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Monolith (1993)

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Two cops investigating the murder of a young boy become invloved in a very secret project involving alien life. Needless to say, the authorities don't want them to stick their noses into ... See full summary »

Director:

John Eyres

Writers:

Stephen Lister (screenplay), Eric Poppen (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Paxton ... Tucker
Lindsay Frost ... Terri Flynn
John Hurt ... Villano
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Capt. MacCandless
Paul Ganus ... Connor
Musetta Vander ... Katya
Andrew Lamond Andrew Lamond ... Schaefer
Mark Phelan ... Rickman
Alex Gaona Alex Gaona ... Boy
Angela Gordon Angela Gordon ... Jorjivik
Boris Lee Krutonog ... Rourke
Jennifer Naud ... Rookie Cop
Steve Barbro Steve Barbro ... Officer Jenkins
Todd Jeffries ... LaRue
Bill Woodbridge Bill Woodbridge ... Jacobs
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Two cops investigating the murder of a young boy become invloved in a very secret project involving alien life. Needless to say, the authorities don't want them to stick their noses into this. Written by Rob Hartill

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The end of the world is about to begin.

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Bill Paxton is possessed by the alien creature, he closely resembles the X-Man Nightcrawler. He later starred in Nightcrawler (2014). See more »

Quotes

Tucker: I got 3 rules: One, shit happens; two, shit happens on a regular basis; and three, you better get used to rule one and two.
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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FALLING
Written by Frank Becker and Todd Smallwood
Performed by Todd Smallwood
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Monolith? What Monolith?
9 October 2003 | by jaded_viewerSee all my reviews

I tend to cut SF more slack than other genres, simply because there is so much more setup work to be done in establishing a believable reality in which the story takes place. It is also my favorite genre. That said, this movie was one of the worst I've seen (I've seen a lot and own over 1000), which was very surprising considering the star power among the cast. Every, and I mean every, scene was stereotypical of some previous movie (cop buddy, action, etc.) done countless times before. And these worn out scenes strung together do not a plot make.

I kept dully pawing the remote in a futile search for some way to lower the frickin movie music volume somehow. It was just relentless! The "smoky sax", the "distorted guitar", the "ominous strings", etc. Someone got their hands on the latest 1993 synth and was wearing it out - and me too. It was often louder than the dialog, telegraphing the "mood" of every boring scene, removing even the possibility of anything unexpected happening in this dog.

An what's up with the name of the movie "Monolith"? I was expecting some large structure ala 2001 to appear at some point. No one even mentioned the word. I don't get it.

I'd rather watch the space saga Albert Brooks was editing in "Modern Romance".


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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1995 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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