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Event Horizon (1997)

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A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Director:

Paul W.S. Anderson (as Paul Anderson)

Writer:

Philip Eisner
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Laurence Fishburne ... Captain Miller
Sam Neill ... Dr. William Weir
Kathleen Quinlan ... Peters, Med Tech
Joely Richardson ... Lt. Starck
Richard T. Jones ... Cooper
Jack Noseworthy ... Justin
Jason Isaacs ... D.J.
Sean Pertwee ... Smith
Peter Marinker ... Captain John Kilpack
Holley Chant Holley Chant ... Claire
Barclay Wright Barclay Wright ... Denny Peters
Noah Huntley ... Burning Man / Edward Corrick
Robert Jezek Robert Jezek ... Rescue 1 Technician
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Storyline

In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the crew of the "Lewis and Clark" discover the real truth behind its disappearance and something even more terrifying. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Infinite Space - Infinite Terror


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

15 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stars My Destination See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,511,915, 17 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,673,242

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,400,000, 10 May 1998
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The 'Visions from Hell' were inspired by works from 16th-century Renaissance painters Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel, which director Paul W.S. Anderson saw while he was touring art galleries with his production designer. Anderson was fascinated by these paintings, as the makers clearly believed in the reality of Hell as the complete antithesis of Heaven, and the images they created were terrifying and beautiful at the same time. See more »

Goofs

It was said the Event Horizon is in a decaying orbit however it is obvious they are in the troposphere of Neptune (evidence by the lightning and clouds) and therefore no longer in orbit and should be experiencing gravity that of Earth (Neptune's gravity is 110% of Earth). Therefore zero-gravity should not exist where the Event Horizon is locate, furthermore, the Event Horizon should be falling to the surface of Neptune. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: 2015 First permanent colony established on moon.
Title Card: 2032 Commercial mining begins on Mars.
Title Card: 2040 Deep space research vessel 'Event Horizon' launched to explore boundaries of Solar System. She disappears without trace beyond the eighth planet, Neptune. It is the worst space disaster on record.
Title Card: 2047 Now...
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are sucked into a black hole. The screen viewpoint pans upward, above, and over the regular Paramount mountain before the opening credits, which usually remains stationary and then fades out. See more »

Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Funky Shit
(main theme)
Written by Liam Howlett
Performed by The Prodigy
Courtesy of XL-recordings/Pias Benelux
By Arrangement with EMI Virgin music ltd/Polygram music
Includes a ample of 'SWAT'
From the album 'The fat of the land'
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An intelligent scary ride.
16 July 2006 | by ctoguySee all my reviews

This is actually one of my favorite horror movies. It is smart, scary, and yes, even a little disturbing at times. While some of the ideas behind the science are absurd, that is why it's called science-"fiction".

The cast does a good job in their roles, and the setting for the movie is dark, creepy, and perfectly done.

I have read several bad reviews in these comments, and I have seen basically two categories of such. One is that the science involved is ridiculous. This is a movie. A horror movie. A horror movie on a spaceship in the future. I think it's time to suspend your disbelief and enjoy the movie.

The second complaint I have been reading is even worse. That the movie is too scary and disturbing! I don't think I have EVER sat down to watch a scary movie and been upset that it was...scary. Perhaps the movie was accidentally placed in the children's section.

Regardless, the movie is fun and scary. Exactly what most people look for in a scary movie. I highly suggest renting this gem and enjoying it for what it is: One of the better horror movies of the late 90's.


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