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Tortured (2008)

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An undercover FBI agent faces a moral dilemma when he's asked to torture a member of one of the world's most powerful crime syndicates.

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Nolan Lebovitz (as Nolan H. Lebovitz)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Fishburne ... Archie Green
James Cromwell ... Jack
Kevin Pollak ... Doctor Shaw
Paul Perri ... Emmet Gnoww
Cole Hauser ... Kevin
Robert LaSardo ... Mo (as Robert La Sardo)
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Becky
James Denton ... Agent Murphy
Jon Cryer ... Brian Mark
Douglas Arthurs ... Larry
Brad Kelly Brad Kelly ... Curly
A.C. Peterson ... Harry Rusick (as Alan C. Peterson)
Chilton Crane ... Caren Rusick
Karen Holness ... Gloria Green
Jordan Alexander Jordan Alexander ... Sheila Green
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Storyline

Jimmy, a business-like young man, enters a room where a man, the accountant for a shadowy drug lord, is shackled. Over the next week, Jimmy systematically tortures the accountant, demanding information about missing funds. The accountant denies any knowledge. In flashbacks to six months before, we see Jimmy's joining a group of the drug lord's enforcers, surviving brutal hazing, getting his first assignment, and keeping his cool. We also learn that Jimmy has another identity, friends in high places, and a girlfriend unhappy about both his work and his changing personality. Can Jimmy hold on to his humanity as he carries out increasingly nightmarish orders? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Die Grenzen zwischen Gut und Böse sind aufgehoben (Germany) See more »


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Rated R for violence including torture, and language | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Torturado See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cole Hauser and Laurence Fishburne previously appeared in Higher Learning (1995), though shared no scenes. See more »

Goofs

On day two, we see Kevin's flight landing in Washington and can see that it is an Air Canada plane by the logo on the tail. Kevin came from Los Angeles to Washington. Air Canada only flies either to or from destinations in Canada. See more »

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Biscuits
Performed by Studio Musicians
Written by Harold Bagby and Irving Nahan
Published by Sublime Music and Willowview Publishing
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Tortured
28 September 2008 | by GeffSee all my reviews

Tortured is a mystery/thriller. The way it's presented is first-rate, and I wondered, where did this one come from? After it's all over, you have a feeling of having been had. I was entertained for the 90 minutes, but some plot changes would have made this a believable story. There are some gruesome torture scenes. It stars Cole Hauser, Laurence Fishburne, James Cromwell, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jon Cryer, and James Denton. Laurence Fishburne is wasted in the role. Jon Cryer seems miscast. James Cromwell is doing his LA Cofidential role, poorly. Emmanuelle Chriqui is extremely sexy. And James Denton seems like he's on loan from Desperate Housewives. The title, Tortured, lends itself to a joke, but I was mildly entertained by this one. It needed better acting and a better story. It's just too unbelievable.


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