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Choke (2008)

aka Choke

Directed By:  ,
Details: 89 mins · English · R (USA)


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Small Ida J. Mancini
Small Paige Marshall
Small Victor Mancini
Small Lord High Charlie
Small Denny
Small Ursula
Small Cherry Daiquiri / Beth
Small Phil
Small Gwen
No_movie_poster Lord High Charlie
Small Victor Mancini
Small Nico
Small Detective Ryan


Small Chuck Palahniuk Author
Small Clark Gregg Director
No_movie_poster Clark Gregg Director
No_movie_poster Tripp Vinson Production
No_movie_poster Beau Flynn Production
No_movie_poster Temple Fennell Production
No_movie_poster Johnathan Dorfman Production
No_movie_poster Clark Gregg Writer
Small Chuck Palahniuk Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Joe Klotz Editing


Victor Mancini is a sex addict who works as a reenactor of life in Colonial America. He works with his best friend, Denny, who is also a reformed sex addict. To support his hospitalized mother, Ida, Victor cons others by intentionally choking at restaurants to get money from his rescuers.

When he visits his mother one day, he meets Paige Marshall, who takes care of her. She tells Victor that his mother's condition is worsening and that they could try an experimental stem cell technique that would require harvesting cells from the umbilical cord of a newborn baby with Victor's genes. She convinces Victor to have sex with her so she can have his child and save his mother.

Victor never knew his father and is anxious to obtain the information from his mother, but she never recognizes him when he visits. He asks Denny to pose as him and ask her questions. Denny agrees and reveals that Victor's mother kept a diary. Victor finds it, but it is in Italian. Paige tells Victor she can read Italian and agrees to translate the diary.

Victor and Paige try several times to have sex, but Victor cannot maintain an erection. After discussing it with Denny, he realizes he loves Paige. She then reveals to him that his mother may have fled Italy because she stole Jesus' foreskin, and used its cells to conceive Victor, making him the Second Coming. He is reluctant to believe but, in the end, accepts Paige's assertion. However, his mother finally recognizes him and tells him that she stole him as a baby and she has no idea who his real parents are. As she tells him this, he feeds her chocolate pudding and accidentally chokes her to death.

While Paige tries to resuscitate Victor's mother, a hidden band around her wrist falls into Victor's view, revealing that she is actually a patient in the hospital--not a doctor. Paige then reveals that she was admitted to the hospital years ago, in a catatonic state, and fell in love with Victor through the stories his mother told her about him. As she was a former medical student, the nurses allowed her to wear a white coat, as it calmed her down. Paige, a voluntary patient, checks herself out without saying goodbye to Victor.

After his mother's funeral, Victor boards a plane. He goes to the bathroom and the door opens to reveal Paige joining him.

Release Dates:

DVD : 2009-02-17