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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

Writer/director Stephen Gaghan marked his directorial debut with this film. See more »

Goofs

When Katie goes to the job fair at the start of the film, one of the men throws her a ball. We hear the ball bounce before it even hits the floor. 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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Soundtracks

Get Down On It
Written by Ronald Bell (uncredited), Claydes Smith (uncredited), George Funky Brown (uncredited), Robert Kool Bell (uncredited), J.T. Taylor (uncredited), Eumir Deodato (uncredited) and Robert Spike Mickens (uncredited)
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Copyright 1981 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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Why did people stay away ?
13 December 2002 | by dozanddozSee 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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