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Replicant (2001)

Scientists create a genetic clone of a serial killer in order to help catch the killer, teaming up with two cops.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Replicant / Edward Garrotte
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Det. Jake Riley
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Angie
Brandon James Olson ...
Danny
Pam Hyatt ...
Mrs. Riley
Ian Robison ...
Stan Reisman
Allan Gray ...
Roarke
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Snotty Concierge
Jayme Knox ...
Wendy Wyckham
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Captain
Chris Kelly ...
Chris
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Paul
Margaret Ryan ...
Gwendolyn
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Hooker
Lillian Carlson ...
Nurse
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Storyline

Jake Riley is working on the "Torch" case, a psycho serial killer, who kills women with kids and sets them on fire after they are dead. The killer calls Riley sometimes and now, that Riley retires, the killer has no person to play against anymore. The NSA comes into play here and offers a job to Riley. A replicant, or better a clone of the killer should help him find the real one, as kind of test if it works out. Now Riley is back on track, with a clone of the killer at his hand on the way to discover that nobody is born as murderer. Written by Christian Riesen

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The future's most ruthless killer... to destroy him, they had to create him. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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11 May 2001 (Brazil)  »

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Replikant  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, James Woods and Jennifer Lopez were supposed to appear in this. See more »

Goofs

(at around 57 mins) It shows a $20 bill being lit, but when it pans to watch the bill fall (3:00) it is a $1 bill. See more »

Quotes

Det. Jake Riley: [as he struggles with a shaken Replicant in the back seat of his car] Calm the fuck down, you hear me? Calm the fuck down! Okay, let's go.
[uncuffs him and brings him to the house]
Wendy Wyckham: How about this weather? Jake Riley? Wendy Wyckham.
[they shake hands]
Det. Jake Riley: Wendy.
Wendy Wyckham: [shakes Replicant's hand] Wendy Wyckham.
Replicant: Calm the fuck down.
Det. Jake Riley: No. Sorry. My cousin Riley is a little special...
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Connections

References Hard Boiled (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Taking Charge
Written by Gene Siegel & Jason Rubenstein
Performed by Image Cathedral
Published by Station Victoria 7 (BMI) & Gearhead Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Studio Eleven Productions
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Van Damme's comeback..........
27 September 2003 | by (LA, USA) – See all my reviews

Since the release of TimeCop (1994), Jean Claude Van Damme had taken part in some disappointing films, all of which failed to reflect the glory days of his career, though now he has shown he's still got the touch with Replicant, not just a good movie, but one of Van Damme's best and one of the better sci-fi action pieces out there.

Van Damme is extremely good in his performance, Michael Rooker provides good cover as the 2nd lead, and Ringo Lam masterfully directs. All of which makes it so odd as to why this film was not released theatrically in North America. Nonetheless, its the true JCVD fans who will take most pleasure from this movie, a definite not to miss.


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