Sole Survivor (2000 film)
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|Directed by||Mikael Salomon|
|Produced by||Dean Koontz
|Written by||Dean Koontz (novel)
Richard Christian Matheson (teleplay)
|Music by||Mark Snow|
|Edited by||Christopher Rouse|
|Distributed by||Fox Network
Columbia TriStar Television
|United States: 13 September 2000|
Sole Survivor also known as Dean Koontz's Sole Survivor is a Canadian Sci-Fi Thriller film/mini-series adaptation of Dean Koontz's novel of the same name, made and released in 2000 and directed by Mikael Salomon.
After the death of his wife and daughter in a plane crash, a newspaper reporter named Joe Carpenter discovers that the crash may have been related to a nefarious scientific experiment involving children. A woman, Rose Tucker, who claims she was a survivor of the crash, approaches at his wife's grave. This leads into a plot by the Quartermass organization to capture her and a young girl she is protecting - the girl has the powers to heal and to transport. A villainous killer named Victor Yates and a young boy who can control minds from a distance lead the attack.
Tucker and Carpenter realize that Yates was once a CIA agent turned mercenary for the United States government, who was then hired to kill the scientists that were working on the projects at The Quartermass Organization, genectically engineering children to become weapons for the next decade. Carpenter also realizes that his wife and daughter were the victims of an experiment gone wrong. Donner, an agent for the Bureau, comes to their aide, not knowing he's a Quartermass agent. After killing Donner, they seek refuge at Carpenter's friends house, The Ealings.
After hearing their story, The Ealings help Carpenter sneak inside the Organization and save the children being held hostage. The Ealings also help Tucker with her injuries by taking her to the hospital. Yates is ambushed in the bathroom of the building by Carpenter. Yates tells Carpenter that he didn't mean for anyone to get hurt during the plane crash and that he is sorry for what has happened. Carpenter will forgive him if he helps save the children. Dewey, the psychic boy who destroyed the plane, kills Yates, as he now knows he would never kill Joe.
Joe tells Dewey to come to his senses, as he knows that Dewey is good instead of being evil. A little girl, known only as 21-21, helps Dewey and Joe free the children. Joe decides to stay behind to destroy the facility, killing himself in the process. A month later, Dewey and 21-21, live with Tucker, as she knows that Joe died as a hero for the truth.
- Billy Zane - Joe Carpenter
- Gloria Reuben - Rose Tucker
- Isabella Hofmann - Barbara Christman
- Rachel Victoria - 21-21
- Mitchell Kosterman - Becker
- Wally Dalton - Jeff Ealing
- Christine Willes - Mercy Ealing
- Glenn Morshower - Robert Donner
- John C. McGinley - Victor Yates
- Dan Joffre - Dewey
- Susan Bain - Clarise Vadance
The film was nominated, in the company Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for a Saturn Award for Best Single Genre Television Presentation in 2001.
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