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Escape Velocity (1999)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  14 October 2002 (UK)
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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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Billie (Ronnie's mom)
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Cal (captain of the Harbinger)
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Lee Nash aka Carter
Michelle Beaudoin ...
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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 ...
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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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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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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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A poor psychotic madman film set in space.
10 July 1999 | by (Brits, South Africa) – See all my reviews

A pretty average scifi film. The plot was more or less obvious from the start. Although the acting was reasonably good, the writing seemed very cliched, using ideas taken from numerous films.

The basic plot: Scientists working on a deep space research platform rescue a fighter from crashing into the red dwarf that they have been orbitting. Onboard they find a stasis pod, which coincidently malfunctions at that very moment. After 2 or 3 minutes of the man in the pod waking up, you realise that he is a complete lunatic. Something which totally escapes the 3 person crew of the research ship...

After that it becomes a rip off every other film involving a psychotic madman terrorising innocent victims, overall I think Speed 2 was a better exploration of the subject matter, which I didn't consider to be a good film either.

Not a good film, get Aliens out and watch that again.


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