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Tycus (1999)

An underground city is built to save a cross-section of humanity as a comet hurtles toward Earth.



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Credited cast:
Security Guard
Sarah Bibb ...
Teenaged Girl
Commander Scott
Sonny D'Angelo ...
Jamie Crawford
Crying Woman
Lt. Garrison
Sandra Francis ...
Helen Crawford
Young Man
Peter Crawford
Jessica Hopper ...
KEST Reporter
Amy Lowe


When photographer Jake Lowe gets gets a cryptic message from an old friend, he follows its instructions leading him to a remote research station in the Sierra mountains. After doing some snooping around, he learns a terrible secret: a giant comet will be passing next to the Earth, unleashing earthquakes, volcanoes, meteor strikes and other natural disasters that will destroy the world as we know it. Somehow, Lowe must get the word out and warn people of the coming catastrophe, but even if he succeeds, will it make any difference? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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It's a global killer.

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Rated R for some violence and brief language | See all certifications »




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8 August 2000 (USA)  »

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Forbidden Target  »

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Tycus' private jet is a Falcon in flight, and turns into a Cessna Citation on landing. See more »


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Thoroughly dreadful
15 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Oh, boy, it's another comet-hitting-the-earth film. Coming within a year or two of Deep Impact, Armageddon, Space Cowboys and various other stupid flicks with rap stars in them, you'd think people would be burned out on this concept. Apparently not, since I rented it, hoping it MIGHT not be awful: Dennis Hopper was in it, after all, and he's a good actor, right?

I forgot something important: along with Peter O'Toole, Robert De Niro and quite a few other esteemed actors, Hopper has a penchant for appearing in dreadful films. Not only that, but he seems to prepare for them by taking forget-how-to-act classes. His performance in Tychus is so awful that you expect Divine or Edith Massey to appear in some scenes.

I don't know what else to say about this rubbish, other than if you're into things crashing into the earth films, watch Deep Impact, and then Armageddon and Space Cowboys at a stretch. Forget the others altogether. This one really is bottom of the pile.

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