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Alien Hunter (2003)

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An alien black box is found in the South Pole, where a government agency is conducting botanical experiments.

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Ron Krauss

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J.S. Cardone (story), Boaz Davidson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Julian Rome
Janine Eser ... Dr. Kate Brecher
John Lynch ... Dr. Michael Straub
Nikolai Binev Nikolai Binev ... Dr. Alexi Gierach
Leslie Stefanson ... Nyla Olson
Aimee Graham ... Shelly Klein
Stuart Charno ... Abell (as Stu Charno)
Carl Lewis ... Grisham
Svetla Vasileva Svetla Vasileva ... Dacia
Anthony Crivello ... Pilot
Kaloian Vodenicharov ... Co-Pilot (as Kaloyan Vodenicharov)
George Stanchev George Stanchev ... Airman
Rufus Dorsey ... Navigator
Roy Dotrice ... Dr. John Bachman
Woody Schultz ... Sam
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Storyline

In 1947, in New Mexico, a radio operator receives a signal following regular patterns. While investigating the occurrence, he vanishes. In the present day, the same signal is transmitted from a base in the Falkland Islands to United States of America and a satellite captures images of a unknown object in Antartic. The cryptologist Julien Rome (James Spader) is invited to investigate the mystery in the South Pole and he flies to a research base. While a team tries to open a weird shell probably from the outer space, Julien solves the message, which proves to be a distress signal ordering not to open the case. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There IS something out there! See more »


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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Bulgaria

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

19 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beacon See more »

Filming Locations:

Newhall, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The opening scenes set in 1947 were filmed six months after principal photography had wrapped on the movie. See more »

Goofs

Julian has a scarf that is set differently in three scenes in a row. Once over a jacket, a second time not. These kind of mistakes repeat in many more scenes. See more »

Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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A lot better than you would expect.
9 December 2005 | by puppiesSee all my reviews

Cheers! Surprisingly decent. A lot better than I expected from the title. Familiar science fiction themes from other movies rehashed, but handled well. I like the twists. I won't ruin the movie for you by discussing them. Decent performances from most of the actors and some good cgi. If your a science fiction fan than it is entertaining enough to sit through unlike a lot of stuff out there. Note - check out the appearance by Kier Dullea (2001 Space Odyssey) - Interesting choice. Bravo. J. Spader is good in it as expected. His character is similar to his Stargate character. If you are a fan of that then you should check this out as well. This film has a much darker tone to it reminiscent to The Thing.


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