The Final Cut (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  15 October 2004 (USA)
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Set in a world with memory implants, Robin Williams plays a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.


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The story is set in a world where implanted microchips can record all moments of an individual's life. The chips are removed upon death so the images can be edited into something of a highlight reel for loved ones who want to remember the deceased. Caviezel portrays the leader of the organization that opposes this technology's development. Written by Bubba

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Every moment of your life recorded. Would you live it differently? See more »

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La memoria de los muertos  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$226,296 (USA) (15 October 2004)


$135,856 (Brazil) (8 April 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Pink Floyd's 1983 album, The Final Cut, shares a character with this film, Fletcher (named after Roger Water's father). It isn't clear if this connection is deliberate, but the album also features overtones of tragic loss and memories. See more »


The paper announcing Bannister's death states that he was 54 when he died. But, when Alan loads his implant for the first time, it states that there are 544,628 life hours to review. That number of hours would make him over 62 years of age. See more »


[first lines]
Young Louis - 9: Can I play?
Young Alan - 9: Do you have any marbles?
Young Louis - 9: Yep.
[reaches into his pocket]
Young Alan - 9: Okay.
Young Louis - 9: Thanks.
Young Alan - 9: You're welcome. So what's your name?
Young Louis - 9: Louis. Yours?
Young Alan - 9: Alan.
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Intriguing plot, intense acting
25 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

The plot is timely and intriguing, providing lots of food for thought as to the perhaps not-too-far future prospects of technology and our own legacies.

I agree the relationship between Williams' character and his love interest was too sketchy. With a few extra minutes expanding on those two, the film might have been more fleshed out. Overall, I enjoyed the movie. It really gave us pause to reflect on the pros and cons of the "Zoe Implant" and "rememories." Appreciated the intense acting abilities of Williams and Caviezel; otherwise, the movie might have lagged even more.

I thought the angles of the camera shots were interesting.

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