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Genres  Science Fiction, Drama
Language  English
3.4/10 IMDb

Initial DVD release  December 17, 2002
Duration  
Country  United States
For the Cause (film) movie poster
Director  David Douglas Tim Douglas
Writer  David Douglas, Christopher Salazar
Release date  2000
Directors  David Douglas, Tim Douglas
Cast  Dean Cain (Actor), Thomas Ian Griffith (Actor), Justin Whalin (Actor), Jodi Bianca Wise (Actor)
Similar movies  Showdown at Area 51 (2007), Dean Cain appears in For the Cause and Post Impact, Earthling (2010), Star Hunter (1995), The Invader (1997)
Tagline  They were magic. They were children. They were soldiers and they fought... For the Cause.

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For the Cause (also known as Final Encounter) is a 2000 science-fiction fantasy directed by David Douglas and Tim Douglas.

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Plot

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For the Cause is set in the late 26th century on a distant planet that has two human colonies. These colonies were founded as a refuge from the wars of Earth, but the vision died when the colonies began fighting a hundred-year war, reducing their once mighty cities to rubble. The stone walled city of Brecca is the northern neighbor of the nation of Obsidian, a culture of black glass cities and unfathomable technology. The war drags on with the vestiges of once mighty technologies, and the great armies are now but orphaned teenagers, fighting and dying for a cause they never knew. Unless the war ends, yet another entire generation of children on both sides will perish in battle, so Brecca’s greatest military leader, General Murren (Dean Cain), decides to use the last of Brecca’s ancient weapons to end the war. It is called Warhammer, a hundred-year-old nuclear weapon built to cripple Obsidian’s technology. Murren leads a small team to deliver the weapon to Obsidian, taking with him his most loyal soldier, Sutherland (Justin Whalin) and Abel (Jodi Wise), a beautiful woman who is the master of a dying art of computer warfare. Feared by even her own people, Abel uses her ancient skills to channel energy into lethal forms. Murren also selects Evans (Thomas Ian Griffith), a celebrated warrior with a mysterious past, who has learned that peace is greater than victory. The small team intends to penetrate the defenses of an enemy city that couldn't be reached by Murren's father and six million men, but as the team battles its way toward Obsidian, they also must contend with their own Breccan people, torn apart by a century of conflict.

Cast

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  • Dean Cain as General Murren
  • Justin Whalin as Sutherland
  • Jodi Wise as Abel
  • Thomas Ian Griffith as Evans
  • Production

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    The film was shot in Bulgaria on a small budget of $2.5 million. Director David Douglas and his brother Tim were able to make the film with these limited resources by using new generation PC technology that reduced the cost of digital filmmaking. Inspired by Star Wars, the brothers became interested in videos and films, and formed a computer graphics company that did commercial work for the Fresno TV station. Later in Los Angeles, they became successful as CG artists. David got carpal tunnel syndrome and had to make a career change, so he decided to make "For the Cause." They soon signed with Miramax, but had trouble getting the project greenlighted. They eventually did a much smaller deal with Nu Image/Millennium, a low-budget film company. David feels that Bulgaria, with its pollution and bleak cities, was a perfect setting for the film, noting: "If you want to go to a place that looks like a futuristic world that failed, Bulgaria is it." Their only other feature film, Submarines (2003), was released straight to video.

    Reception

    Clark Douglas of DVD Verdict called the film "a genuinely wretched affair" and "agonizingly long".

    References

    For the Cause (film) Wikipedia
    For the Cause (film) IMDb For the Cause (film) themoviedb.org


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