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The Minion (1998)

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New York, Christmas Eve, 1999 - at the dawn of the new millennium - a subway construction crew unearths an eight hundred year old Celtic skeleton and a mysterious key. Archeologist Karen ... See full summary »

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Lukas Sadorov
Françoise Robertson ...
Karen Goodleaf
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David Schulman
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Lieutenant Roseberry
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Dante
Jean-Marc Bisson ...
Bernard
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Chief Michael Bear
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Gray Eagle
Andy Bradshaw ...
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Tedd Dillon ...
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New York, Christmas Eve, 1999 - at the dawn of the new millennium - a subway construction crew unearths an eight hundred year old Celtic skeleton and a mysterious key. Archeologist Karen Goodleaf is called in to determine the meaning of the discovery. News of the discovery reaches a Middle East monastery where the warrior monks knowns as the Knights Templer - an ancient sect entrusted with protecting holy relics - choose their best pupil, Lukas (Dolph Lundgren) to face the diabolical threat. As Lukas races to New York, an evil Minion seizes Karen and uses its body like a parasite and host. Lukas arrives just in time to rescue Karen and despatch the Minion. The Minion takes hold of another host - revealing that it is immortal. As it cuts a path of destruction through the city, decimating a parking garage and leaving a trail of death, Karen realizes that the Minion can't be killed - but only delayed from finding a new host. Written by anonymous

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A modern day warrior trained in the ancien arts to defeat the ultimate evil. See more »

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Action | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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1998 (South Africa)  »

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Armageddon  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Released theatrically in South Korea, South Africa, Indonesia and Syria. See more »

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The order of the Templars didn't exist in 999, it was formed some 200 years later after the First Crusade. See more »

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References Red Scorpion (1988) See more »

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10 August 2004 | by (Watertown, MA) – See all my reviews

I can't think of much to say about this film.

This was an awful movie...I can't even tell you what made me decide to view it. It had SO few redeeming qualities that I don't even know where to begin.

The plot moved from implausible to downright absurd. My entire body was tense throughout the duration of the movie because I could not wait for the awful thing to be over and done. By the end of the movie, I found myself feeling beyond relieved.

The editing was poor, the acting was sub-par, and the storyline was weak. Francoise Robinson was cast as a Native American, even though she does not even closely resemble someone of Native American heritage.

If a movie is going to be this idiotic, it should be laughably stupid -- at the very least. It wasn't. It was just pathetic.


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