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Gene-X (2006)

Not Rated | | Romance, Thriller | 19 May 2006 (France)
A young research scientist discovers the cure for cancer. But it's stolen by a big pharmaceutical company before he finds there's a flaw. Is the cure worse than the disease? And how many deaths will the cover-up cost?


Martin Simpson


Martin Simpson




Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Magee Patrick Magee ... Doctor Tom Gray
Ayse Tezel Ayse Tezel ... Nurse Casey Gordon
Peter Astridge Peter Astridge ... Karl Magnusson
Wayne Bassett ... George Brown
Caroline McQuade ... Nurse Rachel (as Caroline Hopkirk)
Az Jackson Az Jackson ... Jay
Katya Uzzell Katya Uzzell ... Liz
Matthew Latham Matthew Latham ... Jamie
Mary-Anne Halpin Mary-Anne Halpin ... Detective Hammond
Tim Roberts ... Security Guard
Jak Wyld ... Detective Holt
Rebecca Rogers ... Mrs. Phillips
Gerry Sont Gerry Sont ... Professor White
Roslyn Hicks Roslyn Hicks ... Consuela
David Kirkham David Kirkham ... Morris Armless


In this tense hospital thriller, young research doctor Tom Gray is on the brink of a genetic cure for cancer. Beautiful nurse Casey Gordon, desperate to save the live of a child in her care, seduces Tom into testing his therapy. Early success brings romance into Tom's life for the first time, but Casey has a secret lover whose jealous anger will put their lives in mortal danger, and Tom finds his cure has a darker side. How many deaths will the cover-up cost? Written by Martin Simpson

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Gene-X, blueprint for murder.


Romance | Thriller


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Possibly the worst movie ever.
15 January 2007 | by XtwentyoneCSee all my reviews

Gene X is a fast paced breakneck ride through turbulant emotional highs and gritty realistic lows, about the conflict we all face in our.....sorry i cant go on.

This is quite possibly the worst movie i have ever seen, and i complain about a lot of movies.The dialogue was stilted, hackneyed and sounds as if it was lifted from an abandoned production of "Apocalypse Now - The musical" circa 1988 ("it smells like the ocean" cue Kramer and his cologne).The soundtrack was too bad to be considered elevator Muzak, and even hard core ravers would be hard pressed to pop enough drugs to make this movie palatable.

I was left with a distinct feeling of unease, realizing that this was the movie i had awaited, that had screened in Cannes and that had several well known Australian "personalities".Finally i thought, a contemporary Australian film to demonstrate our ability to produce truly world class scripts, even if we cannot afford the Hollywood production values.Guess ill just keep waiting.

Having said that, it is worth watching just to see how truly awful it really is, i mean i was really quite amazed the producers didn't have there legs broken by irate investors.Or disgruntled movie fans.

In conclusion, this is a horrible cardboard work that will clash with you're aesthetic sensibilities and quite possibly give you cancer.Which apparently had something to do with the disjointed story the tacked on to keep the scenes appearing "logical".

truly, truly awful, but 2 points for being Australian and for promising not to do a sequel.

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AUD1,400,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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