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The Killing Gene (2007)

w Delta z (original title)
A calculating killer coerces a detective to pay for his previous mistakes.

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Daniel Leone
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Dr. Gelb
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Jack Corelli
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Barbara Adair ...
Alice Jackson
Peter Ballance ...
Trucker (as Peter Balance)
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Elly Carpenter
Lauren Hood ...
Sharon Williams
Caroline Lee-Johnson ...
Gillian (as Caroline Lee Johnson)
Sean Brian Chipango ...
Jamal Osman / Khaled Osman (as Brian 'Saen' Jordan)
Sheila Kerr ...
Alison Lerner
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Wesley Smith (as Michael Liebman)
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A series of deaths have started occurring in New York; Some are being found mutilated while others have an equation wÎ"z = Cov (w,z) = ßwzVz carved onto their skin. As police investigate they discover each victim was forced to choose between sacrificing their own life or a loved ones' life. Before long it becomes clear that this perpetrator has suffered just such a similar fate...so now is coping by seeking a way of solving this philosophical enigma, can Captain Maclean and his officers such as Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott stop this suspect, because he/she won't not until he/she gets to the end of this equation. Written by suspicious

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Would you kill the one you love to save yourself from death? See more »


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Rated R for strong brutal violence including a rape, gruesome images and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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22 February 2008 (UK)  »

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The Killing Gene  »

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£5,000,000 (estimated)
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Associate producer Brock Norman Brock, supporting actor Tom Hardy, and cinematographer Morten Søborg shortly after this film would work with Nicolas Winding Refn. Brock (as co-writer) and Hardy (in the lead titular role) in Bronson (2008) and Søborg (who is famous for his work with Refn) in Valhalla Rising (2009). See more »

Goofs

When Daniel Leone gives the slip to his police escort he does so in a Jeep with a hard top, a few minutes later, still driving the same jeep, the engine stalls but the jeep now has a soft top on. See more »

Quotes

Gelb: [explaining the W Delta Z equation] The selfish gene...
Helen Westcott: Go on.
Gelb: You think a bird will sacrifice itself for the flock, or a bee will sting a predator and die for the hive? How noble. How heroic.
Helen Westcott: And it isn't true?
Gelb: No, it isn't true. Suppose you put a snake into the cage and one of the monkeys is a hero - yeah, lures it away, lets it eat him. But it's not heroism. It's not selflessness. Forget the bees. Forget the monkey. The monkey's nothing. Just think what the monkey's made of.
Helen Westcott: What's that?
Gelb: ...
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Crazy Credits

The end credits roll while a proof of the Price equation shows up. See more »

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References Wonder Woman (1975) See more »

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Hostile
Written by Diamond/Hall/McTiernan
Performed by Machine W!elding Weapons
Published by A7 Music
Courtesy of 7PM Management
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Not really that good..
24 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I give 5 stars as this is one of those films that you can watch and then throw away. It's not bad but it's not good. I don't think it's the sort of film where you would pull it out of your DVD collection every couple of months to watch.

I'm not sure what type of 'film' was used but the director went for (what looked like to me) HD hand-held cams. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean Cloverfield 'all over the show' sort of filming but rather the film print it's self. I suppose this gives the film it's 'gritty' look, which I can appreciate sometimes but for this movie it just made the production look cheap. If it weren't for the famous faces you'd be forgiven for thinking you may be watching a lower budget movie.

As for the film itself....we've seen such ideas already done with 'Saw' and 'untraceable'. There's no real new context here to give a fresh light to the story. The acting was fine and I have no problem with the direction....I just wasn't drawn into the film in any way. It was difficult to hold my interest or really care about the characters on screen.

I don't really give insight into the 'story' of a film when I review as others do that better but as a film goer I'd say that this is a throw-away film.....the sort you'd rent or watch to pass some time. As I've said before, it's not a bad film....but it isn't great. Slap bang in the middle


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