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A group of scientists are trying to produce the perfect soldier by cloning. The day the clone is born, Marty Stillwater, a mystery novel writer, feels that something strange is going on inside his body and mind. Seven years later, Marty discovers that his double has his same physical appearance but has the personality of a murderer. Written by Rudy Rivas <rtr@webhouse.es>

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Was originally in development as a feature film, with Bruce Willis attached to play Marty Stillwater. See more »

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Marty's keyboard loses its letters. When Alfie is trying to write at Marty's computer, the keyboard has normal markings on the keys. When Marty returns and sees the blood on the keyboard, the key caps are all blank. See more »

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Alfie Stillwater: You stole my life, I want it back... I WANT IT BACK
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Stephen Baldwin is stuck in a Paper Bag with a bad haircut!
24 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sorry to say, in this outing, Stephen Baldwin can't act his way out of a paper bag. To top it off, his haircut looks like it was done by a barber school drop-out. Here he has two roles, that of the family man writer of mysteries, and the other a "clone" raised to be a killer without a memory.

I get that his alter-ego would be pretty lame in the emotive expressions department due to his upbringing, but Baldwin does the same thing with his main writer character. Of the Baldwin brothers, he is pretty much the most limited in acting ability, yet can still do well if directed well. That didn't happen here. This is evidenced by other superb actors being allowed to put in rudimentary performances.

Stephen Baldwin looks as though he'd be super as a Western villain, as he has that sort of appearance, smallish darting eyes, a sneering sort of smile. Though I typically like him in films, and partly because he can't rely upon the Baldwin appearance, he's not really got the leading man looks. He can still be a fine character actor.

FYI, the US DVD release states on the back that it's the 132 min version, but in fact it is the full-length two-part 190+ min version as was originally broadcast. I think they just took the shorter version VHS liner notes and placed them on the DVD.


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