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Memory Run (aka "Synapse")

In the near future, when the government controls the frontiers of medical science, any crime you commit could cost you your body.

Genre - Sci-Fi

Director(s) - Allan A. Goldstein

Writer(s) - Allan A. Goldstein, David N. Gottlieb and Dale Hildebrand; from Hank Stine's novel Season of the Witch

Cast - Karen Duffy, andSaul Rubinek

Blue Rider's Role - Executive producers

Distributor(s) - Imperial Entertainment, Warner Vision

Release Date - 1996

Synopsis - In 2015, scientists discover how to achieve immortality, but the results are terrifying. A few privileged people benefit, but for everyone else life is a nightmare. The government controls science, so any crime you commit could cost you your body.

Viewers' Ratings:
As of March 8, 2007, polling at The Internet Movie Database indicated that men liked Memory Run more than women did and that the demographic group that liked it best was people aged 18-29, followed by people aged 45 and older.

Major Cast and Crew Credits and Awards:
Directed by Allan A. Goldstein (2001: A Space Travesty, Death Wish V: The Face of Death, True West, Chaindance; won Toronto Film Festival's Best Canadian Film Award and the Vancouver International Film Festival's Most Popular Canadian Film Award for 1988's The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick).

Written by Allan A. Goldstein (Death Wish V: The Face of Death, Jungle Boy, The Snake King); David N. Gottlieb (Mask, Midnight's Child) and Dale Hildebrand (debut).

Stars Karen Duffy (Dumb & Dumberer, Malcom X, Reality Bites, Meet Wally Sparks) and Saul Rubinek (The Unforgiven, True Romance, Wall Street, And the Band Played On, How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass; awards for The Contender and Ticket to Heaven; seven nominations for works including Hiroshima, Agency, Jerry and Tom and The Wordsmith; 51 other films and TV projects ).

Cast includes Matt McCoy (L.A. Confidential, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Fast Money, Fraternity Vacation and 36 other films and TV projects); Lynne Cormack (Dead Ringers, Guilty as Sin, Dead by Monday); Torri Higginson (The English Patient, Storm of the Century, TekWar, Balls Up; won 2000 Best Actress Gemini Award for The City; nominated for 2005 Best Supporting Actress Saturn Award for Stargate: Atlantis); Barry Morse (The Changeling, The Winds of War, Justine, The Shape of Things to Come, Space: 1999 and 44 other films and TV projects); Chris Makepeace (My Bodyguard, The Oasis, the Falcon and the Snowman; nominated for 1980 Best Supporting Actor Genie Award for Meatballs); Jonathan Tanner (Goosebumps, Waiting for Michaelangelo); Nigel Bennett (Legends of the Fall, The Skulls, Murder at 1600, Harrison Bergeron, Gotti; won 1996 Best Supporting Actor Gemini Award for Forever Night; Gemini nominations for Lexx, At the Hotel and Forever Knight; 61 other films and TV projects) and Natalie Radford (Harrison Bergeron, Superstar, Kate's Addiction, Tomcat: Dangerous Desires; Gemini Award nomination for E.N.G.).

Executive Producer: Walter Josten (Around the World in 80 Days, Behind the Red Door, Shergar; Emmy for The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie; and 29 more films and TV projects).

Producers: Andy Emilio (Sabotage, Last to Surrender, New Blood) and Dale Hildebrand (Tiger Claws, Talons of the Eagle, The Club).

Original Music by Varouje (Back in Action, The Undertaker's Wedding, Striking Poses, Tiger Claws I, II and III).

Cinematography by Curtis Petersen (Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled, Ski School, My 5 Wives, Silver Wolf).

Film Editing by Evan Landis (Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird, Hangman, Sanctuary; nominated for a Directors Guild of Canada Award for An American in Canada).

Production Design by Ian Hall (Sabotage, Last to Surrender, Shadow Builder; nominated for Emmy for Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows).

Art Direction by Michael Shocrylas (Welcome to Mooseport, Angels in the Infield, Thanks of a Grateful Nation).

Costume Design by Nancy McHugh (Sabotage, No Contest II, Kanadische Träume-Eine Familie Wandert Aus.

Special Effects Coordinator: Ron Craig (Wish You Were Dead, Salt Water Moose, The Adjuster).

Visual Effects by Simon St. Laurent (Darkman III: Die Darkman Die, Ghost Mom).

Co-star Quote:
Nigel Bennett: "Synapse is best remembered for the day that I arrived very early to location on a very cold day, to be told that it would be some time before we could start because the set wasn't built yet!! Yes, it was that kind of show!"





Links:
Internet Movie Database entry for Memory Run

Synapse page at the Nigel Bennett website

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