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The Minion (1998)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Horror  |  1998 (South Africa)
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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
Roc LaFortune ...
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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Anik Matern ...
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James Bradford ...
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Tedd Dillon ...
Stranger
Matt Holland ...
Parking Lot Cop
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Gregor
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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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When the Millenium ends... Armageddon begins! 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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Dolph sends Satan back to hell!!!!!!
21 October 2000 | by (Marlow,England) – See all my reviews

When seeing this first time i thought that it was poor because there was not much action in it and that is what you'd expect from a Dolph film, but having watched it again and concentrated more on the plot and characters i found it quite good. This film had the most potential of all the armaggedon prevention films that came out before the end of the millennium but the lack of budget and amateurish direction puts it somewhere in the middle with end of days. Its promise was really in the story, it was similar to End of days with Satan as the threat of human extinction, but the plot was a lot better than Arnies film but the fact that E-O-Days had the big budget, and the impressive cast list it will be preferable to most people. The cast in the Minion has Dolph has it's only recognizable name and face but to be fair the other performances are of a good standard. Dolph rightly steals the show with a solid performance and does the predictable which is save the world. I think it would make an interesting film if just for once the world did end or the bad guy wins then at least it would surprise the audience, just when they expect the hero to save us from Satan he gets impaled with a spear or something and turns the earth into a blazing inferno then follows on by eating Jennifer Anistons charred bottom, but thats not gonna happen. As for this film it's a decent enough film with a good plot let down by the director who has only done the Minion and it shows, the film does'nt live up to its potential but i still liked it.


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