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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.

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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 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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The only way to ease the pain is to inflict some. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Canada

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When the police officer searches the basement of the house for missing child, he shines his flashlight on some blood partially covered by a caged animal. When a second camera is used to continue the scene the blood is no longer covered, at all, by the cage. 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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A Morality Tale? Or Not?
21 October 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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.

Bill Moseley plays a creep, which is not far removed from his real life persona. Not that Moseley abducts and kills children, but he is something of a jerk, so the desire to torture him is understandable. Having to sit through most of his films is torture for the audience.

But more seriously, this film comes down to two things: it can either be seen as the latest film of "torture porn" (though certainly not the most graphic), or it can be seen as a moral argument about torture and revenge. Ultimately, it probably falls more into the former category even if it aims for the latter. Any lesson that is supposed to be learned simply is not.


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