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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.


Russell Mulcahy


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




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 ... Judge Seers
Rothaford Gray ... Jailor
Robert Joy ... Demus
Robert Kennedy ... Hotel Clerk


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Actor Christopher Lambert, writer Brad Mirman and director Russell Mulcahy were having a meeting at an LA hotel to discuss another project that they were working on, but the trio couldn't stop talking about "Resurrection" and how much they liked the idea. The three soon abandoned the other film, and quickly decided to make this film. See more »


(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 »


John Prudhomme: Why don't take the whole body?
Det. Andrew Hollinsworth: Maybe he only wanted a snack.
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References Se7en (1995) See more »

User Reviews

'Resurrection' in Need of Resuscitation
24 January 2000 | by jtxSee all my reviews

This film truly was poor. I went to the theatre expecting something exciting, and instead was afforded the opportunity to hone my "guess the next plot twist before it happens" skills. Seriously, the plot was written with an extra thick crayon so everyone could see. Nothing was truly shocking. In fact, even the gore was met with such complete suspension of belief that it really didn't add up to much.

The excessive wise cracking and cops talking shop at the crime scenes made it seem all the more phony. And the scene where Lambert's character is struggling with the clues and reaches his "investigative epiphany" goes to great lengths to indicate the level of intellect expected from the audience - little.

Probably the most annoying aspect of the cinematography was the "X-Files" treatment: Every building in the film, whether it's the precinct building, or a house at noon, or a hospital, was suffering from a lack of any discernible lighting (not to mention a lack of 'patients' in the case of the hospital). I don't recall a single scene when someone flipped on a light switch. It sure would have been nice.

Mr. Lambert really isn't an Oscar-grade actor, so I suppose you have to take this film for what it's worth. In the end, I've reached the conclusion that the only thing that would make this film seem more entertaining is to watch it after watching "The Warriors". Otherwise, you're left with an effort that is dull and unoriginal, and nowhere near the equal of films of the genre such as "Silence of the Lambs".

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Release Date:

5 June 1999 (Brazil) See more »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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