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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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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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Paul W.S. Anderson's initial cut of the film ran 130 minutes and was quite graphically violent, so much so that both test audiences and the studio balked at the finished product. Paramount ordered him to cut the film by 30 minutes and tone down some of the violence, a decision he now regrets. Although it was announced in 2012 that a full version of the film had been found on a VHS tape, Anderson revealed in 2017 that due to bad archiving, a longer version no longer exists. The tape was in such poor condition when found that the footage was practically unwatchable, forcing Anderson to throw it away. See more »

Goofs

When Cooper is comforting Stark at the end, Cooper's words clearly do not match his lip movements. 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 »

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References Torso (1973) 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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Decently structured sci-fi horror
11 February 2003 | by Danny_G13See all my reviews

Event Horizon is a decent movie. There's no question it's never going to win awards for originality, or anything else, frankly, but what it does it does well. It's based on the idea of a space ship, which disappeared just under a decade ago, reappearing mysteriously, prompting a search and rescue vessel to go in and investigate. Telling more would spoil the premise, so no more will be said. It is all set in the future, as much sci-fi is, and deep in outer space, of course. The performances are as polished as you'd expect from Sam Neill, as the doctor, and Laurence Fishbourne, as the scout ship captain, so there are generally no complaints there. The gore levels at times are not for the squeamish, but what else would you expect from an 18 (UK) rated movie? There are a fair number of predictable moments, and cliched lines, but the overall production is more than decent and able to keep your attention focused on the plot. A good effort all round, and the overall 5.5 rating it received here is a touch harsh. I'd say 7.


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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:

| (rough cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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