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Control (2004)

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A sociopath on death row is given a chance to live if he agrees to take part in a chemical behavioral modification program.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Lee Ray Oliver
Willem Dafoe ... Dr. Michael Copeland
Michelle Rodriguez ... Teresa
Stephen Rea ... Dr. Arlo Penner
Polly Walker ... Barbara Copeland
Kathleen Robertson ... Eden Ross
Tim DeKay ... Bill Caputo
Mark Pickard Mark Pickard ... Gary Caputo
Stewart Alexander ... Powell
Glenn Wrage ... Gibson
Ivan Kaye ... Norton
Mark Letheren Mark Letheren ... Villard
Anthony Warren ... Brock
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ... Vlas
Mac McDonald ... Warden
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Lee Ray Oliver grew up from abused kid to sociopath, inevitably condemned to death, but wakes up in the morgue after the 'lethal' injection. Dr. Michael Copeland offers him a choice: the real killer drug or 'volunteering' as life-long test person for his pharmaceutic experiment, Anagress, meant to suppress violent tendencies but side-effects unknown. After vicious escape attempts, Lee Ray finally develops genuine remorse and tries to make-up with Gary Caputo, who Lee shot in the head, leaving him mentally a child. Brother Bill Caputo's hate for ruining both of their lives is however redoubled, with tragic consequences. Written by KGF Vissers

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Sentenced To Death. Chosen To Live. Destined To Kill Again. See more »

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Crime | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Aruba | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2005 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesino See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Ray Liotta replaced Matt Dillon in the lead role. See more »

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Quotes

[first lines]
Warden: In the power of the state I am hereby authorized put you, Lee Ray Oliver, to death by lethal injection. Is there anything you'd like to say?
Lee Ray Oliver: Fuck you! Fuck every last one of you!
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So-so escapism for the action/drama junkie
22 March 2005 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Control" is a mediocre drama which tells of a violent killer (Liotta) who undergoes a mock execution only to find himself as a test subject for a new drug developed for controlling violent behavior. Liotta is at the vortex of this film with Dafoe as his experiment supervisor, Walker as Dafoe's ex, Robertson as Dafoe's post-doc helper/lover, Rodriguez as Liotta's girlfriend, and Rea in a bit part as the director of the pharmaceutical company. As the film unfolds, it dips and delves into a little action, a tiny bit of romance, a lot of less than subtle drama, and some side plots which never go anywhere. Overall, "Control" is average escapist entertainment for the action/drama junkie which should play best with Liotta and Dafoe fans. (B-)


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