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John Preston (Character)
from Equilibrium (2002)

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Equilibrium -- In a Fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Equilibrium -- In a Fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Equilibrium -- In a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death.

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John Preston (Christian Bale) is a high ranking Grammaton... See more »

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  1. Equilibrium (2002) Played by Christian Bale
    ... aka "Cubic" - Europe (English title) (video title)
    ... aka "Rebellion" - Japan (English title)

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From Equilibrium (2002)
Mary: Let me ask you something.
[Grabs his hand]
Mary: Why are you alive?
John Preston: [Breaks free] I'm alive... I live... to safeguard the continuity of this great society. To serve Libria.
Mary: It's circular. You exist to continue your existence. What's the point?
John Preston: What's the point of your existence?
Mary: To feel. 'Cause you've never done it, you can never know it. But it's as vital as breath. And without it, without love, without anger, without sorrow, breath is just a clock... ticking.
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