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Absolon (2003)

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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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Vasquez
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Topaz Hasfal-Schou ...
Davis (as Topaz Hasfal)
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Lt. Greer
Graham Kartna ...
Young David
Adam Bramble ...
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Dr. Frederick Reyna
Vanessa Winton ...
Sara
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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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David DeBartolomé's first studio film. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, when Scot and Walters fight, there is a short sequence of Scot without his jacket before he actually takes it off. See more »

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Claire: You pushed me off a bridge!
Norman Scott: Yeah.
Claire: I would have jumped!
[Scott laughs]
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References La madre muerta (1993) See more »

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Absolon Theme
Written & Performed by Howie B.
Published by Sony Music UK
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The need for currency...
31 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the future, all money has been obliterated in exchange for a chronic medicine which treats (but doesn't cure) a universal plague that everyone suffers from. However when an actual cure for the plague is produced, the government wants to kill the scientist due to the shock it would have on the economy, Christopher Lambert, Lou Diamond Phillips and Ron Perlman are aboard to make this more watchable than it would be. Absolon is a straight to video movie (Obviously) which I watched on the Sci-Fi channel, for some reason I have an uncanny ability to seek out the STV movies independent from them and some how avoid their made for Sci-Fi movies, consider it luck I guess. However this being said Absolon is a competently made B.movie but it is also clichéd, unexciting and dreary. Lambert is actually not too shabby and there are moments when you suspect that the movie is going to open up and get really interesting but alas it never does. It always comes close to a boil but it loses steam due to an uninspired gunfight or something gratuitous to it's plot. Had Absolon concentrated on it's futuristic dwellings this would have been good, however because it lacks atmosphere the movie feels ordinary and by the numbers. Still fairly watchable in a low expectations kind of way.

* * out of 4-(Fair)


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