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Groom Lake (2002)

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Kate is dying. She wants reassurance that there is life elsewhere in the Universe. She and Andy go to the one place that may hold the answers to her questions. Alien lights have been seen. ... See full summary »

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William Shatner

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Maurice Hurley (screenplay), William Shatner (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Shatner ... John Gossner
Dan Gauthier ... Andy
Amy Acker ... Kate
Tom Towles ... Dietz
Dick Van Patten ... Irv Barnett
John Prosky ... Hester Dealt
Dan Martin ... Captain Morgan
Rickey Medlocke ... Rancher
Duane Whitaker ... Dr. Stevens
Brenda Bakke ... Joyce
J.T. Colosa J.T. Colosa ... J.T.
Debra Mayer ... Nurse in clinic
Chuck Williams ... The Alien
Jeffrey T. Unterkofler Jeffrey T. Unterkofler ... Medic and man in van (as Jeffrey Unterkofler)
Alan Tafoya ... Shaman #1
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Kate is dying. She wants reassurance that there is life elsewhere in the Universe. She and Andy go to the one place that may hold the answers to her questions. Alien lights have been seen. Alien ships have been sighted. If she could only come into contact with these foreign forces! The bizarre people who inhabit the area also play a role in Kate and Andy's quest. The one place that may hold the answer is...GROOM LAKE! Written by Wallace Entertainment

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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The Visitor See more »

Filming Locations:

Lowell, Arizona, USA See more »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Bill Shatner rode horseback on the U.S./Mexico border with a Border Patrol Agent (who appears in the movie in two different roles) during the filming of the movie in Bisbee, Arizona. Shatner talked about that experience in an interview on both the Conan O'Brien Show in 2001 and later in his autobiography "Up Till Now" (published by Thomas Dunne Books) in 2008. See more »

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Gasp!!
15 July 2003 | by JOHNBATES-1See all my reviews

You know you have to wonder what's going on with Bill Shatner. He's a talented actor with a beautiful speaking voice, capable of superior performances.

But some of the stuff he is involved in makes you want to shake your head. And this stuff isn't off-the-wall good. It's off-the-wall poor. Poorly made, poorly paced, poorly edited, poorly written, etc. It's as if he is someone who is not quite in touch with himself; and it shows in the projects and people with which he gets associated.

And now we have 'Groom Lake'. It wouldn't make you winch so hard, if it hadn't also been written and directed by Shatner. The logicalness and continuity is uncomfortably close to what you'd expect from an Ed Wood-level production.

Here's this bonehead boyfriend risking life and limb roaring up a treacherous hillside with his dying girlfriend, all the time assuring her that it'll be all right. Well, it's not all right, Mr. Genius. Their vehicle overturns and rolls completely down the hill. And this is only one part of a heavily fragmented, unsupported story line. The negative comments could go on.

For the record this viewer would like to be a full-time fan of Shatner. But, Bill, somehow you just aren't getting the job done. You are capable of a much more brilliant body of work.


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