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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
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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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Gray Eagle
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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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The door to evil is about to be opened. Only he can keep it locked. 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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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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Ronseal is'nt what you see,what you get,this is.
6 January 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable.****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs.

Sigh,why must Dolphy boy always go on about being a better actor than people give him credit for when he keeps churning this sort of far fetched nonsense out.

I suppose from what I was expecting of it,it was entertaining enough.His accomplice was quite attractive,though she was dressed kind of like a hooker.But,as ever,towards the end,I thought it just got pathetically silly.Nuclear silos?What on earth did they have to do with the story?And since when can you phone somebody in a church?

I've come to a conclusion that I will probably enjoy most of his films...but I'm going to stop taking them so seriously,because they're at the mental level of a 2 year old. Passable,daft hokum.**


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