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The Void -- A ruthless CEO holds a whistle blower captive when she tries to stop a top-secret particle acceleration experiment she fears may create a black hole on earth.


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Writers (WGA):
Geri Cudia Barger (written by) and
Gilbert M. Shilton (written by)
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Release Date:
28 November 2003 (Argentina) See more »
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Adrian Paul ... Prof. Steven Price

Amanda Tapping ... Prof. Eva Soderstrom
Andrew McIlroy ... Oscar

Kirsten Robek ... Christine Marshall

Roger R. Cross ... Detective

Michael Rivkin ... Dr. Jason Lazarus
French Tickner ... Dr. Soderstrom

Malcolm McDowell ... Dr. Thomas Abernathy

Desiree Zurowski ... Grace
Carlton Watson ... Phil
Apollonia Vanova ... Tech #1
Martin Budny ... Tech #2

Ulla Friis ... Tech #3 (as Ulla Fris)
Frank Cipriano ... Larry
Adam Murphy ... Adam
Liduina Vanderspek ... New Tech #2

Trevor Roberts ... NewTech #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matthew Sulzle ... MOW (uncredited)

Directed by
Gilbert M. Shilton  (as Gilbert Shilton)
Writing credits
Geri Cudia Barger (written by) and
Gilbert M. Shilton (written by) (as Gilbert Shilton)

Produced by
Kira Domaschuk .... co-producer
Douglas Schwartz .... executive producer
Harold Tichenor .... executive producer
David Willson .... producer
Geri Cudia Barger .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Ross Vannelli 
Cinematography by
Attila Szalay (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ron Yoshida  (as Ron E. Yoshida)
Casting by
Corinne Clark 
Beth Hymson  (as Beth Hymson-Ayers)
Production Design by
James Philpott 
Art Direction by
Nancy C. Lee  (as Nancy C Lee)
Set Decoration by
Allison Dunn 
Costume Design by
Glenna Owen 
Makeup Department
Naomi Bakstad .... makeup artist (as Naomi Hirano)
Leah Ehman .... first assistant makeup artist
Forest Sala .... hair stylist
Roy Sidick .... first assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Gordon Mark .... executive in charge of production
Liz Staniforth .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amanda Bartley .... third assistant director
Alexia S. Droz .... second assistant director (as Alexia Droz)
Mike Magnusson .... first assistant director (as Michael Magnusson)
Shane Wanless .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Karie Adkens .... props assistant
Tom Barritt .... lead carpenter
Lyle Barwick .... construction lead (as Lyle W Barwick)
Liz Doyle .... set decoration buyer
Dustin Farrell .... art department assistant
Larry Gonsalves .... set dresser
Kevin Griffin-Park .... on-set dresser (as Kevin Griffin Park)
Randy Hutniak .... lead dresser
Dennis Kelli .... construction buyer
Randy Lohin .... scenic artist
Jacqueline Masson .... assistant set decorator (as Jacquie Rae Mason)
Wendy McAllister .... storyboard artist (as Wendy G. McAllister)
Larry Osland .... head painter
Nina Polkinghorne .... assistant property master
Don Ramsden .... construction foreman (as Donald Ramsden)
Margot Ready .... draftsperson
Cindy Robertson .... props buyer
Daniel Weiss .... paint lead
David Paul Hewitt White .... set dresser
Paul Willson .... construction coordinator
Maggie Wilson .... property master
Sound Department
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Dave Hibbert .... sound re-recording mixer (as David Hibbertt)
Ruth Huddleston .... sound mixer
Devan Kraushar .... supervising sound editor
Miguel Nunes .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Colin Smith .... sound assistant
James Wallace .... sound designer
Wayne Williams .... boom operator
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Chris Hamilton .... special effects first assistant
Gary Paller .... special effects coordinator
Robert Paller .... special effects assistant coordinator
Visual Effects by
Robin Hackl .... visual effects supervisor
Joseph Ngo .... visual effects
James Tichenor .... visual effects supervisor
Lisa Turner .... visual effects coordinator
Greg Hansen .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Jeremy Hoey .... CG supervisor (uncredited)
Christopher Mossman .... executive producer: Image Engine (uncredited)
Mark Aisbett .... stunt performer
Curt Bonn .... stunt performer
Jason Calder .... stunt performer
Kirk Caouette .... stunt performer
Joe Doserro .... stunt performer (as Joe Desaro)
Ryan Ennis .... stunt performer
Bill Ferguson .... stunt coordinator
Dale Floyd .... stunt performer
John MacDonald .... stunt performer
Dan Shea .... stunt performer
Kymberly Sheppard .... stunt performer (as Kimberly Sheppard)
Koenraad Beugelink .... stunts (uncredited)
Crystal Dalman .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Akester .... still photographer
Brendan Chalmers .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Davies .... Steadicam operator
Michael Davies .... camera operator: "b" camera
Sean Davis .... best boy electric
Rusty Deluce .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Irwin Figueira .... lamp operator
Derrick Garland .... lamp operator
Peter Grotek .... grip
Peter Grotek .... key grip: second unit
Tom Kaczmarski .... key grip
Christina Kasperczyk .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
William Kassis .... gaffer (as Bill Kassis)
Robert I. Katz .... camera trainee (as Robert I Katz)
Lawrence Ogden .... grip
Dave Riopel .... dolly grip
Ian Roscorla .... best boy grip
Jase Tanner .... generator operator
Matthew Tichenor .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian Whittred .... camera operator: "a" camera
Casting Department
Jennifer Page .... casting associate
Laurie Pavon Solis .... extras casting (as Laurie Pavon-Solis)
Dylan Staniforth .... extras casting wrangler (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jenny Bernice .... assistant costume designer
Kelly Bruhm .... set costumer
Bonnie Sutherland .... costume set supervisor (as Bonnie Lynn Sutherland)
Editorial Department
Mike Banas .... assistant editor
Doug Oke .... assistant editor
Deborah Sharp .... post-production coordinator (as Deborah Sharp-Nelles)
Music Department
David Grant .... orchestrator
Ross Vannelli .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Brad Cameron .... driver
Gary Campbell .... driver (as Garry Campbell)
Scott Delaplace .... transportation captain
Thomas Dwyer .... driver
Bernhard Lachkovics .... transportation co-captain
Barry Meldrum .... driver
Bob Miele .... driver
Lee Moors .... driver
Bert Prevost .... driver
Paul Talbot .... transportation coordinator (as Paul J Talbot)
Larry Tardif .... driver
Mike Tymchyshyn .... driver
Wyley Vlahovic .... driver (as Wylie Vlahovic)
Ted Wassenaar .... driver
Other crew
Michelle Almaz Tadege .... production coordinator (as Almaz Tadege)
Laura Arcangeli .... assistant chef
Carole Britton .... second assistant coordinator
Jaap Broeker .... stand-in
Natalie Burton .... trainee assistant location manager
Barbara Chomos .... unit publicist (as Barbara J Chomos)
Ric De Groot .... assistant accountant: payroll (as Ric deGroot)
David Halifax .... location manager
Michael Hauka .... assistant location manager
Miranda Hermanson .... body double: Ms. Tapping
Louise M. Hetherington .... craft service (as Louise Hetherington)
Louise M. Hetherington .... first aid (as Louise Hetherington)
Raffi Krikorian .... technical advisor
Yogi Krikorian .... technical advisor
Alexandra La Roche .... script supervisor (as Alexandra LaRoche)
Matreya Langton .... stand-in
Brad McDonald .... animal coordinator
Kevin McGill .... security captain
Keith McQuiggan .... production assistant
Cindy Mjolsness .... executive assistant
Tim Moshansky .... scout
Jaime Peters .... accounting clerk
Michael Roberts .... production accountant
Cimone Schelle .... chef
Kristin Schleich .... technical advisor (as Kristin Srhleich PhD)
Nathan Tichenor .... production coordinator
Carol Young .... assistant accountant

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Rated R for some sexuality
93 min | Argentina:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 (video premiere) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Prof. Steven Price:I'm not just a pretty face, you know.
Prof. Eva Soderstrom:You are, but that's beside the point.
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Movie Connections:
References The China Syndrome (1979)See more »
Is Nothing Sacred?See more »


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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
(calm lady computer voice) Warning, bad movie detected. Warning, bad movie detected., 14 June 2004
Author: vfrickey from Earth

The key to a successful screenplay is creating willing suspension of disbelief. When a screenplay refers to the US Atomic Energy Commission (a government agency which was disestablished over 30 years ago when the US Department of Energy was created) as though it were still with us, that destroys willing suspension of disbelief.

So does the movie's main premise that the bad guys are making black holes by colliding protons and anti-protons at high speed "to turn energy into matter." Collide matter into antimatter and you get an annihilation reaction, and the collective mass of the matter and antimatter becomes energy (apart from the possible creation of some neutrinos, possibly some pair-production events). Just the opposite of what the movie is telling us. (And the movie's premise isn't even as plausible as the far-fetched anxiety over the CERN Large Hadron Collider.)

This is high school physics information we're talking about here! The writers could have taken an undergraduate physics student out for pizza and gotten the true facts for the price of the meal - or just used their good friend Google.

Worse, the dialogue is predictable and the movie just creeps along in that made-for-TV-hack science fiction way. The characters are neither memorable nor very sympathetic. Malcolm McDowell, playing the bad guy-in-chief, is a BORING bad guy with none of the intensity he brought to every other film of his I've seen. Adrian Paul (of The Highlander TV series and other cheap SF movies, Dead Men Can't Dance, among others) is a self-parody as a physicist, complete with a suit made from car seat- cover fabric and glasses swiped from the set of Revenge of the Nerds.

Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1) is hemmed in by a horrible script in her role as the helpless heroine whose nuclear physicist dad dies, bringing her into danger. They went all the way back to the 1950s for that hackneyed plot device, the "murdered good scientist's vulnerable daughter who must be rescued by the male lead". And the trip wasn't worth it. They didn't even play it for laughs.

The producers did demonstrate the power of a dead script to subdue every bit of acting ability in the cast of a film. Adrian Paul has had a run of bad luck in this regard - first "Dead Men Can't Dance," then this. I hope some better scripts come his way, because he was very good in the Highlander television series.

Avoid this movie as you would a rabid dog. Walk across the street from it when you see it. Find something else to do besides watch it. It's a worthy bookend to that other Adrian Paul-starring turkey, "Dead Men Can't Dance." They need to be used to keep uneven tables from wobbling at the video store, or their DVDs recycled as targets at a skeet range - maybe used as part of a mobile in a kindergarten art class. Just don't play the things.

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