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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.

Director:

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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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Vincent Palmer: I can't believe a smart guy like you has never tried oxygen therapy.
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Fade Away
Composed by M. Lloyd and Debby Grayson
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User Reviews

 
Somewhat boring while keeping you interested.
11 February 2006 | by hegan1956See all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie, but with some reservations. I've been a Slater fan for years and liked this role for him. My problem with this is the way the main characters (Gil Bellows) had such difficulty in coming to grips with industrial sabotage. This guy is a computer genius and works in electronics but it took almost half the movie to realize that he was bugged. This even after he was given warnings by a corporate surveillance expert. The way he let his wife and child interact with Slater's character was totally out of this world. Maybe I speak only for myself but if someone harasses me and mine, I'm not cordial and I will not allow my family to associate with them either. That's not anti-social, it's logical to protect their own family. The action was OK if anti-climatic and was very predictable. One area I didn't understand was the first CEO that was introduced and the murder of his wife. He was so worried about being arrested that he didn't seem irritated at Slater over the murder. Is this normal behavior or not? It kinda sets the setting for the whole movie. I did like what he told the lead when he confronted him, "sign with him or kill him." I guess it worked out that way. Overall not a bad movie.


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Language:

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Release Date:

20 September 2006 (Kuwait) See more »

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Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)
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