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The Black Hole (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Shannon Muir
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Eric Bryce
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General Ryker
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Sgt. Alicia Bennett
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Elizabeth Williams (as Jennifer Quackenbush)
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Advisor Coldwell
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General Tate
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Kayley Bryce
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Spencer Tolland (as Jim Anthony)
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Kent (as Dan Buran)
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Storyline

It's 2 A.M. in St. Louis when a routine scientific experiment goes terribly wrong and an explosion shakes the city. A scientific team investigates, clashing with an intergalactic, voltage-devouring creature that vaporizes them. By 7 A.M. a chain of earthquakes is tearing the city apart while a massive swirling black hole is consuming the remains. The alien is devouring every source of electricity it finds and destroying every human who blocks its way. Mass chaos rules as St. Louis is being evacuated. Only a few people, scientist Eric Bryce, his assistant Shannon, and General Ryker comprehend the mortal danger. By midnight, the Pentagon initiates a nuclear attack against the black hole. Bryce has only one hour to find a solution to obliterate the alien and the colossal black hole before mankind is annihilated. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Rated PG for sci-fi violence, peril and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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10 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Hole - Das Monster aus dem schwarzen Loch  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Soldiers Memorial is a World War I museum built during the Depression and so neglected that the elevators don't work. It is situated on Chestnut Street in downtown St. Louis, however, which is low-traffic yet double the width of other downtown streets, which means a movie company can show a rented helicopter landing in the middle of downtown without messing up local traffic too much. See more »

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As the lab is collapsing, a school bus that wasn't there as the helicopter takes off suddenly appears in the next shot. See more »

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References The Void (2001) See more »

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Breaking Now
Written by Phil Garrod, Reed Hays, Scott P. Schreer
Published by Freeplaymusic (BMI)
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Regrets, that's all you've got from this crap
28 July 2006 | by (Casablanca, Morocco) – See all my reviews

I can't believe that I watched the whole movie.

The title was perfect! I was expecting a lot, but all I got is a lame scenario with a weak plot, lame actors, and the creature! "The entity"… That was awful.

There's no doubt, it's not the movie that I'll watch over and over. Besides, it was pretty educational. I can now recognize poor stories in the fly… and these are some tips : 1) If actors seem to read their script to act, just stop watching ; 2) If you got a lot of definitions, to explain obvious stuff, also literally read, just cut the damn movie off; 3) If you see a creature supposed to come from nowhere, following a logical path, I'll say it again : just-cut-it-off.

The theme was interesting. May be if they've concentrate on characters and creature development instead of trying to look scientific, making some theory heard and said takes form… This movie shouldn't even exist.

Whatever, it reveals what American people are expecting from their government facing the unknown : nuclear bombing, a little good talk to morn the loss, and right after explain that it was a painful but a necessary decision…

Can't we put negative score to punish the weakest stuff?


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