something worthwhile. Sorry, this film is terrible.


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