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''Chained'' is a 2012 {{psychological thriller}} written and directed by Jennifer Lynch ([[Creator/DavidLynch David's]] daughter) and based on a screenplay by Damian O'Donnell. It stars Creator/VincentDOnofrio, Eamon Farren, Gina Philips, Conor Leslie, Evan Bird, Jake Weber, and Julia Ormond.

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''Chained'' is a 2012 {{psychological thriller}} written and directed by Jennifer Lynch ([[Creator/DavidLynch David's]] daughter) and based on a screenplay by Damian O'Donnell. It stars Creator/VincentDOnofrio, Eamon Farren, Gina Philips, Conor Leslie, Creator/ConorLeslie, Evan Bird, Jake Weber, and Julia Ormond.

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* AgonyOfTheFeet: [[spoiler:Angie cuts open Bob's heel, which later helps Rabbit gain the upper hand over him]].



* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Brad]], who front as a {{family man}} drops when he's confronted by Rabbit about what he's done.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Brad]], who whose front as a {{family man}} drops when he's confronted by Rabbit about what he's done.


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* HappilyMarried: Sarah and Marie are. [[spoiler:Brad, not so much]].


* AwkwardFatherSonBondingActivity: Some rather twisted examples:
** Bob and Rabbit play a card game, except the "cards" are actually the driver's licenses of the women Bob has killed and the game involves identifying their personal information.
** Bob and Rabbit drive through the city together searching for a young woman to abduct and murder. Bob even acknowledges he's happy that Rabbit is with him.

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* AwkwardFatherSonBondingActivity: Some rather twisted examples:
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examples. Bob and Rabbit play a card game, except the "cards" are actually the driver's licenses of the women Bob has killed and the game involves identifying their personal information.
** Bob and Rabbit
information. And they drive through the city together searching for a young woman to abduct and murder. murder, witg Bob even acknowledges acknowledging he's happy that Rabbit is with him.



* BlindedByTheLight: Bob is temporarily blinded when Angie shines a flashlight beam in his face.



* CharacterWitness: [[spoiler:Marie hides Rabbit's involvement in her husband's death from the police after Rabbit saves her from him]].



* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: [[spoiler:Sarah is the only {{good parent}} Rabbit has and he loses her when he's nine]].



** Bob also seems to care about his younger brother. [[spoiler:The fact that he didn't cash the check Brad gave him to abduct Sarah and Rabbit implies he did it for his brother, not for the money]].
* EvilUncle: [[spoiler:Bob]].



* MurderInTheFamily: [[spoiler:Bob murders his sister-in-law, while Rabbit kills his uncle and father]].



** [[spoiler:And because Bob didn't dispose of Bob's letter, Rabbit is able to learn why he and his mother were kidnapped]].



* SoundOnlyDeath: Most of Bob's victims are killed off-screen and only their screams are heard by Rabbit, with none being more traumatic to him than [[spoiler:the sounds of his mother being murdered]].
* TraumaButton: Bob witnessing an abusive father berating and striking his son brings back memories of his own abusive father.

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* SoundOnlyDeath: Most of Bob's victims are killed off-screen and only their screams are heard by Rabbit, with none being more traumatic to him than [[spoiler:the sounds of his mother being murdered]].
murdered]] being the most traumatic.
* TraumaButton: TraumaButton:
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Bob witnessing an abusive father berating and striking his son brings back memories of his own abusive father.



** He does [[spoiler:stab Angie, but as a last resort measure to save her life from Bob]].

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** He does [[spoiler:stab Angie, but as a last resort measure it's to save her life from Bob]].


* AwkwardFatherSonBondingActivity: A rather twisted example. Bob and Rabbit play a card game, except the "cards" are actually the driver's licenses of the women Bob has killed and the game involves identifying their personal information.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Brad]]. Initially presented as an UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom by insisting that Sarah and Rabbit take a cab home instead of a bus, it turns out that he was [[spoiler:fully aware of what was going to happen because he hired Bob, his brother, to get rid of them]].

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* AwkwardFatherSonBondingActivity: A Some rather twisted example. examples:
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Bob and Rabbit play a card game, except the "cards" are actually the driver's licenses of the women Bob has killed and the game involves identifying their personal information.
** Bob and Rabbit drive through the city together searching for a young woman to abduct and murder. Bob even acknowledges he's happy that Rabbit is with him.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Brad]]. Initially presented as a {{family man}} who was an UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom by insisting when he insisted that Sarah and Rabbit take a cab home instead of a bus, it turns out that he was [[spoiler:fully aware of what was going to happen because he hired Bob, his brother, to get rid of them]].



* DivorceRequiresDeath: [[spoiler:To get rid of Sarah, Brad paid his serial killer brother to take her away instead of divorcing her]].



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: As bad as he is, Bob does seem to care about Rabbit. [[spoiler:He should care considering that Rabbit is his nephew]].

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: As bad badly as he is, treats his captive and murder victims, Bob does seem to care about Rabbit. [[spoiler:He should care considering that [[spoiler:Which might be because Rabbit is his nephew]].


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* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Brad]], who front as a {{family man}} drops when he's confronted by Rabbit about what he's done.


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** Additionally, Bob's attempts to force Rabbit into taking an innocent life [[spoiler:instead results in Rabbit killing Bob to stop him from killing Angie]].


Bob (D'Onofrio) is a {{serial killer}} whose occupation as a cab driver allows him to abduct young women and murder them in his home. When a young boy (Bird) takes a ride in his cab, Bob has a different fate in store for him: the boy, renamed "Rabbit" by Bob, becomes his [[MadeASlave personal prisoner]] who must not only help with Bob's normal day-to-day activities, but is also forced to assist Bob in his crimes and clean-up the carnage Bob creates. Several years pass and the now teenage Rabbit (Farren) continues to experience death and suffering on a near-daily basis, but Bob begins to show care for the young man, treating him less like a slave and more like a son. Bob's motives, however, remain less than benevolent and being granted freedom from his captor will require Rabbit to do [[MoralEventHorizon something he won't be able to come back from]].

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Bob (D'Onofrio) is a {{serial killer}} whose occupation as a cab driver allows him to abduct young women and murder them in his home. When a young boy (Bird) takes a ride in his cab, Bob has a different fate in store for him: the boy, renamed "Rabbit" by Bob, becomes his [[MadeASlave personal prisoner]] who must not only help with Bob's normal day-to-day activities, but is also forced to assist Bob in his crimes and clean-up the carnage Bob creates. Several years pass and the now teenage Rabbit (Farren) continues to experience death and suffering on a near-daily basis, but Bob begins to show care for the young man, treating him less like a slave and more like a son. Bob's motives, however, remain less than benevolent and being granted freedom from his captor will require Rabbit to do [[MoralEventHorizon something he won't be able to come back from]].



* CellPhonesAreUseless: Sarah's cell phone loses its signal just as she starts to realize that the cab she and Rabbit are in isn't taking them home.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Bob pushes Rabbit to become a killer [[spoiler: which results in him becoming the first person killed by Rabbit as well as being stabbed with his own knife and buried alongside his victims]].

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Bob pushes Rabbit to become a killer [[spoiler: which results in him becoming the first person killed by Rabbit Rabbit, as well as being stabbed with his own knife and buried alongside his victims]].



* PoliceAreUseless: The police are practically non-existent and Bob even mocks them for being unable to trace the disappearances back to him. Only one police car makes an appearance and the officer driving it goes past Bob.
** The original script focused on two detectives tracking down Bob, but they were cut from the final film to put the focus on Bob and Rabbit.



* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Sarah, whose death continues to haunt Rabbit even after he escapes from Bob]].


''Chained'' is a 2012 {{psychological thriller}} written and directed by Jennifer Lynch ([[Creator/DavidLynch David's]] daughter) and based on a screenplay by Damian O'Donnell. It stars Creator/VincentDOnofrio, Eamon Farren, Gina Philips, Conor Leslie, Evan Bird, Jake Webber, and Julia Ormond.

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''Chained'' is a 2012 {{psychological thriller}} written and directed by Jennifer Lynch ([[Creator/DavidLynch David's]] daughter) and based on a screenplay by Damian O'Donnell. It stars Creator/VincentDOnofrio, Eamon Farren, Gina Philips, Conor Leslie, Evan Bird, Jake Webber, Weber, and Julia Ormond.


''Chained'' is a 2012 {{psychological thriller}} written and directed by Jennifer Lynch ([[Creator/DavidLynch David's daughter]]) and based on a screenplay by Damian O'Donnell. It stars Creator/VincentDOnofrio, Eamon Farren, Gina Philips, Conor Leslie, Evan Bird, Jake Webber, and Julia Ormond.

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''Chained'' is a 2012 {{psychological thriller}} written and directed by Jennifer Lynch ([[Creator/DavidLynch David's daughter]]) David's]] daughter) and based on a screenplay by Damian O'Donnell. It stars Creator/VincentDOnofrio, Eamon Farren, Gina Philips, Conor Leslie, Evan Bird, Jake Webber, and Julia Ormond.


''Chained'' is a 2012 {{psychological thriller}} written and directed by Jennifer Lynch ([[Creator/DavidLynch David's daughter]] and based on a screenplay by Damian O'Donnell. It stars Creator/VincentDOnofrio, Eamon Farren, Gina Philips, Conor Leslie, Evan Bird, Jake Webber, and Julia Ormond.

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''Chained'' is a 2012 {{psychological thriller}} written and directed by Jennifer Lynch ([[Creator/DavidLynch David's daughter]] daughter]]) and based on a screenplay by Damian O'Donnell. It stars Creator/VincentDOnofrio, Eamon Farren, Gina Philips, Conor Leslie, Evan Bird, Jake Webber, and Julia Ormond.



-->You are looking to be shackled to this fucking wall for the rest of your life, mister!

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-->You are looking to be shackled to this fucking wall for the rest of your life, mister!-->YOU ARE LOOKING TO BE SHACKLED TO THIS FUCKING WALL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, MISTER!


''Chained'' is a 2012 {{psychological thriller}} written and directed by Jennifer Lynch and based on a screenplay by Damian O'Donnell. It stars Creator/VincentDOnofrio, Eamon Farren, Gina Philips, Conor Leslie, Evan Bird, Jake Webber, and Julia Ormond.

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''Chained'' is a 2012 {{psychological thriller}} written and directed by Jennifer Lynch ([[Creator/DavidLynch David's daughter]] and based on a screenplay by Damian O'Donnell. It stars Creator/VincentDOnofrio, Eamon Farren, Gina Philips, Conor Leslie, Evan Bird, Jake Webber, and Julia Ormond.



* WouldntHurtAChild: While Bob has no problem [[WouldHitAGirl murdering women]], he spares Rabbit and keeps him alive (albeit as a prisoner) in his house. [[spoiler:Although Rabbit being his nephew might have been the main reason why Bob didn't kill him]].

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* WouldntHurtAChild: While Bob has no problem [[WouldHitAGirl murdering women]], he spares Rabbit and keeps him alive (albeit as a prisoner) in his house. [[spoiler:Although Rabbit being his nephew might have been the main reason why Bob didn't kill him]].him]].
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-->You are looking to be shackled to this fucking wall for the rest of your life, mister!


[[caption-width-right:279:''From now on, this is your world.'' ]]

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[[caption-width-right:279:''From [[caption-width-right:279:From now on, this is your world.'' ]]


->'''Angie:''' How long have you been here?

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->'''Angie:''' How long have you been here?here?\\


[[caption-width-right:279:''From now on, this is your world.'' ]]
->'''Angie:''' How long have you been here?
'''Rabbit:''' Since I was nine.



Bob (D'Onofrio) is a {{serial killer}} whose occupation as a cab driver allows him to abduct young women and murder them in his home. When a young boy (Bird) takes a ride in his cab, Bob has [[FateWorseThanDeath a worse fate in store for him]]: the boy, renamed "Rabbit" by Bob, becomes his [[MadeASlave personal prisoner]] who must not only help with Bob's normal day-to-day activities, but is also forced to assist Bob in his crimes and clean-up the carnage Bob creates. Several years pass and the now teenage Rabbit (Farren) continues to experience death and suffering on a near-daily basis, but Bob begins to show care for the young man, treating him less like a slave and more like a son. Bob's motives, however, remain less than benevolent and being granted freedom from his captor will require Rabbit to do [[MoralEventHorizon something he won't be able to come back from]].

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Bob (D'Onofrio) is a {{serial killer}} whose occupation as a cab driver allows him to abduct young women and murder them in his home. When a young boy (Bird) takes a ride in his cab, Bob has [[FateWorseThanDeath a worse different fate in store for him]]: him: the boy, renamed "Rabbit" by Bob, becomes his [[MadeASlave personal prisoner]] who must not only help with Bob's normal day-to-day activities, but is also forced to assist Bob in his crimes and clean-up the carnage Bob creates. Several years pass and the now teenage Rabbit (Farren) continues to experience death and suffering on a near-daily basis, but Bob begins to show care for the young man, treating him less like a slave and more like a son. Bob's motives, however, remain less than benevolent and being granted freedom from his captor will require Rabbit to do [[MoralEventHorizon something he won't be able to come back from]].


* ChekhovsSkill: Rabbit's knowledge of human anatomy allows him to [[spoiler:stab Angie in a location where there are no organs]], satisfying Bob without [[spoiler:taking her life]].

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* ChekhovsSkill: Rabbit's knowledge of human anatomy allows him to [[spoiler:stab Angie in a location where there are no vital organs]], satisfying Bob without [[spoiler:taking her life]].



** Her effort is unfortunately in vain as Rabbit is unable to leave her before Bob knocks her out.* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Bob has Rabbit educate himself in human anatomy so he'll know how to efficiently kill future victims. Instead, Rabbit uses his anatomy knowledge to [[spoiler:save Angie by stabbing her where no organs are located, making it appear to Bob that he killed her while actually keeping her alive]].

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** Her effort is unfortunately in vain as Rabbit is unable to leave her before Bob knocks her out.out.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Bob has Rabbit educate himself in human anatomy so he'll know how to efficiently kill future victims. Instead, Rabbit uses his anatomy knowledge to [[spoiler:save Angie by stabbing her where no vital organs are located, making it appear to Bob that he killed her while actually keeping her alive]].


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* OhCrap: Rabbit's reaction when Bob says they're going to watch the video of Rabbit's first murder. [[spoiler: The video footage will reveal to Bob that Rabbit faked the murder]].

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