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Event Horizon (1997)

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A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.


(as Paul Anderson)


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Complete credited cast:
Peters, Med Tech
Peter Marinker ...
Captain John Kilpack
Holley Chant ...
Barclay Wright ...
Denny Peters
Burning Man / Edward Corrick
Robert Jezek ...
Rescue 1 Technician


In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the crew of the "Lewis and Clark" discover the real truth behind its disappearance and something even more terrifying. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Infinite Space - Infinite Terror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Stars My Destination  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,511,915 (USA) (15 August 1997)


$26,616,590 (USA) (24 October 1997)

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Technical Specs


| (rough cut)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the members of the original Event Horizon crew was British director Gary Sinyor, who directed The Bachelor (1999) starring Chris O'Donnell and Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger. See more »


"Liberate tutemet" is wrong in Latin. "Liberate" is 2nd person PLURAL imperative, "tutemet" is an emphatic 2nd person SINGULAR pronoun. The correct version would have been "liberate vos" or "liberate vosmet". "Tutemet" (which is a very rare form) is also wrongly nominative: an accusative is needed in the sentence for the object of the verb "liberate". See more »


[first lines]
Title Card: 2015 First permanent colony established on moon.
Title Card: 2032 Commercial mining begins on Mars.
Title Card: 2040 Deep space research vessel 'Event Horizon' launched to explore boundaries of Solar System. She disappears without trace beyond the eighth planet, Neptune. It is the worst space disaster on record.
Title Card: 2047 Now...
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are sucked into a black hole. The screen viewpoint pans upward, above, and over the regular Paramount mountain before the opening credits, which usually remains stationary and then fades out. See more »


Referenced in StarCraft: Brood War (1998) See more »


Funky Shit
(main theme)
Written by Liam Howlett
Performed by The Prodigy
Courtesy of XL-recordings/Pias Benelux
By Arrangement with EMI Virgin music ltd/Polygram music
Includes a ample of 'SWAT'
From the album 'The fat of the land'
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User Reviews

A promising start, but a disappointing end.
26 June 1999 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

The film starts well, and is enjoyable up until right after the crew boards the Event Horizon.

After that, it degenerates into a bad copy of several well-known horror films, which all have better gore scenes. The plot disappears in quasi-religious babble, and the impression of a good sci-fi movie disappears.

While the first part of the film was good, I was very disappointed by the conclusion.

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