In this science fiction thriller, child psychiatrist Catherine Deane (Jennifer Lopez) has developed a technique that allows her to travel through the minds of her patients. When Stargher (Vincent D'Onofrio), a multiple murderer who methodically drowns his victims and performs bizarre rituals with their bodies, falls into a coma, FBI agent Peter Novak (Vince Vaughn) asks Deane to enter the killer's psyche, in the hope of finding a missing girl whom Stargher has kidnapped; if she's not soon found, in all likelihood she'll die in his torture cell. However, once Deane enters the bizarre world of Stargher's mind, she finds getting out to be a very difficult matter. The Cell was the first feature from director Tarsem, who previously made award-winning commercials and music videos, including the video for R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion." The supporting cast includes Catherine Sutherland, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Dylan Baker, and Pruitt Taylor Vince.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Action
- Run Time: 107min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/18/2000
- DVD Release Date: 12/19/2000
- Distributor(s): New Line
- Themes: Woman In Jeopardy,Daring Rescues,Race Against Time,Mind Games,Serial Killers
- Tone: Cerebral,Creepy,Enigmatic,Stylized,Dreamlike,Hallucinatory
FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), child-psychology, coma, drowning, missing-person, ritual, serial-killer, torture
- Country of Origin: USA (08-18-2000)
- Language: English