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The Donor (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  19 September 1995 (USA)
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A man on a mountain vacation with two friends goes home with a woman he's never met. He wakes up to find that one of his kidneys has been surgically removed. He spends the rest of the film ... See full summary »

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A man on a mountain vacation with two friends goes home with a woman he's never met. He wakes up to find that one of his kidneys has been surgically removed. He spends the rest of the film trying to find out who did it. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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Your kidney is now pumping away in a woman in Luxemberg! She would have died without it!
31 August 2006 | by (brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

**SPOILERS** Very uneven in parts but still unique and interesting movie about involuntary organ donations on the part of some very disturbed persons. Who feel that their the modern versions of Robin Hood, taking from the healthy and giving to the sickly.

Movie stuntman Billy Castal, Jeff Wincott, is out with his friends at the local bar looking to have a good time. Seeing this knock-out of a woman Angel, Christna Cox, Billy makes a play for her, after he floored a patron who tried to violently grab her. Like magic she takes him up to her hotel-room gives the somewhat startled young man a drink and all at once Billy passes out cold.

Awakening from his sleep Billy finds out to his shock that hes been surgically opened up with his right kidney removed! At the hospital the doctor Lucy Flynn, Machelle Johnson, treating Billy says that whoever did the operation on him know what he, or she, was doing. it's was also found out that whoever did this outrage wore contacts, a lens was found stuck under Billy's stitches, and worked in a prison since the stitches that sew Billy up are only used by doctors in state penitentiaries.

The film has a lot of false suspects to who actually did this hatched job on Billy which stretches it's plot really thin and makes Billy into an almost paranoid schizophrenic. Billy attacks anyone he as much as suspects was responsible for his unwanted and illegal operation. Whoever did in Billy later does the same thing to former collage basketball player Daryl Chambers, Falconer Abraham. Daryl being picked up at a bar by Sue,Ellen Dublin, who like Angle worked for the criminal organ donor outfit, gets him knocked out, with a glass of spiked champaign, in her motel room. Sue has a surgeon and staff wheel in an operating unite and do a job on Daryl by removing one of Daryl's pink and healthy kidneys. Unlike Billy Daryl has a very weak heart and never survived the operation.

Billy tracks down one of the people that operated on him at the lab that handled a blood test he, like Daryl, took nurse Talia Green,Karen Waddell. Talia takes off like a house on fire at just the sight of Billy. Going to Talia's home Billy finds that she's dead from a drug overdose that's later determined by the police to have been forced on her.

It now becomes obvious that whoever's responsible for Daryl's and Talia's murder and Billy's stolen kidney is working at the local hospital and that's where things start to really get mixed up. Billy, get involved in some crazy and mind-boggling shell game as to who in the hospital is responsible for these outrageous crimes that end with Billy, now at gunpoint, having the killer demand that he donate his second kidney! The kidney is for some bright and deserving 16 year-old Mexican boy who desperately needs it!

All right for a straight to video movie "The Donor" does get a little carried away with itself by just trying to be too slick in trying to keep it's audience guessing to who the killer/operator is. Making everyone in it, with the exception of victims Billy & Daryl, suspects that takes a lot away from the real villain when you finally get to realize just who he, or she, really is.


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