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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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Every moment of your life recorded. Would you live it differently? See more »

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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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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robin Williams also played a lead character named Alan, and shared the role with a child actor who plays Alan's younger self, in Jumanji (1995). See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie he reviews the life of someone from birth..to death. It would be hard to imagine the implant being in before actual birth, plus since baby eyes don't focus for some six months, there wouldn't be clear images anyway. 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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Sweet Remembrance
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Latecomer Evaluation
27 January 2008 | by jedp2See all my reviews

I don't completely understand the negative reviews of this film because I thought films (except for documentaries) legitimately use the "willfull suspension of disbelief" to accomplish their goals of entertainment. Granted, not everything in this film makes perfect logical sense and could have been written just a little better (or maybe suffers the fate of all literature to film shortcomings) but I absorbed the film as a morality/ethics dilemma rather than a logical tale of facts and relationships. I do concede the ending left me a little wanting for resolution.

Good questions were touched upon in a less than preachy head slap because of the low key acting presentations. And Williams has always held my attention in any of his work to date. This one is worth watching if you're not a detail critic, though it's not as badly crafted as some would make it seem.


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