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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.

Director:

Nolan Lebovitz (as Nolan H. Lebovitz)

Writer:

Nolan Lebovitz (as Nolan H. Lebovitz)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Fishburne ... Archie Green
James Cromwell ... Jack
Kevin Pollak ... Doctor Shaw
Paul Perri 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 ... Curly
A.C. Peterson ... Harry Rusick (as Alan C. Peterson)
Chilton Crane ... Caren Rusick
Karen Holness ... Gloria Green
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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

Goofs

(at around 1 min) Jimmy rides a motorcycle into a parking garage. The sign above the entrance states "clearance 2.0 meters". The film takes place in California which uses the imperial system rather than the metric system, therefore the sign should be in feet, not meters. See more »

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Why Don't We Go
Performed by Manoa Backyard
Written by Bradley Tanimura
Published by Fundamental Shoes Publishing and Manoa Backyard Publishing
Courtesy of Fundamental Music
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In the end, you'll feel like having wasted your time.
30 September 2008 | by CineCritic2517See all my reviews

There is really very little to say about this low budget thriller besides what is obvious considering the title of this little review; 'Tortured' is a complete waste of time.

Lawrence Fishbourn likes to play in unconvincing movies where some torture is involved. In '5 Fingers' from 2006 it is he who is giving away the torture, in 'Tortured' the roles appear to have been switched. There's occasionally some fine acting and even the screenplay and score isn't half bad. But what someone else called 'unbelievable' I would personally describe as preposterous. It is the ending.

Obviously I cannot go into it in detail for it would spoil it for those that chose to ignore this warning, not that there is a lot to spoil which wont spoil itself as you watch this story unfold.

Suffice to say; if you like your movies with a hint of credibility to it, with some form of logical resolution, please do yourself a favor and avoid this one.

1/10


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Release Date:

16 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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