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The Killing Gene ()

w Delta z (original title)
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A calculating killer coerces a detective to pay for his previous mistakes.

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Eddie Argo
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Helen Westcott
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Daniel Leone
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Pierre Jackson
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Dr. Gelb
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Jack Corelli
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Jean Lerner
Barbara Adair ...
Alice Jackson
Peter Ballance ...
Trucker (as Peter Balance)
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Elly Carpenter
Lauren Hood ...
Sharon Williams
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Gillian (as Caroline Lee Johnson)
Sean Brian Chipango ...
Jamal Osman / Khaled Osman (as Brian 'Saen' Jordan)
Sheila Kerr ...
Alison Lerner
Michael Liebmann ...
Wesley Smith (as Michael Liebman)
Joshua O'Gorman ...
Dominic Carpenter
Alibe Parsons ...
Miss Allaway
Robert D. Phillips ...
Captain Maclean (as Robert Phillips)
Marcus Valentine ...
Hassan Harbi
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O'Hare
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SWAT Officer
Igor Breakenback ...
SWAT Leader (uncredited)
Alvin Charles ...
(uncredited)
Larry Cowan ...
Junkie (uncredited)
Laurence Doherty ...
NYPD Detective (uncredited)
Roy McManus ...
Paramedic (uncredited)
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Paramedic (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tom Shankland

Written by

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Clive Bradley ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Michael Casey ... co-producer
Stan Charnin ... line producer: US scenes
Lawrence Elmer Fuhrmann Jr. ... supervising producer: US scenes
Emma Hartley ... associate producer
Marshall Leviten ... line producer
Nick Love ... executive producer
Allan Niblo ... producer
Brock Norman Brock ... associate producer
Mark L. Pederson ... supervising producer: US scenes
Duncan Reid ... executive producer
James Richardson ... producer
Aldey Sanchez ... supervising producer: US scenes
Peter Touche ... executive producer

Music by

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David Julyan

Cinematography by

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Morten Søborg

Film Editing by

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Tim Murrell

Editorial Department

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Nick Greenall ... first assistant editor
Philipp Großmann ... digital intermediate supervisor
Gwillym Hewetson ... first assistant editor
Louise Killin ... post-production coordinator
Andy Levine ... assistant editor
Man Chong Li ... assistant editor
Lindsey Morrow ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Gary Davy

Production Design by

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Ashleigh Jeffers

Art Direction by

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Shane Bunting
Gillian Devenney
Nigel Pollock

Costume Design by

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Maggie Donnelly

Makeup Department

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Sylvia Bracco ... assistant makeup artist: US scenes
Jennifer Harty ... makeup artist
Paul Hyett ... special makeup effects designer
Tanya Lodge ... makeup department head
Kristyan Mallett ... prosthetics technician
Clare Ramsey ... prosthetic makeup artist
Aisling Toner ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Rebekka Garrido ... post-production manager
Lisa McAtackney ... production manager
Michael Reuter ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Adam Ackland ... second assistant director
Marco Ciglia ... first assistant director
Barry Keil ... third assistant director
Aton Robinson ... second second assistant director: US scenes
Ani Williams ... second assistant director: US scenes
Brian Wray ... first assistant director: US scenes

Art Department

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Ukachi Arinzeh ... art director: USA
Jim Barr ... props master
Jude Bennett ... art department researcher
Michael Cullen ... master painter
Mohammed Dagman ... props: US scenes / set dresser: US scenes
Russell Fulton ... construction manager (as Russell Coates Fulton)
Raymond Ginnane ... joiner
Damien Glenholmes ... dressing props: dailies
Siobhan Hall ... props
Martin Hanratty ... joiner
Alan Harvey ... props
Sian Alaw Jones ... art department runner
Tom Lauten ... props
Shane Laverty ... art department assistant
Richard Lee ... graphic designer
Darren Lyttle ... stand-by props
Anna McCaughtry ... dressing props: dailies
Martin McStravick ... joiner
Kevin Sean McVeigh ... daily painter
Ken Meikle ... dressing props: dailies
Christopher Moore ... dressing props
Alan Nixon ... joiner
Joe Paul ... joiner
Neill Paul ... joiner (as Neil Paul)
Gabriel Schucan ... storyboard artist
Sarah Speers ... assistant art director
Paul Stewart ... stand-by art director
Liam Taylor ... dressing props: dailies
Patrick Welty ... props
Hugo Wilkinson ... set dresser
Pat Wilson ... dressing props: dailies

Sound Department

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Joshua Anderson ... additional production sound mixer: USA
Adrian Baumeister ... adr editor / adr supervisor
Christian Conrad ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Tobias Fleig ... re-recording mixer
Michael J. Fox ... adr mixer
Derek Hehir ... boom operator
Paul Maynes ... sound recordist
Brian Miklas ... sound mixer: US scenes
Carsten Richter ... foley artist
Jonathan Rimas ... adr mixer
Martin Rogalski ... foley editor
Dominik Schleier ... dialogue editor
Mike Urdaneta ... boom operator: US scenes

Special Effects by

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Perry Costello ... weapons

Visual Effects by

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Christian Bleier ... digital compositor
Stefan Ciupek ... digital colorist
Benjamin Seide ... digital compositor
Juri Stanossek ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Lee Bagley ... stunt double: Stellan Skarsgård
Igor Breakenback ... stunt coordinator (as Igor Smiljevic) / stunt double: Paul Kaye (as Igor Smiljevic) / stunt double: Stellan Skarsgard (as Igor Smiljevic)
David Shumbris ... stunt double: Stellan Skarsgard
Manny Siverio ... stunt coordinator
Gene Hartline ... truck stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bill Amenta ... key grip: US scenes
Roger Bowles ... assistant camera
Avra Fox ... best boy electric: US scenes
Sarah L. Hendrick ... first assistant camera: "b camera": New York
Roland Keane ... camera facilities coordinator
Thomas LeGoff ... still photographer
Daniel Luebke ... additional grip: USA
Paul E. McCarthy ... assistant camera: second unit, US scenes (as Paul McCarthy) / director of photography: second unit (as Paul McCarthy) / director of photography: second unit
Megan Nole ... second assistant camera: first unit, US scenes
Ray Richards ... company electrician: US scenes
Nick Wall ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Julie Harkin ... casting: Northern Ireland
Kristen Paladino ... additional casting: New York
Steve Stancato ... extras casting: USA

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Gabriela Stanciu ... wardrobe supervisor (as Gabriela Stancio)

Location Management

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Larry Cowan ... location assistant
Jeph Duarte ... location manager: USA
Catherine Geary ... location scout
Rik Nagel ... location scout
Chris Patterson ... location manager
Sacha Patterson ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestral contractor
Lol Hammond ... music supervisor
Dana Niu ... orchestrator
Bruce White ... musician: viola

Transportation Department

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Billy Kerr ... makeup driver
John McDowell ... driver: stand-by props
Dermott McKee ... driver: minibus
Roy McManus ... driver: hair/make-up truck and facilities
Peter Morrow ... dining bus driver
Adam Philpott ... driver: Selma Blair

Other crew

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Wahida Begum ... unit publicist
Charles Henri Belleville ... director: making-of documentary
Val Broeksmit ... set production assistant (US scenes) (as Val Brueksmit)
Chorley Bunce ... caterers
Stefania Buonajuti ... assistant to producer
Michelle Burns ... floor runner
Alex Dunne ... equipment handler
Adama Elder ... set production assistant: US scenes
Andrew Hardwick ... production coordinator
Myan Kallweit ... set production assistant: USA
Andrew Lerner ... office intern: USA
Rick Lipton ... dialogue coach
Danielle Markson ... additional production assistant: US scenes
Susie McIlwaine ... production assistant
Justin Noto ... set production assistant: US scenes
Helene Oosthuizen ... script supervisor
Adam Philpott ... floor runner
Amanda Platner ... office production assistant
Andrew Reid ... head of production: NIFTC
Jesse Roberts ... production coordinator: US scenes
Adam Schefflan ... office intern: USA
William Sell ... production coordinator
Clarence Sharpe ... key production assistant: US scenes
Vera Sticker ... intern: USA (as Sarah Sticker)
Boaz Tcherikover ... office production assistant: US scenes
Kelly Tonks ... production runner
Richard Turner ... post-production accountant
Brian Walsh ... production assistant
Lesley Wise ... legal and business affairs executive

Thanks

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George McKenzie ... the producers wish to thank
Hugo Young ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A series of deaths have started occurring in New York; Some are being found mutilated while others have an equation wÎ"z = Cov (w,z) = ßwzVz carved onto their skin. As police investigate they discover each victim was forced to choose between sacrificing their own life or a loved ones' life. Before long it becomes clear that this perpetrator has suffered just such a similar fate...so now is coping by seeking a way of solving this philosophical enigma, can Captain Maclean and his officers such as Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott stop this suspect, because he/she won't not until he/she gets to the end of this equation. Written by suspicious

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Taglines Would you kill the one you love to save yourself from death? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Devil's Algebra (United Kingdom)
  • Waz (United Kingdom)
  • The Killing Gene (United States)
  • Waz (United States)
  • WAZ (France)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Budget GBP5,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Associate producer Brock Norman Brock, supporting actor Tom Hardy, and cinematographer Morten Søborg shortly after this film would work with Nicolas Winding Refn. Brock (as co-writer) and Hardy (in the lead titular role) in Bronson (2008) and Søborg (who is famous for his work with Refn) in Valhalla Rising (2009). See more »
Goofs The first time we see the police whiteboard it has "W Delta Z" and "W Delta Z = Cov" written on it (even though no corpse has borne the "v" at that point). But in the next shot the board says only "W Delta Z = Co". See more »
Movie Connections References Wonder Woman (1975). See more »
Soundtracks Hostile See more »
Crazy Credits The end credits roll while a proof of the Price equation shows up. See more »
Quotes Elly Carpenter: You wanna blowjob? I suck dick good for ten bucks.
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