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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

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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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bezcenna Jane See more »

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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 very original, but pretty good
17 December 2005 | by sjberkeSee all my reviews

Nothing really imaginative, creative, or original about this movie, but well made and a very earnest effort to make you think as well as entertain you. Definitely avoided going for cheap scares or titillation. The earnestness of this effort is shown as much by what was not there as much as what was--there were no romantic/sexual scenes at all. Had this movie been the hackwork that 'ambrazos' would have you believe, we would have seen Jane tumble into bed with either Nick the thief or 'Dr. Knight' (maybe both). We didn't and that impressed me some.

While the cast generally did well enough (and it certainly was good to see Roundtree again), I was really impressed by Vaugier. A very impressive presence, without being sexual or showing much skin. As an action heroine, I think she stands comparison with Jennifer Garner, maybe even Angelina Jolie All in all, a movie worth recording and watching (mostly because of Vaugier).


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