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Painkiller Jane (2005)

Painkiller Jane





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Based on a comic book series created by Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti, the made-for-cable Painkiller Jane stars Emmanuelle Vaugier as Jane Elizabeth Browning, a young Marine captain who is the sole survivor when her Special Ops force is exposed to a biochemical "retrovirus" weapon after raiding an illegal lab. It turns out that the retrovirus has endowed Jane with miraculous self-healing powers, making her virtually invulnerable. Unfortunately, she isn't given much of an opportunity to exercise this unique gift before she is locked up in a military hospital on orders from government shrink Lucas Knight (Tate Donovan). Unwilling to act as guinea pig for an upcoming series of medical experiments, Jane escapes her confines and becomes a fugitive, not only from the government but also from a secret conspiratorial cartel which numbers Dr. Knight (aka Lucas Insley) among its members! She spends the rest of the film thwarting villains and writing wrongs (usually in Bionic Woman-style slow motion action scenes), with the help of her new cohort, handsome thief Nick (Eric Dane). Former Shaft star Richard Roundtree is seen as Jane's Marine mentor Col. Watts, who reluctantly assumes the "Inspector Javert" role in tracking her down on behalf of the authorties. Billed as an "original event" when it first aired December 9, 2005 on the Sci-Fi Channel, the entertaining but highly derivative Painkiller Jane has "two-hour series pilot" written all over it.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Greg Gold, Don Keith Opper, John Harrison
In Theaters:
GEP Productions


Tate Donovan
as Dr. Graham Knight
Eric Dane
as Nick Pierce
Venus Terzo
as Carla Browning
Zoran Vukelic
as Mr. Grey
Nels Lennarson
as Agent Thorpe
Paula Brancati
as Young Jane
Elicia Mackenzie
as Young Carla
Martin Cummins
as Sgt. Flynn
Aleks Paunovic
as Sgt. Frizzell
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I didn't know they made a movie, but the tv series was horrible, yet i kept watching, i just hoped that some how they tried to spice it up, reveal something. it just stumbled and mumbled along like a zombie


Really cool movie. I wish I was like that, it would be like I had super powers. Really awesome movie. I saw it on SciFi channel and loved it.

Michelle G.

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