The Colony (1995)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  17 September 1995 (USA)
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Thriller about a man who, along with his family, moves from a crime-ridden inner city suburb to a self-proclaimed violence-free haven overseen by a godlike businessman. However, they soon ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Knowlton
Leslie Knowlton
Philip Denig
Doug Corwin
Mike Knowlton
Mrs. Billingsley
Jerry Franklin
Alexandra Picatto ...
Danielle Knowlton
Frank Williamson
Sandi Barnett
Shirley Spangler ...
Mary Williamson
Steve Barnett
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Thriller about a man who, along with his family, moves from a crime-ridden inner city suburb to a self-proclaimed violence-free haven overseen by a godlike businessman. However, they soon discover that life in The Colony is much more sinister than it first appeared. Written by Jonathan Broxton <>

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The Knowltons have finally found a neighborhood to die for.


Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

17 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La mansión  »

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1.66 : 1
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The Colony Warns US OIf What is Really Happening
8 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

THE COLONY is one of those warning films that did a pretty good job of exposing the "communities" that are now popped up all over and prison is more accurate. And THE COLONY was mild compared to what is really happening now all over in these government controlled "communities". I have friends who are trapped in them and cannot get out ! THE COLONY tried to show as many events that happen as it could in a short less then two hour film. It did an excellent job. The victims are made to think everything is just wonderful - until all their money is gone and they are trapped inside and then the obedience and submission training begins. These 'homes' or apartment complexes are nothing more then prisons for training submission. And the 24/7 monitoring is true - inside as well as outside of the home cell ! Everything is controlled inside and outside of the home 'cell'. I could go into more details not covered in the film, but this film is a good warning to those who think they are 'safe' in these prisons. You're not ! You are nothing more then a controlled submissive robot ! And the water is totally a mind controlling chemical toxic concoction that the DC govt has put all over to keep the people passive and under control, which is why America is the ONLY country that has not had a people rebellion against their tyranny govt.These "communities" are mini cities of submission training just as the whole nation is, on the larger scale. THE COLONY NEEDS TO BE SHOWN ON TV EVERY FEW MONTHS AT LEAST. it is a great film. And the actors in their characters were good in their roles. This film is mild compared to what is really happening out here ! It gives you a view of it all and the future. But the homes are not as luxurious as shown in the film.

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