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Promotional film poster
Directed by David Barto
Produced by Jamie Brown
Written by Brad Mirman
Starring Christopher Lambert
Kelly Brook
Lou Diamond Phillips
Ron Perlman
Roberta Angelica
Music by Gary Koftinoff
Cinematography Unax Mendía
Curtis Petersen
Edited by Evan Landis
  • GFT Absolon Films, Inc.
  • Studio Eight Absolon Films, Ltd.[1]
Distributed by Lions Gate
Release dates
  • 16 December 2003 (2003-12-16)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Canada
United Kingdom[2]
Language English

Absolon is a 2003 post-apocalyptic science fiction thriller film. The plot concerns a future society where the only hope for survival from a deadly virus is a drug called Absolon. The film was directed by David Barto, and stars Christopher Lambert, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Kelly Brook.


In the year 2010, a virus infected everyone on the planet, wiping out half the population. Absolon is a drug regimen everyone must now take to stay alive. One corporation controls the drug and Murchison (Ron Perlman) is its leader.

A corporate scientist, who was researching the virus, is found murdered. Norman Scott (Christopher Lambert) is the policeman assigned to investigate the crime. He eventually uncovers a conspiracy involving the scientist. He is given a partial dosage of the cure the scientist had been working on, but soon realizes he is in over his head as he is being hunted by an assassination team. Scott goes on the run with Claire (Kelly Brook), one of the murdered scientist's colleagues. They find out the assassins are employed by Murchison.

Scott discovers he is being chased down for the cure in his bloodstream. He is also able to kill the assassins chasing them. In the end, Scott finds out the cure he was carrying wasn't for the original virus, which had died out years ago, but a cure for the worldwide dependence on the addictive Absolon drug itself.


  1. ^ "Credit". BFI Film & Television Database. London: British Film Institute. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Absolon". BFI Film & Television Database. London: British Film Institute. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 

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