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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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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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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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Think twice before you clone a killer. 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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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$235,559 (France) (19 June 2001)
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Ringo Lam directed Replicant. The letters of his first name and the film's title both start with the same letter, "r". See more »

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In the opening scene, we see the mother's bloodied face. The blood changes position between shots. Further, after the killer murders her, her eyes are open; as he takes photos, in some shots her eyes are closed and in others they're open again. See more »

Quotes

Edward Garrotte: We are the same.
Replicant: Same?
Edward Garrotte: Yeah. My body is your body. My mind is your mind. My life is your life.
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Written by Gene Siegel & Loren Gold
Performed by Shine
Published by Station Victoria 7 (BMI) & Fill The Pool Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Studio Eleven Productions
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Double Trouble for Van Damme again!
19 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yet another Jean-Claude Van Damme film that sees him tasked with playing two characters. In spite of its shaky reputation this isn't half bad, it delivers what most Van Damme fans expect, namely bonkers fights and shifty science. Plot has Van Damme as a fire obsessed serial killer who is always one step ahead of the police. Enter science as a chance to clone the killer arises and this sets in motion the wheels of the Van Damme clone trying to come to terms with his alien world as he, and world weary police officer Jake Riley (Michael Rooker), set about capturing the unhinged mad man.

It's of course daft but it's a whole bunch of fun, and with the strong presence of Rooker supplemented by two very interesting performances by Van Damme, pic is in good hands. The fight scenes are smoothly choreographed and exciting, with director Ringo Lam clearly aware of what makes a Van Damme movie work. It's not prime Van Damme, but it's above average and well worth checking out for those so inclined. 6/10


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