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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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This Time Terror Comes From Below See more »


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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Lisa, Jennifer, Stuart, and Bryce are in the police station, the phone rings and noises begin emitting from it. The first names written on the speed dial buttons on the phone, are those of several of the crew members: Joe (Director Joe Chappelle), Deb (Production Designer Deborah Raymond), Dorian (Production Designer Dorian Vernacchio), and Dave (Best Boy Grip David Youngs). See more »

Goofs

When the body of Deputy Henderson (actor Larry Odien) is found, several empty shell cases are found around his body showing that he had fired at (and presumably hit) whoever or whatever is involved in the missing/killing of the townspeople. The empty shell cases shown are of a "bottle-necked" design. While the Beretta 92 series pistol that the deputy carried is available in several calibers none are of a bottle-neck design. While this type of ammunition IS available in some handguns it's use is far more common in long-guns such as carbines and rifles. See more »

Quotes

Deputy Wargle: Oh, you've got some guns, ladies? You wouldn't shoot an unarmed man, would you?
[both women cock shotguns and point them at him]
Deputy Wargle: That's a dumb question.
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Connections

Referenced in Silent Hill (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Fall
Written by Attention Earth
Performed by Attention Earth
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User Reviews

Good Idea ; Bad Movie
6 August 1998 | by Wild-2See all my reviews

"Phantoms" has a great concept. The force mankind is dealing with is mysterious and deadly. However, the movie has many problems. One of the problems with the movie is that the characters aren't interesting because we know very little about them. We find out a little about Ben Affleck's, however, making him the only character I found any bit interesting. The scary parts are way too predictable and so is the story itself. We see the big threatening thing that killed all the town at the end of the movie, and we find it ruins the only thing that kept the movie going. This movie should have made more time to know more about the characters and the thing they were fighting than trying lame ways to scare people. In conclusion, good idea;bad movie.


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