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Jane Doe (2001)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | TV Movie 8 September 2007
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Jane Doe is the real name of arms manufacturer Cy-Kor's recently fired security password employee with top clearance, whose teenage son Michael is kidnapped. She obeys the bizarre ... See full summary »

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Kevin Alyn Elders (as Kevin Elders)

Writer:

Kevin Alyn Elders (as Kevin Elders)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Teri Hatcher ... Jane Doe
Trevor Blumas ... Michael Doe
Mark Caven ... Avery
David Hemblen ... Phelps
Alex Karzis ... Lucky
Christina Cox ... Peter
Maurice Dean Wint ... Niles Armstrong
Kevin Jubinville ... Kurt Simmons
Rob Lowe ... David Doe
Robert McKenna Robert McKenna ... Beggar in Weelchair
L.J. Vasilantonakis L.J. Vasilantonakis ... Beggar's Nephew
Helder DaSilva Helder DaSilva ... Sheriff's Deputy
Lyriq Bent ... Rawlins
Markus Parilo Markus Parilo ... Churnings
James Binkley James Binkley ... Churnings' Chauffeur
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Jane Doe is the real name of arms manufacturer Cy-Kor's recently fired security password employee with top clearance, whose teenage son Michael is kidnapped. She obeys the bizarre instructions, including getting and learning to use a gun and downloading a secret file (after which her work post starts totally deleting), dumping both in a dumpster and waiting nearby, only to witness the company's CEO Churnings being shot by a sniper using an identical weapon. Michael is released, but the pair is now wanted for the murder and both are abducted by armed men, who bring them to a ranch. There they are welcomed by Michael's father, David Doe, who discloses to be an agent of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), and so is Michael, who used her clearance as the whole thing is a sting for the kidnapping and murder's brain, Avery, so he will sell the enemy false data. Alas David's DIA-partner Kurt Simmons and their boss Phelps have a dirty agenda... Written by KGF Vissers

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What you know can kill you.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Made-for-tv claptrap; makes the commercials look good!
12 December 2001 | by 8-FootSee all my reviews

A mulligan stew, inherently of low expectations: throbbing music; lots and lots of different locations, sometimes interesting but fleeting; abundant gun play; a plethora of characters (more than indicated by IMDB); wild camera angles, till they tire of them; deceit and treachery all over, with vaporizing loyalties; super high-tech weapons; and something about intelligence agencies, computers, encrypted passwords, and critical databases doctored by the good (???) guys for sale by the bad guys to unseen other bad guys of murky pedigree. At the end, the only true good guys stand alone.

Teri Hatcher has the lion's share of acting duty. Sorry girls, there's not as much of Rob Lowe as you'd expect from his star status: just enough to preserve his star billing but not enough to break the budget or really exercise his talent.

Fine production values and good acting. BUT: why, oh why, can't they spend less on frills and more of the budget on a decent, respectable script; shouldn't that ALWAYS be the first priority?

By the way, we never learn how Jane Doe (Teri Hatcher) came by her legal name, nor what that has to do with anything.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2007 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Runaway Jane See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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1.33 : 1
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