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Prisoner (2007)

A Hollywood director is taken prisoner while scouting a remote prison.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Julian McMahon ... Derek Plato
Elias Koteas ... Jailer
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Olivia
Tom Guiry ... Bob
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Alford ... Principal Hamm
Rocky Carroll ... Studio Executive
David Marshall ... Young Derek
Kim Raver ... Renee
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Notorious Hollywood bad boy Darek Playto is captured by a mysterious Jailer while scouting a decrepit, abandoned prison for an upcoming film. Playto is a volatile visionary whose controversial reputation has earned him more than his fair share of enemies in the entertainment industry. In preparation for his upcoming feature film - a violent prison drama - Playto sets out to find the perfect surroundings in which to tell his brutal tale. Upon discovering a dilapidated prison that was once a notorious house of pain, it appears that Playto has found just such a location. But Playto isn't alone in this crumbling penitentiary, and upon being captured by the Jailer the director's only hope for escape is to answer a series of increasingly intimate questions concerning his art and his life. Written by Anonymous

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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A Sete Chaves See more »

Filming Locations:

Tennessee, USA See more »

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Fresh Produce Films See more »
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Color
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This script was originally submitted to season 2 of Project Greenlight. It made it to the final four, but finally lost out to eventual winner The Battle of Shakar Heights. See more »

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References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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Taught psychological-thriller
23 September 2012 | by catfish-erSee all my reviews

To call PRISONER a horror movie is a bit of a stretch; but, without giving away any of the plot points, the movie is horrifying. I would classify PRISONER as more of a psychological-thriller, due to the taught interplay between the two main characters.

I really like character-drive plots; and, the PRISONER did not disappoint. And, while some of the flash-backs are repetitive, they do help us get to know our protagonist better than we would in a conventional telling of the tale.

The cinematography is dark and depressing; the set dressing is impressive. I thought the acting was solid; and, the music propelled the story forward without being too jarring.

If you are a fan of zombies, vampires, special effects, and gore, don't watch PRISONER. This movie is much more for slow consideration.


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