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Laserhawk (1997)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1997 (Canada)
Teenagers in a mid-west town discover that they are destined to fight off an alien invasion as the crew of a spacecraft of unknown origin. They are aided by a mysterious patient in a ... See full summary »

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Zach Raymond
Melissa Galianos ...
Cara
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M.K. Ultra aka Rodney Terence Stanko
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Bob Sheridan
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Col. Lewis Teagarden USAF
Joseph Wynne ...
Roach
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Frank Raymond - Zach's Father
Susan Almgren ...
Mrs. Raymond - Zach's Mother
Lila Feng ...
Anchorwoman
Chris Sedens ...
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Jill Deacon ...
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Marc Poulin ...
Dr. Duvalle
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Pretty Girl #1
Jessica Welch ...
Pretty Girl #2
Kelly Patterson ...
Pretty Girl #3
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Teenagers in a mid-west town discover that they are destined to fight off an alien invasion as the crew of a spacecraft of unknown origin. They are aided by a mysterious patient in a psychiatric hospital and a frenetic comic book artist. Written by Keith Loh <keith@mwg.com>

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The war began 250 million years ago... See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some language
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Ameaça Alienígena  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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The character M.K. Ultra, comic book writer Rodney Terence Stanko's (Gordon Currie) pen-name, is taken from the code name for the famous 1950s CIA experiment MK-ULTRA where the CIA gave LSD to unsuspecting soldiers and civilians. See more »

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The military vehicles in the movie when they break onto the base, are definitly Canadian. The MP vehicle is an Iltis jeep, and the trucks they drive past (with the large windscreens) are HLVW trucks. See more »

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"Entirely shot in St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu and Iberville, Québec, Canada, and Outer Space" See more »

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References McHale's Navy (1962) See more »

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Pretty Good Movie, Considering...
20 March 2005 | by (Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this movie right now on Showcase (Canada). I had no clue what the movie was, but there was nothing much on TV, so I just watched it.

This movie, for what it is, is actually a very decent film. Including the obvious Mark Hamill, I noticed a couple other actors I knew, including the main star, Jason James Richter (from "Free Wily" and "The Neverending Story III"). Richter did well, as did the fiery and cute Melissa Galianos (who played as Cara).

It's a semi-adventurous, semi-science fiction movie with a nice uniqueness to it: this one focuses more on the characters and their task-at-hand rather than the alien life the movie deals with.

Assuming there was probably not much funding for this film, there were actually impressive, really decent special effects in the film - much more decent than a lot of other so-called more popular movies/TV shows out there, anyway.

In the end, Laserhawk has a couple loose ends that are basically not explained, but who cares... it was a good movie overall, in my opinion. It's also an especially good movie if you take it for what it is, and not unfairly compare it to the top-tier films like it out there.

If you're the type of person to be either very picky, or maybe only like high-end films, steer clear of this one; if not, and you enjoy the little fun/adventurous-type romps out there for what they're worth (such as "Little Monsters," "Howard the Duck," or "The Goonies"), then you'll probably like this one.

Thanks a lot, M. Sorge


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