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Resurrection (1999)

Chicago homicide detectives Prudhome and Hollingsworth are assigned to investigate a murder. 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

Writers:

Brad Mirman (story), Christopher Lambert (story) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... Hotel Clerk
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Detective Prudhomme, and his partner are assigned to investigate the murder of a man who's arm was severed. After 2 more victims with missing body parts turn up, the detectives realise they're after a serial killer. Even worse; he's using the body parts to reconstruct the body of Christ.. 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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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

[last lines]
Det. Andrew Hollinsworth: Listen, seriously... If this is gonna work for real, you gotta gimme a chance, alright? You gotta gimme a chance to come back. I'll be good as new. But you gotta gimme a chance. You may have to pickup a fair share at the legwork. But I will be back.
John Prudhomme: Whatever you say, partner.
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More than a rip-off of "Se7en"
27 November 1999 | by Johnnee-2See all my reviews

While I sat through the first half-hour of "Resurrection", all I could think about was how closely it resembled "Se7en". It had the same basic theme: two cops investigating a series of brutal (and unsettlingly gory) murders that follow a common theme. I couldn't help but dismiss it as a pointless, direct-to-video rip-off, but soon I found myself strangely immersed.

"Resurrection" is better than I thought it would be. Once the story started rolling along, I was surprised at how well the movie was made. The suspense scenes are first-rate, the screenplay is smart and intriguing, and the acting is well above average. Though it's not a great movie, it's definitely well worth a watch if you're into the serial-killer subgenre. 7/10


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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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