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The Chronicles of Riddick: Into Pitch Black (2000)

Into Pitch Black (original title)
After the events of Pitch Black, a contractor is hired to locate Riddick, dead or alive. He reviews available information on him and the events of Pitch Black. Terrified, he hires a female cyberpunk merc to do the job for him. Bad move.


M. David Melvin


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Richard B. Riddick
Brian Gant ... Lawman
Lisa Saum Lisa Saum ... Femme-Merc
Robert W. Richards Robert W. Richards ... Prison Psychiatrist (as Robert Richards)
Kevin Burnett Kevin Burnett ... Cutter
Andrew Bernard Andrew Bernard ... Search and Rescue #1 (as Andrew Nelson Bernard)
Danny Stark Danny Stark ... Law Officer
Heather Waters Heather Waters ... Bar Tender
Markus Hamilton Markus Hamilton ... Mr. Kammal
Mark Ribbins Mark Ribbins ... Lead Guard
Alastair Love Alastair Love ... Prison Guard #2 (as Alistair Love)
Jorge Berrio Jorge Berrio ... Prison Guard #1
Robert Ahola Robert Ahola ... Guard #4 / Slam City Guard
Joe Russo Joe Russo ... Search & Rescue #2
Clint McKinney Clint McKinney ... Search & Rescue #3


A policeman is assigned by his superior officer to find and apprehend escaped convict Richard B. Riddick, Riddick was being transported on-board space transport vessel "Hunter-Gratzner" carrying on-board 40 people, where a bounty hunter named Johns who captured him was escorting him to the penal colony "Slam City" and claim the bounty on his head. But the "Hunter-Gratzner" was struck by a meteor shower and crashed on a desert planet, where Riddick and 10 survivors were marooned. The policeman decides to hire a female bounty hunter to track down and capture Riddick alive. The female bounty hunter begins to suspect there is something more behind the "Hunter-Gratzner" incident and learns one of the survivors, Paris P. Ogilive was carrying on-board "Hunter-Gratzner" a priceless collection of artifacts and learns the back-stories of the 10 survivors as well as Riddick. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Release Date:

30 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chronicles of Riddick: Into Pitch Black See more »

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Production Co:

KG Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The TV Movie takes place after Pitch Black (2000) and before The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004) (V) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2000) and follows a lawman (Brian Gant) whom is assigned by his superior to find Riddick (Vin Diesel), but goes to a bar and instead hires a female Merc (Lisa Baum) to go to the desert planet where the Hunter-Gratzner crashed and find Riddick and the female Merc soon learns the truth about why the lawman won't go to the desert planet himself to find Riddick. See more »


Followed by The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004) See more »

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Resembles a bad fan made movie
21 April 2018 | by bluesquirrel2004See all my reviews

It is hard to believe that a major Movie Studio released this short movie.

It is disjointed and difficult to follow. The movie consists of constant cuts between scenes from the Pitch Black movie, scenes from video diaries from investigations into Riddick and then the scenes from this short movie. All seemed to be thrown haphazardly together.

The acting was laughable and eye-rolling.

The movie did not provide revelations of any substance. All the backstory information revealed was petty and trivial.

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