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Necessary Evil (2008)

A scientist is testing a demonic drug on people in his secret lab. A cop and a female reporter try to stop him.


Peter J. Eaton

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Credited cast:
Frank Novak ... Army General
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donald Agnelli ... Albert Fielding
Greg Collins ... Michael Russo
Julia Deane ... Tammy (as Julia Howard)
Drue Delio ... Mental patient
James DuMont ... Officer #1
Mark Casimir Dyniewicz Jr. ... Interrogator #2 (as Mark Casimir Dyniewicz)
Ben Edwards ... Soldier
Eric Feldman Eric Feldman ... Russo
Kathryn Fiore ... Deborah
Aaron Fors ... Stephen Green
Daniele Gaither ... Gail
Tessa Germaine ... Young Deborah
Samson Ghaffary Samson Ghaffary ... Sgt. Greco
Joe Guth Joe Guth ... Mental Patient


A scientist is testing a demonic drug on people in his secret lab. A cop and a female reporter try to stop him.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content, some language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sabotage See more »


Box Office


$915,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Dr. Fibrian (Lance Henriksen) is in the psychiatric hospital, he is using a potter's wheel to make a vase out of clay as therapy for the patients. In real life, Lance Henriksen enjoys pottery and has been doing it for over 40 years. See more »


References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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24 March 2010 | by imageslayerSee all my reviews

I viewed "Necessary Evil" the other day and I must say, I rather enjoyed the experience.

Smart, unpredictable, and multi-layered, I saw it as a statement about the ever-growing, ubiquitous presence of pharmaceuticals in our daily lives, couched inside a creepy thriller.

The film unfolds through multiple viewpoints and weaves a tale of corruption and conspiracy with supernatural roots.

As usual, Lance Henriksen delivers a strong performance.

The film certainly has its share of flaws. But all in all, I recommend it.

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