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Fate (2003)

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Serial killers have plagued the American landscape for decades, committing gruesome atrocities, and providing some tough cases for criminal investigators to crack. This thriller follows the... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Paré ... Detective Cody Martin
Philip Michael Thomas ... Detective Ciprian Raines
Lee Majors ... Oscar Odgen
Tamie Sheffield ... Catherine Vollers
Ace Cruz ... Mike Mansala
Tom Turbiville Tom Turbiville ... Captain Bullock
Carolyn Mac Carolyn Mac ... Mrs. Anderson
Tamara Chandler Tamara Chandler ... Marla Marie
Codi Henderson ... Robin Leigh Corbin (as Codi J. Henderson)
Heather Hogan Heather Hogan ... Josephine Taylor
Kate Barber Kate Barber ... Josephine's sister
Christy Lynn Wright Christy Lynn Wright ... Melissa
David Kronawitter ... William Pratt
Larry Derby Larry Derby ... Henry Polanski
Judson Vaughn ... Doctor
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Serial killers have plagued the American landscape for decades, committing gruesome atrocities, and providing some tough cases for criminal investigators to crack. This thriller follows the travels of two detectives who are on the trail of a bizarre murderer intent on slaughtering his victims, then using them as real-life puppets in a tale that he is trying to tell. The plot holds a key to the whereabouts of the monstrous deviant, but the detectives have to unravel it quickly before more unsuspecting citizens become theater fodder for the unhinged madman. Written by remingtonsteele

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Destiny... there is no escape

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content and some nudity

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gyilkos sors See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Color
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12 July 2005 | by monster23See all my reviews

Fate is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It is nothing but a tired cliché, complimented by bad acting, bad writing, and bad direction. The writers are obviously casual fans of 80's cop shows, and their knowledge of police procedure would apparently go no farther.

The movie follows the basic plot for Se7en, with two cops tracking down a fanatically religious serial killer, who leaves various clues as to his identity, because he wants to be caught, to prove his point. It also borrows liberally from such other films as Silence of the Lambs and The Empire Strikes Back. In fact, if there's an original idea in this movie, I missed it.

Michael Pare is apparently the worst actor I've ever seen. He could not have been more wooden, and delivered his lines more poorly. The fact that he is so awful is the only reason I'm not laying into Philip Michael Thomas, who has been M.I.A. for several years, apparently with good reason. And frankly, it's really sad to see Lee Majors reduced to this garbage. He's the freakin' Fall Guy! The dialogue in this film is so bad, that I can only assume the writers are dyslexic. Characters often say things that no one, no matter how stupid, would ever say. It's like they director wanted to stop the film at times, so that he could explain to the audience what was happening. Of course, you'd have to be a complete idiot not to understand (especially if you've already seen Se7en), so it just seems painful.

I don't remember the last time I groaned as much as I did watching this movie. I can only hope that the director and writers are forever banned from even borrowing a video camera again. These guys aren't even competent to make music videos.


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