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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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High tech. High risk. Huge profits... Who wants to be an Internet Millionaire? See more »

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Drama

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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:

Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Earth Magic Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Who Stole My Cheese
Performed by Alan Ari Lazar (as Alan Lazar)
Written by Alan Ari Lazar (as Alan Lazar)
Used courtesy of Greenfield Records
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The best, most articulate, summary of the dotbomb era produced.
13 July 2007 | by imdb-18795See all my reviews

The best summary of the dotbomb era yet produced. Unfortunately, the appeal of this very articulate movie will always be very narrow. Those who were not caught up in the dotcom scam will probably not understand the profundity of the points presented. But for those of us Silicon Valley folk who were caught up in the explosive hypergrowth of the late 1990s, this movie serves as an excellent synopsis of what turned out to be one of the biggest equities scams in human history. Some of the most intelligent people on the planet lost sight of their live's goals and purpose, putting sustainable ventures on hold in pursuit of the quick score, gambling sustainable lifestyles in pursuit of the big win, sinking life savings (and kids' college funds, home equity, etc) in speculative ventures and questionable ideas, then losing everything when the sharks pulled out and the pyramid collapsed around those not smart enough to have pulled out.

Purpose. Awesome move, a must see for anyone in the technology field, or for anyone who lived through the insanity of the dotbomb scam.


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