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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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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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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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Sometimes the only way to stop a criminal is to become one. See more »


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

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English

Release Date:

16 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Torturado See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Cole Hauser and Laurence Fishburne previously appeared in Higher Learning (1995), though shared no scenes. See more »

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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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Nine Thou (Grant Mohrman 'Superstars' Remix)
Performed by Styles of Beyond
Written by Ryan Magnin, Jason Rabinowitz, Takbir Bashir, Colton Fisher and Grant Mohrman
Published by Ryan Magnin, Case Ace Music, President Booty Music, Takbir Bashir, Colton Fisher,
Mixed Metaphor Music, Method House Music, and Position Music Publishing
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Absurd Thriller
6 December 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The FBI Agent Kevin Cole (Cole Hauser) works undercover under the identity of Jimmy Vaughn for the powerful drug lord Ziggy trying to find his new identity after many plastic surgeries. Jimmy is assigned to torture the accountant and family man Archie Green (Laurence Fishburne), accused of embezzling ten million dollars from Ziggy, but systematically denied by Archie. The sick torture affects the behavior of Kevin and his relationship with Becky (Emmanuelle Chriqui), who leaves him after years of marriage. But the agent keeps going on his dark mission to prove that he deserves to be promoted in FBI by his own merits and not because of the influence of his father and FBI Director Jack Cole (James Cromwell).

"Tortured" is an absurd and flawed thriller with a stupid story that explores torture, one of the favorite themes of Hollywood cinema in the present days. Cole Hauser and the cast have good performances, but the twist in the plot is unbelievably ridiculous and without sense and destroys what might have been a good thriller. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Torturado" ("Tortured")


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