Purpose (2002)

R  |   |  Drama  |  1 November 2002 (South Africa)
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A software developer becomes a billionaire and is distracted by fame, greed and power, then must save his invention and company from a hostile takeover.


(as Alan Lazar)


(original concept) (as Ronen Apteker) , (as Ronen Apteker) , 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ismael 'East' Carlo ...
Anna Simmons
Chris Howell ...
Ted Otis
John Elias
Gustavo Ruiz ...
Border Patrol Agent
Tijuana Policeman #1 (as Ben Bray)
Jason Rodriguez ...
Tijuana Policeman #2
Lisa Forrester
Ben Fisher
Robert Jennings
Jim the Millionaire
Bernard Elias


Purpo$e is the story of young Internet entrepreneur, John Elias. Purpo$e is a story about business in the new millenium, and a world shifted away from quality to quantity. But even more important than that, it is an emotional story of a character who learns to value relationships, life balance and spiritual purpose, over self-involvement and financial gain. Fundamentally, John learns that love and a sense of purpose are more powerful and more valuable than money. Written by Anonymous

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Get their trust. Get their money. Don't get caught. See more »



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Rated R for sexuality, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »




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1 November 2002 (South Africa)  »

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Who Stole My Cheese
Performed by Alan Ari Lazar (as Alan Lazar)
Written by Alan Ari Lazar (as Alan Lazar)
Used courtesy of Greenfield Records
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A life without purpose is no life at all.
17 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I find the name of this movie highly compelling. It got me thinking about the purpose of my life. I think the message of this film is an important one. It might not be everyone's cup of tea but there is something significant to take away from this high-tech tale.

I thought the photography in the movie was really stunning and I would love to see more moves with Mr. Donovan in them. He strikes me as being a real talent.

I recognized the famous fisherman story cleverly woven into this movie. That is one of the best stories in the world. I am glad someone has paid tribute to this clever story.

You should see this film when you are in a soul searching mood.

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