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The Final Cut (2004)

Set in a world with memory recording implants, Alan Hakman is 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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(as Omar Naïm)

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Legz the Tattoo Artist
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Charles Bannister
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Caroline Monroe
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Storyline

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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In the end, he sees everything. 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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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)

Gross:

$548,039 (USA) (5 November 2004)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Bannister takes his daughter into his study, he closes the door. The visual record is shot along the length of his arm, so either his eyes are in the middle of his chest, or the camera was shooting from too low. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in The Murder Pact (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Bye Bye
Written by William Hermes
Performed by Lightnin' Willie and The Poorboys
Published by Laureate Lane Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of 4Music o/b/o 1.4.5 Records
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futuristic and mysterious
17 May 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

It's the kind of film provoking many ethical questions about life, death, privacy and so on. Omar Naim's direction gives a glimpse into possible science discoveries and paths; its strong originality consists of showing how the state of civil rights could be threatened if these futuristic odyssey came true. The whole film is based on a steady premise, very solid performances and an impressive visual style, though special effects are not as special as one could think (given this title and this plot). Robin Williams is now accustomed to playing such frightening and alluring roles; after "Insomnia", "One hour photo" and this flick "Dead Poets Society" is now a far memory.


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