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Zero Prospect (2003)

Spaceships, faster than light travel, interstellar economy, colonies scattered across the sky - even in the 2164 you need to have a job. This is one of them. Literally down to their last ... See full summary »


Hunter Cressall


Hunter Cressall


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Credited cast:
Kenneth Faught Kenneth Faught ... Phil
David Flemming David Flemming ... David
Lisa Fugate Lisa Fugate ... Sandra
Brian Pace Brian Pace ... Alex
David Woods David Woods ... Rick


Spaceships, faster than light travel, interstellar economy, colonies scattered across the sky - even in the 2164 you need to have a job. This is one of them. Literally down to their last dime, two deep space prospectors, the crew of the Waltzing Matilda - Alex Coleman and Rick Scholer - have stumbled across the find of a lifetime, a solitary rock containing untold riches in monopole ore. Problem is, they may just be too desperate for anyone to take them seriously. With nothing left to lose, they manage to make a deal with an old enemy - Sandra Groves - and secure enough funding to survey and claim this space-borne mother lode. Mix in a dose of double cross and an old rival with an ax to grind - David Coreman - and you have a workingman's tale of adventure and survival in deep space. Zero Prospect promises to be gritty, fun and as down to earth as you can get twenty-eight million light years from home. Written by Hunter Cressall

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Even in the coldest depths of space - it isn't the rock that'll get you. It's the overhead.



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Remarkable low-budget semi-short
14 February 2005 | by mark-506See all my reviews

Though "Zero Prospect" is no great epic, what it achieves on a truly shoestring budget is pretty extraordinary: nearly the entire film was shot in the director's basement on sets he built himself, but you wouldn't know it, with a number of intricate spaceship interiors, highly-detailed miniatures and nearly flawless special effects. The story centers on two regular joes who pilot a spaceship and are just trying to get by; when a competitor sabotages a simple ore mining mission, they have to scramble just to make it out alive.

This is one of those movies made sheerly for the love of it; the cast may be just a bunch of the director's buddies, but they are believable enough in their roles, and their natural Alabama accents add a bit of charm to their characters. Kudos also to Cressall for writing a script that, while not 100% thrilling, has an inarguable authenticity that will appeal to detail-oriented sci fi fans. You really get the feeling that this is what everyday life might be like for ordinary folks in the interstellar future.

All in all, the film looks as though it was shot for about 100 times its budget, and I'm not exaggerating. Worth a look, if you can find it. (It's not commercially available to my knowledge.)

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Release Date:

1 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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Killer Bones See more »
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1.78 : 1
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