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An alien black box is found in the South Pole, where a government agency is conducting botanical experiments.

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Dr. Kate Brecher
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Nyla Olson
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Svetla Vasileva ...
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Kaloian Vodenicharov ...
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Dr. John Bachman
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In 1947, in New Mexico, a radio operator receives a signal following patterns and while investigating the occurrence, he vanishes. In the present days, the same signal is transmitted from a base in the Falkland Islands to United States of America, and a satellite captures images of a unknown object in Antartic. The cryptologist Julien Rome (James Spader) is invited to investigate the mystery in the South Pole, and he flies to a research base. While a team tries to open a weird shell probably from the outer space, Julien solves the message, indeed a distress signal ordering not to open the case. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Earth just got its final warning! See more »


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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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19 July 2003 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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The opening scenes set in 1947 were filmed six months after principal photography had wrapped on the movie. See more »

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The crew on a Russian submarine call the dive depth in feet (both on the soundtrack and in the subtitles), however, Russia uses the metric system. See more »

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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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A lot better than you would expect.
9 December 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Cheers! Surprisingly decent. A lot better than I expected from the title. Familiar science fiction themes from other movies rehashed, but handled well. I like the twists. I won't ruin the movie for you by discussing them. Decent performances from most of the actors and some good cgi. If your a science fiction fan than it is entertaining enough to sit through unlike a lot of stuff out there. Note - check out the appearance by Kier Dullea (2001 Space Odyssey) - Interesting choice. Bravo. J. Spader is good in it as expected. His character is similar to his Stargate character. If you are a fan of that then you should check this out as well. This film has a much darker tone to it reminiscent to The Thing.


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