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A sheriff's deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger with each alternate self he kills.

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MVA Agent Harry Roedecker / Gas Station Attendant
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LAPD Officer Bobby Aldrich / 'A' World Inmate #1
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Yates
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D'Antoni
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Prison Warden
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Storyline

There is not one universe, but there are many, which is a multiverse. Supposing you are just one person, there are many other versions of you in the other universes, there are ways to travel, but only a police agency,MVA, can travel only for police procedures. Gabriel Yulaw is a former MVA agent, who killed another version of himself in self-defense. It made the other versions of him stronger. When Yulaw found out about this, he became power-hungry killing the 122 other versions for two years. After killing Lawless and getting captured by his former partner Roedecker and a new MVA agent Funsch, Yulaw managed to escape the prison and is trying to kill his last target, Gabe Law who is a police officer. He is also at Yulaw's strength. Roedecker and Funsch now have to arrest Yulaw before he can kill Gabe. There is a possibility that the universe could die or make Yulaw invincible. After encountering Yulaw for the first time, Gabe thought that it was his split personality, but it wasn't. ... Written by Zero 88

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police | arrest | deputy | escape | fight | See more »

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What if you discovered the most dangerous man in the universe was you. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense action violence and some language | See all certifications »

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2 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$49,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£493,491 (UK) (12 April 2002)

Gross:

£909,483 (UK) (19 April 2002)
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Trivia

As someone mentioned earlier, Yulaw uses xingyi quan. There is a scene in the movie where is he practicing his xingyi when he's shackled and jailed. This is a reference to the famous Xingyi master Kuo Yun Shen who did the same thing when he was jailed. See more »

Goofs

In the first chase where the police of the Anubis Universe are chasing Yulaw, the first car goes under the partly raised garage door and hits its lights on it. The siren dies and the light and siren get broken off. When the car drives on, however, the top is sparking but the lights and siren are intact. See more »

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Narrator: There is not one universe. There are many: A multiverse. We have the technology to travel between universes, but travel is highly restricted and policed. There is not one you. There are many. Each of us exists in present time, in parallel universes. There was balance in the system, but now a force exists who seeks to destroy the balance so he can become The One.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Macy Gray (2001) See more »

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Awake
Written by Sully Erna
Performed by Godsmack
Courtesy of Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Good Fights, OK Acting, OK Storyline, and cheesy Visuals.
17 January 2005 | by (Calgary, Alberta) – See all my reviews

This is a movie definitely worth renting, but not worth buying unless its the Special Edition DVD or its VHS for under 10 bucks. Th fights were sweet,although looked slightly cheesy. it looked like they tried to achieve the matrix type effects but didn't have a good enough budget. The Acting was OK. They stuck some good actors in with some bad ones so that kinda screws up the whole feel for the movie. The storyline is quite simple and somewhat intriguing. There are many universes, you look quite similar in everyone and your all connected by a wave of energy. every time one of you dies, the energy of that you that died goes to the remaining yous. One man has killed all of himself but one. Th movie basically starts here. Yulaw is about to get banished forever but stops his universe travel and goes to the last universe left, ours. Lately Gabe law has been getting stronger but he doesn't know why.

Whenever they go from one universe to the next, they break up into little puzzle pieces and they didn't do a very good job for the visuals on those.

My rating a 3/5 Stars


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