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Epoch (2001)

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Disaster strikes as a specialised team of investigators struggle to find out the truth about a strange monolith which sends out an intercontinental signal.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Keith ... Mason Rand
Stephanie Niznik ... Dr. KC Czaban
Ryan O'Neal ... Allen Lysander
Brian Thompson ... Captain Tower
Steve Bond ... Colonel Tell
Craig Wasson ... Hudson
Michael Cavanaugh ... Williams
Shannon Lee ... Pamela
James Avery ... Dr. Solomon Holt
James Hong ... Ambassador Po
Joseph Patrick Kelly ... Control Tech (as Joe Kelly)
Donald Li ... Chinese Scientist
William Zabka ... Rover Driver Joe
Marc McClure ... German Scientist
Eloy Casados ... Mexican Doctor
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Storyline

Disaster strikes as a specialised team of investigators struggle to find out the truth about a strange monolith which sends out an intercontinental signal.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Evolution. Is this the beginning or the end? See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Epoch See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Mason is rescued from the Mexican gangsters the cut scene shows an airplane in flight. The Batman logo is stamped onto the tail fin of the airplane. See more »

Goofs

The opening scenes are supposed to be happening in Dresden, Germany, but there are a few recognizable landmarks from Sofia, Bulgaria, the writings on the streets are in Bulgarian ('Chistota' on the thrash containers), the cars are with registration plates from Sofia, Bulgaria. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mason Rand: [off-screen] Forgot to pay your electric bill again, Doc.
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Connections

Followed by Epoch: Evolution (2003) See more »

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A pleasant surprise
1 June 2003 | by StaticEngineSee all my reviews

Ahh, the critics who are so quick to dismiss this made for TV movie often make me wonder what they're really looking for.

I picked this movie off the shelf of Blockbuster thinking "hey, unknown Sci-Fi movie, must be awful, but I bet there's some sample material for me in it." What a shock when I got it home and found it was actually clever and worth watching!

To begin with, the script is actually pretty smart, and filled with surprisingly witty dialog that had me laughing out loud at parts. The CGI effects are as good as they get for a movie of this budget, and are better than I expected them to be. The story, while mildly predictable, keeps you thinking, and is certainly of a bigger scope than the standard "five people trapped in a unknown alien artifact" that I expected. Any story that acknowledges politics and an outside world has to be given more credit than some viewers (and commenters here) would care to admit.

Overall, if you've got a rainy day and are looking for a little diamond in the rough, this isn't a bad way to spend two hours. There are faces you'll recognize, some intelligent unfolding of the story, reasonable cinematography and direction, and Epoch is an overall entertaining bit of work. 7.5 out of 10.


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