Dean Koontz's best-selling novel is brought to TV in this 4 hour mini-series. After the death of his wife and daughter in a plane crash, a newspaper reporter discovers that the crash may ...
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Dean Koontz's best-selling novel is brought to TV in this 4 hour mini-series. After the death of his wife and daughter in a plane crash, a newspaper reporter discovers that the crash may have been related to a nefarious scientific experiment involving children. A woman, who claims she was a survivor of the crash, approaches at his wife's grave. This leads into a plot by the Quartermass organization to capture her and a young girl she is protecting - the girl has the powers to heal and to transport. A villainous killer and a young boy who can control minds from a distance lead the attack.Written by
John Sacksteder <email@example.com>
John C McGinley also starred in Dean Koontz's Intensity (1997) See more »
Sole Survivor: Misses greatness
Sole Survivor is the movie adaptation of a supernatural thriller book by Dean Koontz.
The 3 hour epic teeters on greatness but somehow, someway misses the mark and misses it hard.
It tells the story of man played by the incredibly underrated Billy Zane who lost his wife and daughter in a plane crash. Before he knows it he finds himself embroiled in a supernatural conspiracy that may explain what really happened on that fateful day.
Also starring Scrubs (2001) star John C. McGinley this powerhouse of a movie is one of those that has a great concept but runs out of steam about half way through.
Also starring Timecop (1994) star Gloria Reuben and former child star Jodelle Ferland I was really enjoying Sole Survivor up until the point that it became apparent it really wasn't going anywhere special.
The film is worth watching for Zane & McGinley alone but the heartbreaking thing is how much potential this had. Sole Survivor had limitless potential but Koontz clearly ran out of ideas (Good ones anyway).
A damn fine attempt regardless.
Billy Zane and John C. McGinley are excellent
Great first half
Some nice ideas
Plot gets a bit muddled
Too much "God" speak
Finale was a dud
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
I hate kids, also likely to be my last words
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