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Abandon (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Mystery | 18 October 2002 (USA)
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An investigation of a college student's missing boyfriend becomes quite strange when she begins to see him periodically.

Director:

Stephen Gaghan

Writer:

Stephen Gaghan
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Director: Kevin Williamson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Holmes ... Katie Burke
Benjamin Bratt ... Wade Handler
Charlie Hunnam ... Embry Larkin
Zooey Deschanel ... Samantha Harper
Fred Ward ... Lieutenant Bill Stayton
Mark Feuerstein ... Robert Hanson
Melanie Lynskey ... Mousy Julie (as Melanie Jayne Lynskey)
Philip Bosco ... Professor Jergensen
Gabriel Mann ... Harrison Hobart
Will McCormack ... August
Gabrielle Union ... Amanda Luttrell
Greg Kramer Greg Kramer ... Andre
Gillian Ferrabee Gillian Ferrabee ... Susan
Barry Julien Barry Julien ... Ted
Tony Goldwyn ... Dr. David Schaffer
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Storyline

A senior at an elite college, already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job, must confront the sudden reappearance of her old boyfriend, after his two-year, unexplained absence. Written by Lane Shadgett

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Watch who you leave behind.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug and alcohol content, sexuality, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Italy]

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USA | Germany | Canada

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

18 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abandoned See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,064,077, 20 October 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,727,683

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,302,219
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Writer/director Stephen Gaghan marked his directorial debut with this film. See more »

Goofs

Katie is studying in the library. She is writing with a pencil, and starts to nod off. She falls asleep for a second, and we see and hear her pencil drop onto her notebook, but in the next shot she is holding her pencil upright. See more »

Quotes

Embry Larkin: You have no grace.
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The State We're In
Performed by The Chemical Brothers
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Teasing that goes nowhere
22 June 2004 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

The surprise ending and the amazing supporting cast could not save this movie. For starters, the movie was promoted as a Katie Holmes thriller. The movie does have several moments of thrilling, on the edge of your seat moments with terrific direction to make the movie a good (almost horror like) movie. Still, the movie drags ans drags and drags that you don't care what happens to any of the characters or whether or not the mystery is solved. Katie Holmes tries, but fails to carry the movie. Even though with strong supporting roles from Fred Ward and Benjamin Bratt, Katie Holme's eye candy only goes so far until you begin to lose interest. The love scene between Bratt and Holmes was not only sad but not believable. The thirteen year old age difference could have had something to do with that. Also, you don't see much during the love scene accept for some close ups and the post-sex scene. The transitions between scenes do nothing to keep the audience drawn in to the film's conclusion. With that, nobody is left to see the end of the film because they have fallen asleep somewhere in the middle.


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