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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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There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men. Ecclesiastes 6:1 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

Language:

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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was theatrically released in most of Europe, Asia and Australia, but went straight to DVD in the US. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 35 mins) Hollinsworth gets shot in his left leg, which is subsequently amputated and stolen, but the gunshot wound is in the right leg of the "finished" Jesus figure. See more »

Quotes

Captain Whippley: I want you on him the minute he walks out the door. If he takes a shit, I wanna know how many times he wipe his ass.
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References Se7en (1995) See more »

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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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