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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Julian Rome
... Dr. Kate Brecher
... Dr. Michael Straub
Nikolai Binev ... Dr. Alexi Gierach
... Nyla Olson
... Shelly Klein
... Abell (as Stu Charno)
... Grisham
Svetla Vasileva ... Dacia
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... Co-Pilot (as Kaloyan Vodenicharov)
George Stanchev ... Airman
... Navigator
... Dr. John Bachman
... Sam
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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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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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The CGI effects featured at the climax took six months to do. See more »

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The crew on a Russian submarine call the dive depth in feet (both on the soundtrack and in the subtitles), however, Russia uses the metric system. See more »

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

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Ripped off a lot of films, but entertaining with a good ending
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I thought it was great. Yes, ripped off many films, but a good screenplay nonetheless (kept the film moving) and more importantly, a surprising ending. Not oscar material, but I'd give it thumbs up. The base was totally unrealistic however. "The Thing" base was more like what it would be. And the title "Alien Hunter"... totally for marketing. It should have been -- in fun sci-fi form -- "It came from Space" or something. Cause it wasn't about hunting an alien. The geneticist guy was too 1-dimensional. They should have slowly developped his attitude instead of making him an idiot from the start.


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