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


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Writer (WGA):
Brad Mirman (written by)
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Release Date:
29 September 2005 (Portugal) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Christopher Lambert ... Det. Norman Scot

Lou Diamond Phillips ... Agent Walters

Kelly Brook ... Dr. Claire Whittaker

Ron Perlman ... Murchison

Roberta Angelica ... Det. Ruth Bryant
Neville Edwards ... Harris

Tre Smith ... Vasquez

James Kidnie ... Doc

Topaz Hasfal-Schou ... Davis (as Topaz Hasfal)

Donald Burda ... Lt. Greer
Graham Kartna ... Young David
Adam Bramble ... Old David

Sarah Plommer ... WJD Tech
Neil Foster ... Dr. Frederick Reyna
Vanessa Winton ... Sara

Christopher Redman ... Daniel Haywood (as Chris Redman)

Stewart Arnott ... Dr. John Stewart
Frank Nakashima ... Doctor
Barry Lavender ... Tramp

Jonathan Watton ... Man on Phone / Technician
Mike Forler ... Police Tech (as Michael Forler)
John Nightingale ... Talk Show Host
Debbie Stoddard ... Paramedic
Genny Iannucci ... Screaming Woman

Ted Ludzik ... Cop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jamie Johnston ... Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
David DeBartolomé  (as David Barto)
Writing credits
Brad Mirman (written by)

Produced by
Jamie Brown .... producer
Gary Howsam .... producer
Juan Montilla Eslava .... co-producer
Jim Reeve .... executive producer
Richard Rionda Del Castro .... producer
Steve Robbins .... executive producer
Lewin Webb .... co-producer
Philippe Martinez .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Gary Koftinoff 
Cinematography by
Unax Mendia 
Film Editing by
Evan Landis 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Marjorie Lecker 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Tim Boyd 
Art Direction by
Andrew Hull 
Set Decoration by
Jim Lambie 
Costume Design by
Judith England 
Makeup Department
Tracy Bentley .... assistant makeup artist
Traci Loader .... key makeup artist
Pamela Mills .... assistant hair stylist
Leanne Morrison .... key hair stylist
David Myers .... hair stylist: Mr Lambert
David Myers .... makeup artist: Mr. Lambert
Production Management
Aaron Barnett .... production manager
Oliver Groom .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Kiefaber .... trainee assistant director
Ian Robertson .... first assistant director
Jill Campbell Samson .... second assistant director (as Jill Samson)
Sean Watson .... third assistant director
Graham Tallman .... daily assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Paul Accadia .... on set carpenter
Craig Boland .... on-set dresser
Dave Fuller .... key scenic artist
Rick Gilbert .... set buyer
Brad Greaves .... second assistant art director (as Bradley Greaves)
David Gruer .... lead set dresser
Andrew Kawczynski .... set dresser
Itsuko Kurono .... art department apprentice
James McCrindle .... set dresser (as James A. McKrindle)
Kenny Meinzinger .... co-property master
Michael Williams'Willis' .... carpenter
Andrij Molodecky .... co-property master
Dan Norton .... first assistant art director
Eric Summerley .... head carpenter (as Eric Summerly)
Patrick Tarr .... set dresser
Allan Westlake .... construction coordinator
Lisa Younger .... principal buyer (as Liisa Younger)
Jeremy Simser .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ross Adams .... supervising sound editor
Mike Anscombe .... foley artist
Tony Anscombe .... sound re-recording mixer
Iain Eyre .... dialogue editor
Herwig Gayer .... sound recordist
James Harrison .... sound effects editor
Mathew Knights .... sound re-recording mixer
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
James Seddon .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Iain Stewart .... boom operator
Alek Bromke .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Steve Little .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Jessie Taylor .... foley editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Darcy Callaghan .... key special effects
John LaForet .... special effects coordinator
Jon Davis .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Alan Bak .... senior production supervisor: Cine-Byte
Tom Bak .... senior production supervisor: Cine-Byte
Jeff Baker .... technical supervisor: Cine-Byte
Drake Conrad .... digital intermediate scanning and recording: Cine-Byte
Peter Denomme .... visual effects producer: Calibre Digital Pictures
Rick Hannigan .... project coordinator: Cine-Byte
Felix Heeb .... digital intermediate scanning and recording: Cine-Byte
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositor: Calibre Digital Pictures (as Gudrun Heinz)
Elizabeth Holmes .... digital compositor: Calibre Digital Pictures
Brian Hunt .... digital intermediate scanning and recording: Calibre Digital Pictures
Brian Lui .... title graphics: Calibre Digital Pictures
Diana Madureira .... production coordinator: digital intermediate scanning and recording: Cine-Byte (as Diana Madureia)
Ian Maxwell .... visual effects coordinator: Calibre Digital Pictures
Anthony Paterson .... creative supervisor: Calibre Digital Pictures
Nick Paulozza .... digital intermediate scanning and recording: Calibre Digital Pictures
Chris Ross .... digital opticals: Cine-Byte
Mark Tureski .... digital opticals: Cine-Byte
Rainy Venne .... digital compositor: Calibre Digital Pictures
Ian Britton .... lead digital compositor (uncredited)
Ariel Joson .... digital artist (uncredited)
Robin Trickett .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Nick Alachiotis .... stunt performer: WJD Agent
Ron Bell .... stunt driver: truck
Leigh Bianco .... stunt double: Claire (as Leigh Brinkman)
Matt Birman .... stunt performer: WJD Agent
Derek Bujalski .... stunt performer: WJD Agent
Chad Camilleri .... stunt performer: WJD Agent
Shane Cardwell .... stunt coordinator
Shane Cardwell .... stunt double: Norman Scot
Shane Cardwell .... stunt performer: WJD Agent
Shelley Cook .... stunt driver
Wayne Downer .... stunt performer: cop
Kym Kristalie .... stunt double: Claire
Kym Kristalie .... stunt performer: WJD Agent
Danny Lima .... stunt double: Walters
Angelica Lisk-Hann .... stunt double: Davis (as Angelica Lisk)
Steve Lucescu .... stunt driver
Dwayne McLean .... assistant stunt coordinator
Dwayne McLean .... stunt driver
Dwayne McLean .... stunt performer: WJD Agent
Markus Parilo .... stunt performer: WJD Agent
Dimitri Pavlakos .... stunt performer
Alison Reid .... stunt driver
Bryan Renfro .... stunt performer: WJD Agent
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt driver
John Stoneham Sr. .... stunt performer: WJD Agent
Len Wagner .... stunt performer: cop
Ron Webber .... stunt double: Walters
Ron Webber .... stunt performer: Reyna Killer
Tom Farr .... stunts (uncredited)
Duncan McLeod .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Regan Moore .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Geoff Williams .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Alexander .... first assistant camera
Ian Anderson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Allan Barnes .... generator operator
Michael Bawcott .... electrician
Nick Brooks .... dolly grip
Michael Carella .... camera operator
Gilles Corbeil .... Steadicam operator
Gilles Corbeil .... camera operator: "b" camera
Filip Dobosz .... second assistant camera: second unit
Angel Gonzalez .... camera operator
Peter Hannough .... grip
Jeff Harrison .... best boy grip
Ananda Ishiuri .... electrician
Jeevanram Jeyam .... camera trainee
Hal Kay .... video assist operator
Dennis Kim .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rob MacDonald .... gaffer (as Robert McDonald)
David Mason .... key grip
David McNeil .... best boy electric
Barry Newton .... first assistant camera: second unit
Curtis Petersen .... camera operator
Curtis Petersen .... director of photography: second unit (as Curtis J. Petersen)
David Rumley .... second assistant camera
Stephen Scott .... still photographer
James Tamblyn .... video operator
Ed Tanner .... grip
Steve Tsushima .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Christopher Watson .... electrician (as Chris Watson)
Dana Perry .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Aric Dupere .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Aaron Unrau .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frances Cabezas Miller .... assistant costume designer (as Frances Cabezas-Miller)
Nicole Pearson .... costume extras coordinator
Luda Tselooussova .... head cutter
Editorial Department
Erin Deck .... first assistant editor: post-production
Alison Ethier .... first assistant editor
Davida Gragor .... post-production assistant
Colin Kish .... editorial supervisor: post-production
Peter Korsitzke .... color timer
Lee Romberg .... post-production consultant (uncredited)
Music Department
Ron Proulx .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Robert Arsenault .... head driver
Scott Clarke .... transportation captain
Glen Creswell .... driver (as Glen Cresswell)
Jason C. Gates .... transportation coordinator
Mickey McAllister .... driver (as Mickey McCallister)
Michael O'Halloran .... driver
Elsa Scruton .... transportation coordinator (as Dee Dee Scruton)
Doug Warren .... driver
Jerry Wood .... driver (as Gerry Wood)
Other crew
Comfort Alemoru .... production controller: Studio Eight
Donald A. Barton .... legal counsel: Hannibal Pictures (as Donald Barton)
Andje Borojevic .... production coordinator
Alex Brown .... production executive: Studio Eight
Emma Callinan .... production coordinator: Studio Eight
Oliver Churchill .... location manager
Judith Cogan-Andrews .... business affairs: GFT
Christopher Coughlin .... production assistant
Céline De La Pena .... assistant: Mr. Lambert
Patricia Eberle .... associate producer
Janet Ellis .... assistant production coordinator
Emma England .... set supervisor
Claude Forest .... insurance broker: Multimedia Risk Consultants and Insurance Brokers
Martin Haines .... production counsel: Davenport Lyons
Bill Halliday .... daily production assistant
Michael Harland .... assistant location manager (as Mike Harland)
Trina Hickey .... associate to the producers: Mr. Howsam
Paul Jennison .... production accountant
Stephanie Keating .... unit publicist
Jacqueline Kelly .... production controller: GFT
Rachel Leko .... production assistant
Patrick Malone .... post project supervisor
Luke Marshall .... assistant location manager
Ronald McKenzie .... location production assistant (as Ron McKenzie)
Robert McNamara .... production assistant
Alex McNaughton .... location manager
Lorraine J. Proctor .... second assistant accountant (as Lorraine Proctor)
Michelle Ramez .... first assistant accountant
Barbara Sacks .... accountant: GFT
Bill Seaward .... daily production assistant
Carolyn Stamegna .... production counsel: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Julia Stan .... script supervisor (as Julia Stan Garcia)
Masumi Suzuki .... truck supervisor
Charles Taylor .... weapons wrangler
Bill Treacy .... accountant: Studio Eight
Isai Rivera Blas .... stand-in (uncredited)
Pauline Burt .... risk manager (uncredited)
Shawn Doney .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Alan Sutton .... fire safety coordinator (uncredited)
Al Vrkljan .... gun handler (uncredited)
Lee Beasley .... special thanks
Dave Bruner .... special thanks
Paul Collard .... special thanks
Neil Craig .... special thanks
Catherine Mackay .... special thanks
Portia Napier .... special thanks
Richard Peirce .... special thanks
Richard Watson .... special thanks
Brian White .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

David DeBartolomé's first studio film.See more »
Continuity: 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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014)See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
passable if you don't expect too much - could have been good, 15 September 2007
Author: ptay1685 from Australia

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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