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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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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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Surprisingly OK ...
27 April 2008 | by Vic_maxSee all my reviews

After watching a few episodes of the recent TV series, I expected the worst. However, this movie (the original) was surprisingly different and better. All the actors are different and the plot is actually interesting.

Basically, the story is about a female soldier who has an unexpected reaction to a chemical agent. She gains regenerative and some sort of perceptual power. The military wants to seclude, study and use her ... but she's more interested in finding out what and who is responsible for what happened to her.

The film is reasonably well acted and the plot is interesting. Her quest to find a diabolical foreign scientist who is as surprised at her situation as she is ... is interesting. Plus, he's not quite as far away as one might think.

If you're looking to pass time with a semi-decent "made-for-TV", B-level sci-fi movie, this might work for you.


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Official Sites:

SciFi Channel

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Neporaziteln√° Jane See more »

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