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Chained (2012)

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A young man held prisoner by a cab-driving serial killer must make a life or death choice between following in his captor's footsteps or breaking free.

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Jennifer Lynch

Writers:

Damian O'Donnell (based on a screenplay by), Jennifer Lynch (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Bob
Eamon Farren ... Rabbit
Evan Bird ... Younger Rabbit
Julia Ormond ... Sarah Fittler
Conor Leslie ... Angie
Jake Weber ... Brad Fittler
Gina Philips ... Marie
Daniel Maslany ... Young Bob
Benjamin DeWalt Benjamin DeWalt ... Son
Lyndon Bray Lyndon Bray ... Nasty Father
Michael Maslany Michael Maslany ... Young Brad
Kate Herriot Kate Herriot ... The Runner
Alexander Doerksen Alexander Doerksen ... Colin (as Alex Doerksen)
Troy Skog Troy Skog ... Bob's Dad
Shannon Jardine ... Bob's Mom
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Storyline

Cab driver Bob lives a double life as a serial killer who abducts the young women he picks up and murders them at his house. But when he picks up Sarah Fittler and her nine-year-old son, Bob forces the boy to live with him as his personal slave. The boy, renamed "Rabbit" by Bob, grows up witnessing the suffering and death that Bob causes almost every day. As Rabbit becomes a man, Bob seeks to make him his protégé. Will Rabbit carry on the legacy? Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing and sadistic violent content including bloody killings and rape, and for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Rabbit See more »

Filming Locations:

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to the newspaper Rabbit reads, he and his mother were taken in the second week of January. See more »

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When Bob freaks out in his garage after having flashbacks, you can see a male crew member wearing a baseball cap in the side mirror of the taxi. See more »

Quotes

Bob: [screaming at Rabbit] You are looking to be shackled to this fucking wall for the rest of your life, Mister!
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Crazy Credits

The credits play over sounds of Rabbit in the house. There is no music. Among the sounds are what appear to be Rabbit cutting out an article for the scrapbook, exiting the garage, and leaving in the taxi cab. See more »

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Disturbing, Twisted and Depressing Loss of Innocence with a Surprising Plot Point
3 January 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The nine year-old Tim (Evan Bird) goes to the movie theater with his mother Sarah (Julia Ormond) and his father Brad Fittler (Jake Weber) tells Sarah to take a cab to go home. After the session, Sarah and Tim take the cab of Bob (Vincent D'Onofrio) that abducts and bring them to his isolated house. Bob kills Sarah and shackles and gives rules to Tim, nicknaming him "Rabbit". Along the years, the psychopath serial-killer Bob keeps killing women and Tim cleans the house and the blood, buries the women and eats Bob's leftover. When Tim (Eamon Farren) grows up, Bob decides to treat him as his son and unchains him, but Tim is reluctant to accept him. One day, Bob brings the gorgeous teenager Angie (Conor Leslie) expecting that Tim has sex with her and kills her. What will Tim do with Angie?

"Chained" is a disturbing, twisted and depressing loss of innocence of a boy kidnapped by a sadistic and deranged serial-killer and with a surprising plot point in the end. Vincent D'Onofrio is a scary psychopath with a twisted mind. The fate of Angie is omitted in the movie and this is the weakest part of the cruel plot that makes an ambiguous conclusion. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Acorrentados" ("Chained")


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