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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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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

In the opening minutes where David Keith is shown working at the rear of his broken down early model rear engine Volkswagen Beetle, a cloud of steam surrounds him to indicate a problem of an overheated engine. The engine in this model of Volkswagen Beetle is air cooled, thus there is no water for the engine to produce steam with. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mason Rand: [off-screen] Forgot to pay your electric bill again, Doc.
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Followed by Epoch: Evolution (2003) See more »

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Good elements, but lacked some funk
19 August 2002 | by SamRagSee all my reviews

There was not much I expected from Epoch, thinking that surely we would have one of these B-movies with pausing dialog and s****y script. So in some ways I was surprised, as the result was much better then I expected. What saved this film was pretty good idea and not too bad script. The main actors did well, keeping their conversation fast paced and witty. There were some parts that irritated me though, mostly to do with the government, which seemed to be filled with idiots. It had a weird balance between comedy and action, which I don't think really worked here, and even though some wit is good, they should have kept it more realistic. I especially enjoyed Brian Thompson, which we have seen in so many TV shows (Star Trek, X-File). He managed to actually act here, which he is not allowed to do often, and I think he is underrated as an actor. But the performance of Ryan O'Neal just irritated me along with a few of the others; with such bad over-acting that it was painful to watch. However, this film lacks action and the storyline went steadily down hill from beginning to end. The idea could have been used to make a pretty good action movie, with a little bit better worked out storyline, and much better casting. 5/10


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