The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (film)

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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Directed by John Carl Buechler
Produced by Peter Davy
Rick Nicolet
Written by John Carl Buechler
Based on Robert Louis Stevenson (novel)
Starring
Distributed by Rocky Mountain Pictures
Release dates February 1, 2006
Running time 100 minutes
Country USA
Language English
Budget US$750,000 (estimated)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 2006 adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel. It was directed by John Carl Buechler, and produced by Peter Davy. The film is set in modern times instead of Victorian England.

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Dr. Henry Jekyll has succeeded in curing a higher primate of its serious heart condition. He tests the serum on himself, resulting in dire consequences; he is transformed into the evil Edward Hyde. Dr. Jekyll does not realize that Hyde is a manifestation of himself, and develops a kind of multiple personality disorder. Hyde murders female college students and frames Jekyll. Jekyll feels guilty about the murders, and gives the victims' families $30,000 in damages. Hyde rapes and murder Jekyll's boss, Donna Carew.

During a dinner party, Jekyll's friend Dennis Lanyon sees his colleague transform into Hyde before his eyes. Detective Karen Utterson and Lanyon race to find Jekyll before it's too late, as the serum gives Hyde immortality. Jekyll tries giving himself up to the police, but Hyde won't allow him to go to prison, knowing he will be executed: If Hyde dies, so does Jekyll.

Jekyll commits suicide by jumping off the roof of the hospital, in order to make sure that Hyde will never hurt anyone ever again. As Jekyll dies, he says "It was for my soul."

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