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Purpose (2002)

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A software developer becomes a billionaire and is distracted by fame, greed and power, then must save his invention and company from a hostile takeover.

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Alan Ari Lazar (as Alan Lazar)

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Ronnie Apteker (original concept) (as Ronen Apteker), Ronnie Apteker (as Ronen Apteker) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ismael 'East' Carlo ... Fisherman
Mia Farrow ... Anna Simmons
Chris Howell Chris Howell ... Ted Otis
Elena Evangelo ... Claire
John Light ... John Elias
Gustavo Ruiz Gustavo Ruiz ... Border Patrol Agent
Ben Hernandez Bray ... Tijuana Policeman #1 (as Ben Bray)
Jason Rodriguez Jason Rodriguez ... Tijuana Policeman #2
Megan Dodds ... Lisa Forrester
Shaun Majumder ... Victor
Archie Kao ... Kiko
Paul Reiser ... Ben Fisher
Jeffrey Donovan ... Robert Jennings
Zachary Kranzler ... Jim the Millionaire
Peter Coyote ... Bernard Elias
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Storyline

Purpo$e is the story of young Internet entrepreneur, John Elias. Purpo$e is a story about business in the new millenium, and a world shifted away from quality to quantity. But even more important than that, it is an emotional story of a character who learns to value relationships, life balance and spiritual purpose, over self-involvement and financial gain. Fundamentally, John learns that love and a sense of purpose are more powerful and more valuable than money. Written by Anonymous

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Get their trust. Get their money. Don't get caught. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2002 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Purpo$e See more »

Filming Locations:

Tijuana, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Earth Magic Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jeffrey Donovan and Megan Dodds had both starred in Antoine Fuqua's action-comedy "Bait" (2000). See more »

Soundtracks

Song For Her
Performed by Jason Falkner
Written by Jason Falkner
Used Courtesy of spinART Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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average film ... extraordinary soundtrack
23 May 2004 | by jamiebrodskeySee all my reviews

Truthfully, there is not a whole lot to say about Purpose. It is your typical dramatic, yet entertaining, exploration of a generation during the dot.com boom. But what is an otherwise middling film is incredibly enhanced by the awesome music.

I believe that the director actually scored the film --- and while the score is cool, the really great music is found in the soundtrack. The music supervisor clearly culled through every musical nook and crannie to find these gems. In fact, the musical choices serve dual roles: it works effectively as backgorund mood and also really enhances the dramatic, comedic and emotional effects of the film. In some ways you could say that the musical soundtrack becomes a character in the film, much like a Greek chorus from the classic plays.

Anyway, the film is fun and definitely worth watching. Paul Reiser, who I normally find annoying, is actually great in the role of Ben.

Final Tally ---- Film 6 ---- Sound Track 10.


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