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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.

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Ringo Lam

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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 »


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

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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At one point, James Woods and Jennifer Lopez were supposed to appear in this. See more »

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The clock drawn by the Replicant on Jake's car window changes between shots. See more »

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Replicant: Calm the fuck down!
The Torch: No more phone calls.
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A Better Quality DTV Product
12 May 2010 | by tarbosh22000See all my reviews

Unlike Seagal's crop of DTV crud, Van Damme has been making a very strong effort to make his releases better. "Replicant" is one of them. This is the fourth movie that Van Damme has been in where he plays two people. (See also: "Double Impact", "Maximum Risk", and "Timecop") I wonder if that's in his contract. The plot is: A serial killer named "The Torch" (Van Damme) is on the loose. Rogue cop Jake Riley (Rooker) has to stop him. When "Torch" leaves one of his strands of hair at the crime scene, the idea is to clone him and stop him.

Van Damme plays the clone like a baby. He has to learn to speak, walk and fight. It's a very good performance. Michael Rooker puts in his usual gruff performance. Ringo Lam directs the action scenes with a lot of style and energy. The climatic fight between both clones is fun but we've seen it before.

"Replicant" is definitely worth seeing. The fans will enjoy it and non-fans I think will be surprised by Van Damme's performance.

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