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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 ... 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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A haunted ship. A missing crew. An infinite evil. 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

The scene in which Weir explains how to bend space and time in order to travel huge interstellar distances is paraphrased in Interstellar (2014). Romily uses the exact same demonstration to illustrate the theory - folding a piece of paper and pushing a pen through it while explaining it to Cooper. See more »

Goofs

Just before Miller jumps through the closing door escape the fire in the 'meat-grinder', there are several very short cuts from various angles. During the very last cut which shows the fire coming head-on towards the camera, the meat-grinder is not revolving. Throughout the entire film, apart from that moment, the grinder is consistently turning. 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 »

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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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Disturbingly Good
7 August 2006 | by the_tewsonsSee all my reviews

I tried to remember the last time I found myself scared or disturbed by a movie. It was so long ago in fact that I simply couldn't recall. I was 35 when I first saw this movie; after it had finished I felt like I was 10 years old and had just finished watching an old scratchy B&W werewolf flick.

It had been so long since I had truly been disturbed in a scared way I'd almost forgotten what it felt like. Schindlers List troubled me, but not in this way, this was a true feeling of shock and horror. Four or five minutes after the screen had gone blank and the music faded, I'm still staring at the TV screen in a nicely terrorized state. I had to shake myself to snap out of it. Fabulous!!!!!

I love seeing peoples faces after I have told them to watch this film. They give me that, "Oh my God!!!!!!" look and breath in deeply at the same time. They too have been truly traumatized for a short while. When they discover the nature of the garbled video message is a great recoil moment within the film and one I can still remember some 5 years after seeing it. If you're easily scared don't watch this movie, you'll have a heart attack. If you haven't been scared in a while then be prepared for how marvelous that feeling is.

YOU HAVE BEEN DULY WARNED!!!!!!!!!!!


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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

Gross USA:

$26,673,242

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,673,829
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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