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The Minion (1998)

A 1500 year old body of one of the Knights Templar is discovered below New York's subway. Soon, a demonic minion and a modern Templar Knight are drawn to it's secrets. So begins a battle for nothing less than the fate of the entire world.

Director:

Jean-Marc Piché

Writers:

Matt Roe (screenplay), Ripley Highsmith (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Lukas Sadorov
Françoise Robertson ... Karen Goodleaf
Roc LaFortune ... David Schulman
David Nerman ... Lieutenant Roseberry
Allen Altman ... Dante
Jean-Marc Bisson Jean-Marc Bisson ... Bernard
Don Francks ... Chief Michael Bear
Michael Greyeyes ... Gray Eagle
Andy Bradshaw Andy Bradshaw ... Photographer
Anik Matern ... Police Lieutenant
Tony Calabretta ... Dispatcher
James Bradford ... Captain
Tedd Dillon ... Stranger (as Teddy Lee Dillon)
Matt Holland ... Parking Lot Cop
Dennis St John ... Gregor
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Storyline

New York, Christmas Eve, 1999 - at the dawn of the new millennium - a subway construction crew unearths an eight hundred year old Celtic skeleton and a mysterious key. Archeologist Karen Goodleaf is called in to determine the meaning of the discovery. News of the discovery reaches a Middle East monastery where the warrior monks knowns as the Knights Templer - an ancient sect entrusted with protecting holy relics - choose their best pupil, Lukas (Dolph Lundgren) to face the diabolical threat. As Lukas races to New York, an evil Minion seizes Karen and uses its body like a parasite and host. Lukas arrives just in time to rescue Karen and despatch the Minion. The Minion takes hold of another host - revealing that it is immortal. As it cuts a path of destruction through the city, decimating a parking garage and leaving a trail of death, Karen realizes that the Minion can't be killed - but only delayed from finding a new host. Written by anonymous

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Taglines:

When the Millenium ends... Armageddon begins! See more »

Genres:

Action | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Released theatrically in South Korea, South Africa, Indonesia and Syria. See more »

Goofs

The order of the Templars didn't exist in 999, it was formed some 200 years later after the First Crusade. See more »

Alternate Versions

The first cut (released in USA, France and UK) runs about 96 minutes. The score by Jean Corriveau is electric guitar and electronic based. The new cut (released in Germany and Hong Kong) runs about 91 minutes and features a 5 minutes prologue, a different editing (about 10 minutes of various cuts), and a different new score (more classical, with some choir effects) by Eric and David Wurst. It gives the movie a different rhythm and tone. See more »

Connections

References Red Scorpion (1988) See more »

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This movie sucked
2 July 1999 | by scarlet-16See all my reviews

Wow and I thought that any Steven Segal movie was bad. Every time I thought that the movie couldn't get worse it proved me wrong. The story was good but the actors couldn't carry it off. Also, they made a lot of mistakes on how proper archiological digs are done. For instance you don't handle artifacts untill they are catologed and accounted for. The biggest crime in casting was the archiologist girl. She is a weak actress and I felt that her acting really made the movie less realistic then it already was. The whole concept of the knights templar being underground all these years seemed pretty stupid to me. I like the idea of how they disappeared and stuff, so that almost seemed depressing. I thought that the characters wern't explained well enough. You didn't find out much background and that made it harder to relate to them.


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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1998 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Armageddon See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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