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I'm looking for this movie for a long time. Psychopath with uncontrollable urge to violence condemned to death waiting to execution. Psychologist offering him to participate in experiment where him memory from childhood has been deleted and he became another person at all. If I remember correctly than they trying to rescue him from execution after it. Possible it was movie by John Travolta but I may be wrong.

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"Possible it was movie by John Travolta" - By or with? –  Sonny Burnett Mar 31 at 22:07
    
I think with, but after answers I've received I'm not sure. –  Anatoly Apr 1 at 5:02

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Ah, sounds like Identity with John Cusack. See the trailer. And if it isn't then I suggest watching Identity anyway.

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Can I second that...identity is an awesome film. –  user7829 Mar 29 at 8:25
    
Well, awesome film, but doesn't sound too likely. But ok, it's worth a try. –  Sonny Burnett Mar 29 at 14:39
    
Every description given features in this film, the trailer doesn't show it but it is all there, except John Travolta. –  Raytrek Mar 29 at 15:11
    
@Raytrek, thank you for your advise. I've seen this movie few hours ago and now I don't know. Maybe it's same movie, maybe not. I think in movie which I've mentioned was sci-fi elements and there were happy end. Anyway, it's great movie and I enjoined every minute of watching. –  Anatoly May 10 at 14:56

I believe the film you are looking for is actually Primal Fear. It has to do with some amnesia, creating another violent identity and people using this to avoid death sentence in favor of psychiatric treatment. I would like to avoid other details for fear of spoiling the movie for everyone else here. Although there is no John Travolta, you might recognize Richard Gere and Edward Norton.

I would like to mention that I have not seen the movie yet, only read the book (captivating lecture) that it is based on some years ago and it seems to fit your description very good.

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Mmm...to explain why this probably isn't it would be a spoiler, but this is a long shot. –  JohnP Apr 1 at 14:35
    
@JohnP I do not see why this would be a long shot. It seems to me to fit the description. From my understanding, we are looking for some movie where a character has a multiple personality. So why doesn't this movie fit the profile? As a side note, please observe that the user does not specify anything about the ending. –  Dragos Apr 1 at 15:51
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Because Primal Fear was about the trial, not after the sentencing, and the multiple personality angle was vastly different, they weren't trying to treat it at all. –  JohnP Apr 1 at 16:59
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Note: I'm not dismissing it completely, just stating that it's a long shot. :) –  JohnP Apr 1 at 17:51

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