Lloyd Walker is an anti-heroic archaeologist who, after stumbling upon an alien conspiracy, becomes enmeshed in an against-all-odds battle to save the human race. From the enigmatic Room 86... See full summary »
Lloyd Walker is an anti-heroic archaeologist who, after stumbling upon an alien conspiracy, becomes enmeshed in an against-all-odds battle to save the human race. From the enigmatic Room 86 to the doomed Pericles space mission, Walker puzzles together clues to reveal the dark purpose behind strange events occurring around San Francisco. Now, the "keeper of dead civilizations" must rescue mankind from slavery at the hands of some very big, very terrifying insect-aliens... Written by
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
" Want to know if we're alone, don't overlook the bugs "
Writer Christian Ford and director Robert Lieberman took on the task of crafting this Science fiction film to fit the Television screen. Although it's slow to catch your attention, it soon has one really interested. The layout story concerns a Archeology professor William Phillips (Campbell Scott) who is engrossed with an interesting ancient find, found near the city proper. Things at the dig become curious when one of his students disappears while searching there. However, other strange occurrence began mounting when the police abruptly close off the dig and then seal it with loads of concrete. Pursuing the incident further, Phillips is warned then ordered to stay away from the dig site altogether. Continuing the matter up with city officials they give him the big stall. He becomes doubly curious when one city clerk offers him a special note to a certain 'Room 86.' He is then steered further away from the dig by a high ranking commissioner of the Police and a helpful city employee named Liz Quinlan (Daryl Hannah). However, other queer events add to his ongoing mystery when citizens of various occupations began disappearing after visiting Room 86. The movie begins to escalate when other strange events start to mount. Bird watchers began noticing that birds have cease their chirping, criminals and homeless vagabonds vanish for no reason at all and the police become criminally uncooperative to the point of being unresponsive and brutal. Taken as a whole the movie should be listed as a 'B' picture, but then slowly evolves into a worthwhile effort. So much so, that unusual features add to it's story with a higher star rating than it began. The acting is convincing, so too the dialog and then finally the special effects crowns the finished product. As such I recommend this feature to anyone interested in a good picture gone great. ****
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