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Do or Die (2003)

A virus causes people to age rapidly. There is an antidote, but it has to be taken daily and is under control of a single company. A woman who is not infected carries an infected child, and... See full summary »

Director:

David Jackson

Writer:

David Jackson (as David S. Jackson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Doyle ... Det. Alan Yann
Polly Shannon ... Ruth Hennessey
Nigel Bennett ... Ethan Grant
Guylaine St-Onge ... Iona (as Guylaine St. Onge)
Alan Van Sprang ... Tink
Christopher Tai ... Kenji
Kristin Fairlie ... Fatima
Salvatore Antonio ... Det. Ogilvy (as Salvatore Migliore)
Lyrig Banh Lyrig Banh ... Captain Mueller
Eric Peterson ... Henry Chesser
Cherilee Taylor Cherilee Taylor ... Rachael Underwood
Anthony Lemke ... Jack Hennessey
Bruce Deller Bruce Deller ... Old Jack
Lynne Griffin ... Blanche, Henry's Girl
Aislinn Paul ... Heather a Student
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A virus causes people to age rapidly. There is an antidote, but it has to be taken daily and is under control of a single company. A woman who is not infected carries an infected child, and seeks for it to be cured. This quest leads her to the blue lands, where most of the infected live. Written by Maarten Hofman <imdb.to.cashimor@neverbox.com>

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Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Even The Script Writer Gave Up On It
4 November 2003 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

I can imagine this got produced when a TV exec walked into the TV writers workshop and said " The Brits have produced a great little film called 28 DAYS LATER so who`s got a script about a virus ? " The star pupil put their hand up and replied " I`m working on a script about an evil global drugs company who have got a monopoly on Aids drugs but it`s only half written " to which the TV exec said " Great let`s use that "

I`m not saying this happened exactly or even happened at all but that`s the impression I got watching DO OR DIRE , oopps sorry I meant DO OR DIE . It struck me that it was written with a heavy social message in mind with the country polarised between " cleans " and " infecteds " but there`s been too much studio interference with some people wanting to keep the social message , some people wanting to inject a lot of action and people wanting to cash in on 28 DAYS LATER where plots featuring a virus are all the rage ( Geddit ? ) , but whatever happened this TVM is a bit of a mess with a plot that manages to be both rushed and vague


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Praga See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Amber Light Films Inc. See more »
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Color
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