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Cast overview, first billed only:
Det. Norman Scot
Agent Walters
Dr. Claire Whittaker
Det. Ruth Bryant
Neville Edwards ...
Topaz Hasfal-Schou ...
Davis (as Topaz Hasfal)
Lt. Greer
Graham Kartna ...
Young David
Adam Bramble ...
Old David
WJD Tech
Neil Foster ...
Dr. Frederick Reyna
Vanessa Winton ...


In the near future, a virus has infected everyone on the planet, and Absolon is a drug that everyone must take to stay alive. One corporation controls the drug. Murchison is the leader of this firm. A scientist who was researching the virus is found murdered, and Norman Scott is the policeman who investigates the crime. Soon Norman realizes that he's in over his head, as hitmen are gunning for him. Written by Ken Miller <>

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Release Date:

29 September 2005 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

El elegido  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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David DeBartolomé's first studio film. See more »


When Davis shoots at the police officers, she fires 18 shots, but the Desert Eagle she is holding can only carry 8 to 9 bullets in a magazine. See more »


Murchison: [speaking to Walters] I send you out to do a simple thing. A simple thing, by definition, should not be difficult to accomplish. You, have taken that thing and allowed it to become a complex thing.
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References La madre muerta (1993) See more »


Absolon Theme
Written & Performed by Howie B.
Published by Sony Music UK
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Predictably Dreadful
27 August 2003 | by ( – See all my reviews

The biggest mystery about ABSOLON is how the filmmakers managed to get 33 people to register and then give the film a perfect "10" score. It's ridiculous, of course, and I'm willing to bet even star Christopher Lambert would agree.

ABSOLON is yet another low-budget film with minimal resources, and yet it seems unaware of this fact since the movie is set "sometime in the near future". I.e. Things are just similar enough that the filmmakers can get by, but there are differences such as a VR and an artificial intelligence computer that lets us know it's "the future". Of course the VR only shows up in the first 3 minutes, and the artificial intelligence computer is basically a woman talking through a speaker.

ABSOLON is not an awful movie, but it is a bad movie. It's basically a string of cliches and "Evil Corporation" formulas thrown into scenes of Lambert dodging assassins led by a cheesy Lou Diamond Phillips, now trying to make himself the King of Low-Budget Cheesy Villains.

Skip this film.

3 out of 10.

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