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Event Horizon (1997)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  15 August 1997 (USA)
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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


Horror | Sci-Fi

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


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


DEM 1,533,632 (Germany) (16 January 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The working title was "The Stars My Destination". See more »


Miller's rank is "captain", as shown by the four-stripe insignia on the shoulders of his jumpsuit. Yet his leather jacket shows two silver bars on the shoulders, which is the insignia for "captain" in land and air services, a much lower rank. As the service shown in the film is modeled on the U.S. Coast Guard, Miller's jacket should show a captain's silver eagle. 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 »


References Don't Look Now (1973) 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 good mix of horror and sci-fi
7 May 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

This film was a lot better than what most people gave it credit for. The cinematography was excellent, and the lighting gave the film a very eerie feel to it. Certainly better than the average sci-fi film. Not only did the film mix two mediums almost perfectly (sci-fi and horror), it completed the union almost flawlessly. Not a perfect movie, but then again, Sam Neill was amazing in this film. Virtually all of the technical aspects in the film were top-notch. While it didn't advance the film industry overall, it did make an impact in the sci-fi genre.

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