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Abandon (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Mystery | 18 October 2002 (USA)
A senior at an elite college, already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job, must confront the sudden reappearance of her old boyfriend, after his two-year... See full summary »

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A senior at an elite college, already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job, must confront the sudden reappearance of her old boyfriend, after his two-year, unexplained absence. Written by Lane Shadgett

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Rated PG-13 for drug and alcohol content, sexuality, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,064,077 (USA) (18 October 2002)

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$10,719,367 (USA) (13 December 2002)
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Stephen Gaghan wrote the part of Katie Burke with Katie Holmes in mind. See more »

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When Katie is first shown typing her thesis in the library, the speed of her typing does not match the speed of words appearing on the computer screen. See more »

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Samantha Harper: You're thinking about the cop, aren't you?
Katie Burke: Maybe.
Samantha Harper: Okay, visualize this with me. You're down in New York consulting with Lou Gerstner or the head of GE telling them how to buy South American countries but on the weekends, you fly back up here to hang out with the cop, do cop things, maybe go to cop mixers...
Katie Burke: I like the cop.
Samantha Harper: Yeah, um, I can see that.
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Get Down On It
Written by Ronald Bell (uncredited), Claydes Smith (uncredited), George Funky Brown (uncredited), Robert Kool Bell (uncredited), J.T. Taylor (uncredited), Eumir Deodato (uncredited) and Robert Spike Mickens (uncredited)
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Copyright 1981 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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Teasing that goes nowhere
22 June 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

The surprise ending and the amazing supporting cast could not save this movie. For starters, the movie was promoted as a Katie Holmes thriller. The movie does have several moments of thrilling, on the edge of your seat moments with terrific direction to make the movie a good (almost horror like) movie. Still, the movie drags ans drags and drags that you don't care what happens to any of the characters or whether or not the mystery is solved. Katie Holmes tries, but fails to carry the movie. Even though with strong supporting roles from Fred Ward and Benjamin Bratt, Katie Holme's eye candy only goes so far until you begin to lose interest. The love scene between Bratt and Holmes was not only sad but not believable. The thirteen year old age difference could have had something to do with that. Also, you don't see much during the love scene accept for some close ups and the post-sex scene. The transitions between scenes do nothing to keep the audience drawn in to the film's conclusion. With that, nobody is left to see the end of the film because they have fallen asleep somewhere in the middle.


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