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Canes (2006)

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David Goodman is on the pick of his career as a PR executive when he suddenly loses his chance for a big promotion and, unfortunately, his sight at a street attack. Soon after a message is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Furlong ... David Goodman
Chandra West ... Lisa Goodman
Michael Madsen ... Guillermo List
Richard Stroh ... Scar
Sandra Steier Sandra Steier ... Anika Sams
John Innes ... Roger Eno
Tobias Mehler ... Tony Sturkel
Kim Kondrashoff ... Phil Brotman
Robert Clarke ... Mr. Walters
Jenny Mitchell ... Jenny
Michael Bean ... Jonathan
Patrick Keating ... Walter Van Tilburg
Zak Santiago ... Antique Dealer
Lexie Huber ... Mrs. Randolph
Paul Jarrett ... Harry Conlan
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David Goodman is on the pick of his career as a PR executive when he suddenly loses his chance for a big promotion and, unfortunately, his sight at a street attack. Soon after a message is left on his answering machine about a doctor, named Guillermo List, who can help David to regain his eyesight and get his career back on track with only price... his soul. Written by monkeyx

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There are some fates that are worse than death...

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Canada

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English

Release Date:

13 November 2007 (France) See more »

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The Covenant: Brotherhood of Evil See more »

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Canada See more »

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$2,400,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Lisa Goodman can be seen driving around in a BMW in many scenes in this picture. In the scene where she drives to a bridge to throw the cane into a river, she is seen driving onto the bridge and getting out of an Audi, which has a completely different shape than the BMW. In the very next scene she is seen pulling up in her driveway in the BMW. See more »

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A Very Bad Movie
30 September 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The PR David Goodman (Edward Furlong) expects to be promoted in the agency where he works but he loses the opportunity to his colleague Tony (Tobias Mehler). While upset at home with his wife Lisa (Chandra West), David sees a man near his car; when he approaches, the stranger sprays some chemicals on his face and David becomes blind. Later David receives a message in his answering machine with the proposal of Dr. Guillermo List (Michael Madsen) for recovering his vision and he offers anything to regain his sight. Dr. List gives an ancient cane with a devil face to David that recovers his eyesight but is possessed by an evil demon, ascending in his career but with a high-price.

"Canes" is really a bad movie: first there are many stories of evil covenants or secret societies; therefore the plot is not even original. The flawed screenplay is terrible, with an imbecile development, characters that comes and dies without any consequence, unanswered situations, silly twists, a corny conclusion associated to very poor special effects. There is one specific scene that is absolutely ridiculous, when Lisa is stabbed with David's cane on her chest and then she runs like hell without any blood or consequences. But the worse is the acting, mainly of the lead and once promising actor Edward Furlong; he is awful, completely miscast for the role of David Goodman, shorter than Chandra West and wearing a suit that probably belongs to his father. The decadent Michael Madsen keeps the (low) level of his last performances and Chandra West is the best that this movie may offer to the viewers. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "O Escolhido" ("The Chosen")


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