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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 »

Director:

Mick Garris

Writers:

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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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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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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Boring and uninspiring.
8 December 2003 | by Philip_PughSee all my reviews

This film is totally pointless and boring. Not even Peter Gallagher can save this movie. It's a shame that such a good actor can only get leading roles in TV movies like this one.

The film is far too long, being 130 minutes, the acting is merely adequate from most, the little kid is annoyingly awful, the production design is boring and dull (summing up the whole film) and the story is totally uninspiring. The woman who is supposed to be seducing Peter Gallagher's character doesn't pull off her role very convincingly and wouldn't make anyone want to leave their loving wife for her and why exactly Peter Gallagher pays her so much interest is beyond me. Further more, why his wife is still with him after his fling and even after he puts the dead woman's chopped up body in their freezer is even more of a conundrum. I haven't read the book `HOST' on which this film is based so I don't know how faithful an adaptation this is but the film doesn't inspire me in any way to track down a copy and give it a read, infact quite the opposite.

I can't think of one good thing to commend this film. Give it a wide birth, unless you suffer from insomnia.

1/10


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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

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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