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The Prodigy (2005)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

"The Prodigy" tells the story of small-time enforcer Truman Fisher's vicious conflict with a sadistic assassin who has chosen the unwilling Truman to be his successor. The assassin, who goes by the alias Rains and whose exploits have ...See more"The Prodigy" tells the story of small-time enforcer Truman Fisher's vicious conflict with a sadistic assassin who has chosen the unwilling Truman to be his successor. The assassin, who goes by the alias Rains and whose exploits have become the source of legend among Truman's underworld colleagues, drives Truman, through the pressure of constant violence and grief, to understand his own capacity for both bloodshed and compassion. Ultimately this reveals to Truman that he as with all of us, must find our place in this world or as Rains would say "our place in this grand design." This action begins quickly as Truman meets with a turncoat from a rival gang. This tense showdown erupts quickly into mayhem, when Rains makes his unexpected entrance. In the wake of the ensuing bloodbath, Truman is forced to reevaluate his own role in the small, violent world he inhabits, suddenly aware that there are larger powers at work which he does not understand. It soon becomes obvious that the strongest of these is Rains, whose jarring introduction into Truman's life is only the first in a series of carefully calculated steps. During the course of the film, Rains, after kidnapping Truman's, boss's nephew, will force him into the role of detective, spurring Truman to assemble a rogue's gallery of underworld contacts in an effort to find his nemesis. But Rains has a more ambitious agenda than merely terrorizing minor hoods: he soon begins to threaten Truman directly, menacing Truman's love, Nicki, with whom Truman hopes to soon escape from the drab meanness of his life. Rains will also threaten Truman's few true friends and sow deadly confusion among underworld enemies and allies alike. Striking with murderous effectiveness and leaving behind few clues, Rains uses his own near-mythical reputation to cloud his presence and even his own existence. Truman struggles to find his mysterious enemy while at the same time attempting to understand why Rains has chosen him as his target-and as his inspiration. Written by Chris Carpenter See less
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Apr 2005 (United States)

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Holt Boggs
Truman Truman   See fewer
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Glen Vorhis
James / Rains James / Rains   See fewer
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Marc Jeffreys
JT Baker JT Baker   See fewer
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Jay Moses
Danny Danny   See fewer
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Livin Loud Nicky
Nicholas Dieringer Nicholas Dieringer   See fewer
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Steve Simpson
Big Ed Big Ed   See fewer
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Christie Sanders
Michelle Michelle   See fewer
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Aaron Garrett
Smiley Smiley   See fewer
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Josh David Jordan
Johnie (as Josh Jordan) Johnie (as Josh Jordan)   See fewer
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Michael Aku RoDriguez
Mad Dog (as Michael Rodriguez) Mad Dog (as Michael Rodriguez)   See fewer
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Lorenzo Mercado
Jonny Perez Jonny Perez   See fewer
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Christian Craft
Young Truman Young Truman   See fewer
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Robin Robinson
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Willie Laureano
Miamoto (as William B. Laureano) Miamoto (as William B. Laureano)   See fewer
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Benjamin D. Bennett
Hotel Clerk Hotel Clerk   See fewer
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Sean Jackson
King's Bar Back King's Bar Back   See fewer
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Jill Cook
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5.7 / 10 | 851 votes