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Pursued (2004)

A fast rising hi tech executive must protect his career and family from the ruthless tactics of a homicidal corporate headhunter.

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Kristoffer Tabori

Writer:

Maggie April
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Vincent Palmer
Gil Bellows ... Ben Keats
Estella Warren ... Emily Keats
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Franklin
Conchita Campbell ... Alison Keats
Kevin McNulty ... John Blakely
Tyler Labine ... Wade Steiner
Sarah Strange ... Petra Ghirov
Chelah Horsdal ... Sharon
Saul Rubinek ... Dexter O'Neil
Scott Hylands ... Robert Langford
Camille Mitchell ... Jen (Real Esate Agent)
Candus Churchill ... Nurse
Kirsten Robek ... Sherry
Enid-Raye Adams ... Manager
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Wall Street's leading headhunter Vincent Palmer isn't just extremely good in finding the ideal executives for corporate top jobs and offering them a deal hard to resist. His special knack is making them sign even if they really don't want to. Such a hard nut is Benjamin 'Ben' Keats, who invented a brilliant persons tracking device and is committed to his partners and staff to use it to launch their firm VizTrack on the stock exchange. Vincent pulls all seductive stops with Ben, his wife and daughter, in vain. Then he hints even murder is in his repertoire. Ben checks out that's true but decides ti fight back. Written by KGF Vissers

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The executive headhunter with a killer instict.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2006 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Fejvadászat See more »

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$5,500,000 (estimated)
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Jeff Celentano was attached to direct at one point with Val Kilmer attached to star. Celentano said it was one of the best projects he'd been involved with. After Kilmer abruptly left the project, it fell apart and went through several subsequent rewrites. See more »

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When Vincent breaks into Ben's house after finding out Ben wasn't on the plane, he goes on a rampage and breaks the lamp. The lamp was already broken because as soon as he touches the lamp, parts of it crumble in his hand. See more »

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Vincent Palmer: Ladies, would you hold onto my staff?
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The head hunter
6 August 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Kristoffer Tabori's "Pursued", suffers from the screen play written by Maggie April. Mr. Tabori, an excellent actor, who has turned his attention to directing, seems to be out of his element with this movie. Thrillers that are based on revolutionary technology don't seem to translate well to the screen, as it's the case with "Pursued".

In fact, Mr. Tabori gets an over the top performance from Christian Slater, as the evil Vincent Palmer, who like all villains, seems to be miles ahead of everyone else in the story. On the other hand, Gil Bellows, who is the victim of Palmer, seems to be completely impotent to do anything, or even go to the police with the troubles he is facing. The problem seems to be exacerbated by Mr. Bellows' take on the character, as he makes him even weaker.

The result is an uneven film, that showed possibilities, but in the end, doesn't fulfill them. For a film that deals in cutting edge technology, one would think that Ben Keats, the genius behind the new program that will revolutionize cyberspace tracking, would have been aware of the spies out there, especially the scumbag that is making his life impossible, and invested in the best anti-spy software money could buy. The only point the film makes is how prevalent industrial spying is in the hands of people like the repulsive Vincent Palmer.


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