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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2008)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | TV Movie 17 May 2008
Dr. Jekyll, unable to stop himself from transforming into the murderous Mr. Hyde, wants his attorney to secure him a speedy trial, a guilty verdict and a quick execution.

Director:

Paolo Barzman

Writers:

Paul B. Margolis (as Paul Margolis), Robert Louis Stevenson (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dougray Scott ... Dr. Jekyll / Mr Hyde
Krista Bridges ... Claire Wheaton
Tom Skerritt ... Gabe Utterson
Danette Mackay Danette Mackay ... Mrs Poole (as Danette Mac Kay)
Cas Anvar ... D.A. McBride
Ellen David ... Detective Newcom
Vlasta Vrana ... Judge Sheehan
Ian Finlay Ian Finlay ... Chief of Staff
Kathleen Fee Kathleen Fee ... Mrs Lanyon
Patrick John Costello ... Walter Swain (as Patrick Costello)
Carlo Mestroni ... Terrance Gartrell
Susan Almgren Susan Almgren ... Mental Health Expert (as Susie Almgren)
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden ... Fowler
Adrianne Richards ... Blonde Hooker
Gordon Masten ... Bob Lanyon
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Storyline

Dr. Henry Jekyll is a well-regarded physician whose evenings are spent researching a rare and sacred Amazonian flower so potent it's said to literally separate the soul, giving life to man's Dark Self. The obsessive experiments to isolate its psychotropic properties happen to coincide with a series of brutal murders gripping the city with fear. Jekyll knows it's no coincidence. While his nights are lost to him, he awakens with bloody mementos and violent memories of the screams of his victims. He knows the Dark Self is coming into his own. It's even given himself a name: Mr. Edward Hyde. Anxious to plead guilty, waive trial, face sentence, and be put out of his misery, where he can no longer do harm, Jekyll solicits the help of Claire Wheaton, a compassionate attorney attracted to unusual and lost causes. Agreeing to represent Jekyll, her case for extreme mental imbalance is convincing. Confined to an asylum, Jekyll realizes that he has lost control, that Hyde now emerges in both body... Written by RHI Entertainment

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Everyone has a dark side


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doktor Jekyll See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD5,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Shot in twenty days. See more »

Goofs

In two of the scenes where the reporters are broadcasting in front of the court house, the plaque identifying the building states "Abbotsford Superior Court". Abbotsford is in British Colombia, Canada; the film's setting is Boston, Mass. See more »

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Evil Night Together
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Forgettable Update
17 January 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Boston, a mysterious serial-killer is attacking and murdering women. The distinguished Dr. Henry Jekyll (Dougray Scott) asks his friend Gabe Utterson (Tom Skerritt) to indicate an attorney for him and he schedules a visit to Claire Wheaton (Krista Bridges). He confesses that he was the subject of his research with psychotropic trying to isolate the evil side of the human beings and he is responsible for the murders. When Dr. Jekyll goes to court for the trial, Claire wants to prove that the killer is the unknown Mr. Edward Hyde.

This umpteenth version of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" is a forgettable update of the classic story. Set in Boston in the present days, instead of London in the end of the Nineteenth Century, the plot is confused and the conclusion is predictable in spite of the good acting of Dougray Scott. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – O Médico e o Monstro" ("Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – The Doctor and the Monster")


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