|Directed by||Nolan Lebovitz|
|Produced by||Mary L. Aloe
|Written by||Nolan Lebovitz|
|Music by||Nathan Barr|
|Edited by||Robert K. Lambert|
Five Star Pictures
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures|
Tortured is a 2008 crime thriller film written and directed by Nolan Lebovitz and starring Cole Hauser, Laurence Fishburne, and James Cromwell. It was released direct-to-DVD in the U.S. on September 16, 2008. The movie was filmed in Canada, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
FBI agent Kevin Cole goes undercover as Jimmy Vaughn, an organized crime enforcer. When he's ordered to undertake the week-long torture of accountant Archie Green, Kevin begins to question his role in government service, where often he must hurt or end another human being's life just to make a bust.
- Cole Hauser as Agent Kevin Cole/Jimmy Vaughn
- Laurence Fishburne as Archie Green
- James Cromwell as Jack Cole
- Emmanuelle Chriqui as Becky
- Jon Cryer as Agent Brian
- Kevin Pollak as FBI Psychiatrist
- James Denton as Murphy
- Paul Perri as Emmet Gnoww
- Robert LaSardo as Mo
- Patrick Sabongui as Coffee Shop Manager
- Ziggy as Voice of Ziggy
Tortured received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Andrew L. Urban praised the actor's performances and the film's production value however drew attention to poor writing saying, "the writing tries so hard to make a mysterious web of deceit that it ends up tying itself in knots." David Nusair gave the film a score of 1.5 out of 4 calling it a "well-intentioned yet undeniable misfire."
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