Closer To God

Synopsis: A genetic scientist successfully clones the first human being, a baby girl named Elizabeth, but his work is soon threatened by a dark secret, a secret that threatens to destroy everything and everyone precious to him.
Director(s): Billy Senese
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
81 min


We've got a problem,

some things have been leaked.

I don't know how, I just got a phone call.

We've gotta get this on the plane

as fast as we can.

It's going to be hard enough

for them to accept Elizabeth

without confusing the issue

with gene therapy.

It's my advice that you don't talk

about it. Oh, and we should...

have the receptor removed from these pictures

before they're handed out to the press.

Leak or no leak, I don't think

we should be considering this at all.

We're not ready.

Elizabeth just started her treatment.

We're nowhere close to presenting

our work to the public.

I'm not prepared for anyone to see Elizabeth,

and I'm not prepared to release

- any of my research data.

- I'm not sure that you have to.

It's perfectly acceptable to announce it

today without having everything lined out.

They're going to want to see her.

Of course they'll want to see her,

but we have the pictures.

And it's still better than not

getting ahead of the story.

We're not prepared.

If we're not prepared to talk about her,

we're not prepared to talk about

their reactions to her, about any of it.

- It's my strong opinion that we wait.

- Well, we can't wait.

It's already out there.

It's a gaining momentum as we speak.

It's going to get more and more intense

unless you find a way to control it.

- You don't have a choice.

- Of course we have a choice.

This is our research. Okay?

This is our ten plus years of work.

What happens when they start distorting your

research or they start reporting hearsay?

Or for that matter,

they paint whatever picture they want?

Okay, gentlemen. Please.

Now, Sidney... What do you think?

Whether you go public now,

or a month for now,

you are going to be facing

potentially serious consequences.

- I thought we were covered.

- Yeah, we are.

In this state, what you did

would be considered felony.

But since you didn't conduct

the experiments you're within the law.

- That is not my concern.

- Then what is?

It's what we haven't prepared for

that I am most worried about.

This is all new territory.

We just don't know.

This state, the federal government,

local authorities,

religious groups...

you, my friend, are going to have

a big target on your back.

Hi, girls.

- Hi, Mary.

- Hello, ma'am.

Did Victor call?

No, not yet. Is he due in tomorrow?

I'm not sure.

Girls, will you go with Mary, please?

Mommy's not feeling very good.

I'm going to go lie down, okay?

Thank you.

Good morning. Thank you for coming.

My name is Dr. Victor Reed.

Over the past ten years,

through private financing,

I put together a state-of-the-art

research facility

and handpicked a team of scientists

from across the country in order to study

and implement groundbreaking genetic

and biological experiments.

I'm here to report that on December 2nd,

Elizabeth was born.

To my knowledge

she is the first human clone.

She's been alive

for a little over a month.

She will not be joining us today,

as she is not yet ready to leave

her controlled environment, but...

I have arranged for photographs

of her to be submitted to all of you.

I see this...

as a defining moment in science

and our progress as human beings.

It's my privilege and honor to share

this great news with all of you today.

We will be significantly closer to cures

for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's,

and so many other diseases

as well as leading to all kinds of incredible

advantages we have not yet imagined.

Okay, thank you.

I will now take questions.

- Dr. Reed, when can we see her?

- She will be ready in about a month.

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