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A man goes on the run after he discovers that he is actually a "harvestable being", and is being kept as a source of replacement parts, along with others, in a Utopian facility.

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Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly Utopian but contained facility in the year 2019. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to the "The Island" - reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie. He and all of the other inhabitants of the facility are actually human clones. Lincoln makes a daring escape with a beautiful fellow resident named Jordan Two-Delta. Relentlessly pursued by the forces of the sinister institute that once housed them, Lincoln and Jordan engage in a race for their lives to literally meet their makers. Written by bondish

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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$126,000,000 (estimated)

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$93,311 (Turkey) (16 September 2005)

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$620,872 (South Africa) (16 September 2005)
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The turtle-shaped car in Tom Lincoln's display case is a model of John Cobb's "Railton-Mobil Special", which broke the World Land Speed Record three times in 1938, 1939 and 1947. The latter record stood for nearly 16 years, when it was broken by Craig Breedlove's "Spirit of America" jet car. Subsequent piston-engined cars have only pushed up the record by 11 m.p.h. See more »

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While Lincoln and Jordan were running through the conditioning room (where it was pouring water) they were both wet and dirty, yet when they ran into the next room, they were perfectly dry and clean. See more »

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God-Like Man: You're special. You have a very special purpose in life. You've been chosen. The Island awaits you.
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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
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Stylish, But Not What I Expected
12 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Scientists creating "clones" are the villains in this movie and they make them in the future to provide their human counterparts replacements for defective body parts. The only problem is that one of the clones (Ewan McGregor) starts to become human with feelings, emotions, etc. He is then joined by a female clone (Scarlett Johansson) and the two them try to escape their surrounds - a prison- like laboratory in the middle of the desert in the U.S.A.

These clones are promised freedom with a lottery-type trip to "The Island" but that is all a mirage as our heroes find out. The last half of the film is them on the run, trying to tell someone what the truth is all about with this project and all the while escaping an army of pursuers.

I was expecting more of a lower-key, intelligent story but this turned out to be an Arnold Schwarzenegger-type action movie, which isn't all bad because Arnold's films were at least entertaining. This has the same stuff: outrageous scenes in which incredible things happen to the heroes....like assassins shooting at them from 30 feet away and never hitting them or falling from tall buildings....and never getting hurt! These two leads have nothing on Superman. They are indestructible, apparently. It's lunacy....but it certainly has it's fun moments with some tremendous stunt work.

To me, the best aspect of this film was the stylish camera-work. There are some really, really nice visuals in this presentation, and good sound. Overall, entertaining but just another wild-adventure action movie that's okay but nothing super.


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