Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program.


Jonathan Liebesman


Gus Krieger (screenplay), Ann Peacock (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview:
Nick Cannon ... Paul Brodie
Clea DuVall ... Kerry Isalano
Timothy Hutton ... Crawford Haines
Chloë Sevigny ... Emily Reilly
Peter Stormare ... Dr. Phillips
Shea Whigham ... Tony Mazzolla
Anoop Kaur Sikand Anoop Kaur Sikand ... Nurse
Bill Stinchcomb ... Cope
Meade Patton ... Forsythe
Luke Sexton ... Orderly #1
Tim J. Smith ... Orderly #2 (as T. Joel Smith)
Michael Byrnes Michael Byrnes ... Orderly #3
Gus Krieger Gus Krieger ... Prisoner #1


Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Once you're in, there's no way out.


Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Tony is wearing a Bayside Tigers T-shirt. The Bayside Tigers are the fictional high school football team in Saved By The Bell. See more »


Orderly #1: Just another busy day.
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References Saved by the Bell (1989) See more »


String Quartet K.458 'The Hunt'
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Performed by Eder Quartet (as The Eder Quartet)
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Not bad. But not great.
1 March 2011 | by jaredwillmer_333See all my reviews

When i first started watching this i really got into it but started to lose interest because of a few things - muttering (sometimes you could barely tell what they were saying), Lack of knowing what was REALLY going on that was worth the government to do this to people, Lack of 'twist'.

This movie started off to seem like it was going to be smart with maybe a few twists, but it turned from that to 'who cares lets just get out of this room'.

The ending was actually pretty good, the only problem i had is that i know there's not going to be a sequel and it set it up for one. I know their not making a sequel because it was such a low budget film and people have barely heard of it, let alone enjoyed it enough to sit through another one of these films.

Regardless of how much i liked this film (unless it was just HORRIBLE) i would still like to see a sequel because it left it off in such a way that i think a sequel would be good for this movie for several reasons, because they could do so much more with this story and have a chance to make the next one better and attract more audience members. And partly because i don't like being left in the dark about knowing whats ganna happen next.

One thing i did notice with this film is that it was trying too hard to be like 'Saw', which is alright i don't have a problem with that because they made it into their own thing, but i think a lot of credit of this movie should go to 'Saw'. Although i enjoyed 'Saw' A lot more.

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Release Date:

14 November 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Manbreak See more »

Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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