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Hardwired (2009)

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After a tragic accident nearly claims the life Luke Gibson (Gooding Jr.) the Hexx Corporation hardwire an implant into Luke's brain, it saves his life, but Luke soon finds out that this new technology comes at price, advertising.

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Ernie Barbarash

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Michael Hurst (as Mike Hurst)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Luke Gibson
Val Kilmer ... Virgil
Michael Ironside ... Hal
Tatiana Maslany ... Punk Red
Eric Breker ... Drake
Juan Riedinger ... Punk Blue
Chad Krowchuk ... Keyboard
Terry Chen ... Carter Burke
Hiro Kanagawa ... Dr. Steckler
Rachel Luttrell ... Candace
Donny Lucas ... Bennett
Ali Liebert ... Catalina Jones
Monica Mustelier Monica Mustelier ... Veronica
Julius Chapple Julius Chapple ... Lewis
Sunita Prasad ... Nurse Price
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Storyline

After a tragic accident claims the lives of Luke Gibson's (Gooding Jr.) wife and unborn child, he is left with critical injuries and complete amnesia. A new technological breakthrough from the Hexx Corporation - a Psi-Comp Implant that's hardwired into Luke's brain - saves his life, but Luke soon finds out that this new technology comes with a price and that the Hexx Corporation harbors sinister plans for the new device. With the help of new allies, Luke tries to recover the memories of his past while uncovering the Hexx Corporation's true motives. Written by Anonymous

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They stole his past, now he's taking back his future

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alvo Letal See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The man that keeps appearing trying to sell Gibson watches uses the name Carter Burke. Carter Burke was the name of Paul Reiser's character in Aliens, an unscrupulous representative of a powerful corporation. See more »

Goofs

During the operation that plants the computer in Luke's head, they show him sitting up and the doctor working through the back of his neck. When the scene switches to a "security camera" view, they use stock footage of a totally different operating room with a lot more people and the patient lying down and completely draped. See more »

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Catalina Jones: [in sultry TV commercial] I love a man who knows what he wants. But if what he wants is Wild Times whiskey, well, then I love him even more. With its full body and breathtaking smoothness, Wild Times is the whiskey that goes down easy. That smooth, great taste, it could almost make a girl jealous.
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References Millennium (1996) See more »

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Enjoyably bad
15 March 2013 | by krachtmSee all my reviews

The plot: After being involved in a nasty car crash, a man receives an experimental implant, courtesy of an omnipresent, multinational corporation.

Hardwired is a throwback to the low budget cyberpunk movie boom of the early 90s. With former A-list stars, an interesting (though not quite original) premise, and lots of action scenes, you'd think that this movie would have lots of promise. One could even be forgiven for thinking that it'd even be good. Unfortunately, it's so cheesy, predictable, low budget, and comically inept that you can't help but laugh. Despite all of its ridiculous problems, it's so earnest and enthusiastic that I can't bring myself to hate it. It's an enjoyable mess of a movie, as long as you're not expecting something intellectual and artistic.

Amidst all the cheesiness, there were some things that worked well, and I have to admit that I'm tiny bit disappointed that there isn't a sequel. I would have loved to see Lance Henricksen play the evil megalomaniac. I guess we'll never know how the story ends, though it's probably for the best that we're not inflicted with an even more clichéd followup.

If you're a fan of low budget B movies, it can't hurt too much to give Hardwired a try.


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