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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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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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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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In this feature, Robin Williams was bound by the Three Codes from "The Cutter's Code." Five years before, Robin also was bound by the Three Laws of Robotics in Bicentennial Man (1999). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, a young Alan Hakman looks at the body of a boy who has fallen from a great height, lying in a puddle of blood. Later in the film, we revisit this scene in a flashback and learn that the puddle is actually a can of red paint that Hakman has knocked over. But in the first scene, the puddle is already there before Hakman approaches the body, and we never see him knock over the paint. See more »

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[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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Composed by Andrew Lockington
Performed by Maryem Tollar
Produced by Andrew Lockington and Ron Searles
Published by Absurd Music
Courtesy of Lions Gate Records
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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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