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The Final Cut (2004)

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Set in a world with memory recording implants, Alan Hakman is a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.

Director:

Omar Naim (as Omar Naïm)

Writer:

Omar Naim (as Omar Naïm)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Alan Hakman
Mira Sorvino ... Delila
Jim Caviezel ... Fletcher
Mimi Kuzyk ... Thelma
Stephanie Romanov ... Jennifer Bannister
Tarek Bishara ... Hasan (as Thom Bishops)
Genevieve Buechner ... Isabel Bannister
Brendan Fletcher ... Michael
Vincent Gale ... Simon
Casey Dubois Casey Dubois ... Young Alan - 9
Liam Ranger Liam Ranger ... Young Louis - 9
Joely Collins ... Legz the Tattoo Artist
Michael St. John Smith ... Charles Bannister
Chris Britton ... Jason Monroe
Wanda Cannon ... Caroline Monroe
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Storyline

The story is set in a world where implanted microchips can record all moments of an individual's life. The chips are removed upon death so the images can be edited into something of a highlight reel for loved ones who want to remember the deceased. Caviezel portrays the leader of the organization that opposes this technology's development. Written by Bubba

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Taglines:

Your life wasn't what you thought it was. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Final Cut See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$226,296, 17 October 2004

Gross USA:

$551,281

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,222,439
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The tattoo that Alan gets resembles the symbol for a pause button on an audio or video recorder (a circle with 2 vertical lines like an 11 inside). The point of the tattoo is to block (pause) audio recording from his Zoe implant. See more »

Goofs

If a person lived 60 years, excluding sleep, there would be over 350,000 hours of film. A cutter wouldn't live long enough to edit that much, even with fast forwarding. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Louis - 9: Can I play?
Young Alan - 9: Do you have any marbles?
Young Louis - 9: Yep.
[reaches into his pocket]
Young Alan - 9: Okay.
Young Louis - 9: Thanks.
Young Alan - 9: You're welcome. So what's your name?
Young Louis - 9: Louis. Yours?
Young Alan - 9: Alan.
[...]
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Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

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Sweet Remembrance
Written and Performed by Werner Drexler
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Great Idea, Great Story
20 September 2006 | by Vic_maxSee all my reviews

I tend to like watching sci-fi movies even though most are really bad. What a wonderful surprise it was to come across this movie. The movie is well written with believable characters, dialog and plot. The concept alone is fantastic and the story does a wonderful job of exploring the many implications and aspects of it - both at a social and personal level. Although the movie seems like it might be slow-paced, it opens with a zinger and eventually ends up giving us surprise after surprise. In conjunction with a lot of intellectual intrigue, there is a lot of strong emotion that goes along with many of the scenes.

It isn't perfect - there are some arguable problems with aspects of the story and characters, but for what one gets, I'm willing to focus on the positive here. Definitely worth checking out.


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