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Resurrection (1999)

Chicago homicide detectives John Prudhome and Andrew "Andy" Hollingsworth are assigned to investigate a gruesome murder, and both become entangled in the plot of a serial killer whose goal is to recreate the body of Christ.

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Russell Mulcahy

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Brad Mirman (story), Christopher Lambert (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Anscombe Mike Anscombe ... News Anchor
Jeff J.J. Authors Jeff J.J. Authors ... Paramedic (as Jeff Authors)
Patrick Chilvers Patrick Chilvers ... Officer
David Cronenberg ... Father Rousell
Jayne Eastwood ... Dolores Koontz
Darren Enkin Darren Enkin ... John Ordway
David Ferry ... Mr. Breslauer
Jan Filips Jan Filips ... Stanley Galloway
Rick Fox ... Scholfield
Silvana Gatica Silvana Gatica ... Mother of Baby (as Silvan Gatica)
Karen Glave ... FBI Receptionist
Barbara Gordon Barbara Gordon ... Judge Seers
Rothaford Gray ... Jailor
Robert Joy ... Demus
Robert Kennedy Robert Kennedy ... Hotel Clerk
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Storyline

Detective John Prudhomme, a Cajun transplanted to Chicago, is assigned to investigate the savage murder of a man who has bled to death from a severed arm. A message, "He Is Coming", written in blood on the victim's window is a dark, forboding clue of his task. After two more victims with missing body parts are discovered, Prudhomme realizes he is on the trail of a serial killer who is using the missing body parts to reconstruct the body of Christ...just in time for Easter. As Prudhomme struggles to catch the zealot-murderer, he is haunted by the death of his son, his continued estrangement from his wife, and his wavering faith in God. Written by Adam Thomas <adam_g_thomas@yahoo.com>

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Be afraid. For he is coming. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

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English | French

Release Date:

5 June 1999 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Resurrección See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On the DVD commentary, director Russell Mulcahy notes that several scenes of violence and bloodletting have been shortened for the US version. See more »

Goofs

(at around 23 mins) Prudhomme (Christopher Lambert) and Hollingsworth (Leland Orser) are sitting on a bench and Hollingsworth is drinking a coffee and eating donuts. Throughout the scene the donut keeps changing both size and type. See more »

Quotes

Det. Andrew Hollinsworth: Hey, how does a blonde turn on the lights after sex? She opens the car door.
[John ignores him]
Det. Andrew Hollinsworth: I don't know why I'm wasting my good jokes on you.
John Prudhomme: I don't know either.
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Referenced in Les rivières pourpres 2 - Les anges de l'apocalypse (2004) See more »

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One of Lambert's best!
20 August 2002 | by jbficheraSee all my reviews

We all him as the original Highlander and as Rayden in the first Mortal Kombat film, but Christopher Lambert has been around for awhile and has made a pretty impressive number of films (however the quality of many of them is not that impressive). Though many of his films lack something to be desired he has made some classics and he always brings in a solid "Lambert" performance and every now and then he brings in a performance that even surpasses that. Resurrection happens to be one of those performances.

The film itself is actually quite good and it is a bit of a shame that it did not get a wide release in theaters, but unfortunately Lambert just can't bring 'em in anymore (however he is a staple in the straight to video market). The film is a gritty detective story (so NO SWORDS guys) in the style of SEVEN and re-teams Lambert with his Highlander director, Russell Mulcahy. What is interesting here is that the film is co-written and conceived by Lambert, which I think is a first for him (though I'm not sure). What makes this significant is that, Lambert gets to branch out a little and play a character with a little more depth. Which I'm sure is something he's been longing to do since GREYSTOKE. Another interesting thing about the film is that it has genius/director David Cronenberg acting in a small part as a priest(That's what I'm waiting for, the Crononberg/Lambert, Director/Actor team-up).

The film is well shot and acted. It is suspenseful and even a little more thought provoking than the average suspense/mystery. It has a twist that I believe works pretty well.

Well in other words, the film is good. See it if you can.


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