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Abandon (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Mystery | 18 October 2002 (USA)
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An investigation of a college student's missing boyfriend becomes quite strange when she begins to see him periodically.

Director:

Stephen Gaghan

Writer:

Stephen Gaghan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Holmes ... Katie Burke
Benjamin Bratt ... Wade Handler
Charlie Hunnam ... Embry Larkin
Zooey Deschanel ... Samantha Harper
Fred Ward ... Lieutenant Bill Stayton
Mark Feuerstein ... Robert Hanson
Melanie Lynskey ... Mousy Julie (as Melanie Jayne Lynskey)
Philip Bosco ... Professor Jergensen
Gabriel Mann ... Harrison Hobart
Will McCormack ... August
Gabrielle Union ... Amanda Luttrell
Greg Kramer Greg Kramer ... Andre
Gillian Ferrabee Gillian Ferrabee ... Susan
Barry Julien Barry Julien ... Ted
Tony Goldwyn ... Dr. David Schaffer
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Watch who you leave behind.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Italy]

Country:

USA | Germany | Canada

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

18 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abandoned See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mark Feuerstein previously appeared in "Rules of Engagement", another film previously written by Stephen Gaghan. See more »

Goofs

After the cop talks to Katie and he drops her off, she has a conversation with Harrison and her hair repeatedly jumps about between shots. See more »

Quotes

Samantha Harper: You're thinking about the cop, aren't you?
Katie Burke: Maybe.
Samantha Harper: Okay, visualize this with me. You're down in New York consulting with Lou Gerstner or the head of GE telling them how to buy South American countries but on the weekends, you fly back up here to hang out with the cop, do cop things, maybe go to cop mixers...
Katie Burke: I like the cop.
Samantha Harper: Yeah, um, I can see that.
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Soundtracks

Lazy
Written by X-Press 2 and lyrics by David Byrne (uncredited)
Performed by X-Press 2 featuring David Byrne
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Not perfect but worth seeing
16 September 2004 | by Rogue-32See all my reviews

Caught this on cable last night and I liked it. I thought Katie Holmes did extremely well with a very tricky role, and I thought there were a lot of well written exchanges between the characters, excellent atmospheric touches, and enough psychological ambiguity to allow me to figure out what was really going on before the ending, but this didn't make the film predictable - it made it clever. And the title is a good one - extremely telling, a clue in itself. Of course, it's not a perfect film by any stretch; there's too much stuff that really doesn't need to be in the movie but I still give it a 6 (my IMDb equivalent of *** - a decent premise, decently executed).


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