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Escape Velocity (1999)

A psychotic spaceman takes over a deep-space observatory manned by a scientist, his wife, and teenage daughter.

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Cast

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Billie (Ronnie's mom)
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Cal (captain of the Harbinger)
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Lee Nash aka Carter
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Ronnie (Veronica)
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Jansen (escaped con)
Pavel Bezdek ...
Lars (escaped con)
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Russell aka the Priest
Emil Linka ...
Glenn (escaped con)
Gerard Whelan ...
Liam (escaped con)
Robert Russell ...
Mesa Verde warden
Mike McGuffie ...
Technician (Executioner)
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A psychotic spaceman takes over a deep-space observatory manned by a scientist, his wife, and teenage daughter.

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In Deep Space, There's Lots of Time to Kill.

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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14 October 2002 (UK)  »

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Antarsia sto diastima  »

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Goofs

When Cal is examining the missile specs, the display shows the yield as 0.7 kJ (kiloJoules), the same amount of energy used by a 100W light bulb in seven seconds - scarcely terrifying as a missile. See more »

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Edited from Downdraft (1996) See more »

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Hostages in Space
10 August 1999 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This movie re-uses the Dead Calm premise of hostage taking except sets it on a research space ship with a crew of 3 - the The role of the bad guy is played by Peter Outerbridge, who seems to be really coming on as an actor. His performance is not a typical cliche and really works . Interesting special effects sequences. Michelle Beaudoin is also good as the spoiled teen stuck with her parents who turns to the Outerbridge character for some interest.


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