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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation -- A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.

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Release Date:
21 November 1997 (USA) See more »
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Nothing Will Ever Be The Same See more »
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A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robin Shou ... Liu Kang

Talisa Soto ... Kitana

James Remar ... Rayden

Sandra Hess ... Sonya Blade
Lynn 'Red' Williams ... Jax

Brian Thompson ... Shao-Kahn
Reiner Schöne ... Shinnok (as Reiner Schoene)

Musetta Vander ... Sindel

Irina Pantaeva ... Jade
Deron McBee ... Motaro

Marjean Holden ... Sheeva
Litefoot ... Nightwolf

Chris Conrad ... Johnny Cage
John Medlen ... Ermac

J.J. Perry ... Cyrax / Scorpion / Noob Saibot
Tyrone C. Wiggins ... Rain (as Tyrone Wiggins)

Dennis Keiffer ... Baraka

Ridley Tsui ... Smoke (as Ridley Tsui Po Wah)
Keith Cooke ... Sub-Zero (as Keith Cooke Hirabayashi)
Lance LeGault ... Elder God #1

Carolyn Seymour ... Elder God #2

Dana Hee ... Mileena

Ray Park ... Raptor #3 / Tarkatan (Baraka) #2
Ed Boon ... Scorpion (voice)
Steven Ho ... Chan (archive footage)

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Shang Tsung (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Caso ... Raptor #1 (uncredited)
Paul Driver ... Ninja Warrior #2 (uncredited)
Sultan Uddin ... Raptor #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
John R. Leonetti 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ed Boon (video games)

Lawrence Kasanoff (story) &
Joshua Wexler (story) &
John Tobias (story)

Brent V. Friedman (screenplay) &
Bryce Zabel (screenplay)

Produced by
Thom Fleming .... line producer
Gerrit V. Folsom .... line producer
Carla Fry .... executive producer
Lawrence Kasanoff .... producer
Kevin Reidy .... co-producer
Alison Savitch .... executive producer
Joshua Wexler .... associate producer
Brian Witten .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
George S. Clinton 
 
Cinematography by
Matthew F. Leonetti 
 
Film Editing by
Peck Prior 
 
Casting by
Fern Champion 
Mark Paladini 
 
Production Design by
Charles Wood 
 
Art Direction by
Nathan Schroeder 
 
Set Decoration by
Simon Wakefield (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Jennifer L. Parsons 
 
Makeup Department
Shaune Harrison .... special makeup effects artist
Matt Jordon .... special makeup effects artist: Tony Gardner Crew (as Austin Jordon)
Melissa Lackersteen .... key makeup artist
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Gary Pollard .... prosthetic makeup designer
Saffron Powell .... creatures dept: art finisher
Darren Robinson .... prosthetics technician
Michelle Taylor .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jo Burn .... production manager
Kevin Reidy .... production manager
Jonas Thaler .... post-production supervisor
Forrest Sloan Wright .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jamie Christopher .... second assistant director
Apichart Chusakul .... first assistant director: Thailand (as Abhijati 'Meuk' Jusakul)
Lee Cleary .... first assistant director
Kate Hazell .... first assistant director: second unit
Pat E. Johnson .... second unit director
Eddie Stacey .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Zvika Aloni .... props: Jordan
Alan Booth .... construction manager
Paul Booth .... assistant art director
Alex Boswell .... props
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard artist
Cristiano Donzelli .... illustrator
Stuart Frossell .... propmaker
Matthew Gray .... set designer
Jonathan Hurst .... prop storeman
Jonathan Hurst .... storeman
Michael King .... production buyer
Sean McConville .... art department crew
Julie O'Neill .... art department coordinator
Keith Pitt .... props
James Pyburn .... general foreman
Keith Stevenson .... set dresser
Tom Still .... assistant art director
Ty Teiger .... property master
Peter Watson .... props
Douglas Womack .... construction coordinator
Kris Nagle .... welder foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Pembrooke Andrews .... assistant dialogue editor
Paul Curtis .... adr editor
Charles Deenen .... sound editor
David Farmer .... supervising sound designer
Marc Fishman .... sound editor
Elisabeth Flaum .... sound effects editor
Laura Kamper .... sound effects assistant (as Laura Pratt)
Michael Kamper .... assistant sound designer
Bill Mellow .... adr recordist
John Midgley .... sound
Juan Peralta .... sound re-recording assistant
Miguel Rivera .... supervising sound editor
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Tim Walston .... sound effects editor
Jeffrey R. Whitcher .... sound effects editor
Vincent Zabaly .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Nick Bates .... special effects supervisor
Jim Beinke .... miniatures supervisor/art director
Chris Clarke .... creature costume creation
Manex Efrem .... special effects technician
Brian Jaecker-Jones .... miniatures production assistant: Vision Crew Unlimited
Ryan Laney .... special effects
Nigel Marchant .... special effects production coordinator
Kevin Mathews .... special effects wire technician
John R. McConnell .... compositor: Alterian Studios
Mark Meddings .... special effects foreman
Matt Minich .... special effects
Arthur Spink Jr. .... special effects technician
Jody Taylor .... special effects assistant
Neil Toddy Todd .... special effects
Brandon Trost .... special effects assistant
Ron Trost .... special effects coordinator
Jim Walsh .... special effects technician
Joss Williams .... special effects supervisor: UK
Ian Wingrove .... second unit special effects supervisor
Elliot Worman .... special effects technician
Danielle Quilici .... miniature set construction (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Larry Arpin .... optical effects
Andy Atkins .... digital compositor
Jason Barlow .... digital artist
Chris Barton .... key animatronic model designer
Christopher Bellaci .... motion capture artist: House of Moves
Kevin Blank .... digital artist
Stephen Brand .... visual effects supervisor
Jerry Brown .... digital effects artist
Everett Burrell .... visual effects supervisor
Phil Carbonaro .... digital compositor
Kyle Clark .... digital artist
Chuck Comisky .... visual effects supervisor
Brian Conlon .... digital compositor
Gregory Creaser .... digital timer: Digital Magic
Matt Diezel .... first assistant visual effects editor
Linda Drake .... visual effects co-supervisor
Linda Drake .... visual effects editor
Leif Einarsson .... CG shot supervisor
Todd Erickson .... digital artist
Tom Firestone .... model maker
Dan Fowler .... animator
Mark Franco .... visual effects executive producer: Rainmaker Digital
Veronique Garcia .... visual effects character artist
Tony Gardner .... miniature effects
Tony Gardner .... visual effects
Mike Goslin .... digital effects engineer
Don Greenberg .... visual effects compositor: Digital Magic Company
Brian Hanable .... digital effects compositor
Steve Harwood .... digital artist
Jongwoo Heo .... 3D animator
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist
Paul Hill .... visual effects compositor
Jessica Huebner .... visual effects coordinator
Suzanne Jack .... visual effects coordinator
Evan Jacobs .... visual effects producer: Vision Crew Unlimited
Greg Juby .... animator
Elizabeth Maxwell Keith .... technical director
Jeffrey Kleiser .... digital effects producer: Kleiser-Walczak
Damon Knight .... motion capture
Raji Kodja .... technical director: Digital Magic
Lu Kondor .... data manager: Digital Magic
James W. Kristoff .... executive in charge of production: MetroLight Studios
Kevin Kutchaver .... digital animator
David Lebovitz .... compositor
Bob Lloyd .... visual effects
Scott Lord .... systems administrator
Ralph Maiers .... in house visual effects supervisor: Digital Magic
Richard Ivan Mann .... visual effects producer: Hollywood Digital
Wendy Mashburn .... visual effects coordinator: vision crew
Jeff Matakovich .... visual effects supervisor: Optical Illusions
W. Regan McGee .... 2D animator
Jon Merrifield .... visual effects artist
Douglas Miller .... miniatures cinematography: Vision Crew Unlimited
Eric Mises-Rosenfeld .... visual effects supervisor: Todd-AO
Eroc Moralls .... digital compositor
Kevin O'Neill .... visual effects producer
Mark M. Pompian .... digital effects animator
Janet Quen .... digital effects compositor
Rebecca Ramsey .... visual effects executive producer: Todd AO Digital
David Rednour .... digital artist
Rod Ripley .... data management: Flat Earth Productions
Steve J. Sanchez .... 2D animator
Alison Savitch .... visual effects supervisor
Dobbie Schiff .... visual effects executive producer: MetroLight Studios
Marc Scott .... digital compositor
M. Zachary Sherman .... digital artist
Rick Shick .... digital compositor
Terry Shigemitsu .... digital artist
Mark Shoaf .... digital artist
Mark Spatny .... digital visual effects coordinator: Digital Magic
Kevin Struckman .... 3D digitizer
Mark Tamny .... compositor
Anna Tkatch .... digital effects artist
Diana Walczak .... digital effects producer: Kleiser-Walczak
Erika Walczak .... visual effects producer: Kleiser-Walczak
Talmage Watson .... computer animator: Kleiser-Walczak
Bob Wiatr .... digital effects supervisor
Chris Y. Yang .... 3D animator
Chris DeAngelis .... visual effects editor: EFilm (uncredited)
Mark Edwards .... visual effects coordinator: E-Film (uncredited)
Tony Gardner .... digital effects: Alterian Studios (uncredited)
Matt Haslam .... visual effects (uncredited)
Shawna Olwen .... digital artist (uncredited)
Dane Picard .... CG supervisor (uncredited)
Christopher Reichel .... visual effects assistant (uncredited)
John Scheer .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Ricardo Torres .... digital compositor: Production Plant (uncredited)
Mike Warren .... shop supervisor: miniatures unit (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Nicola Berwick .... stunts
Billy Bradstock .... stunts
Mark Caso .... stunts
Keith Cooke .... stunts (as Keith Cooke Hirabayashi)
Ranae D'Amato .... stunts
Steve Fisher .... martial arts trainer
Carlton Headley .... stunts
Dana Hee .... stunts
Jeff Hewitt-Davis .... stunts
Pat E. Johnson .... additional fight choreographer (as Pat Johnson)
Pat E. Johnson .... stunt coordinator (as Pat Johnson)
Dennis Keiffer .... stunts
Theo Kypri .... stunts
John Medlen .... assistant stunt coordinator
John Medlen .... stunts
Valentino Musetti .... stunts (as Val Musetti)
Ray Park .... fight double: Raiden
Ray Park .... stunts
J.J. Perry .... stunts
Robin Shou .... fight choreographer
Eddie Stacey .... stunt coordinator
Kenji Tanigaki .... stunts
Ridley Tsui .... stunts (as Ridley Tsui Po Wah)
Sultan Uddin .... stunts (as Kimball Uddin)
Tyrone C. Wiggins .... stunts (as Tyrone Wiggins)
Jack Wong Wai Leung .... stunts
Nicola Berwick .... stunt double: Sonya Blade (uncredited)
Mark Caso .... stunt double: Cyrax (uncredited)
Ranae D'Amato .... stunt double (uncredited)
Dana Hee .... stunt double: Kitana/Jade/Sindel/Sheeva (uncredited)
Jeff Hewitt-Davis .... stunt trainer (uncredited)
Tony Jaa .... stunt double: Robin Shou (uncredited)
Dennis Keiffer .... stunt double: Shao Kahn (uncredited)
Theo Kypri .... stunt double: Robin Shou/Sub-Zero/Scorpion (uncredited)
Theo Kypri .... stunt ninja (uncredited)
Ray Park .... stunt double: Robin Shou (uncredited)
Buster Reeves .... stunt double: Cyrax (uncredited)
Ridley Tsui .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Tyrone C. Wiggins .... stunt double: Jax (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Aaron .... video camera
Lloyd Barcroft .... key grip
Pat Blymyer .... gaffer
Ian Coffey .... clapper loader
Aviezer Dasberg .... rigger gaffer
Allen D. Easton .... camera operator
Christopher Faloona .... director of photography: second unit
Jaime Fletcher .... desk operator (as Jamie Fletcher)
Raymond Flindall .... rigger
Ian Foster .... camera operator: second unit
Nimi Getter .... prelight gaffer
Graham Hall .... assistant camera
Brad Larner .... first assistant camera
Logan Leabo .... gaffer
Ofer Margolin .... electrician: Jordan
Ron Nicholls .... grip
Shuki Paz .... pre-light electrician
Mark Santoni .... first assistant "a" camera: second unit
Gary Smith .... grip
Stephen J. Ullman .... Steadicam operator
Stephen J. Ullman .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tammo van Hoorn .... clapper loader: second unit
 
Animation Department
Steve Harwood .... animator
Todd Jahnke .... animator
Beau Janzen .... lead animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Philip Goldsworthy .... costume design supervisor
Jo Korer .... costume supervisor
Whitaker Malem .... special costumes
Angela Pledge .... costume assistant
Gunnar Weber-Prada .... costume illustrator
Nicole Young .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Scott Conrad .... additional editor: action sequences
Jim Flynn .... assistant editor
Mato .... color timer
Gregory Plotkin .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Mike Flicker .... music editor
Matt Friedman .... assistant music editor
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrator
John Houlihan .... music supervisor
Maria Newman .... musician
Micki Stern .... music coordinator
John Whynot .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
David Rosenbaum .... unit driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Emily Anne Barclay .... assistant to director
Kevin Richard Buxbaum .... production accountant
Andy Clement .... creature modeler
George David .... production coordinator: Jordan
Steve Fisher .... martial arts trainer
Erin Fitzgerald .... adr walla group
Donal Geraghty .... location accountant
Desmond Griffiths .... production office coordinator
Nathan Holmes .... set production assistant
Pat E. Johnson .... additional fight choreographer
Jemma Kearney .... assistant: Lawrence Kasanoff & Alison Savitch
Ashifa Lalani .... first assistant accountant
Nigel Marchant .... special effects production coordinator
Simon Marsden .... location manager: UK
Andrew Matthews .... production attorney
Hermione Ninnim .... production coordinator
Robin Shou .... fight choreographer
Jayne-Ann Tenggren .... script supervisor
Isobel Thomas .... contact: London
Isobel Thomas .... projectionist: rushes
Jane Trower .... first assistant accountant
Chris Warren .... video coordinator
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Eric Chen .... martial arts consultant (uncredited)
Sean Jordan .... interactive media (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for non-stop martial arts violence
Runtime:
95 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
James Remar, who plays Rayden, is left-handed, as is his stunt double Ray Park.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Cables are visible when Sub-Zero are flying.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Rayden:[narrating] Mortal Kombat is not about death, but rather the preservation of life. Liu Kang and a few chosen fighters from the Earth realm defeated Outworld sorcerer Shang Tsung. According to the rules of Mortal Kombat, their victory preserved the safety of the Earth for one more generation. Our chosen ones were returned to Liu Kang's home on Earth, only to enjoy a brief period of peace... for someone from Outworld has a different point of view.
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Soundtrack:
Almost Honest (Danny Saber Mix)See more »

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31 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Raiden gets a haircut!, 10 June 2002
Author: evilasahobby



I saw this film at the cinema the same day as I saw Lost in Space (the new one, with Gary Oldman). By comparison, Lost in Space was high art full of deep metaphysical dilemmas. MK:A is terrible.

I loved the Mortal Kombat games, and was pleased to see that MK The Movie was better than Street Fighter II The Movie. Sure, it was a light-on film, but it had some moments and I spent most of my time laughing at the unintentionally bad bits. MK:A makes MK The Movie look sophisticated.

The first five minutes basically drops a piano on the head of the first movie - new bad guy, Johnny Cage dies, new heroes appear, minimal explanation. From then on you have a sub-standard martial arts film packed full of cheap costumes on cheap actors following a cliched script. I know there's not a lot of narrative you can squeeze out of a fighting computer game, but surely the writers could have tried a little harder to make something work. Having gone to the movie with a guy who didn't play the games, I had to explain what the hell was going on for the first half (like why is that guy fighting him?) and gave up after that.

That said, this movie contains the most unintentionally hilarious moment I have ever seen on film. Towards the end of the movie, Raiden moves from having flowing straight white hair to a peroxided flat-top. There's a brief mention of Raiden getting a haircut, and that's it. It makes absolutely no sense, and thinking about it still makes me laugh.

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