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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.

Director:

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 young women he picks up and then murders 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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The original script called for Bob to keep pieces of his victims in jars and cut off Rabbit's thumbs. When Jennifer Lynch took on the project, she did some re-writes to reduce the violent nature of the film. See more »

Goofs

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: Do you want to learn things? You know really learn? Cuz it's important as hell to know shit, otherwise people will, they will walk all over you.
[pauses]
Bob: I got things that you, uh, that you should learn.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in An American Mary in London (2012) See more »

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A disturbing thriller with a final half sure to impress anyone who sees it.
22 April 2013 | by jhpstrydomSee all my reviews

CHAINED starts off giving you the impression that this could be just another torture fest where a young boy and his mother get kidnapped by a taxi driver who is really a serial killer and taken to his home. There the boy's mother is murdered and he is made to live with the killer and do whatever he says.

After all that the plot actually becomes more intriguing with superb character development and it is very disturbing and comes up with some very unexpected moments and the final half is what raises this film above many others in the same genre.

The performances are excellent, Jennifer Lynch certainly found the ideal actor to play the serial killer in Vincent D'Onofrio and even the actors with the smallest roles manage to shine.

Overall, CHAINED is a very impressive film although not for everyone but the final half is sure to impress anyone who sees it.


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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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,839
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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