Mr. Stitch TV movie (1995)
The ultimate act of recycling just woke up.
Director: Roger Avary.
Starring: Rutger Hauer (Dr. Wakeman), Nia Peeples (Dr. English), Ron Perlman (Dr. Texarian), Wil Wheaton (Lazarus) (the actor who plays the supporting role of the General - whose name I am happy to say I don't know - should have his SAG card revoked and instead be a card carrying member of BAA: Bad Acting Anonymous).
A very, very stylized, starkly minimalistic, risky vision of the idea of life without birth, a la Frankenstein, involving a military funded operation to build the perfect soldier with the use of body parts from eighty-eight individuals. The "Stitch Project" initially appears to be a success until the creation begins to remember those who he was and those who he loved. A more "thinking/talking" than "doing/action" piece (until the last few scenes). Intriguing and weird at the same time. Definitely won't be everyone's cup of tea.
Favorite line(s): "Without choice you can be alive but you wouldn't be living." "Music is like poetry or fiction only put to sound." "If you believe it in your heart than follow it otherwise don't be so eager to concur with the opinions of others."
Due to its almost severe style, I would suggest renting first.
First published in 2004 on The Perlman Pages.