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The Minion (1998)

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
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Karen Goodleaf
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David Schulman
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Lieutenant Roseberry
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Dante
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Bernard
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Chief Michael Bear
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Gray Eagle
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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Michele Soavi and Avi Nesher (producer) were attached to direct the film. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene in 999AD in the "Holy Land", there are tire tracks in the sand. See more »

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References Red Scorpion (1988) See more »

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You call that archaeology?
26 February 2003 | by (Iowa) – See all my reviews

Worst portrayal of archaeology in a movie EVER. I don't even know where to begin there were so many flaws. Not little nerdishly nit-picky flaws, either, but big, gaping stupid ones. Please believe me when I tell you, dear ones, archaeologists don't go about their business acting like obsessive, `I work alone,' TV criminologists gasping (made-up) historical trivia into a dictaphone while diving straight for the shiny things without any sort of support team (and if we ever get that possessive about archaeological material, someone needs to slap us upside the head.) Makes Indiana Jones look professional in comparison. (At least he dresses with more practicality.) Gah! Now that I've got that out of my system. the rest of the movie is pretty dang awful, too.


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