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Replicant (2001)

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Scientists create a genetic clone of a serial killer in order to help catch the killer, teaming up with two cops.

Director:

Ringo Lam

Writers:

Lawrence Riggins (as Lawrence David Riggins), Les Weldon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Replicant / Edward Garrotte
Michael Rooker ... Det. Jake Riley
Catherine Dent ... Angie
Brandon James Olson Brandon James Olson ... Danny
Pam Hyatt Pam Hyatt ... Mrs. Riley
Ian Robison Ian Robison ... Stan Reisman
Allan Gray ... Roarke
James Hutson ... Snotty Concierge
Jayme Knox Jayme Knox ... Wendy Wyckham
Paul McGillion ... Captain
Chris Kelly Chris Kelly ... Chris
Peter Flemming Peter Flemming ... Paul
Margaret Ryan Margaret Ryan ... Gwendolyn
Marnie Alton ... Hooker
Lillian Carlson ... Nurse
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Storyline

Jake Riley is working on the "Torch" case, a psycho serial killer, who kills women with kids and sets them on fire after they are dead. The killer calls Riley sometimes and now, that Riley retires, the killer has no person to play against anymore. The NSA comes into play here and offers a job to Riley. A replicant, or better a clone of the killer should help him find the real one, as kind of test if it works out. Now Riley is back on track, with a clone of the killer at his hand on the way to discover that nobody is born as murderer. Written by Christian Riesen

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Think twice before you clone a killer. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2001 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Replikant See more »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is Van Damme's fourth film where he plays a dual role after Double Impact (1991), Timecop (1994) and Maximum Risk (1996). See more »

Goofs

(at around 57 mins) When the Torch is lighting the $20 bill on fire, which of course is fake, but usually the camera is not close enough to see. This time however you can see "Motion Pictures" where it would normally say United States. See more »

Quotes

Det. Jake Riley: [as he struggles with a shaken Replicant in the back seat of his car] Calm the fuck down, you hear me? Calm the fuck down! Okay, let's go.
[uncuffs him and brings him to the house]
Wendy Wyckham: How about this weather? Jake Riley? Wendy Wyckham.
[they shake hands]
Det. Jake Riley: Wendy.
Wendy Wyckham: [shakes Replicant's hand] Wendy Wyckham.
Replicant: Calm the fuck down.
Det. Jake Riley: No. Sorry. My cousin Riley is a little special...
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Connections

References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-A-Bye-Baby
Arranged and Performed by Daniel Seguin
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User Reviews

At least it's better than Knock Off and Universal Soldier 2
24 December 2001 | by COMICBOOKSTOREGUYSee all my reviews

Replicant stars Van Damme as a killer who is cloned by scientists so that the clone helps capture him.

Van Damme scores his best since Sudden Death in this better than average DTV movie. Ringo Lam delivers some great action scenes and explots Van Damme's physical ability to great affect making Replicant a good movie.

Overall Replicant would have been better if it wasn't so long but in anycase Replicant is a nice change of pace for the muscles from brussels. *** (Out of four)


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