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The Institute (2017)

R | | Thriller | 3 March 2017 (USA)
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Subjected to bizarre, increasingly violent pseudo-scientific experiments in personality modification, brainwashing and mind control, Isabel must escape the clutches of the Rosewood Institute and exact her revenge, or else be forever lost.

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Matt Rager (screenplay), Adam Rager (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Allie Gallerani ... Isabel Porter
James Franco ... Dr. Cairn
Joe Pease Joe Pease ... Roderick Porter
Scott Haze ... Gunther
Lori Singer ... Madame Werner
Amber Viera ... Margaret (as Amber Coney)
Val Lauren ... Dr. Jacobs
Zoë Bleu Sidel Zoë Bleu Sidel ... Lucy (as Zoe Bleu)
Gabrielle Haugh ... Allison
Pamela Anderson ... Ann Williams
Cynthia Murell ... Clara Barnes
Tim Blake Nelson ... Dr. Lemelle
Topher Grace ... Vincent
Eric Roberts ... Dr. Torrington
Ben Youcef ... Arthur Turner
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In 19th century Baltimore, a girl stricken with grief from her parents' untimely death voluntarily checks herself into the Rosewood Institute, and is subjected to bizarre and increasingly violent pseudo-scientific experiments in personality modification, brainwashing and mind control; she must escape the clutches of the Rosewood and exact her revenge. Written by Momentum Pictures

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Rated R for disturbing content/bloody violence, and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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In the beginning of the movie when they walk up to the gate of the Rosewood Institute, the camera pans back and you can see a palm tree in the distance behind the building. This movie being set in Baltimore means that there would not be any Palm Trees there. See more »

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Referenced in Half in the Bag: The Disaster Artist (2017) See more »

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How not to do it
26 December 2018 | by martinjackson81See all my reviews

Wow. For the life of me, I cannot find anything about this film I liked. With a cast that should have done so much better, we have to lay blame to the awful script and terrible direction. It looked like a made for TV film from the 80s with its soft focus and glaring backlight. It's apparent thriller theme was wanting and any mention of horror or scares is mistaken. I would suspect that this could be used for GCSE media students on how not to make a film.


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Language:

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Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,634
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