The Black Hole (2006)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  10 June 2006 (USA)
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An atomic research experiment goes awry in St. Louis, Missouri unleashing not only a big black hole, but also a creature from beyond that feeds on electricity through the streets of this Midwest city.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannon Muir
Elizabeth (as Jennifer Quackenbush)
Advisor Coldwell
Peter Mayer ...
General Tate
Tolland (as Jim Anthony)
Kevin Beyer ...
Dr. Hauser
Kent (as Dan Buran)
Adrian Rice ...
Lt. Samson
Greg Carr ...


In St. Louis, the scientists Dr. William Hauser, Shannon Muir and Kent accidentally create a black hole during an experiment. While investigating the phenomenon, Dr. Hauser and Kent die and the army comes to their laboratory under the command of General Ryker. Shannon tries to call the prominent Dr. Eric Bryce, but the scientist does not answer the phone since he misses his daughter Kayley after the divorce to his ex-wife Elizabeth. When he is contacted, he comes to the laboratory and soon he finds that the experiment has also unleashed a creature that feeds of energy. The Powers That Be wants a nuclear attack against the creature, but Eric warns that the action will increase the black hole. He also believes that the creature may be destroyed and the black hole closed if they are attracted to each other. However, only General Ryker supports his theory while General Tate wants to bomb the location. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi violence, peril and thematic elements | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

10 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buraco Negro  »

Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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About three minutes into the film you can see Windows Media Player playing the animation of starting the experiment. See more »


As Eric is driving to meet his ex-wife and daughter, he and the steering wheel are on the wrong (passenger) side of the van. When they show the van from the outside, turning a corner, he's back on the driver's side. See more »


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This movie is full of holes and none are black
11 June 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

1. Poor acting - at the very least poor depiction of what should have been strong emotions such as living without children, scared, etc. Lead character acts as if he just woke up

Disconnected or no flow at all - such as characters making statements about research they did that they never had time to do (because they spent all time driving or running around)

The "black hole" would not behave at all the way it did in the movie. Suffice to say that there is no "Science" in this fiction.

The whole army behaves like it is in a war with another ... human army. Hiding behind walls, carrying guns, etc.

The only reason I gave it a 2 and not 1 is that it could, nevertheless, be amusing to watch how people have no clue what they are talking about.


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