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Maximum Surge (2003)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 23 June 2003
When a super computer is linked to a video game network, a computer programmer who designed the game must enter the virtual reality world of his fantasies and defeat the computer before it causes a worldwide information crash.

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Jo (archive footage)
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Drexel (archive footage)
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Elaine Barker (as Dominika Wolski)
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Steve Hunter
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Mr. Brinkman
Craig McNair ...
NPD Officer Pinkerton
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Professor Roswell
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Zoey
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Synthi
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Drexel (voice)
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DJ
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Codec
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Boxing Cornerman (archive footage)
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Boxing Announcer (archive footage)
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Ace game programmer, Steve Hunter is sucked into a virtual computer game world controlled by Drexel, the world's fastest computer addicted to computer games. To save humankind and himself, Steve must do battle inside Drexel's world with the aid of JO an AI robot he created. Written by Lindsay James

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Rated PG-13 for violence and some dialogue
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23 June 2003 (Canada)  »

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Game Over  »

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CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)
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In the trailer, Walter Koenig's own voice is used for the scenes with the humanoid Drexel. In the actual film however, all of Koenig's dialogue is overdubbed by Manny Petruzzelli. See more »

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Edited from Maximum Surge (1996) See more »

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Fascinating but Failed Attempt at Virtual Reality
1 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

If only this movie had had a better script, better acting, better budget. This cinematic ally compelling but uninvolving movie sputters with a series of possible fascinating starts and stops in its way to a so-so ending. This great looking virtual reality series of scenes, reminiscent of Brainstorm, the premise of this movie is good - with lots of exciting, but usually poorly executed scenes with our star-virtual reality expert seemingly outmatched under most circumstances. Not a lot of brains here nor a lot of sympathy as our star actor gets punched and bruised and in some instances, almost seems to deserve it. There are some nifty cameos, poorly used. It is unfortunate that this movie couldn't have lifted itself higher because the creative idea and the photography was there. The storyline barely holds together, the dizzying spectacle of multiple virtual realities had promise. Overall, perhaps it was only the bare legs of the our feminine heroine who even seemed helpless, ditsy self that made the movie watchable. A lukewarm four out of ten stars.


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