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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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The screenplay was suggested by the book "Adam's Fall" by Sean Desmond. See more »

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At the AA meeting, Detective Handler says, "I'm Wade Handler; I'm a cop." Last names are not given at AA meetings, to preserve the anonymity of those present. See more »

Quotes

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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Highbrow exercise in a usually lowbrow genre.
24 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Katie Holmes is well-cast as an intellectual college student in this intellectual thriller, a strange bird of a movie to sit alongside the current batch of "teen" horror films (did you know that in this one the students actually - gasp!- study?). Admittedly it moves at a measured pace (some would say "like molasses"), and doesn't really take off until the last 2 minutes or so (!), when it presents a final twist which I, for one, did not see coming, and which saves the entire picture. All through the film you get the feeling they have something to show you at the end, and indeed they do, but perhaps they shouldn't have waited so long to get there. Excellent score and cinematography. (**1/2)


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