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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 submarine interior scenes were filmed on the last day of shooting. See more »

Goofs

English subtitling of Russian dialogue is wrong. 3-5-0 (tri-pjat-null) degrees is written as 2-5-0. 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
14 April 2004 | by stahlmanSee all my reviews

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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