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In a world ravaged by disease, he's the only cure... and the last hope for human-kind.

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David De Bartolome (as David Barto)

Writer:

Brad Mirman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... Det. Norman Scot
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Agent Walters
Kelly Brook ... Dr. Claire Whittaker
Ron Perlman ... Murchison
Roberta Angelica ... Det. Ruth Bryant
Neville Edwards Neville Edwards ... Harris
Tre Smith ... Vasquez
James Kidnie ... Doc
Topaz Hasfal-Schou ... Davis (as Topaz Hasfal)
Donald Burda ... Lt. Greer
Graham Kartna Graham Kartna ... Young David
Adam Bramble Adam Bramble ... Old David
Sarah Plommer ... WJD Tech
Neil Foster ... Dr. Frederick Reyna
Vanessa Winton Vanessa Winton ... Sara
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Storyline

In the near future, a virus has infected everyone on the planet, and Absolon is a drug that everyone must take to stay alive. One corporation controls the drug. Murchison is the leader of this firm. A scientist who was researching the virus is found murdered, and Norman Scott is the policeman who investigates the crime. Soon Norman realizes that he's in over his head, as hitmen are gunning for him. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Fight for the cure... Or face extermination! See more »


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2005 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

El elegido See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,016
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David De Bartolome's first studio film. See more »

Goofs

When Scott turns on the gas in Greer's apartment, he turns the valve perpendicular to the pipeline. That would actually turn a gas line off. The valve handle must be parallel to the pipeline to be in the on position. See more »

Quotes

Murchison: [speaking to Walters] I send you out to do a simple thing. A simple thing, by definition, should not be difficult to accomplish. You, have taken that thing and allowed it to become a complex thing.
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Connections

References Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Absolon Theme
Written & Performed by Howie B.
Published by Sony Music UK
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Good low budget film.
20 May 2003 | by multiplesmithsSee all my reviews

You don´t have to ask too much from a low budget movie like this. It is what it is, as the oracle would say, and there are some interesting and funny moments on it. The script is not great, that´s true but i liked the directing and most of the cast. What was the budget in this flick? 3, 4 million... not enough for this kind of story with gunfire, carchases... The first half of the movie works, then... well the script is not that great.The director was an storyborad artist and a designer before -I saw Sussus, his animated short film,and I loved it- like many other filmmakers like James Cameron... and I´m not saying this guy could be him but anybody out there remembers Piranha 2? I like to see what this director can do with a bigger budget and a better script. And seriously, it does not matter if the director is british, chinese of spanish... the script is the script. I didn´t like the soundtrack too much but it wasn´t that bad. Ron perlman is brilliant and Kelly Brook, gorgeous. Lou Diamond Phillips is very funny. I like it.


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