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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):
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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)
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
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Music from GoldenEye (1995) was featured in the trailer.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Claire:You pushed me off a bridge!
Norman Scott:Yeah.
Claire:I would have jumped!
[Scott laughs]
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not great, or even good that much of the time, 26 September 2007
Author: vchimpanzee

At the start and the end of the movie, an old man is telling the story many years in the future.

In 2007, the Neurological Degeneration Syndrome virus is first isolated. Eventually, because all the rain forests are cut down, the virus, transmitted through the air, kills 5 billion people. Only after a treatment called Absolon is found is the disease stopped, but Absolon is not a cure. And everyone needs it to live, and everyone gets it from a company called UPC. In this new world of the future, the only currency is time. Every time someone pays for a product, the price is referred to in minutes, hours, days, etc.

A scientist who has found the cure for NDS is murdered, and Det. Norman Scott and his partner Ruth (who seems to take hair care advice from Kelly Osbourne) are assigned to the case. Since UPC seems to have a monopoly on the product the whole world needs in order to stay alive, it would be in their best interest if the cure were not found. And the WJD seem to be like the FBI, but they are evil.

Det. Scott spends most of his time with Claire, a scientist who is also working on a cure. Occasionally, they are funny. UPC head Murchison and his goons (who include Walters) want them to fail and are willing to kill. And there is a new twist: Scott is given three days to live as a result of an experiment he didn't know he was participating in. This makes the search for the truth more urgent.

This started out as a really bad movie, and while it later showed promise, it never really improved, with two exceptions. Ron Perlman did a very good job as the head villain, and there was one other actor who really showed talent. He played a doctor (or at least some sort of medical professional) who took care of apparently homeless people and was raising two orphaned boys as his own.

Most of the other acting was mediocre or bad. Kelly Brook at least looked good, and she had her moments. Lou Diamond Phillips, despite being a respected actor, didn't show his ability here, in my opinion.

The movie showed little evidence of being set in the distant future. There were computer voices telling people to wake up in the morning, how much "money" they owed when they paid for products, and how much "money" they had left. One virtual reality scene had excellent visual effects (as the return to the "real world" was made, that is), but that seemed to use up the entire visual effects budget for the movie. We were supposed to pretend the cars weren't from the current decade, though cars have looked pretty much the same for years and I suppose it would cost too much to change them to look futuristic. One truck which didn't run looked like it would be nearly 100 years old.

It wasn't the worst movie ever.

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