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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.

Director:

Sanford Bookstaver

Writers:

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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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

SciFi Channel

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bezcenna Jane See more »

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Quotes

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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Remade as Painkiller Jane (2007) See more »

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Good Pilot, Embarrassingly Poor Military References
22 December 2005 | by ich_yamaSee all my reviews

This is a reasonable TV pilot. I would even watch the series if only the SciFi channel would hire a military consultant to sufficiently cultivate the illusion of realism.

Here are my military complaints: (1) The uniforms do not match the depicted branch of service. (2) The mixed-gender assault element in the beginning of the film is unbelievable. (3) The Aliens-style crab-walk-with-a-rifle does not pass even school-children's idea of tactical muster.

The protagonist is believable in other respects, not to mention physically attractive without crossing the 1950's Amazon Action Heroine threshold. The directing seemed inspired, the casting excellent, and the acting well above the level demanded by the mediocre script!

Ich_Yama's SciFi-meter:

(BBB: 1 primary character)

(BEM: None)

(World: Present/near-future)

(Preference: Conspiracy theorists)


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