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In a world ravaged by disease, he's the only cure... and the last hope for human-kind.

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Det. Norman Scot
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Agent Walters
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Dr. Claire Whittaker
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Det. Ruth Bryant
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Harris
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Vasquez
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Topaz Hasfal-Schou ...
Davis (as Topaz Hasfal)
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Dr. Frederick Reyna
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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 <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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29 September 2005 (Portugal)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Music from the 1995 James Bond film "GoldenEye" was featured in the trailer. See more »

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Obvious stunt double when the two leads jump off of a bridge and into a moving truck. See more »

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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 Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella (2001) See more »

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Absolon Theme
Written & Performed by Howie B.
Published by Sony Music UK
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passable if you don't expect too much - could have been good
15 September 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie mainly because of the actors that were in it, namely Lambert, Perlman, Philips. The plot is not entirely original (which ones are?) but interesting in detail and certainly good enough to support a good movie. Had the budget been bigger, this move could have been so much more. Fight sequences are the worst part - silly and unbelievable. If you removed most of them the movie would be much better. The cast are mostly good actors but the script and other aspects of the movie let them down - they mostly do the best they can with what they have been given. Lou Diamond Philips would have had more impact if he had toned down his performance - its too over the top. I tend to blame the script/director for this rather than the actor. He certainly has the looks and talent to play a great bad guy - but hes not great here. Of the three name actors he comes out worse. (If you want to see what he can really do Courage Under Fire.) Perlman does well in his rather limited role. Lambert is OK some of the time, but rather wooden the rest. Brook is great too look at and sort of OK but the script gives her no opportunity to stretch herself. I liked the actress who plays the Scotts partner - an interesting performance. She looks great too. I hope to see her more often (I resisted the temptation to say "see more of her" - it could be misconstrued). In many ways a bad movie but it has some unexpected good points that kept me watching despite the lows. One commenter on this forum says watching this movie is a waste of time. Perhaps, but then really watching any movie is strictly speaking a waste of time. This is especially so today, when hardly any modern movies have anything but laughable plots. There are many worse ways to waste your time than this movie.


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