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Dead Fire (1997)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 19 July 1997
A group of convicts threaten a space station.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cal Brody
Kendall Black
Max Durbin
Alexa Stant
Celeste (as Lucie Zednickova)
Gerard Whelan ...
Robert Russell ...
Milan Gargula ...
Petr Drozda ...
Salem Jones
Martin Hub ...
Otto Klein
Karel Vávrovec ...
Pitt Digger (as Karel Vavrovec)


The year is 2062. The Earth is no longer inhabitable and has been left in ruins. On-board the space station USS Legacy in orbit around Earth, the Earth's population are in suspended animation whilst the space station is under military control and scientists are working on a project to make Earth inhabitable again. After disobeying orders, trying to apprehend a out-of-control soldier on a rampage, tough soldier Captain Cal Brody is sentenced by his commanding officer, Colonel Alexa Stant, to guard the stasis chamber where the Earth's population is in suspended animation for 3 months. But the USS Legacy is taken over by criminal Max Durbin and a group of escaped convicts, who have been freed by Alexa from the prison colony on Earth and Alexa decides to help them. Cal sets out to stop Max and Alexa's scheme and believes he is the only man who can stop Max, who plans to use Cal's scientist girlfriend Kendall Foster experiment to make the Earth inhabitable again, by using the sun's rays to... Written by Daniel Williamson

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Release Date:

19 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le vaisseau de l'enfer  »

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Serviceable B-movie with some entertaining characters
11 July 2000 | by (jacksonville, florida) – See all my reviews

If you enjoy B-movie action and sci-fi flicks, this one is not bad. It's got some decent villains, and it certainly doesn't take itself too seriously. Importantly, I was not distracted by any overtly ridiculous plot-lines (other than our hero spending two or three screen minutes under supposedly deathly cold water).

This review is principally provided to spotlight a tidy performance by the heretofore unknown Rachel Hayward, as Col. Alexa M. Stant. She plays the role of a colonel with an agenda with suitable campiness, and just the right edge. She was by far the most watchable character on-screen. She managed with aplomb the caraciture role of the sexy villain who simmered and barked most of the film, with occasional emotional swings. Without question, she was the most charismatic female in the film.

With Hayward's entertaining performance, and other over-the-top campiness by C. Thomas Howell, it's an enjoyable romp--presupposing, of course, an appreciation for B-movies and not over-thinking the movie.

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