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Manic

Rating:R (for disturbing violent content, strong language and some drug use)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:April 25, 2003
Running time:100 minutes
Cast:Don Cheadle, Michael Bacall, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Cody Lightning
Director:Jordan Melamed
Producer:Trudi Callon, Kirk Hassig
Writer:Michael Bacall, Blayne Weaver
Distributor:IFC Films

Web Site: http://www.manicasylum.com/

Description: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a variety of illnesses. The troubled teens are under the watchful eye of their psychiatrist, Dave, a reformed drug addict. As these complex youths fight to overcome a series of emotionally charged events we are constantly reminded of the line that separates them from their "sane" friends in suburban lives.

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