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Alien Apocalypse (2005)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 26 March 2005
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An astronaut doctor Ivan Hood and his fellow astronaut Kelly return from their mission in space to find the world has been taken over by aliens. Now Dr. Ivan Hood and Kelly must lead a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Campbell ... Ivan
Renée O'Connor ... Kelly (as Renee O'Connor)
Remington Franklin Remington Franklin ... Alex
Michael Cory Davis ... Chuck
Peter Jason ... President Demsky
Neda Sokolovska Neda Sokolovska ... Aida
Vladimir Kolev Vladimir Kolev ... Fisherman Bob
Valentin Giasbeily Valentin Giasbeily ... Tyler (as Valentine Giasbeily)
Velizar Binev ... Manager
Dimiter Kuzov Dimiter Kuzov ... Bounty Hunter 1 (as Dimitar Kuzev)
Krum Iapulov Krum Iapulov ... Bounty Hunter 2
Jonas Talkington Jonas Talkington ... Bounty Hunter 3
Zlatko Zlatkov Zlatko Zlatkov ... Bounty Hunter 4
Danail Obretenov Danail Obretenov ... Foreman
Chavdar Simeonov Chavdar Simeonov ... Alien Leader
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An astronaut doctor Ivan Hood and his fellow astronaut Kelly return from their mission in space to find the world has been taken over by aliens. Now Dr. Ivan Hood and Kelly must lead a revolution to free the human slaves from their alien masters. Written by Anonymous

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Yesterday, they were only astronauts. Today, they're humanity's only hope.

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Humans in Chains See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Lucy Lawless was originally offered Renée O'Connor's role but turned it down. See more »

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Obviously fake beards on most of the extras. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: In the beginning, there was the heavens and the earth, and it was green.
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Painful to Watch - Call It - "The Evil Alien Dead."
28 March 2005 | by braininajar-1See all my reviews

I'm a Bruce Campbell fan from way back. While I'm not what some would consider a Deadite (rabid fans of Campbell's 'Evil Dead' films by the great Sam Raimi), I am an admirer of those flicks. Bruce Campbell is the best thing to happen to horror-comedy ever. Period.

He must have owed somebody a lot of money to be coerced into putting his name on this.

'Alien Apocalypse,' another in a long string of horrible made-for-cable movies for the US Sci-Fi Channel, is second only to 'Space Mutiny' as the worst science fiction movie ever made. The sets, costumes, makeup, dialogue, acting (God, the acting), and the production values (or lack thereof) all combine to make this so-bad-it's-hilarious. Made for a lunch-money budget, it smacks of public-access cable production values, and acting quality that would embarrass Ed Wood. Bruce Campbell in this movie is like having Marlon Brando in a "Porky's" sequel.

Looking at this film on the surface, it's a mish-mash of 'Independence Day' and 'Planet of the Apes.' Call it, "The Evil Alien Dead," if it helps you. The problem is, not even Campbell is all that good in this movie. A faint echo of Ash (Campbell's hero character from the Evil Dead films), Dr. Ivan Hood is a character best left in the bottom of the trash barrel. Campbell in this role is like a Renaissance painter being asked to create a portrait of dogs playing poker, while sitting naked on toilets. Okay, dogs don't generally wear clothes, but you see where I'm coming from. It's just bad.

Don't watch it on cable, don't record it, don't wait for it to be released on DVD. Believe the hype. It's bad. It's real bad.

Be afraid, be very afraid.

You can thank me later.

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