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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.

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Stephen Gaghan

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Stephen Gaghan
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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:

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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

Gross USA:

$10,727,683

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,302,219
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mark Feuerstein previously appeared in "Rules of Engagement", another film previously written by Stephen Gaghan. See more »

Goofs

When sitting around the table with her friends, the book Katie is holding changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Wade Handler: Did you think it was odd that, he still liked her a lot, and she hadn't really show him any real interest in over two years?
Mousy Julie: I thought it was the opposite of odd. Guys are drawn to her like bugs surround a bug lamp. For four years I've had the privilege of watching it.
Wade Handler: That bother you Julie?
Mousy Julie: Think you see the horns of jealousy? You got my angle? You might want to ask yourself why you're so interested in her. They think it's a coltish vulnerability... but it's just self obsession: The pea-brain ...
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Get Down On It
Written by Ronald Bell (uncredited), Claydes Smith (uncredited), George Funky Brown (uncredited), Robert Kool Bell (uncredited), J.T. Taylor (uncredited), Eumir Deodato (uncredited) and Robert Spike Mickens (uncredited)
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Copyright 1981 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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a very average movie
18 December 2002 | by famousmonster00See all my reviews

Abandon is a very average movie. It's nothing that's going to blow the viewer away, but it's not a terrible movie either. Katie Holmes does a good job playing Katie Burke a student nearing the end of college, trying to get her thesis done and land a good job. The movie focuses on the investigation by Wade Handler (Bratt) into the disappearance of Katie's boyfriend two years earlier. Although the film had some good twists and wasn't really predictable, most of the characters other than Katie Burke came off as kind of flat and boring. Embry Larkin played by Charlie Hunnam as Katie's ex-boyfriend was made out to be a wonderful, highly talented genius, but he didn't seem anything special to me. I didn't think Wade Handler, the police officer investigating the disappearance, came across as an very interesting character either. Overall, I'd say that this is an all right movie, but I'd only watch it if nothing else better was available.


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