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For the Cause (2000)

Earth is in a state of constant war and two colonies of humans have been sent to a far away world. The colonists create a new civilisation but have inherited the worst traits of their ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gen. Murran
Trae Thomas ...
Denis Sharp ...
The Judge
Systems operator
Violeta Markovska ...
Maria Kancheva ...
Milla Petrova ...
Girl #1
Kristina Krasteva ...
Girl #2
Yuri Safchev ...
Martin Karaivanov ...


Earth is in a state of constant war and two colonies of humans have been sent to a far away world. The colonists create a new civilisation but have inherited the worst traits of their forebears and war breaks out leaving the new cities in ruins. It falls to a bunch of teens to bring peace to the colony - but will they? Written by Anonymous

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The ultimate showdown on a forbidden planet. See more »



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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

17 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Final Encounter  »

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Also released as "Final Encounter." See more »


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The cause is low budget.
13 May 2003 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Like all other low budget sci-fi flicks, this one also fell apart despite having an interesting plot. The set designing was okay, so was the costumes, equipments etc. But where this one lagged behind is the cinematography with special effects. An air of childish simplicity is revealed on this occasion. Everyone expects mature and massive use of special effects in a sci-fi war movie like this; but evidently due to low budget and less actors somehow you'll feel uneasy about the lack of completeness while watching. The background music also seemed insufficient.

But the producers and directors did everything else perfectly to make it worth watching. The story is quite interesting. They did everything necessary to create a wave of tension throughout. The screenplay is not that bad. Justin Whalin (Dungeons & Dragons) did not disappoint me. You do not expect much from the other actors in a movie like this and I'll say they did their part well. The locations were good chosen etc and etc.

So this is one movie which should become quite an eye-opener for new movie makers. If you don't have money, don't venture to make a sci-fi one.

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