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The Gene Generation (2007)

Michelle, an assassin to a new breed of killers (DNA Hackers), finds she has greater obstacles in her life... Family.

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Pearry Reginald Teo (as Pearry Teo)

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Pearry Reginald Teo (as Zhang Pingli), Keith Collea | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bai Ling ... Michelle
Alec Newman ... Christian
Parry Shen ... Jackie
Faye Dunaway ... Josephine Hayden
Ethan Cohn ... Mouse
Robert David Hall ... Abraham
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Solemn
Daniel Zacapa ... Randall
Erin Layne Erin Layne ... Aerean Flyer Announcer (as Eireann Layne)
Jeff Imada ... Alley Guy
Nils Allen Stewart ... Bodyguard 1 (as Nils Stewart)
Richard Cetrone ... Bodyguard 2
Hiro Koda ... Bodyguard 3
Marco Khan ... Bodyguard 4
Allison Dunbar ... Christian's Wife
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In a futuristic world, Michelle lives everyday battling with DNA Hackers who use their skills to hack into people's bodies and kill them. She is an assassin, battling her past demons and trying to keep her younger and extroverted brother, Jackie, out of trouble. When Jackie gets involved in a petty crime of robbery, he propels himself into the world of DNA Hackers, Shylocks (Loan Sharks) and Gang Fights. Wanting the respect that the world has never given to him only makes it harder for Jackie to peel himself away from the underground trades, against the hopes of his sister, Michelle. Michelle always wanted to leave the city and lead a calm and quiet lifestyle. As emotions and gunfire get into the way, Michelle and Jackie soon find themselves battling between their lives and finding out that in an immoral world, love can still survive. Blood is thicker than water. Written by Pearry Reginald Teo

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In the future, where people hack into DNA, Death is just an upgrade See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for bloody violence, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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USA | South Korea

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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[first lines]
Christian: [voice-over] Hayden Technologies... Birthplace of what was supposed to be our greatest scientific breakthrough.
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Too dark, too cheap cyberpunk thriller
22 May 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A cheap cyberpunk thriller with very little to recommend it, THE GENE GENERATION is for all intents and purposes an amateur film. It features the ever-glamorous Bai Ling (DUMPLINGS) as a female assassin/fighter whose appearance and style is clearly indebted to characters like Milla Jovovich in the RESIDENT EVIL series.

Ling goes around dispatching various goons who threaten the wellbeing of her geeky brother. There's not much more plot to it than that, although the inclusion of some goofy CGI tentacle effects was a poor choice on the part of the filmmakers because they're lamentable. As you can guess, I wasn't a huge fan of THE GENE GENERATION, which is so poorly achieved as to be difficult to watch.

The whole film is far too dark which renders any action sequences rather pointless as you can't see what's meant to be going on. Ling's presence in the film is merely an excuse for her to fit into as many form-fitting and revealing costumes as is humanly possible. As for the random Faye Dunaway cameo, your guess is as good as mine...


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