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Epoch (2001)

Disaster strikes as a specialised team of investigators struggle to find out the truth about a strange monolith which sends out an intercontinental signal.

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Dr. KC Czaban
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Allen Lysander
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Captain Tower
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Colonel Tell
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Hudson
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Williams
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Pamela
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Dr. Solomon Holt
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Ambassador Po
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Control Tech (as Joe Kelly)
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Disaster strikes as a specialised team of investigators struggle to find out the truth about a strange monolith which sends out an intercontinental signal.

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Planet Earth is Under Siege. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some language and violence | See all certifications »
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24 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Jaque a la muerte (Epoch)  »

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When Mason is rescued from the Mexican gangsters the cut scene shows an airplane in flight. The Batman logo is stamped onto the tail fin of the airplane. See more »

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Countdown on the bomb jumps back a few seconds with every camera change. At 36 seconds, the timer begins to skip a few seconds with each change. At 8 seconds, it suddenly reverts to 29 seconds for a few seconds, then continues on at 4 seconds. See more »

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[first lines]
Mason Rand: [off-screen] Forgot to pay your electric bill again, Doc.
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Followed by Epoch: Evolution (2003) See more »

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Performed by George Jones
Courtesy of Asylum Records
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Good elements, but lacked some funk
19 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

There was not much I expected from Epoch, thinking that surely we would have one of these B-movies with pausing dialog and s****y script. So in some ways I was surprised, as the result was much better then I expected. What saved this film was pretty good idea and not too bad script. The main actors did well, keeping their conversation fast paced and witty. There were some parts that irritated me though, mostly to do with the government, which seemed to be filled with idiots. It had a weird balance between comedy and action, which I don't think really worked here, and even though some wit is good, they should have kept it more realistic. I especially enjoyed Brian Thompson, which we have seen in so many TV shows (Star Trek, X-File). He managed to actually act here, which he is not allowed to do often, and I think he is underrated as an actor. But the performance of Ryan O'Neal just irritated me along with a few of the others; with such bad over-acting that it was painful to watch. However, this film lacks action and the storyline went steadily down hill from beginning to end. The idea could have been used to make a pretty good action movie, with a little bit better worked out storyline, and much better casting. 5/10


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