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The One (2001)

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A rogue Multiverse agent goes on a manhunt for alternate versions of himself, getting stronger with each kill. Only the last version of himself, an LASD cop, can stop his crusade before he becomes "The One".

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James Wong
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jet Li ... Gabe Law / Gabriel Yulaw / Lawless
Carla Gugino ... T.K. Law / Massie Walsh
Delroy Lindo ... MVA Agent Harry Roedecker / Gas Station Attendant
Jason Statham ... MVA Agent Evan Funsch
James Morrison ... LAPD Officer Bobby Aldrich / 'A' World Inmate #1
Dylan Bruno ... Yates
Richard Steinmetz ... D'Antoni
Steve Rankin ... MVA Supervisor
Tucker Smallwood ... Prison Warden
Harriet Sansom Harris ... Nurse Besson
David Keats David Keats ... MRI Technician
Dean Norris ... Sgt. Siegel
Ron Zimmerman ... Rotten Ronnie
Darin Morgan ... Hugo
Mark Borchardt ... Cesar
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There is not one universe, but there are many, which is a multiverse. Supposing you are just one person, there are many other versions of you in the other universes, there are ways to travel, but only a police agency, MVA, can travel only for police procedures. Gabriel Yulaw is a former MVA agent, who killed another version of himself in self-defense. It made the other versions of him stronger. When Yulaw found out about this, he became power-hungry killing the 122 other versions for two years. After killing Lawless and getting captured by his former partner Roedecker and a new MVA agent Funsch, Yulaw managed to escape the prison and is trying to kill his last target, Gabe Law who is a police officer. He is also at Yulaw's strength. Roedecker and Funsch now have to arrest Yulaw before he can kill Gabe. There is a possibility that the universe could die or make Yulaw invincible. After encountering Yulaw for the first time, Gabe thought that it was his split personality, but it wasn't. ... Written by Zero 88

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Stealing the power of the universes one by one. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense action violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Yulaw changes the radio station, the 4th song is Sinner by Drowning Pool. However, in the Asian release of the film, it was replaced by Linkin Park's Forgotten. See more »

Goofs

While Gabe is practicing Bagua Zhang in his den, he actually slides over the wooden paneled floor with his Magnum Boots. It's impossible to slide with these things (especially on wood) since the carbon rubber sole is skid-proof. See more »

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Narrator: There is not one universe. There are many: A multiverse. We have the technology to travel between universes, but travel is highly restricted and policed. There is not one you. There are many. Each of us exists in present time, in parallel universes. There was balance in the system, but now a force exists who seeks to destroy the balance so he can become The One.
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was edited for violence to secure a "Not under 16" rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Christmas Rush (2002) See more »

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Blood Brothers
Written and Performed by Papa Roach
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good Fights, OK Acting, OK Storyline, and cheesy Visuals.
17 January 2005 | by scooterscootsSee all my reviews

This is a movie definitely worth renting, but not worth buying unless its the Special Edition DVD or its VHS for under 10 bucks. Th fights were sweet,although looked slightly cheesy. it looked like they tried to achieve the matrix type effects but didn't have a good enough budget. The Acting was OK. They stuck some good actors in with some bad ones so that kinda screws up the whole feel for the movie. The storyline is quite simple and somewhat intriguing. There are many universes, you look quite similar in everyone and your all connected by a wave of energy. every time one of you dies, the energy of that you that died goes to the remaining yous. One man has killed all of himself but one. Th movie basically starts here. Yulaw is about to get banished forever but stops his universe travel and goes to the last universe left, ours. Lately Gabe law has been getting stronger but he doesn't know why.

Whenever they go from one universe to the next, they break up into little puzzle pieces and they didn't do a very good job for the visuals on those.

My rating a 3/5 Stars


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$49,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,112,404, 4 November 2001

Gross USA:

$43,905,746

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,005,691
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2.35 : 1
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