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Abandon (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Mystery | 18 October 2002 (USA)
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A senior at an elite college, already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job, must confront the sudden reappearance of her old boyfriend, after his two-year... See full summary »

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... Katie Burke
... Wade Handler
... Embry Larkin
... Samantha Harper
... Lieutenant Bill Stayton
... Robert Hanson
... Mousy Julie (as Melanie Jayne Lynskey)
... Professor Jergensen
... Harrison Hobart
... August
... Amanda Luttrell
Greg Kramer ... Andre
Gillian Ferrabee ... Susan
Barry Julien ... Ted
... Dr. David Schaffer
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A senior at an elite college, already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job, must confront the sudden reappearance of her old boyfriend, after his two-year, unexplained absence. Written by Lane Shadgett

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Watch who you leave behind.


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Rated PG-13 for drug and alcohol content, sexuality, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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18 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Abandoned  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,064,077, 20 October 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,727,683

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,302,219
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Stephen Gaghan wrote the part of Katie Burke with Katie Holmes in mind. See more »

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Katie is studying in the library. She is writing with a pencil, and starts to nod off. She falls asleep for a second, and we see and hear her pencil drop onto her notebook, but in the next shot she is holding her pencil upright. See more »

Quotes

Mousy Julie: Should I tell you what I know? I was going to, but now maybe I've changed my mind...
Katie Burke: What are you talking about?
Mousy Julie: Harrison Hobart is missing... That's two, isn't it?
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Lazy
Written by X-Press 2 and lyrics by David Byrne (uncredited)
Performed by X-Press 2 featuring David Byrne
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Why did people stay away ?
13 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

I went with my younger sister for the sole purpose to see the lovely Katie Holmes. I didn't expect much. But trash, the movie was not. I was very impressed with the story, the acting, the Hitchcock-like suspense, and the turn that occurred at the end. My favorite part was the library scene with the eyes behind the bookshelf. A big stepping-stone for Katie Holmes, who I think will continue to get starring roles and turn into a Natalie Wood like star. She is both beautiful and a good actress. This film is definitely a renter, and should have been better accepted when it was released, critic-wise and box office-wise. *** out of ****. Watch it and enjoy.


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