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Premonition (2005)

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After a violent car wreck nearly takes his life, Jack Barnes begins having inexplicable and terrifying premonitions of horrible disasters. As his premonitions start coming true, Jack is soon wanted by the FBI for questioning.

Director:

Jonas Quastel

Writer:

Will Stewart
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Casper Van Dien ... Jack Barnes
Catherine Oxenberg ... Kate Barnes
Kyle Jordon Drewitz Kyle Jordon Drewitz ... R.J. Barnes
Doug Abrahams ... Detective Tom Kelly
Lorena Gale ... Captain Gloria Smith
Earl Pastko Earl Pastko ... Vargas
Colin Lawrence ... Agent Boston
Philip Granger ... Agent Brown
David Palffy ... Nazir
John Tench ... Goran
Michael Derbas ... Rafi
Teri Lee Sampson Teri Lee Sampson ... Broken Nose Girl
Beverley Knight Beverley Knight ... Trampled Lady
Dave 'Squatch' Ward ... Detective
Paul Anthony ... Dexter Manning
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After a violent car wreck nearly takes his life, Detective Jack Barnes begins having inexplicable and terrifying premonitions of horrible disasters. At first his warning calls go unheeded, but as the premonitions begin to come true Jack is shocked to find himself wanted for questioning by the FBI. He goes on the run, narrowly avoiding both the FBI and a band of terrorists on the verge of unleashing a deadly attack. As he scrambles to unlock the meaning of the visions, he must race against the clock to stop the terrorists before they can strike again. Written by Anonymous

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supernatural | slasher | See All (2) »

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Your Future Can Be Your Worst Nightmare.

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Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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[Noise of flying helicopter]
Not identified: [shouts while opening credits displayed] Man down! Man down!
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References The Dead Zone (1983) See more »

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All-too-familiar tale of a man who can see the future
23 May 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A low rent Canadian TV movie that explores the idea of psychic premonitions in much the same way as the likes of THE DEAD ZONE et al. This one brings nothing new to the concept, instead happy to retread old ground in its telling of a man who dies in a car accident, only to be brought back to life with a special talent for foreseeing the future.

Casper Van Dien has always been a likable hero, an actor who I've enjoyed seeing since STARSHIP TROOPERS. He's certainly no great shakes as an actor but he has charisma at least, which counts for something. He's the best thing about this otherwise shoddy film, putting plenty of effort into his leading role and handling himself well in the action stakes.

Sadly, PREMONITION as a whole is spoilt by a script which copies disaster scenarios from other movies - an earthquake, a train crash which virtually reprises the one in DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE - and doesn't have much in the way of originality to it. In addition, the CGI effects of trains, helicopters, and the like are very poor indeed. It's not a terrible film, just a generally lacklustre one.


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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2005 (Hungary) See more »

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The Psychic See more »

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