A sociopath on death row is given a chance to live if he agrees to take part in a chemical behavioural modification program.
Lee Ray Oliver grew up from an abused kid to violent sociopath. He is condemned to death, but wakes up in the morgue after the ‘lethal’ injection. Dr. Michael Copeland offers him a choice: the real killer drug or ‘volunteering’ as life-long test person for his pharmaceutical experiment. ‘Anagress’ is meant to suppress violent tendencies but the side-effects are unknown.
After vicious escape attempts, Lee Ray finally develops genuine remorse and tries to make-up with Gary Caputo, who Lee shot in the head, leaving him mentally a child. Gary’s brother Bill Caputo has so much hate towards Lee Ray for ruining both of their lives. This hatred will result in tragic consequences. —IMDb
Tim Hunter (June 15, 1947 in Los Angeles, California) is an American television and film director. Since the late 1980s he has mostly worked on television, directing episodes for dozens of televisions series including Breaking Bad, Carnivàle, Chicago Hope, Crossing Jordan, Deadwood, Falcon Crest, Homicide: Life on the Street, House M.D., Law & Order, Lie to Me, Mad Men, Twin Peaks, Glee, Revenge, and American Horror Story. During the early to mid-1980s, Hunter directed feature films, including 1986’s River’s Edge, which won that year’s award for best picture at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Janet Maslin made the following comments about Hunter’s work on the films River’s Edge and Tex:
As he demonstrated in Tex, Mr. Hunter has an extraordinarily clear understanding of teen-age characters, especially those who must find their own paths without much parental supervision. But the S. E. Hinton story for that film is a great deal more innocent… read more