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Deceived (2002)

Unrated | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Video 29 September 2004
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In a remote space observatory perched high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a needle frantically scratches erratic lines on a strip chart recorder confirming an extraterrestrial signal. ... See full summary »

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André van Heerden
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judd Nelson ... Jack Jones
Michelle Nolden ... Smitty Turner
Stewart Bick Stewart Bick ... Emmett Shaw
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Col. David Garrett
Deborah Odell ... Kara Walsh
Jefferson Mappin ... Reverend Jeremiah Fletcher
Ramona Milano ... Lieutenant Vasquez
Bill MacDonald Bill MacDonald ... Director Roth
Mike Realba ... Young Soldier / Calhoun
Jason Knight Jason Knight ... Rudy
Paul Fauteux ... Tim
Darrell Dennis ... Native Pilot
Melissa Haller Melissa Haller ... Joan Langley
Clipper Miano Clipper Miano ... Native Boy
Ron Webber Ron Webber ... Soldier #2
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In a remote space observatory perched high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a needle frantically scratches erratic lines on a strip chart recorder confirming an extraterrestrial signal. Emmett Shaw, the powerful, charismatic billionaire who owns the observatory, rushes to the station, hungry to expose the discovery. This is the biggest moment in human history, and he is the man responsible for it all. With the goal of immediately sharing the signal with the entire world, he brings along two leading journalists, Kara Walsh, an extremely attractive, top-notch investigative reporter who begrudgingly owes her career to Shaw, and Reverend Fletcher, a new age visionary with the hottest radio show in the country. Also accompanying Shaw is Jack Jones, a scruffy but brilliant computer technician whose pessimistic and often sarcastic attitude ruffles many feathers in the group, especially Smitty's, the program director, who happens to be Jack's ex-girlfriend, and the only Christian in the group.... Written by <byron.jones@cloudtenpictures.com>

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A signal from beyond... An enemy within.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Cloud Ten pictures [Canada]

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Enas ehthros anamesa tous See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Fletcher stabs through the closet door several times while looking for Jack. When Vasquez pulls the door off its hinges a few seconds later, it is completely undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Kara Walsh: I open a bag of chips and this lunatic starts hacking at me!
Reverend Jeremiah Fletcher: Those chips were *mine*!
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Were You There?
Traditional / Spiritual
Arranged by Gary Koftinoff
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How Bad Can A Movie Be?
12 December 2003 | by kevino-4See all my reviews

Well, it can be truly horrifically bad, as in "Battlefield Earth". Or it can be stupidly cheaply exploitatively bad, as in "Attack of the Giant Leeches". Or, it can be painfully embarrassingly bad as in "Face the Music". "Deceived" is innovative in that it creates a new kind of bad, cheap certainly but in a preachy posing altruisticaly bad way. It's as if the actors, most of whom are at least competent, sacrifice themselves for the good of the cause, saying words and performing actions that must have caused their thespian guts to wring themselves inside out. Still they trooped on and we have the result. There's enough camp to make it watchable, sort of, and of course with this kind of thing there's always curiousity about just how far down the road to "Plan 9..." it will go. The answer is quite a ways.


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