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When young, pretty Liza Raines is brutally attacked, the loud gunshots and violent blow to her head cause instant deafness. Desperate to hear again, Liza enrolls in an experimental clinical trail aimed at hearing restoration.
But what researchers Dr. Kramer and Dr. Hseih don't tell her is that the trial, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, is experimenting on humans despite horrific side effects witnessed in lab rats who received the same treatment.
Within days, fourteen of the fifteen participants in the trial become violently psychotic, ultimately taking their lives to stop violent side effects brought on by the treatment. The sole survivor is Patient #14. Liza Raines.
But the surprises don't end here. The treatment, the doctors discover, has not only restored hearing, it has radically expanded it. The doctors are stunned to learn that Liza is able to hear what all of us merely fantasize about: Peoples' thoughts.
PATIENT 14 is based on a little-known scientific reality. The mind, when it thinks, emits a wave. A treatment which dramatically expands our hearing range would enable us to intercept mind waves. PATIENT 14's Liza is someone who experiences this phenomenon on the frontier of sound.
Within days of her release from the clinic where the trial in PATIENT 14 occurs, Liza is recruited by Aiden Porter, a C.I.A. officer working within the Pentagon. His mandate: To find scientific projects that can impact national security.
Aiden now uses Liza in covert operations not only for the benefit of the U.S. Government, but himself -- until Liza questions both the restraints on her freedom and the motivations of her superiors. Then her future is thrown into jeopardy. Even more so when the Pentagon's quest to create more mind hearers means one thing: She's dispensable. To survive, Liza is forced to use her ability against those set on covering up the fact that she even existed.
Based on research with technical advisors in the U.S. Government and documented medical fact, PATIENT 14 exposes the conspiracy of Project Hidden Lines.
Liza, a woman who in the opening moments loses her hearing during some kind of violent robbery when a gun is repeatedly fired next to her head. Now deaf and alone (some of the details of the hows and why seem a little fuzzy), Liza is cared for by the kindly Grant Kane—portrayed with doe-eyed niceness by John J. York—at his Transitions shelter. When word of an experimental hearing restoration project arises, Liza becomes one of fifteen patients treated with a dose of genetically-engineered infusion cells, but of course no one has bothered to tell anyone that the rats used in testing all went insane. And when Liza emerges from the project with the ability to hear thoughts, the evil U.S. government—represented here by Costas Mandylor and Tucker Smallwood—want to use her for all sorts of secretive, civil-rights-defying purposes.
Bakalar claims this film is based on true events from the late 1990s, something known as Project Hidden Lines, though whether that's fact or not doesn't really impact the events of the story as presented here. The premise of expanding the human hearing range is an intriguing one, and Jenner's Liza has to deal with things like the loud thwapping of insect wings and eventually hearing the thoughts of others, but the government-sanctioned situations she is put into seem a wee bit hokey. The thought reading bits are sometimes unintentionally funny, because if I talked to myself as much as these characters do—speaking in long, descriptive sentences....
Originally posted by RuneSpider
reply to post by sizzle
Sorry, I've been in a bit of a bad mood lately, yeah I was wording my sentences harsher than I should have, I just meant that the movie's just a movie. The fact that you can't find anything about it, despite a movie being made, probably makes it false, and just a story.
Originally posted by sizzle
Does anyone recall the member's ATS ID, that uses a horses rear end for an avatar?
I have seen this member do magnificent things with internet searches. I believe her/his location is in the UK.