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Resurrection (1999)

Chicago homicide detectives John Prudhome and Andrew "Andy" Hollingsworth are assigned to investigate a gruesome murder, and both become entangled in the plot of a serial killer whose goal is to recreate the body of Christ.

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Detective John Prudhomme, a Cajun transplanted to Chicago, is assigned to investigate the savage murder of a man who has bled to death from a severed arm. A message, "He Is Coming", written in blood on the victim's window is a dark, forboding clue of his task. After two more victims with missing body parts are discovered, Prudhomme realizes he is on the trail of a serial killer who is using the missing body parts to reconstruct the body of Christ...just in time for Easter. As Prudhomme struggles to catch the zealot-murderer, he is haunted by the death of his son, his continued estrangement from his wife, and his wavering faith in God. Written by Adam Thomas <adam_g_thomas@yahoo.com>

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There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men. Ecclesiastes 6:1 See more »


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Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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On the DVD commentary, director Russell Mulcahy notes that several scenes of violence and bloodletting have been shortened for the US version. See more »

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Takes place in Chicago, but the train station has many signs in French as well as English, giving away the actual Toronto location. You can also see the Canadian flag hanging in the main concourse of the train station in one of the scenes. See more »

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John Prudhomme: Do you have any idea how difficult it is to get away with murder? There are fifty ways to fuck up a crime and if you can think of twenty of them, you're a genius. So far, this guy is batting a thousand.
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Referenced in Les rivières pourpres 2 - Les anges de l'apocalypse (2004) See more »

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More than a rip-off of "Se7en"
27 November 1999 | by (Ottawa, Ontario) – See all my reviews

While I sat through the first half-hour of "Resurrection", all I could think about was how closely it resembled "Se7en". It had the same basic theme: two cops investigating a series of brutal (and unsettlingly gory) murders that follow a common theme. I couldn't help but dismiss it as a pointless, direct-to-video rip-off, but soon I found myself strangely immersed.

"Resurrection" is better than I thought it would be. Once the story started rolling along, I was surprised at how well the movie was made. The suspense scenes are first-rate, the screenplay is smart and intriguing, and the acting is well above average. Though it's not a great movie, it's definitely well worth a watch if you're into the serial-killer subgenre. 7/10


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