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If you were a brilliant young scientist diagnosed with only months to live, what choices would you make? To have faith that you were taken early for a reason and go quietly, or to use ... See full summary »

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Mick Garris

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Peter James (novel), P.G. Sturges (teleplay) (as Preston Sturges) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... Dr. Joe Messenger
Mimi Rogers ... Karen Messenger
Jake Lloyd ... Jack
Andy Comeau ... Tom Inman
Lee Garlington
Michael O'Neill
Dan Martin
Robert Vaughn ... Adam Spring
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Juliet Spring (as Bridgette Wilson)
Tom Nibley Tom Nibley ... Albert
Charles Grueber Charles Grueber ... Governor
David Jensen David Jensen ... Mayor
Cynthia Garris ... Judge Dairymple
Frank Gerrish ... Coroner
Mary Bishop Mary Bishop ... Mary Alice
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If you were a brilliant young scientist diagnosed with only months to live, what choices would you make? To have faith that you were taken early for a reason and go quietly, or to use cryogenics to hope you could be cured someday in the future, or to download your consciousness into computer memory where you could still continue to interact with tho ones you love? Written by oakwood99

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Virtual Obsession See more »

Filming Locations:

Provo, Utah, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Karen is on top of the elevator, the elevator cables are moving around loosely, revealing that the elevator car is not suspended from them. See more »

Quotes

Karen Messenger: What's the matter Joe, huh? You couldn't stand life without a little help from your little Juliette? How many of our neighbors keep their girlfriend's heads in their freezers, Joe? How many... do you think?
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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hated it after reading the book
26 November 2003 | by connellc10See all my reviews

This movie aired on Sky One the other night as "Virtual Obsession". After having read "Host" first, this cheap-o production did not merit creating. The book had far more possibilities than was shown. Always liked Mim Rogers, so I do not see her as a housewife to be with, and this doesn't convince me that Peter G. would leave Mimi as the wife. Mimi is just to beautiful. I just wish this movie had had more funding and backing than being merely a MOTW.


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