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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Did You Know?


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 »


The trees in the movie are either leafless or have fall colors except in the breaking news footage, where all the trees are green. See more »


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


Performed by the Druts
Written by Christopher Latham (BMI) & Charles Garrick (ASCAP)
Published by Engine Co 30 (BMI) & Engine Co 35 (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Rescue Records
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Please! Make them stop!
11 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why, oh why, does SciFi continue to create these horrible wastes of time and money? I watched this solely for it being set in St. Louis. There's really nothing good to say about this movie.

There is just so much wrong here that it's hard to even know where to start. The dialog is horrible and the plot is even worse. Particularly bad is when a character tells you something and then the camera shows you something completely different (e.g. "the black hole is growing" and then shown the same size throughout the entire movie). There are too many examples to list, and I'd hate to "spoil" this movie for anyone who still wishes to abuse themselves by watching it.

If I had to say something nice, it would be that some of the effects aren't half bad. Not good across-the-board, but not bad. Since you can see those in the ads for the movie, there's no reason to subject yourself to the complete film.

Please, SciFi, save your money and create 24 episodes of Stargate instead of 20. At least then you'd have four hours of programming people would enjoy instead of this two hours of nonsense.

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