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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)

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Brad Mirman
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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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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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The film has an almost similar plot to another science fiction film - Johnny Mnemonic (1995). The film's main protagonist Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is pursued by assassins working for the pharmaceutical corporation Pharmakom Industries unaware he is carrying the cure to the NAS disease that has ravaged the world. See more »

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When Davis shoots at the police officers, she fires 18 shots, but the Desert Eagle she is holding can only carry 8 to 9 bullets in a magazine. 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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References Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella (2001) See more »

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Absolon Theme
Written & Performed by Howie B.
Published by Sony Music UK
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Meh
18 January 2010 | by mergatroid-1See all my reviews

I suppose I would say it's worth a watch once, but it's not a movie I would ever want to watch again.

I like Lambert, and he was OK (as he usually is), but Phillips was a little over the top, and Perlman was really sub par. He's usually pretty good, but I have seen him stink a couple of times and this is one of those times. Of course, it didn't help that the script really reeked the place up.

I would put this movie in the same league as those iffy Scifi channel movies, but with a few better actors and a really hot babe.

The story is not bad, but there are zero effects and "futuristic" sets. That's OK though 'cause there are lots of decent scifi movies without effects and good sets. However, the poor script and questionable performances from some of the actors mean you might watch this movie on TV for free, but don't buy or rent it.

Once again I must point out that this movie does not qualify for "the worst movies ever made" category. Anyone who tells you that hasn't seen very many movies.


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29 September 2005 (Portugal) See more »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,016
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