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Resurrection (1999)

Chicago homicide detectives Prudhome and Hollingsworth are assigned to investigate a murder. Both become entangled in the plot of a serial killer whose goal is to recreate the body of Christ.

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Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Brad Mirman (story), Christopher Lambert (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Anscombe Mike Anscombe ... News Anchor
Jeff J.J. Authors Jeff J.J. Authors ... Paramedic (as Jeff Authors)
Patrick Chilvers Patrick Chilvers ... Officer
David Cronenberg ... Father Rousell
Jayne Eastwood ... Dolores Koontz
Darren Enkin Darren Enkin ... John Ordway
David Ferry ... Mr. Breslauer
Jan Filips Jan Filips ... Stanley Galloway
Rick Fox ... Scholfield
Silvana Gatica Silvana Gatica ... Mother of Baby (as Silvan Gatica)
Karen Glave ... FBI Receptionist
Barbara Gordon Barbara Gordon ... Judge Seers
Rothaford Gray ... Jailor
Robert Joy ... Demus
Robert Kennedy ... Hotel Clerk
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Detective Prudhomme, and his partner are assigned to investigate the murder of a man who's arm was severed. After 2 more victims with missing body parts turn up, the detectives realise they're after a serial killer. Even worse; he's using the body parts to reconstruct the body of Christ.. Written by Adam Thomas <adam_g_thomas@yahoo.com>

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Be afraid. For he is coming. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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English | French

Release Date:

5 June 1999 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The leg cutting sequence was edited to avoid an NC-17 rating. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 35 mins) Hollinsworth gets shot in his left leg, which is subsequently amputated and stolen, but the gunshot wound is in the right leg of the "finished" Jesus figure. See more »

Quotes

John Prudhomme: Why don't take the whole body?
Det. Andrew Hollinsworth: Maybe he only wanted a snack.
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Russell Mulcahy, eh? He's a funny one.
28 June 1999 | by Leigh L.See all my reviews

Given the opportunity of clambering to the top of the directorial heap on the back of the magnificent Highlander, Mr. Mulcahy instead managed to shoot down his own chances by unwisely having any association at all with the not-quite-so-well-received sequel. Nevertheless, Resurrection, while not exactly a triple-A title, shows that the old dog's still got a few tricks up his sleeve - even if they are being deployed on straight-to-TV efforts these days.

With old chum Chris Lambert (a man equally cursed in his career choices, and looking very old all of a sudden) on board, the scene is set for another shameless reworking of Seven - which might be an obvious comment to make, but that doesn't make it any less true. While the deadly sins are replaced with the names of apostles, the relentless rain, gloom and gritty gore are still there in force, and the plot's just as threadbare.

But! That still doesn't make it a bad film, as such. It's decently performed and nicely shot, with a few nifty camera tricks thrown in to break up the free-roaming NYPD Blue feel of the general proceedings, and there are one or two genuinely effective twists encountered along the way (with some glaringly obvious ones to balance them out, unfortunately).

So it's worth catching, as long as you're not expecting mould-breaking brilliance. One of Lambert's better films, certainly, and an example of the sort of high production values he should be aiming for. So sit back and enjoy... all in all, it's better than you might expect.


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