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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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No force from this world can stop it! See more »


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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  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Elizabeth and Kayley's house and Eric's apartment were both filmed in the same house. See more »


Though the alarm in the lab is going off and a voice on the intercom instructs all personnel to evacuate immediately, when Sgt. Bennett is sent to search for a missing person, three people in red shirts can be seen idly standing around in an overhead shot. See more »


Edited from Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004) See more »


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Black hole has lunch in Missouri
12 June 2006 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

I knew from the trailers Sci-Fi channel was showing that this one would be totally insane. I watched anyway, figuring it would be at least good for some kitschy comedy, and a chance to see my home town of St. Louis get ripped. It did not disappoint (at being insane, that is).

A black hole is created artificially in a lab, but the black hole itself is not the only menace, as a strange electrical energy entity (that zaps people into oblivion) hitchhikes with it. This creature was actually kind of a creative plot device, since the movie really didn't seem to know what to do with the black hole other than devour stuff. Since there is a famous landmark in St. Louis, it's pretty obvious where the black hole goes for lunch (always moving along the ground in a 2-dimensional manner, by the way). As for the creature, it was utilized in some intriguing ways; but the explanation of its nature and intent was insufficiently developed, and could have been explored more.

Most everyone is at least somewhat familiar with basic scientific theory regarding black holes, and therefore will see a myriad of scientific absurdities, but if you view this silly nonsense without taking it seriously, it can be fun to watch. Toss disbelief into the black hole; or just play a game of "find the goofy science" as you watch.

The actors, given the weird script, really do approach the thing with urgency. When the scientist hero describes his quantum physics theories, you almost want to believe the offbeat premise of this movie. But then another bizarre thing happens and you're laughing hysterically again. There are the usual ploys and clichés: divorced dads, military that wants to use nukes, rogue scientists, TV news reporters doing play-by-play of destruction, etc.

Watch for loony amusement only. Science has been imploded in this "Black Hole."

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