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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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Shannon Muir
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Ryker
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Alicia
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Elizabeth (as Jennifer Quackenbush)
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General Tate
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Kayley
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Tolland (as Jim Anthony)
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Dr. Hauser
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Kent (as Dan Buran)
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Hayes
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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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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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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)  »

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Buraco Negro  »

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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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A strange matter 'black hole' formed in a particle accelerator would sink down into the center of the planet rather than travel along the surface as depicted. See more »

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References The Void (2001) See more »

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Written by Phil Garrod, Reed Hays, Scott P. Schreer
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Inconsistent waste of time
26 April 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I am not going to waste too many words on this simply horrific movie.

The only thing that matches the poor acting the inconsistency in the time line and story telling.

The Arch which is supposedly torn down by the black hole... can be seen standing in the background near the ending.

Additionally.. if they shut down the power... the city lights would've been out. While even at the very end all the lights are still on. Which makes me think... if you know the creature absorbs energy... turn it off straight away! The only thing going for this movie is the alien if self, which doesn't look too bad.

Avoid at all costs if you can.


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