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The Lazarus Project (2008)

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A former criminal is drawn into a criminal endeavor and subsequently finds himself living an inexplicable new life working at a psychiatric facility.

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John Glenn (as John Patrick Glenn)

Writers:

John Glenn (screenplay) (as John Patrick Glenn), Evan Astrowsky (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walker ... Ben Garvey
Piper Perabo ... Lisa Garvey
Brooklynn Proulx ... Katie Garvey (as Brooklyn Proulx)
Bob Gunton ... Father Ezra
Lambert Wilson ... Avery
Linda Cardellini ... Julie Ingram
Tony Curran ... William Reeds
Malcolm Goodwin ... Robbie
Ross McMillan Ross McMillan ... Dr. James
Aaron Hughes ... Caleb
Sean Skene ... Orderly
John Callander John Callander ... The Lineman
Shawn Hatosy ... Ricky Garvey
Alex Sol ... Phelps
Peter Jordan Peter Jordan ... Male Tech
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Storyline

A harrowing and frightening thriller about a man who has everything he's ever loved stripped away from him; and to earn his life and family back, he must face obstacles of mystical origins, endure countless tests of his faith, struggle with his own sanity, and explore the depth and the power of his soul..

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Cheating death is only the beginning. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, disturbing images and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Heaven Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,750,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,162
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Walker was the first choice for the lead role in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Ben finds his computer file, the image of the implant clearly says "Selegine Implant - MAO Inhibitor". This drug does exist but is spelt "Selegiline". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Katie Garvey: Daddy, what's the greatest thing you ever saw?
Ben Garvey: Greatest thing you ever saw. Umm. One time when I was a little boy, I was playing with my slingshot and I saw this Jaybird. I don't know why but I shot him.
Katie Garvey: You killed a birdie?
Ben Garvey: I didn't mean to. I don't even know why I shot at him, but I felt so bad, I started praying to God that he would come back. And all of a sudden the Jaybird woke up. He just flew away.
Katie Garvey: God saved him?
Ben Garvey: Yeah, I think so.
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Excellent movie....
21 October 2008 | by jeonamaurdhSee all my reviews

Just finished watching this and I must say i am glad i saw it...Many viewers have commented that the movie is very slow paced, esp to start with but i disagree.I think the director got the pacing spot on.

The movie is about an ex-con played by Paul walker who is trying to start a new life and make it good for himself and his family but fate has other plans and he is pushed back into the world he is so badly trying to escape...soon we find out that nothing is wat it seems and the movie is thrilling all the way..

All the actors do justice to their roles and the screenplay is tight and gripping....its a nice thriller with a lot of emotions as well....Paul walker is getting type-cast but i guess thats because he is so good at these kinda movies/roles....

all in all a movie worth your time and money and i would certainly recommend it......8/10


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