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The Black Hole (2006)

An atomic research experiment goes awry in St. Louis, Missouri unleashing not only a big black hole, but also a creature from beyond that feeds on electricity through the streets of this Midwest city.

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Tibor Takács

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Kenneth M. Badish (story), Boaz Davidson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristy Swanson ... Shannon Muir
Judd Nelson ... Eric
David Selby ... Ryker
Heather Dawn ... Alicia
Jennifer Lyn Quackenbush ... Elizabeth (as Jennifer Quackenbush)
Christa Campbell ... Advisor Coldwell
Peter Mayer Peter Mayer ... General Tate
Julia Sinks ... Kayley
James Anthony ... Tolland (as Jim Anthony)
Kevin Beyer Kevin Beyer ... Dr. Hauser
Daniel Buran ... Kent (as Dan Buran)
Tim Snay ... Hayes
Adrian Rice Adrian Rice ... Lt. Samson
Greg Carr Greg Carr ... Guardsman
Chris Nolte ... Hendricks
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In St. Louis, the scientists Dr. William Hauser, Shannon Muir and Kent accidentally create a black hole during an experiment. While investigating the phenomenon, Dr. Hauser and Kent die and the army comes to their laboratory under the command of General Ryker. Shannon tries to call the prominent Dr. Eric Bryce, but the scientist does not answer the phone since he misses his daughter Kayley after the divorce to his ex-wife Elizabeth. When he is contacted, he comes to the laboratory and soon he finds that the experiment has also unleashed a creature that feeds off energy. The Powers That Be wants a nuclear attack against the creature, but Eric warns that the action will increase the black hole. He also believes that the creature may be destroyed and the black hole closed if they are attracted to each other. However, only General Ryker supports his theory while General Tate wants to bomb the location. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG for sci-fi violence, peril and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Sci Fi Channel

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buraco Negro See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Elizabeth and Kayley's house and Eric's apartment were both filmed in the same house. See more »

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The countdown clock, which can often be seen in the background, shows different amounts of time again and again, meaning: At later points in the movie it shows that more (!) time of the countdown is left than in scenes before. See more »

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References The Void (2001) See more »

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Performed by the Druts
Written by Christopher Latham (BMI) & Charles Garrick (ASCAP)
Published by Engine Co 30 (BMI) & Engine Co 35 (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Rescue Records
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Regrets, that's all you've got from this crap
28 July 2006 | by adame-dahmaniSee all my reviews

I can't believe that I watched the whole movie.

The title was perfect! I was expecting a lot, but all I got is a lame scenario with a weak plot, lame actors, and the creature! "The entity"… That was awful.

There's no doubt, it's not the movie that I'll watch over and over. Besides, it was pretty educational. I can now recognize poor stories in the fly… and these are some tips : 1) If actors seem to read their script to act, just stop watching ; 2) If you got a lot of definitions, to explain obvious stuff, also literally read, just cut the damn movie off; 3) If you see a creature supposed to come from nowhere, following a logical path, I'll say it again : just-cut-it-off.

The theme was interesting. May be if they've concentrate on characters and creature development instead of trying to look scientific, making some theory heard and said takes form… This movie shouldn't even exist.

Whatever, it reveals what American people are expecting from their government facing the unknown : nuclear bombing, a little good talk to morn the loss, and right after explain that it was a painful but a necessary decision…

Can't we put negative score to punish the weakest stuff?


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