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 ... 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>

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Taglines:

Infinite space - Infinite terror. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Paramount had originally planned to release Titanic (1997) in July 1997, but when that film was plagued by delays, it had to be re-scheduled to December 1997. This left Paramount with a gap in its summer movie schedule, so they offered Event Horizon to Paul W.S. Anderson on the condition that the film be ready for an August 1997 release. This meant that the movie was officially greenlit a mere 10 weeks before production was due to begin. This had the unfortunate consequence that the production design was unnecessarily rushed, and it was the reason why many leading production designers turned the film down. See more »

Goofs

Just after helping Weir to his feet and as he turns away, you can see that D.J's shorts are completely dry on his backside, despite being in a tank of liquid for the last 56 days and being visibly dripping wet from the front. See more »

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[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 Black Hole (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Funky Shit
(main theme)
Written by Liam Howlett, Adam Horovitz (as Adam Horowitz), Adam Yauch, Mike D (as Michael Diamond) and Jimmy Smith (as James Smith)
Performed by The Prodigy
Excerpts from "Root Down" by Beastie Boys
Sample from "2-3 Break" by The B-Boys
Sample from "Theme from 'S.W.A.T.'" by Barry De Vorzon (as Barry Devorzan)
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Very good sci/fi horror mix that does more than jump scares or lots of clichés
2 May 2017 | by allofdarknessin1See all my reviews

I've never written a review before on IMDb but I had to write one for this movie, I thought it was a very standout movie for its time. I'm not a fan of horror movies not because they scare me but because of reused clichés and cliché characters.

It might not seem like a very important movie based on ratings or it's own trailer but I felt there was a great mix of atmosphere ,survival, horror, suspense with Sci/Fi bridging a gap to a touch of super natural(depends on how you view the outcome as it could just be Sci/Fi only) I felt the movie didn't go crazy with jump scares , it creeped me out but provided an entertaining premise as well. I'd highly recommend this movie if you haven't seen it unless you're not a fan of Sci/Fi or survival


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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

Gross USA:

$26,673,242

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,673,829
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (rough cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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