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Purpose (2002)






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An Internet entrepreneur looking to revolutionize the way the world wide web is utilized finds out that there's more to the saying "the road to hell is paved with good intentions" than he ever imagined in this tale of innovation soured, helmed by greedy dot-com cynic Alan Ari Lazar. As the personal home-computer revolution reaches a fever pitch, visionary tech innovator John Elias dreams of shattering national borders and changing the way computer users communicate with the outside world; and with Robert Jennings closing the deal, it appears as if Elias may finally have the opportunity to make his dreams a reality. As fast as the money starts rolling in though, Elias quickly loses himself to the intoxicating effects of success, isolating himself from his business partners and girlfriend and losing site of his original goals. Despite the fact that Elias let fame go to his head, where there's a will to succeed there's a chance for redemption, and before the book on his success story reaches the final chapter, the well-intending dot-com king may finally make amends for the pain his greed has caused to those he cared for most.more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Saki Missaikos, Thomas W. Roush, Alan Ari Lazar, Ronnie Apteker, Alan Ari Lazar
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On DVD: Jul 22, 2003
Earth Magic Pictures


Peter Coyote
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Granted, it's basically "Rock Star: Silicon valley", but with a less hamhanded denouement than the Judas Priest allegory. Excellent cast top to bottom. Jeffrey Donovan is a great "Svengali", Archie Kao ("CSI") and Shaun Majumder are engaging as the protagonist's brain trust buddies, and it was nice to see Mia Farrow in a decent vehicle again. It's a shameless morality play, but a heartfelt one.

Robin Walton

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