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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 Charles Papasoff ... Jerome
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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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France | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2013 (Japan) See more »

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48 heures chrono See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Was shot in 2008, but not released until 2012. Originally, it was supposed to get a theatrical run, but in the end, it only received a DVD/BluRay release. See more »

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When Carl comes into the cellar to get Abbey for dinner, she's managed to change into a dress even though her hands are chained together and could not possibly put her hands through the two sleeves without them being unlocked by Carl who has the only key to the locks. See more »

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Features Shuffle Off to Buffalo (1933) See more »

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Written by Mark Silverstone
Performed by Ray Campi
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The factory delivers damaged goods
8 October 2012 | by SteveMierzejewskiSee all my reviews

After watching this movie, I had to wonder if this genre isn't simply exhausted: basically, psychopath kidnaps daughter of someone he shouldn't have. We all buy into this for one reason. We know that we'll eventually get a pay off in the form of revenge. Make the psychopath as evil as possible so that later we will relish his destruction. We will even overlook inconsistencies and absurdities in the plot as long as we get paid off for it. Well, I'll leave it up to each viewer to determine whether this film paid off, for me, it didn't.

This movie can only work if you accept the amazing coincidence that forms the basis of the story, but then you find that you have to accept a lot more coincidences. What I think happened was that the initial screenplay had logical inconsistencies which the writer(s) attempted to plug which led to more inconsistencies and so on. So you get a lot of contrived scenes and 'wow, look what I found, what a coincidence" scenes. I have a feeling that the whole ending was grafted on as an afterthought and then the screenplay was readjusted to it.

I watched this movie primarily because John Cusack was in it and that gave it a certain credibility. He does okay. There's nothing much in the way of interacting with other characters. They could have been played by mannequins and the movie would have been about the same.

Much of the movie seems like a series of scenes grafted on from other movies like "Taken", "Taxi Driver" and a few others. My advice for potential viewers is to watch those movies instead. The Factory needs too many renovations.


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