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The Factory (2012)

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An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. but when his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any professional restraint to get the killer.

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Morgan O'Neill

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Morgan O'Neill, Paul Leyden (as Paul A. Leyden)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Mike
Jennifer Carpenter ... Kelsey
Dallas Roberts ... Carl
Mae Whitman ... Abby
Sonya Walger ... Shelley
Mageina Tovah ... Brittany
Katherine Waterston ... Lauren
Gary Anthony Williams ... Darryl
Michael Trevino ... Tad
Cindy Sampson ... Crystal
Vincent Messina Vincent Messina ... Jed
Lita Tresierra ... Divine
Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson ... Chief
Ksenia Solo ... Emma
Charles Papasoff ... Jerome
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Storyline

Detective Mike Fletcher, a rugged and obsessive police officer, and his partner Kelsey Walker, are on the trail of a serial killer who prowls the streets targeting young streetwalkers. When his teenage daughter disappears, Fletcher discovers that the killer has kidnapped her after mistaking her for a prostitute. Fletcher's obsession goes into overdrive when he drops all professional restraint to get the killer and save his daughter. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence including disturbing images, language throughout and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Factory See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,640
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mae Whitman plays a very similar character in this film as she does in a similarly plotted episode of Criminal Minds (season 5, "Cradle to the Grave"). See more »

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Similarly when John Cusack's daughter is first brought into the basement and is hanging in chains, she, too, cries with a tear running down her cheek and in the next shot her cheek is completely dry. See more »

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References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
Written by Paul Epworth and Florence Welch (as Florence Leontine Mary Welch)
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There are reasons why this went straight to DVD
1 March 2013 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I had quite a hassle with trying to watch "The Factory". I rented the Blu-ray of the movie, but when I took it home I accidentally dropped the Blu-ray box down my building's elevator shaft. I had to wait overnight for the elevator man to come and retrieve it, and only after he retrieved the movie could I watch it.

It wasn't worth the hassle.

Now, this is not one of the worst movies ever made. For one thing, the movie does has some atmosphere - the Canadian locations covered in snow add a somewhat moody feeling. Also, near the end there is a twist that I admit I didn't see coming... though when I thought about it after the movie was over, it seemed to be silly and not making much sense.

But that silly twist doesn't sink the movie. There are two things that ultimately don't make the movie work. The first is that there is no sense of tension or desperation at any moment in the movie, despite the fact that the story is about a cop's daughter who is kidnapped by a deranged lunatic. The cop - and everyone else for that matter - takes the situation much too calmly. The second problem is with John Cusack's performance. John Cusack has given good performances in past movies, but he's really miscast here. He simply isn't believable as a tough cop, and sticks out like a sore thumb.

As I said earlier, this isn't one of the worst movies ever made. But those problems I mentioned ultimately sink the movie, and it's understandable why the distributor (Warner Brothers) let this movie sit on the shelf for quite some time (the movie has a 2010 copyright date) before ultimately giving it a direct-to-DVD release.


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