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Two cops investigating the murder of a young boy become invloved in a very secret project involving alien life. Needless to say, the authorities don't want them to stick their noses into ... See full summary »

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Tucker
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Terri Flynn
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Villano
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Capt. MacCandless
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Connor
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Rickman
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Rourke
Jennifer Naud ...
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Officer Jenkins
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LaRue
Bill Woodbridge ...
Jacobs
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Two cops investigating the murder of a young boy become invloved in a very secret project involving alien life. Needless to say, the authorities don't want them to stick their noses into this. Written by Rob Hartill

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The end of the world is about to begin.

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22 March 1995 (Spain)  »

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Monolit  »

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Capt. MacCandless: Get out of my office before I arrest you.
Villano: You'd need a presidential order to arrest me.
Capt. MacCandless: I don't give a damn if you're personally giving the president head! Get the fuck out of my office!
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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SWEET INNOCENCE
Written by Todd Smallwood and MARK ANDES
Performed by Little Brother
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Monolith? What Monolith?
9 October 2003 | by (Planet Earth) – See all my reviews

I tend to cut SF more slack than other genres, simply because there is so much more setup work to be done in establishing a believable reality in which the story takes place. It is also my favorite genre. That said, this movie was one of the worst I've seen (I've seen a lot and own over 1000), which was very surprising considering the star power among the cast. Every, and I mean every, scene was stereotypical of some previous movie (cop buddy, action, etc.) done countless times before. And these worn out scenes strung together do not a plot make.

I kept dully pawing the remote in a futile search for some way to lower the frickin movie music volume somehow. It was just relentless! The "smoky sax", the "distorted guitar", the "ominous strings", etc. Someone got their hands on the latest 1993 synth and was wearing it out - and me too. It was often louder than the dialog, telegraphing the "mood" of every boring scene, removing even the possibility of anything unexpected happening in this dog.

An what's up with the name of the movie "Monolith"? I was expecting some large structure ala 2001 to appear at some point. No one even mentioned the word. I don't get it.

I'd rather watch the space saga Albert Brooks was editing in "Modern Romance".


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