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Respire (2010)

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The Ancient Romans believed that the soul escaped one's body with the last breath. It was believed that last breath held the power to cure disease and prolong life. In 1930's, Dr. Robert ... See full summary »








Credited cast:
Tracy Teague ... Susan Jordan
... Raif Collins (as Mathew J. Wright)
... Alex Poe
Jessica Keeler ... Nina Carver
Ellie Torrez ... Ruby Wilkins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Morgan Ray
Christa Clark ... Auction Bidder
John Doty ... Convict
Timothy Dykes ... Randolph Kaminsky
... Josh Foster
Robert Harari ... Axe Man
Elizabeth Hester ... Eve Stiles
Tracie Jules ... News Anchor
... Dr. McCallister
Lynn Mastio Rice ... Verna Kaminsky


The Ancient Romans believed that the soul escaped one's body with the last breath. It was believed that last breath held the power to cure disease and prolong life. In 1930's, Dr. Robert Kaminsky devoted his life to finding out how to harness the power in the last breath. Susan Jordan owns a local novelty shop. One item in her shop, an antique box once owned by Doctor Kaminsky, draws the interest of two men: Raif Collins who hopes its contents can save his dying sister, and Alex Poe whose motives are more mysterious. Susan quickly finds herself in a perilous struggle to protect the box and the secrets that it holds. Written by Anonymous

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breath | power | disease | soul | harness | See All (8) »


Hold Your Breath


Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for some bloody violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »


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3 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


During the fight scene, Mat Wright insisted on being hit with actual pepper spray, but the film makers wouldn't allow it. See more »


When Alex, Ruby & Susan enter the room before the climactic fight scene, Ruby & Susan approach the fireplace first. In the next shot, Alex is in front of them. See more »


Scarborough Fair
Trad./Arranged by Bjorn Lynne
Performed by Bjorn Lynne
Courtesy of Shockwave-Sound.com
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Solid and entertaining, but maybe one too many subplots
17 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

I had been wanting to see this ever since I heard about it a couple years ago (and I liked the director's last film a lot) and I can say that I enjoyed it...for the most part. A dying woman gets a new lease on life when she inhales from a mysterious vial but then she starts having weird visions and murderous tendencies. Sounds pretty simple, right? If that's all the movie was about, I think this would totally rock. As it is it only sorta rocks. There's an awful lot of back story that needs to be told for you to understand what's going on. That's okay but it does make the middle drag. The opening credit sequence which follows a box through all of the decades is really, really well done and the last half hour, once it actually becomes a horror is entertaining as well. For the acting, the two leads are good. The rest of the cast...eh, not so much. I would say that if you go into it knowing that the middle part drags but will pay off later on (there's a pretty cool scene with a tied-up girl where you would swear that the actress is genuinely terrified of what's off-screen), then you might enjoy it a little more. Overall, I'd recommend it but only if you're not looking for a super scary horror and you're willing to pay attention the whole time. By the way, if they released a soundtrack, I'd buy it. Some of the songs were really good.

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