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Gothika (2003)

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A depressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.

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Mathieu Kassovitz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Miranda Grey
Robert Downey Jr. ... Pete Graham
Charles S. Dutton ... Dr. Douglas Grey
John Carroll Lynch ... Sheriff Ryan
Bernard Hill ... Phil Parsons
Penélope Cruz ... Chloe Sava
Dorian Harewood ... Teddy Howard
Bronwen Mantel Bronwen Mantel ... Irene
Kathleen Mackey ... Rachel Parsons
Matthew G. Taylor ... Turlington
Michel Perron ... Joe
Andrea Sheldon ... Tracey Seavers
Anana Rydvald ... Glass Cell Nurse
Laura Mitchell Laura Mitchell ... Inmate
Amy Sloan ... Inmate
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Storyline

Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Because someone is dead doesn't mean they're gone. See more »


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Rated R for violence, brief language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gotika See more »

Filming Locations:

Oka, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,288,438, 23 November 2003

Gross USA:

$59,694,580

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$141,591,324
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Halle Berry and Robert Downey, Jr. both star in superhero film adaptations, specifically Marvel comics properties. Halle Berry in the X-Men franchise as Ororo Monroe, a.k.a. Storm, and Robert Downey, Jr. in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man. Halle Berry also starred in Catwoman (2004), loosely based on the DC Comics character. See more »

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Miranda and the other doctors regularly throw around the word "crazy" to refer to patients or Miranda herself, yet this is a stigmatized (and inaccurate) word medical professionals would not use so lightly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chloe: He came back again last night and tore me like paper. He opened me like a flower of pain, and it felt good. He sank into me and set me on fire, like he always does. Made me burn from the inside out.
Miranda: How did you know it was the devil?
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Featured in Gothika: Painting with Fire (2004) See more »

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Behind Blue Eyes
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by Limp Bizkit
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It's a creepy movie, with lots of killings and a twisted ending
31 March 2004 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

It's a horror film from production company called "Dark Castle" , and full of thrills , chills , shocks , twists and turns . In this one plays Halle Berry who is a beautiful but a bit nut head doctor. In addition, it stars the Spanish Penelope Cruz and Bernard Hill, the famous captain of the well known "Titanic¨ picture.

It's a good spooky film which begins with Berry as a physician happily married, who is later locked in a jail framed to kill his husband . Robert Downey Jr. is the doctor who is keen on her . Who is the killer ? , Will be Robert? , Will be Penelope? Will be the same Berry, who in a attack of jealousy murdered her husband? .The title of the film, Gothika is an unofficial term used to describe a form of purgatorial state of mind, a peculiar situation similar to craziness .The film has many shocks and the ending has an outstanding surprise.

The film was lavishly produced by Dark Castle , production specialized on terror genre and in charge of Joel Silver , Robert Zemeckis and Gilbert Adler ; both of them have produced successful terror movies dealing with eerie tales about horror , grisly killings and lots of blood and gore such as ¨House of haunted hill¨, ¨Return to house of haunted hill¨ , ¨13 ghosts¨ , ¨Ghost ship¨, ¨House of wax¨ , Whiteout¨ , ¨Splice¨ , ¨The reaping¨ , ¨Orphan¨ , among others . Although it was not the first Dark Castle Entertainment terror movie to receceive awful reviews and wasn't the last. It was the first, however, and still is, the highest grossing film to be released from the production company with a one hundred forty-one million dollar gross . The motion picture was professionally directed by Matthew Kassovitz , though it resulted to be critically panned . Rating : acceptable and passable. The film will appeal to Halle Berry and Penelope Cruz fans.


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