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The Final Cut (2004)

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Set in a world with memory recording implants, Alan Hakman is a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.

Director:

Omar Naim (as Omar Naïm)

Writer:

Omar Naim (as Omar Naïm)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Alan Hakman
Mira Sorvino ... Delila
Jim Caviezel ... Fletcher
Mimi Kuzyk ... Thelma
Stephanie Romanov ... Jennifer Bannister
Tarek Bishara ... Hasan (as Thom Bishops)
Genevieve Buechner ... Isabel Bannister
Brendan Fletcher ... Michael
Vincent Gale ... Simon
Casey Dubois Casey Dubois ... Young Alan - 9
Liam Ranger Liam Ranger ... Young Louis - 9
Joely Collins ... Legz the Tattoo Artist
Michael St. John Smith ... Charles Bannister
Chris Britton ... Jason Monroe
Wanda Cannon ... Caroline Monroe
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Storyline

The story is set in a world where implanted microchips can record all moments of an individual's life. The chips are removed upon death so the images can be edited into something of a highlight reel for loved ones who want to remember the deceased. Caviezel portrays the leader of the organization that opposes this technology's development. Written by Bubba

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Your life wasn't what you thought it was. See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Final Cut See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$226,296, 17 October 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$548,039, 7 November 2004
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The tattoo that Alan gets resembles the symbol for a pause button on an audio or video recorder (a circle with 2 vertical lines like an 11 inside). The point of the tattoo is to block (pause) audio recording from his Zoe implant. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, a young Alan Hakman looks at the body of a boy who has fallen from a great height, lying in a puddle of blood. Later in the film, we revisit this scene in a flashback and learn that the puddle is actually a can of red paint that Hakman has knocked over. But in the first scene, the puddle is already there before Hakman approaches the body, and we never see him knock over the paint. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Louis - 9: Can I play?
Young Alan - 9: Do you have any marbles?
Young Louis - 9: Yep.
[reaches into his pocket]
Young Alan - 9: Okay.
Young Louis - 9: Thanks.
Young Alan - 9: You're welcome. So what's your name?
Young Louis - 9: Louis. Yours?
Young Alan - 9: Alan.
[...]
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BulBul
(uncredited)
Composed by Andrew Lockington
Performed by Maryem Tollar
Produced by Andrew Lockington and Ron Searles
Published by Absurd Music
Courtesy of Lions Gate Records
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Intriguing plot, intense acting
25 October 2004 | by jrendoSee all my reviews

The plot is timely and intriguing, providing lots of food for thought as to the perhaps not-too-far future prospects of technology and our own legacies.

I agree the relationship between Williams' character and his love interest was too sketchy. With a few extra minutes expanding on those two, the film might have been more fleshed out. Overall, I enjoyed the movie. It really gave us pause to reflect on the pros and cons of the "Zoe Implant" and "rememories." Appreciated the intense acting abilities of Williams and Caviezel; otherwise, the movie might have lagged even more.

I thought the angles of the camera shots were interesting.


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