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altered adj
1 changed in form or character without becoming something else; "the altered policy promised success"; "following an altered course we soon found ourselves back in civilization"; "he looked...with couded eyes and with an altered manner of breathing"- Charles Dickens [ant: unaltered]
2 having testicles or ovaries removed [syn: neutered]
3 changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose; "seeds precisely adapted to the area"; "instructions altered to suit the children's different ages" [syn: adapted]

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Altered is the story of four men who seek revenge on aliens that abducted them and murdered their friend many years ago. The plot pretext (gradually explained via character dialogue throughout the film) is of five fifteen year old friends living in a remote American town that were captured and experimented on approximately fifteen years ago whilst on a hunting trip - only four of which returned alive. The main character (charactername Wyatt) has since distanced himself from his chilhood friends and is shown to have decided to live with the past, albeit in apparent constant paranoia. Two of the remaining three characters however have been obsessed by revenge and have persuaded the remaining, somewhat leadable, character that this is the correct course of action to take. The story opens with the tracking and subsequent capture of a lone alien - the consequences of which Wyatt and the three friends soon become deeply involved in.


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