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Event Horizon (1997)

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

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Peter Marinker ...
Captain John Kilpack
Holley Chant ...
Claire
Barclay Wright ...
Denny Peters
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Burning Man / Edward Corrick
Robert Jezek ...
Rescue 1 Technician
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Storyline

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>

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Infinite Space - Infinite Terror


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

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Release Date:

15 August 1997 (USA)  »

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The Stars My Destination  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$26,616,590 (USA) (24 October 1997)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Joely Richardson's character was originally written for a man. However, during auditions, director Paul W.S. Anderson had the part read by both men and women. He chose Richardson because of the 'British stage class' that she would bring to the movie, and thought it would be fun to then "douse her with gallons of blood". See more »

Goofs

As the Lewis and Clarke approaches the Event Horizon somewhere near Neptune, it goes trough multiple cloud formations. However, all later scenes happen in zero gravity making the presence of any atmosphere impossible at that particular level. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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Soundtracks

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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Decently structured sci-fi horror
11 February 2003 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Event Horizon is a decent movie. There's no question it's never going to win awards for originality, or anything else, frankly, but what it does it does well. It's based on the idea of a space ship, which disappeared just under a decade ago, reappearing mysteriously, prompting a search and rescue vessel to go in and investigate. Telling more would spoil the premise, so no more will be said. It is all set in the future, as much sci-fi is, and deep in outer space, of course. The performances are as polished as you'd expect from Sam Neill, as the doctor, and Laurence Fishbourne, as the scout ship captain, so there are generally no complaints there. The gore levels at times are not for the squeamish, but what else would you expect from an 18 (UK) rated movie? There are a fair number of predictable moments, and cliched lines, but the overall production is more than decent and able to keep your attention focused on the plot. A good effort all round, and the overall 5.5 rating it received here is a touch harsh. I'd say 7.


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