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Alien Hunter (2003)

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

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Dacia
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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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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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The black & white footage shown to Julian Rome is footage from The Thing from Another World (1951). This footage was also used in the remake of The Thing from Another World, John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), and it is the film that R.J. MacReady finds in the destroyed Norwegian camp. See more »

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In the running gun battle at the end, Dr. Straub fires his gun 20 times with a 10 bullet clip. 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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