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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
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Ross McMillan ...
Dr. James
John Callander ...
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Rated PG-13 for some violence, disturbing images and thematic material | See all certifications »

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24 October 2008 (Taiwan)  »

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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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Excellent movie....
21 October 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Just finished watching this and I must say i am glad i saw it...Many viewers have commented that the movie is very slow paced, esp to start with but i disagree.I think the director got the pacing spot on.

The movie is about an ex-con played by Paul walker who is trying to start a new life and make it good for himself and his family but fate has other plans and he is pushed back into the world he is so badly trying to escape...soon we find out that nothing is wat it seems and the movie is thrilling all the way..

All the actors do justice to their roles and the screenplay is tight and gripping....its a nice thriller with a lot of emotions as well....Paul walker is getting type-cast but i guess thats because he is so good at these kinda movies/roles....

all in all a movie worth your time and money and i would certainly recommend it......8/10

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