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Control Factor (2003)

An average everyman discovers he's the unwitting target of an ultra secret domestic black-op centering on mind control.

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Nelson McCormick

Writer:

John Dombrow
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Baldwin ... Lance Bishop
Elizabeth Berkley ... Karen Bishop
Tony Todd ... Reggie
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ... Thrillkill
John Neville ... Director
Ann Marin Ann Marin ... Darco
Peter Spence Peter Spence ... Trevor Constantine
Susan Potvin Susan Potvin ... Susan
David Ferry ... Detective Jordan
Mif ... Homeless Trance Man (as MIF)
Raoul Bhaneja ... Clerk
Lisa Messinger Lisa Messinger ... Abused Wife
Joel Rinzler ... Abused Husband
Louise Gauthier Louise Gauthier ... Mommy
Colm Magner Colm Magner ... Daddy
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Storyline

Lance Bishop is a common thirty-three years old American citizen, married with his beloved wife Karen and working in an insurance company. When a deranged shooter invades the building where Lance works, and shoots killing and hurting some colleagues of Lance, the guy tries to kill him and tells that he is saving Lance from a horrible destiny. Soon Bishop has nightmares and his life changes when he discovers what is the cause of his bad dreams. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Free thought is about to become deadly See more »


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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Control Factor - Zeugen der Zukunft See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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S Pictures See more »
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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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The main character's name - Lance Bishop - is a combination of actor Lance Henriksen's first name and the name of the character he played in Aliens (1986) and Alien³ (1992) - Bishop. See more »

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Thrillkill: We exist so that the general population doesn't have to.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Good variation on a popular theme
31 December 2005 | by luzgannonSee all my reviews

Another variation on the popular mind control theme, and a good one, with a strong expressionist leaning in kind of a somewhat De-Palma-esquire style. Emphasis on action and suspense amplified by a battery of artful shooting tricks.

The story is simple, but good enough. Excellent photo and sequencing, nice acting by Baldwin and Berkley in their not very difficult roles, some good surprises. Flawless job, a bit thin, a bit unrealistic, no masterpiece, but a show of professional craftsmanship a good measure above average. And - Elizabeth Berkleys nice look IS an asset to count on - after all, movies a-r-e for watching, aren't they?

So, the technically high quality of the film makes it an effective opportunity to meditate on the philosophy of Free Will, and on it's political implications. There are no obstacles for the engaged watchers to supply some subtleties themselves by creative reflection. This good entertainment does not lack substance.


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