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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 »


John Eyres


Stephen Lister (screenplay), Eric Poppen (dialogue)





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


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.


Action | Sci-Fi


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


Capt. MacCandless: Get out of my office before I arrest you.
Villano: You'd need a presidential order to arrest me.
Capt. MacCandless: I don't give a damn if you're personally giving the president head! Get the fuck out of my office!
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Referenced in Granada Reports: 8 August 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) See more »


Written by Mark Andes and Todd Smallwood
Performed by Little Brother
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Why does this feel like "Starksy & Hutch meets the XFiles"?
3 June 2001 | by mrarchiegoodwinSee all my reviews

Another good idea poorly executed with pot holes in the story line, improbable action and one dimensional characters. Thoughtful Lindsay Frost (Hutch as a woman) and hard case Bill Paxton (Starsky as a man) stumble onto a zany murder (pretty, vulnerable and distraught, young Russian scientist tries to run down and then succeeds in discharging a firearm into a little boy). Evil Fed agent John Hurt takes custody of the murderer from police Captain Lou Gossett. Shortly thereafter, havoc ensues as discreet portions of Los Angeles are terrorized by the evil of the Monolith (the term is not used in the film so one assumes that Monolith refers to the evil or its source). Starsky & Hutch pursue the invincible evil being--continuing to shoot at it even though they discover early on that it is invulnerable (but everyone in the movie seems to shoot at it as well--to no avail). John Hurt is 100% bad--including his acting. Bill Paxton has greasy dark hair. Lindsay Frost has really skinny jeans for a cop. Lou Gossett and the Squad Room could be recycled into another movie--any other movie. Perhaps this was originally made for TV and commercial breaks were integral to the plot.

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Release Date:

22 March 1995 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Monolit See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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