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Abandon (2002)

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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 ... 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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Trivia

The screenplay was suggested by the book "Adam's Fall" by Sean Desmond. See more »

Goofs

When Katie asks Embrey where he's been he states, "l went traveling--lndia... Asia." Someone as brilliant and well-educated as Embry would have known India is on the Asian continent, and therefore what he is telling her doesn't make sense: India and Asia are the same place, the name of the country on the continent that it resides. See more »

Quotes

Samantha Harper: Please, I'll have a double order of escape fantasy and a side order of running away.
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Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

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Get Down on It
by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Eumir Deodato, Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Claydes Smith & J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor)
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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2002 was not ready for this movie
18 March 2018 | by jennybeverageSee all my reviews

I thought this movie was great! I'm surprised I never saw it, as I love Gabriel Mann, Katie Holmes, Zoey Deschancel, etc.

This movie has a 4.9 right now and I can't believe that. It is more artsy than perhaps people were ready for back when it came out, but now I think it's a really great movie. "Slow" maybe but not more than a hundred films in the 2000s and 2010s that got much higher ratings. It's not horribly confusing either, although you do get to think during it to figure out what you think is going on. It's pretty good.

I give this a 7.5.


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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

Gross USA:

$10,727,683

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,302,219
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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