FINAL CUT

Genre: SCI-FI / THRILLER

Release Dates: OCTOBER 15, 2004

Trailers: Windows Media various sizes

Official Websites: Official U.S. site

Taglines

In the end, he sees everything.

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

Your life wasn’t what you thought it was.

Production Company: Lions Gate Films/ Final Cut Productions/ Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs/ Industry Entertainment

Synopsis:
Set in a world with memory implants, Robin Williams plays a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people’s recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.

A Zoë Chip is an implant that records your entire life. When you die, the footage from your life is pieced together by an editor into a “Rememory,” a film that is shown at your memorial. A toy for the privileged, Zoë implants are changing the face of human interaction; however, there are those who are against this technology and believe that memories are meant to fade.

Alan Hakman (Williams) is the best “cutter” in the business. His ability to grant absolution to his often corrupt clients has put him in high demand. However, his talent for viewing life without emotion has shaped him into a distant man unable to experience life in the first person. He believes he is a “sin eater,” and his work provides him with the ability to forgive the sins of the dead. He hopes that if he exonerates others, he will somehow forgive himself.

While cutting a Rememory for a high-powered Zoë Tech officer, Alan discovers an image from his childhood that has haunted him his entire life. This discovery launches Alan on a high intensity search for truth and redemption.

Crew: Omar Naim (director and screenplay); Michael Burns, Marc Butan, Guymon Casady, Marco Mehlitz, Michael Ohoven, Nancy Paloian and Michael Paseornek, (executive producer); William Vince (co-producer); Nick Wechsler (producer)

Cast: Robin Williams as Alan W. Hakman, Mira Sorvino as Delila, James Caviezel as
Fletcher , Mimi Kuzyk as Thelma, Stephanie Romanov as Jennifer Bannister, Thom Bishops as Hasan, Genevieve Buechner as Isabel Bannister, Brendan Fletcher as Michael, Vincent Gale as Simon, Casey Dubois as Young Alan, age 9, Liam Ranger as Young Louis Hunt, age 9, Joely Collins as Legz, the Tattoo Artist, Michael St. John Smith as Charles Bannister, Christopher Britton as Jason Monroe (as Chris Britton) and Wanda Cannon as Caroline Monroe

Studio: Lions Gate Films

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