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The Tortured (2010)

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An upper-middle-class couple's life is destroyed when their only child is kidnapped and killed. Obsessed with revenge, the couple seizes an opportunity to kidnap the killer.

Director:

Robert Lieberman

Writer:

Marek Posival

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erika Christensen ... Elise Landry
Jesse Metcalfe ... Craig Landry
Bill Lippincott ... Galligan
Bill Moseley ... John Kozlowski
Fulvio Cecere ... Detective Berger
Thomas Greenwood Thomas Greenwood ... Ben Landry
Stephen Park ... Man in condo
Samantha Gutstadt ... Woman in Condo
Zak Santiago ... Younger Cop
Alfonso Quijada Alfonso Quijada ... Clerk
John R. Taylor ... Pastor (as John Taylor)
Viv Leacock ... Officer Patterson
Darryl Scheelar ... Officer Alvarez
Peter Abrams Peter Abrams ... Judge Stanley
Paul Herbert Paul Herbert ... Baliff
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Storyline

In Rutland Country, six year old Benjamin Michael Landry is kidnapped by a psychopath from the lawn of his house. His father, Craig Landry, unsuccessfully runs after the truck, but, the abductor escapes. Soon, the police discovers that John Kozlowski had abducted and killed Benjamin. When Kozlowski is sentenced to only 25 years in prison, Benjamin's mother, Elise Landry, presses her husband to kidnap the criminal and torture him. Craig is a doctor and knows exactly how to inflict pain on the psychopath. They succeed in kidnapping John from the prison transport, but, Craig has an accident and John is hurt. The couple tortures the man until they find the truth about the victim. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for sadistic violence and torture, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2012 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Tortured See more »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the scene where Kozlowski is first arrested, the exterior shots with the police officers at the house clearly show the number address as "3410". Once inside, the officer calls for backup to "321 Spruce Avenue". See more »

Quotes

Elise Landry: You think that hurt? It's going to get a lot worse tomorrow.
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Soundtracks

Hush Little Baby
Traditional
Arranged by Jeff Rona & Nathan Fox
Performed by Jake Knox and The Boys
Silkscreen Music, ASCAP
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I fell pretty "Tortured" right now
2 November 2010 | by guilionakyySee all my reviews

At the first 25 minutes the movie try desperately, with a series of crude flashbacks, to convince the audience of something the actors themselves could not: To believe that they are suffering for the lost of their child. And even that isn't enough to make believable an apple-pie family turning the new Hewitts. An unbelievably long hour later the film was over with a very confusing but mildly interesting 5 minutes ending. One moment you are wondering "how that will turn out?", the other, roll credits. Through out the whole movie, flashbacks continue to appear over and over and over again showing nothing relevant to the plot or the characters psychology. The torture parts are also not terrible enough to please the "Painjunkies" out there, which makes sense if an upper-middle class family would perform it, but the characters most of the time make it looks like its not a big deal to do that to a person. The script is very poorly directed. Even for a TV Series Director. It takes too long to begin, and not long enough to finish. Climax of the story happens in 5 minutes. If the movie was turned into a 15 minutes episode of "Tales from the Crypt", it would be nice enough. But surely not far a movie. To the fans of Twisted Pictures, I advice you to wait for the Next Saw.


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