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The Final Patient -- A country doctor discovers the fountain of youth, but his curiosity is clouded by addiction and the results are deadly.


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Matthew Borish ... Billy

Guy Boyd ... Sheriff McKnee
Jason Scott Campbell ... Willy Jenkins

Bill Cobbs ... Dr. Daniel Green
Desmond Confoy ... Matt

Alex Feldman ... Cameron Streckman

Andrea Havens ... Night-Shift Nurse
John Benjamin Martin ... Bar patron
Lizan Mitchell ... Elizabeth Green
Victor Velez ... Dr. Hernandez

Cheryl Williams ... Nurse 1

Directed by
Jerry Mainardi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jerry Mainardi 
Michael J. Mainardi 

Produced by
Michael J. Mainardi .... producer
Original Music by
Ron Burns 
Cinematography by
Joe Vandergast 
Film Editing by
Jeff Candelora 
Jerry Mainardi 
Michael J. Mainardi 
Casting by
Elizabeth Gans 
Rawleigh Moreland 
Elsie Stark 
Makeup Department
Jeremy Selenfriend .... special makeup effects
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Colleen Casey .... second assistant director
Amy D'Alio .... second second assistant director
Claudio Kuhn .... first assistant director
Art Department
Karyn Gerred .... scenic charge
Dennis Madigan .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Brian Jordan .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Holly Selenfriend .... special effects assistant (as Holly Wisniewski)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Goraj Jr. .... key grip
Quint Klinger .... best boy electric
Jim Marshall .... assistant camera
Kevin McGlinchey .... best boy grip
Kevin McGlinchey .... dolly grip
Gregory Ries .... gaffer
Anthony J. Sortino .... company grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sara Webster .... wardrobe assistant
Angeline Zeigler .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Andy Williams .... colorist
Other crew
M.P. Cherkowsky .... production assistant
Garrett Hardy Davis .... production assistant (as Garrett Davis)
Federico Ferreri .... production assistant
Rudi Fischer .... production assistant
Brandy Hartley .... location manager
Nick Murphy .... production assistant
Kevin Streckewald .... production assistant

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USA:100 min
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I agree with another review here., 18 November 2012
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

This really isn't a bad film at all. In fact, it's a fairly good one, and is a refreshing change of pace for the horror genre nowadays in that it entirely hinges on character and performance. That is, until its misfired finale that is much too conventional and disappointing considering just how much build up is in this thing. The excellent veteran character actor Bill Cobbs shines in a rare lead role; it's a good thing that he should get such a major showcase for once. He plays a septuagenarian doctor / farmer with an ill wife who needs looking after. One day, on his property, a local kid is playing around and gets pinned under an old tractor. Dr. Dan (Cobbs) then proceeds to exhibit some superhuman strength and lift the tractor off of the boy so that he can be moved. Word of this miracle spreads to two college kids, Willy (Jason Scott Campbell) and Cameron (Alex Feldman), and Cameron is determined to find out all of Dans' big secrets - some of which he does reveal to him, in a standout sequence where Dan spills out his big back story, having heard of a powerful drug used by monks in ancient times which Dan has been able to replicate. As a result, he's in much better shape than he should by all rights be; he can outrun his dog, for one thing. But on the dark and stormy night that Willy and Cameron pay a supposedly social visit to the solicitous, friendly senior, bad things soon start happening. One element that helps bring "The Final Patient" down a peg or two is the way that co-writer / director Jerry Mainardi doesn't seem too keen on explaining just a bit more, at least in regards to the motivation of Dans' wife Elizabeth (Lizan Mitchell); what exactly is her deal? Affecting music and good acting can only do so much to keep this thing interesting; Campbell and Feldman aren't on a level with Cobbs, but deliver basically creditable performances; also on hand is another solid and under-rated actor, Guy Boyd (the sardonic detective in 1984's "Body Double") as the local sheriff. The film really is very light on horror until its final act, but the horror that takes place is nothing special. There's some good gore, but the makeup effects on Elizabeth really aren't that great. (One thing's for sure, and that's that the big reveal of her appearance wouldn't be as ineffective if it weren't advertised on the back of the Blu-ray cover.) Overall, this would have to rate as a nice try that just doesn't properly deliver in the end...especially given how clichéd that end is. Cobbs pushes up the rating by a point. Six out of 10.

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