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The Killing Gene (2007)

w Delta z (original title)
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
Peter Ballance ...
Trucker (as Peter Balance)
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Elly Carpenter
Lauren Hood ...
Sharon Williams
Caroline Lee-Johnson ...
Gillian (as Caroline Lee Johnson)
Sean Brian Chipango ...
Jamal Osman / Khaled Osman (as Brian 'Saen' Jordan)
Sheila Kerr ...
Alison Lerner
Michael Liebmann ...
Wesley Smith (as Michael Liebman)
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Storyline

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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Love doesn't hurt. It kills. 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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The Killing Gene  »

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£5,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Associate producer Brock Norman Brock, supporting actor Tom Hardy, and cinematographer Morten Søborg shortly after this film would work with Nicolas Winding Refn. Brock (as co-writer) and Hardy (in the lead titular role) in Bronson (2008) and Søborg (who is famous for his work with Refn) in Valhalla Rising (2009). See more »

Goofs

The first time we see the police whiteboard it has "W Delta Z" and "W Delta Z = Cov" written on it (even though no corpse has borne the "v" at that point). But in the next shot the board says only "W Delta Z = Co". See more »

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Gelb: [explaining the W Delta Z equation] The selfish gene...
Helen Westcott: Go on.
Gelb: You think a bird will sacrifice itself for the flock, or a bee will sting a predator and die for the hive? How noble. How heroic.
Helen Westcott: And it isn't true?
Gelb: No, it isn't true. Suppose you put a snake into the cage and one of the monkeys is a hero - yeah, lures it away, lets it eat him. But it's not heroism. It's not selflessness. Forget the bees. Forget the monkey. The monkey's nothing. Just think what the monkey's made of.
Helen Westcott: What's that?
Gelb: ...
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Crazy Credits

The end credits roll while a proof of the Price equation shows up. See more »

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References Wonder Woman (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Hostile
Written by Diamond/Hall/McTiernan
Performed by Machine W!elding Weapons
Published by A7 Music
Courtesy of 7PM Management
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Surprised
8 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

I was surprised when I watched this movie at the Fantasy Film Festival in Stuttgart/Germany. And I'm surprised that it got a high rating here at IMDb too. Not because it doesn't deserve it in my eyes (obviously as seen in my rating). I just didn't expect a relatively small movie (even with a stellar cast, and yes pun intended) to be noticed that much, but I was wrong.

The movie itself is very dark and gritty. It's also not for the faint hearted! There are scenes here, that might make you squeal, if you're not up for the brutality of what is shown! Allow yourself into this brutal and dark world and be amazed by it's "beauty"! That's all I have to say, about this thriller ...


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