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Premonition (2005)

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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, ... See full summary »

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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 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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Your Future Can Be Your Worst Nightmare.

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Sci-Fi

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2005 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

The Psychic See more »

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Color
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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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It's all been done many times before... and better
31 January 2015 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

If you are trying to form an argument against Canadian content laws, using the movie "Premonition" to form your opinion would help greatly. What will quickly strike most viewers is how familiar the core story is, but that is just a minor problem compared to what really sinks the movie. It's written to be a really stupid telling of a familiar story, with characters constantly making idiotic decisions throughout. Also, there are a significant number of plot turns that are either not properly explained, or are not explained at all. All this bad writing probably explains why no one in the cast seems to be trying very hard, with actor Casper Van Dien giving the worst performance of all, a bad performance that generates no sympathy or heart at all. The direction is also hopeless, from letting Van Dien stay unshaven throughout despite being a police officer, to action sequences that lack excitement or comprehension. It also doesn't help that the entire enterprise looks really cheap and cheesy, from the ultra low budget cinematography to some awful special effects (as well as reusing some special effects footage from the superior B movie "Epicenter"). This movie is complete garbage, even for viewers who are especially undemanding with their choice of entertainment.


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