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Painkiller Jane (2005)

Jane, a young soldier, is exposed to a biochemical weapon that endows her with self-healing powers. She uses her abilities to fight crime while eluding the military.

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Sanford Bookstaver

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John Harrison (teleplay), Don Keith Opper (teleplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Capt. Jane Elizabeth Browning ("Painkiller Jane")
Eric Dane ... Nick
Richard Roundtree ... Colonel Watts
Venus Terzo ... Carla Browning
Walker Howard ... Blue
Callum Keith Rennie ... Mitchell
Tate Donovan ... Dr. Graham Knight / Lucas Insley
Paula Brancati ... Young Jane
Elicia Mackenzie Elicia Mackenzie ... Young Carla
Martin Cummins ... Sergeant Flynn
Conrad Whitaker ... Homeboy
Nels Lennarson ... Agent Thorpe
Aleks Paunovic ... Sergeant Frizelle
Michael Eklund ... Dude
Richard Harmon ... Squeak
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After an army unit is exposed to a biochemical weapon, everyone is killed except one young woman. She not only recovers from the exposure but has developed the ability to recover from any type of injury within days. After discovering that the army is not trying to help cure her, but rather is experimenting on her to develop a serum to be used on other soldiers, she escapes. Obviously the army wants to hunt her down and get her back under their security. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Blue: Dude, I'm telling you, look, there's something weird about her.
Nick: What, like Jerry Springer weird?
Blue: No, no, no, no, no. I'm talking E.T., Area 51, brother from another planet type weird.
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Not bad
1 April 2006 | by mintchanSee all my reviews

It could have been worse. The plot was realistic and reasonable but need more factual details to be more convincing. There are a lot of interesting characters but the lacking of their background stories make them feeled more like props. The direction was foggy. It seemed like the director let the audience fill in the blanks. There seemed to be a lot more of the story to tell but it was left out, trying to fit the whole stories into the movie. This should have been a ten-hour mini-series or a series.

There were no romance or sexual tension (from what I got) and that was the good part of the film. I also like the superhero(ine) that has enough weakness to make her feel like a human. I probably like Jane more than Superman, Batman or even Laura Croft.

The soundtrack was lovely, it could be the best part of the film. The worst part would be the Vaugier's hair. What were they thinking.


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Release Date:

10 December 2005 (USA) See more »

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