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2000s, Drama - Police

D-Tox (2002)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 18
Source of story 1999 book “Jitter Joint” by Howard Swindle
Writers/Script Ron L Brinkerhoff
Additional Info This movie had unsuccessful test screenings resulting in reshoots, but it still stayed on the shelf between 1999 and 2002.
Director Jim Gillespie
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Charles S Dutton, Polly Walker, Kris Kristofferson, Jeffrey Wright, Tom Berenger, Robert Patrick
Elevator Pitch When a police detective’s girfriend is killed by a serial killer he is pursuing, he descends into alcoholism and attempts suicide. As a result he is checked into an isolated moutain rehab centre by a fellow cop, but when the centre is isolated by a blizzard and the inmates begin to die, it is evident that the serial killer is in there with them.
Content Several scenes of mutilated people hanging from light fittings and trees. People prowl about in the dim recesses of the rehab centre which has been some sort of a prison or military establishment. People are killed mostly with handguns, or edged domestic impliments. No nudity, just a bit of implied sex and some drinking.
A View There was nothing much to redeem this outing by SS for the first time for three years apparently. I didn’t like any of the characters and so was not concerned when they were terminated. Cost quite a bit, and made very little. There is really no reason to waste your time on it. I have wasted my time on your behalf.

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