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The Apocalypse (1997)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | 17 May 1997 (USA)
A salvage pilot and a bartender go up against a crazed computer programmer and the head of a criminal gang who have equipped a spaceship with nuclear warheads and plan to crash it into Earth.


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A salvage pilot and a bartender go up against a crazed computer programmer and the head of a criminal gang who have equipped a spaceship with nuclear warheads and plan to crash it into Earth.

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The end of the world is about to begin...


Action | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

17 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agamenon - A Nave da Morte  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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At various moments, you can tell that Laura San Giacomo's recordings were done after the scripting of the rest of the movie had already finished. Lee Arenberg's character, Noel, who is working to solve her Shakespeare quotes, refers to her as "pal" at one point and also says, "May the best man win" about her. This implies that this "character" San Giacomo was playing was originally supposed to be a male. Further proof of this is that Noel and the recordings of Goad (San Giacomo) are never shown on screen at the same time. See more »


Written, Produced and Performed by Sandra Bernhard & Cameron Dye
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So bad it's good
24 August 2002 | by (New Orleans, LA) – See all my reviews

The plot is somewhat typical of a scifi movie, yet could've had potential: in the past, a crazy woman hijacked a ship carrying enough explosive chemicals to destroy a world. She rigged it so that whoever discovered the ship and reactivated it in the future would be stuck on it in a collision course with Earth. Jump ahead: the ship, thought long lost, reappears and a salvage crew goes to save the contents and make a profit. Unfortunately the second half of the team turns out to be terrorist hijackers with no social conscience who slaughter most of the first half, leaving only two survivors to stop the ship from it's final destination. Sounds exciting, right? There's even a wicked plot twist wherein the crazy woman has recorded video footage of herself reciting Shakespeare quotes that you have to complete every few minutes in order to continue accessing the computer system. Even the characters sound good: a tough-talking female salvage pilot; the naive bartender/wannabe space explorer; the pilot's ex boyfriend, a man so drunken with greed that he'd risk an entire planet to try and turn a profit. The effects are fairly good as well. So why then does this movie fail so horribly? Because the dialouge is some of the worst scriptwriting EVER. An example: Bad Guy With Gun Pointed at Door - "Little Pigs, Little Pigs, Let Me In! (BLAM!) Or I'll Huff! (BLAM!) And I'll Puff! (BLAM!)" You get the idea. The incredible talented of Sandra Bernhard and Laura San Giacomo (left with the incredible task of free-associating Shakespeare with a mentally deranged space woman) are wasted in this film that's so bad you might just enjoy it if you're in the mood to mock it while you're watching.

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