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Hardwired -- After a tragic accident claims the lives of Luke Gibson's (Gooding Jr.) wife and unborn child, he is left with critical injuries and complete amnesia. A new technological breakthrough from the Hexx Corporation - a Psi-Comp Implant that's hardwired into Luke's brain - saves his life, but Luke soon finds out that this new technology comes with a price and that the Hexx Corporation harbors sinister plans for the new device. With the help of new allies, Luke tries to recover the memories of his past while uncovering the Hexx Corporation's true motives.


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3 November 2009 (USA) See more »
They stole his past, now he's taking back his future
After a tragic accident nearly claims the life Luke Gibson (Gooding Jr.) the Hexx Corporation hardwire an implant into Luke's brain, it saves his life, but Luke soon finds out that this new technology comes at price, advertising. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Luke Gibson

Val Kilmer ... Virgil

Michael Ironside ... Hal

Tatiana Maslany ... Punk Red

Eric Breker ... Drake

Juan Riedinger ... Punk Blue

Chad Krowchuk ... Keyboard

Terry Chen ... Carter Burke

Hiro Kanagawa ... Dr. Steckler

Rachel Luttrell ... Candace

Donny Lucas ... Bennett

Ali Liebert ... Catalina Jones
Monica Mustelier ... Veronica
Julius Chapple ... Lewis

Sunita Prasad ... Nurse Price
Marcus Hondro ... Running Man

Robert Clarke ... Winston

Dave Cote ... Screen Doctor

Michael Adamthwaite ... Director

Nicole Muñoz ... Little Girl (as Nicole Munoz)

Reese Alexander ... Hope Trooper
Vicky Huang ... Aide
Alastair Gamble ... Marcus

Rob Carpenter ... Scientist

Matthew Kevin Anderson ... Store Cop (as Matt Anderson)
Alex Lee ... News Anchor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josh Goring ... Homeless person (uncredited)

Directed by
Ernie Barbarash 
Writing credits
Michael Hurst (written by) (as Mike Hurst)

Produced by
Justin Bursch .... assistant producer
Mike Callaghan .... executive producer
Christine Haebler .... producer
Margot Hand .... associate producer
Brad Krevoy .... executive producer
Reuben Liber .... executive producer
Lindsay MacAdam .... executive producer (as Lindsay Macadam)
Kirk Shaw .... producer
Stacey Shaw .... associate producer
Original Music by
Schaun Tozer 
Cinematography by
Stephen Jackson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gordon Williams 
Casting by
Laura Toplass  (as Laura Brooke Toplass)
Production Design by
Troy Hansen 
Art Direction by
Michael Corrado 
Set Decoration by
Shannon Murphy 
Costume Design by
Ken Shapkin 
Makeup Department
Codey Blair .... hair assistant (as Cody Blair)
Jill Corp .... hair department head
Amber Trudeau .... makeup assistant
Amy Van Wormer .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Sean Bowers .... post-production supervisor
Tia Buhl .... production manager
Tia Buhl .... production supervisor
Shelby Gilraine .... co-post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ernie Barbarash .... director: New Mexico
Ted Emerson .... third assistant director
Frank Hollman .... trainee assistant director
Lori K. Peterson .... second assistant director (as Lori Peterson)
Shamess Shute .... first assistant director
Art Department
Matthew Brunt .... on-set assistant
Denise Hignell .... dresser
David Inkster .... first assistant props (as Dave Inkster)
Jesse Joslin .... construction foreman
Jay Kent .... assistant set decorator
Ben Krakowsky .... props master
Todd Lawley .... lead dresser
Ivan Lyttek .... props assistant
David McLean .... storyboard artist
Melissa Olson .... on-set dresser
Nancy Pownall .... set decorator buyer (as Nancy Pownwall)
Baron Shaver .... paint coordinator
Teresa Weston .... graphic artist
Leah Wiebe .... dresser (as Leah Weibe)
Sound Department
Chester Biolowas .... sound effects editor (as Chester Bialowas)
Stephen Cheung .... dialogue editor
Bernardo Six Costa .... boom operator (as Bernardo Costa)
Ian Emberton .... re-recording mixer (as Iam Emberton)
Darryl L. Frank .... sound mixer: New Mexico (as Darryl Frank)
Don Harrison .... foley artist
Matt Hovland .... adr mixer
Jeff Jackman .... supervising sound designer
Rylan Kerbes .... boom operator (as Ryan Kerbes)
Jeff Knudsen .... boom: New Mexico
Ian Mackie .... foley artist
Shawn Miller .... sound mixer
Roger Morris .... adr mixer
Rick Senechal .... foley engineer
Greg Stewart .... re-recording mixer
Candisha Story .... adr recordist
Graham Timmer .... additional sound mixer
Special Effects by
Allen Benjamin .... special effects coordinator (as Al Benjamin)
Ryan Patton .... special effects best boy
Rob Thorpe .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Dan Brittain .... digital compositor
Chris Cervantes .... 3D lead artist: Conti Films Inc.
Emil Chang .... visual effects artist: Insight HD Post
Joseph Conti .... visual effects producer: New Mexico
Joseph Conti .... visual effects supervisor: Conti Films Inc.
Paul Conti .... 2D lead artist: Conti Films Inc.
Danny Ho .... computer graphics
Douglas Kerr .... senior visual effects artist: Insight HD Post (as Doug Kerr)
Angus Laing .... senior visual effects artist: Insight HD Post
Mark A. Lasoff .... compositing supervisor: Conti Films Inc. (as Mark Lasoff)
James McLeod .... visual effects artist: Insight HD Post
Richard Mintak .... senior visual effects artist: Insight HD Post
Richard Mintak .... visual effects supervisor: Insight HD Post
Richard Mintak .... visual effects
Haley Rae Norris .... 2D rotoscope artist: Conti Films Inc. (as Haley Norris)
Jon Shaw .... senior visual effects artist: Insight HD Post
Tomaso Tartarotti .... visual effects artist: Insight HD Post
George Tsirogiannis .... visual effects artist: Insight HD Post
Helen Tzoutis .... visual effects artist: Insight HD Post
Helen Tzoutis .... visual effects department manager: Insight HD Post
Dave Alexander .... stunt double: Winston
Gavin Buhr .... stunts
Jason Calder .... stunt performer
Janene Carleton .... stunt double: Punk Red
Mike Desabrais .... stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer
Ryan Ennis .... stunt double: Virgil
Lani Gelera .... stunt double
Adrian Hein .... stunt double: Drake
Brian Ho .... stunt double: Dr. Steckler
Alexander Mandra .... stunts
Steven McMichael .... fight choreographer
Gaston Morrison .... assistant fight choreographer
Gaston Morrison .... stunt double: Bennett
Jeff Sanca .... stunt driver
Tierre Turner .... stunt double: Luke
Owen Walstrom .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitch Bax .... additional second camera operator
Bill Baxter .... gaffer
Sasha Chrosciewicz .... company grip
Paul Elliott .... director of photography: New Mexico (as Paul Elliot)
Ted Fanyeck .... key grip
Damien Giles .... company grip
Don Gillie .... generator operator
Curtis Herbert .... dolly grip
Brett Hill .... lamp operator
Dale Holmen .... best boy electric: New Mexico
Gary Hornbeck .... best boy electric
David Hutton .... key rigging grip
Justin Johns .... assistant playback
Dennis Jones .... rigging gaffer
Francis Kramer .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Frances Kramer)
Francis Kramer .... focus puller: "b" camera (as Frances Kramer)
Bernard Lally .... balloon technician (as Bernard Lilly)
Aaron Lieber .... digital imaging technician: New Mexico
Jeremy Lundstrom .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
George Majoros .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Tony Mirza .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ryan Nazar .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Ryan Nazer)
Christopher Norris .... first assistant camera: New Mexico (as Chris Norris)
Martin Oicle .... best boy grip (as Martyn Oicle)
Joe Pittam .... generator operator (as Joe Pittman)
Ronald Richard .... lamp operator
Allison Short .... camera trainee
Charles M. Smallwood .... key grip: New Mexico (as Chuck Smallwood)
Alex Smith .... lamp operator
Gary Stamford .... grip
Mark Steinig .... dolly grip: New Mexico
Michael Taschereau .... company grip (as Michael Tachereau)
Jason Tidsbury .... balloon technician
James R. Tynes .... gaffer: New Mexico (as Jim Tynes)
Andrew D. Wilson .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Andy Wilson)
Andrew D. Wilson .... steadicam operator (as Andy Wilson)
Katie Yu .... still photographer
Casting Department
Kara Eide .... casting assistant: Canada
Anya Gadison .... extras casting assistant
L.A. Hilts .... extras casting (as LA Hilts)
Tiffany Mak .... casting associate: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eilidh McAllister .... assistant costume designer
Melissa Moody .... wardrobe: New Mexico
Cailynn Murray .... truck costumer (as Cailyn Murray)
Natalie Simon .... costume buyer
Jamie Tedham .... extras costumer
Taryn Thumath .... on-set costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Sean Bowers .... editing facility manager
Todd Giroux .... managing director of editorial: Insight HD Post
Jason Koroluk .... on-line editor
Jesse Lyon .... first assistant editor
Lorne Miess .... colorist
Matthew Pemberton .... second assistant editor
Ismael Ribeiro .... director of engineering
Alissa Roode .... on-line editor
Trevor Westerlund .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Gregory Astop .... location manager
Karen Lo .... assistant location manager
Sheri Mayervich .... location scout
Music Department
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Ron Aimer .... driver
Dave Busch .... transport co-captain
Stephen Cholakis .... driver (as Stephen Chokalis)
Gerry Forster .... driver: cast
Louie Hausner .... transport captain
Billy McRobbie .... driver: Mr. Kilmer
Vince Morden .... driver: cable truck
Al Parisien .... driver (as Al Parisen)
Ryan Sangha .... driver: cast
Miroslaw Syta .... driver (as Merik Syta)
Jovan Vujatovic .... driver
Chris Wild .... transport coordinator
Mia Wong .... driver
Other crew
Kellee Alexa-Durrant .... accounting assistant (as Kellee Alexa Durrant)
Marlon Amaya .... craft service assistant
Marlon Amaya .... first aid assistant
Dina Appleton .... legal services: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
David Atherton .... assistant: Mr. Kilmer
John Balfour .... technical advisor
Keith Butler .... assistant: Mr. Gooding
Shane Carlson .... first assistant production coordinator
Doran Chandler .... legal services: Roberts & Stahl
Amanda Coletsis .... production assistant
Lisanne Collett .... caterer
Kyle Fogden .... legal services: Roberts & Stahl
Steven Forster .... chef (as Steve Forester)
Rob Fournier .... armorer (as Robert Fournier)
Elspeth Grafton .... script supervisor: prep
Than Hadjioannou .... security coordinator
Linda-Lisa Hayter .... script supervisor
Malissa Katrynuk .... production assistant
Heidi Kunert .... deliveries coordinator
Lucy MacLeod .... production coordinator
Lori Marshall .... studio manager
Brooke Matthews .... production assistant
Mike McAree .... production assistant
James McLeod .... production assistant (as James MacLeod)
Karri O'Reilly .... production consultant
Carol Pederson .... production accountant
Jacquelyn Roth .... production assistant
Jan Rudolph .... script supervisor: New Mexico
S. Steven Sach .... production assistant (as Steve Sach)
Cimone Schelle .... assistant chef
Devi Singh .... assistant: Mr. Shaw
Darlene Staples .... craft service
Darlene Staples .... first aid
Karla Wanner .... second assistant coordinator
Haydn Wazelle .... assistant to producer

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Rated R for violence
Canada:94 min
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Did You Know?

The man that keeps appearing trying to sell Gibson watches uses the name Carter Burke. Carter Burke was the name of Paul Reiser's character in Aliens, an unscrupulous representative of a powerful corporation.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the operation that plants the computer in Luke's head, they show him sitting up and the doctor working through the back of his neck. When the scene switches to a "security camera" view, they use stock footage of a totally different operating room with a lot more people and the patient lying down and completely draped.See more »
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33 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
wtf?, 22 October 2009
Author: stacey cavanaugh from Berlin, Germany

Don't be fooled by the A-list actors. I think Cuba Gooding Jr and Val Kilmer must have been tricked into working on this crap. It even looks like the director tried to hide his name on the credits.

Hardwired was derivative in way that makes you think the writer has heard about Blade Runner and Minority Report, but never seen either. It's unoriginal with a non-existent plot, and cheesy effects from the very start. Truly painful to watch. The effects include exploding heads with "Evil-Dead-like" blood spurting, and After Effects starbursts for bullet strikes plus annoying high-pitched ringing throughout the film. The computer "hacking" was not only boring but laughable. (My life's work of "hacking" stored on a USB stick:) Even the 2 cyber punks were unconvincing. It takes place in the future yet everyone drives cars from the 90s. The set design was total crap, and it looks like it was shot on a camcorder in 1992. I kept thinking I was watching a low budget sci-fi TV show from the early 90s on a second rate network. I can't believe I watched this movie. There's no redeeming qualities to mention. It was simply terrible, and not in a cute B movie fashion.

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