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The Killing Gene (2007)

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A calculating killer coerces a detective to pay for his previous mistakes.

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Daniel Leone
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Dr. Gelb
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Jack Corelli
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Barbara Adair ...
Alice Jackson
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Trucker (as Peter Balance)
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Elly Carpenter
Lauren Hood ...
Sharon Williams
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Gillian (as Caroline Lee Johnson)
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Jamal Osman / Khaled Osman (as Brian 'Saen' Jordan)
Sheila Kerr ...
Alison Lerner
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Wesley Smith (as Michael Liebman)
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A series of deaths have started occurring in New York; Some are being found mutilated while others have an equation wÎ"z = Cov (w,z) = ßwzVz carved onto their skin. As police investigate they discover each victim was forced to choose between sacrificing their own life or a loved ones' life. Before long it becomes clear that this perpetrator has suffered just such a similar fate...so now is coping by seeking a way of solving this philosophical enigma, can Captain Maclean and his officers such as Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott stop this suspect, because he/she won't not until he/she gets to the end of this equation. Written by suspicious

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Would you kill the one you love to save yourself from death? See more »


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Rated R for strong brutal violence including a rape, gruesome images and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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22 February 2008 (UK)  »

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£5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The sets made in Belfast to simulate New York City were built in under two weeks time. See more »

Goofs

When Detective Jackson is looking through Daniel Leone's criminal history, one of the entries states that he was charged with possession of "crystal methadone." There is no such substance. It would either be crystal methamphetamine or simply methadone - most likely the former. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Leone: [to Jackson] It's not Harbi... it's Lerner... IT'S PAYBACK MAN
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The end credits roll while a proof of the Price equation shows up. See more »

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References I Spit on Your Grave (1978) See more »

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Hostile
Written by Diamond/Hall/McTiernan
Performed by Machine W!elding Weapons
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Nice original Thriller, not Horror (not scary at all).
26 November 2012 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Being a Horror freak, I usually give a chance to pretty much any Horror sub-genre and type. The Killing Gene is one of these Thrillers that I personally don't really consider Horror, as it's not scary or frightening in any way. It does revolve around some pretty terrible things, but I personally like films that are scarier.

Having said that, I think The Killing Gene was a very nice thriller. Stellan Skarsgård, unlike his role in Thor (and The Avengers) was dark and charismatic, and Melissa George was as great as always. The story idea was nice and original, and made it a little hard to pick sides. The twist towards the end did manage to surprise me, and the ending itself was a very nice closure. Notice most of the times I used an adjective, it was "nice". Not more, nor less.

As for criticism? The twist was very original, but I was kinda hoping for something a little deeper and more complicated. All in all, I'd say The Killing Gene was a gloomy combination of Saw, The Bone Collector and Kindergarten Cop.

I personally enjoyed it as a thriller, not as Horror. If you're thriller fans, you probably will enjoy it too.


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