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The Lazarus Project (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  24 October 2008 (Taiwan)
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A former criminal is drawn into a criminal endeavor and subsequently finds himself living an inexplicable new life working at a psychiatric facility.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Garvey (as Brooklyn Proulx)
Father Ezra
Julie Ingram
William Reeds
Ross McMillan ...
Dr. James
John Callander ...
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Peter Jordan ...
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A harrowing and frightening thriller about a man who has everything he's ever loved stripped away from him; and to earn his life and family back, he must face obstacles of mystical origins, endure countless tests of his faith, struggle with his own sanity, and explore the depth and the power of his soul. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, disturbing images and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Paul Walker was the first choice for the lead role in the film See more »


When Ben Garvey wakes from the dream of his father's suicide, In two different shots, he is shown with and without a wedding ring. See more »


[first lines]
Katie Garvey: Daddy, what's the greatest thing you ever saw?
Ben Garvey: Greatest thing you ever saw. Umm. One time when I was a little boy, I was playing with my slingshot and I saw this Jaybird. I don't know why but I shot him.
Katie Garvey: You killed a birdie?
Ben Garvey: I didn't mean to. I don't even know why I shot at him, but I felt so bad, I started praying to God that he would come back. And all of a sudden the Jaybird woke up. He just flew away.
Katie Garvey: God saved him?
Ben Garvey: Yeah, I think so.
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Uncle Sam will take care of you!
18 October 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I didn't think too much of this movie after reading the plot, but fortunately there are these pleasant surprises. Although the story is very thin, I think the acting is great. Paul Walker, whom I did not know before, is very convincing and so are the other characters. The movie is a bit dark, gloomy and sometimes you will feel lost, just like the main character. Bob Gunton is great as a priest, you will love him as you love your granddad. Don't be surprised that you will hardly find a reference from the title to the actual story. I will have to see the movie again to find out if there is one. But one thing is very clear, this is a must see if you prefer acting above action.

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