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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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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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19 July 2003 (USA)  »

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The hallways of the underground base were made out of paper and plastic. See more »

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There are a number of shots of a satellite in orbit with the Earth behind it. Even though every shot that shows the Earth depicts it in daylight, in one shot the satellite goes into a shadow. If it was the shadow of the Earth then the Sun would have to be directly opposite the Earth, and the side facing us would be dark. See more »

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

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Is it a signal of peace or actually a rescue beacon?
19 July 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is an exceptional Sci-Fi Network Production. Decent F/X and a story line that is not too far fetched to enjoy. A team of government scientists conducting botanical experiments at the South Pole stumble upon what is believed to be an extraterrestrial black box. After further examination and disregard for a decoded warning an alien tries to communicate. A terrific finale out of the ordinary. James Spader leads an apt cast that features:Leslie Stefanson, Janine Eser, Roy Dotrice, John Lynch and Keir Dullea. A don't miss for Sci-Fi fans.


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