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Phantoms (1998)

One hundred fifty dead, and three hundred fifty missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado, and that's only the beginning.

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(novel) (as Dean Koontz), (screenplay) (as Dean Koontz)

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Cast

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Deputy Steve Shanning
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Gen. Leland Copperfield
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Scientist Lockland
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Scientist Yamaguchi (as Rachel Shane)
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Scientist Burke
John Hammil ...
Scientist Talbot
John Scott Clough ...
Scientist Shane
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Soldier Velazquez
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Scientist Borman
Robert Himber ...
Scientist Walker
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Storyline

In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, it's up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive. Written by <creep945@aol.com>

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This Time Terror Comes From Below See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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23 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,065,951 (USA) (23 January 1998)

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$5,657,370 (USA) (13 February 1998)
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Trivia

Rose McGowan and Liev Schreiber appeared in Scream (1996). See more »

Goofs

When Copperfield is killed, the piece of glass the "phantom" takes out of his mouth does not match the hole left in his visor, and the cracks on the visor itself change between shots. See more »

Quotes

Timothy Flyte: I used to believe that any theory, once published with supporting evidence, then became open to discussion and debate. But I've learned how envious, vindictive, and vicious the academic community can be; they're swine. Polite swine, but swine nonetheless. Convincing the world fairly to consider a new idea takes patience, perseverance, and a willingness to fight the good fight in any media forum one can find.
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Connections

Referenced in Degrassi Goes Hollywood (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

I FALL TO PIECES
Performed by Patsy Cline
Written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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User Reviews

Dean Koontz novel gets better-than-average execution on screen

Phantoms (1998) Ben Affleck, Peter O' Toole, Rose McGowan, Joanna Going, Liev Schreiber, Nicky Katt, Clifton Powell, D: Joe Chappelle. When two sisters drive into a small Colorado town, they find the whole place depopulated, but corpses keep turning up. What caused it: disease or something else? Enter sheriff Affleck and his snickering deputy (Schreiber), who are just as clueless about these unexplained happenings as they are. Then an army of scientists and a professor-turned-tabloid journalist (O' Toole) come into the scene, discovering what wiped out the 500 residents came from deep underground. Better-than-average from a Dean Koontz novel, written by its author and well-acted for a thriller this ridiculous, that really pushes your buttons with suspenseful scenes and doesn't need to rely fully on special effects. O' Toole's character makes little sense, and we don't believe Affleck's chief graduated from Harvard. Running Time: 91 minutes and rated R for sci-fi violence, gore, and language. ** ½


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