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Hollow Man (2000)

R  |   |  Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  4 August 2000 (USA)
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Scientists discover how to make people invisible, but their test subject becomes an insane killer who stalks them.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sebastian's Neighbor
Ed, Warehouse Guard
Jimmie F. Skaggs ...
Boy in Car (as Jeffrey George Scaperotta)
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Girl in Car
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Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. Head of research, Dr. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject. After the experiment can't be reversed, it takes a toll on Caine's personality, causing him to hunt down and kill his colleagues

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What would you do if you knew you couldn't be seen? See more »


Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 August 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre sin sombra  »

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Box Office


$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,414,386 (USA) (4 August 2000)


ESP 1,778,455,868 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Creature effects supervisor Tom Woodruff Jr. played the gorilla Isabel, similar to the alien roles he played in the movies Aliens (1986), Alien³ (1992) and Alien: Resurrection (1997). To obtain a picture in the heat-sensitive infrared light, crew members warmed up the fur of the gorilla suit with hair dryers. See more »


Due to braking mechanisms and the fact that the elevator floor was at the same level as the lab floor, the fire would not have pushed the elevator upward. Instead it would have come up through the access panel that they opened, and possibly blown the top of the elevator off. See more »


[first lines]
Sebastian: [another failed molecule design] Damn it!
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References The Fly (1986) See more »


Power Struggle
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User Reviews

Goes from being a decent look at an interesting theme to a predictable B-grade slasher
14 March 2004 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This could, and should, have been an interesting look on the idea of invisibility. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, they ran out of ideas and decided to just kill everyone off and have it end in huge explosions, demonstrating a total lack of creativity. Too bad. It could have been great, were it not for the total lack of good acting, the one-dimensional characters, the corny lines and the general lack of anything worthwhile in the movie at all, other than good special effects. I feel bad for Paul Verhoeven; he used to make great movies; RoboCop, Basic Instinct & Starship Troopers were all way better than this mainstream garbage. The only good thing about this movie is the special effects, and, believe me, they are good. They are just not good enough to distract the viewer from all the negative points about the movie. It's really too bad that they couldn't make a better movie about invisibility; we've never had a truly good movie dealing with the rush of power it would be to be invisible. This movie tries, but it just falls short. All those great special effects, and no good movie to back them up. I'd only recommend this to special effect nerds, people who'll watch a movie regardless of quality just to see good special effects. I can't imagine anyone else actually enjoying this movie. I gave it a 6/10, but only because of the special effects.

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