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Phantoms (1998)

One hundred fifty dead, and three hundred fifty missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado, and that's only the beginning.

Director:

Joe Chappelle

Writers:

Dean R. Koontz (novel) (as Dean Koontz), Dean R. Koontz (screenplay) (as Dean Koontz)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Dr. Timothy Flyte
Rose McGowan ... Lisa Pailey
Joanna Going ... Jennifer Pailey, M.D.
Liev Schreiber ... Deputy Stuart 'Stu' Wargle
Ben Affleck ... Sheriff Bryce Hammond
Nicky Katt ... Deputy Steve Shanning
Clifton Powell ... Gen. Leland Copperfield
Rick Otto ... Scientist Lockland
Valerie Chow ... Scientist Yamaguchi (as Rachel Shane)
Adam Nelson ... Scientist Burke
John Hammil John Hammil ... Scientist Talbot
John Scott Clough John Scott Clough ... Scientist Shane
Michael DeLorenzo ... Soldier Velazquez
William Hahn William Hahn ... Scientist Borman
Robert Himber Robert Himber ... Scientist Walker
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Storyline

One hundred fifty dead, and three hundred fifty missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado, and that's only the beginning.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dean Koontz's Phantoms See more »

Filming Locations:

Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,065,951, 25 January 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,657,370, 15 February 1998
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Categorically one of the chief cinematic influences for Konami's original Silent Hill (1999) on the PS1 and to the series overall, along with Jacob's Ladder (1990) and Session 9 (2001). See more »

Goofs

The spent 9mm shell casings on the floor of the police station are from blank rounds. See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line]
Deputy Wargle: Hey - you want to see somethin'?
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Connections

References The Thing (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Attention Earth
Performed by Attention Earth
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User Reviews

Demons With an Oily Presence Take over a Small Town
16 November 2000 | by rick.spencer2See all my reviews

Phantoms is one of my favorite horror/sci-fi films of all time (which is saying a lot). I've seen it several times and I find it still is entertaining. I actually purchased the book after I viewed the film and now it is one of my favorite books as well. Ben Affleck is good as the hero in the film. This was made before he made it as a big time star. Even Peter O' Toole does a very credible job as a "National Enquirer" type reporter. The tension is well placed throughout the movie. What I really enjoyed about the story was as the audience you didn't really see what the creature(s) looked like during the movie. You were given bits and pieces (pardon the pun) of this "monster" throughout the movie. Even as the movie ended it left it wide open for a sequel, which probably won't happen because it did not do well at the box office. However, if another movie company did decide to make a sequel, direct to video, I would be the first to rent it. I really did not want the movie to end. That is how much I enjoyed it. I'm sure you will to.


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