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The film is about a young female researcher whose life is in danger when she discovers the pharmaceutical company she works for had developed a cure for cancer many years earlier. They ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Gabriel Abreu Gabriel Abreu ... Mexican Man
Gino Acevedo Gino Acevedo ... Carlos
David Allen David Allen ... Gate Guard
Richard Anderson Richard Anderson ... Interior Security Guard
Rene Auer Rene Auer ... Entrance Employee
John Bach ... Lionel Stanton
Armando Baudin Armando Baudin ... Diego
Jaya Beach-Robertson ... Reception Nurse (as Jaya Robertson)
Benj Berryman Benj Berryman ... Oncologist
Melissa Billington Melissa Billington ... Radio News Announcer
Nathalie Boltt ... Ruby Wakefield
Jay Bratschi Jay Bratschi ... Exterior Security Guard
Lucy Briant Lucy Briant ... Irene Garner
Steve Brown Steve Brown ... Lionel's Driver
Talia Carlisle Talia Carlisle ... Ultritek Employee
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The film is about a young female researcher whose life is in danger when she discovers the pharmaceutical company she works for had developed a cure for cancer many years earlier. They haven't released it because that would destroy their chemotherapy drug sales. She must now escape and release the cure to world while the company tries to stop her. Written by David Gould

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The cure for cancer must never be released


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6 February 2014 (New Zealand) See more »

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Wellington, New Zealand

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NZD 2,250,000 (estimated)
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Cure for cancer(s)
25 July 2014 | by CheshireCatsGrinSee all my reviews

First, this film is based on a false premise to anyone who had a family member with cancer. It is actually over 100 diseases, most of which the causes are unknown. That's why chemotherapy is so hard on the body. It has to kill both healthy and unhealthy cells. In addition, many of the drugs are dozens of years past their patent. Now imagine that in fact a drug did exists that would cure everything from the ranges starting at childhood leukemia progressing to prostate and breast cancers. Any company in their right mind would want to make the trillions a drug like this would be worth. Not to mention that in 7 years they could release an extended form like Ambian did with Ambian CR to avoid secondary cancers from the initial chemo and so on to extend the patent.

The acting is sub-par, only the female lead shows future promise. This is the first full length feature by Gould who wrote/directed/produced this film. With the pounding music I wonder if he also did the sound editing as well.


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