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The Apocalypse (1997)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  17 May 1997 (USA)
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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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J.T. Wayne
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Lennon
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Vendler
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Misha
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Noel
Merle Kennedy ...
Mailai
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Rugby
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Suarez
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Goad
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Charlie
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Mason
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Willis (as Dwayne Macopson)
Craig Strong ...
Figgis
Norm Skaggs ...
Smuggler Captain
Carol Barbee ...
Lieutenant Robing
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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...

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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17 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Apocalipse  »

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Written, Produced and Performed by Pete Yorn (as Peter Yorn)
Recorded at Slamm Studios, Westwood, Los Angeles
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Tougher than Ripley
6 October 2002 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie is not as bad as it may seem at first. The screenplay is ludicrous sometimes, but the actors save the day: Sandra Bernhard plays the captain of a spaceship who hates the rest of the world and spends her time off in bars, kicking some teeth in. Tougher than Ripley ("Alien"), less scrupulous than Han Solo ("Star Wars"). Frank Zagarino is an intense villain who gets plenty of opportunity to hurt and kill people. And Laura San Giacomo I remember from "Quigley" is amazing as the crazy programmer using Shakespeare quotes for passwords.

Talking about quotes, here's my favorite line from the movie (re-translated from German dubbed version, so maybe not exactly the same words): "There's no danger our ship could be hit by a meteor. It is too big." Say you love logical thinking.

Anyway, I found this quite entertaining despite several flaws in the story (voted 5/10). The worst one: we are not told what became of the programmer, she just disappears from the spaceship. One little correction: the cargo on board threatening to destroy the Earth is not nuclear warheads as mentioned in the plot outline, it's an element named "Solarium" that will blow up when staying too long in a magnetic field.


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