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Ba'al (2008)

A terminally ill archaeologist attempts to cure his cancer by retrieving the ancient amulets of the storm god Ba'al.

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Paul Ziller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy London ... Helm
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Carol (as Stefanie Von Pfetten)
Scott Hylands ... Stanford
David Lewis ... Risko
Michael Kopsa ... Kittrick
Elias Toufexis ... McCulloch
Lexa Doig ... Pena
Troy Skog Troy Skog ... Miller
Johnny Cantiveros Johnny Cantiveros ... Kaleel
Nigel Vonas ... Shariff
Cedric De Souza ... Sergeant
Duane Howard ... Inuit Guide
Mark McConchie Mark McConchie ... Guard #1
Malik McCall ... Guard #2
Scott J. Ateah Scott J. Ateah ... Guard #3 (as Scott Ateah)
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A terminally ill archaeologist attempts to cure his cancer by retrieving the ancient amulets of the storm god Ba'al.

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There'll be hell to pay.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ba'al: The Storm God See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The storm god featured in, and also the title of, the movie Ba'al shares the name of a character who played a recurring villainous alien from the series Stargate SG-1 (1997), which Lexa Doig, who plays Dr. Marta Pena, was a recurring cast member of in the last two seasons of the series' run. See more »

Goofs

Almost at the one hour mark, a sign is shown that reads, "You are now enterng the Utah test site", the word 'enterng' being misspelled. See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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deeply filled with errors
5 April 2011 | by Film_mongerSee all my reviews

Yes, the film was a valiant attempt at making a movie. The 'Leutenant' at the beginning was wearing COrporal stripes AND LT. bars, AND NO epaulets. The aircraft were erroniously identified, the list goes on and on. Was this a good film? no. Would a bigger budget have fixed it? doubtful. Would different actors fix it? no. Would different directing or FX fixed it? Doubtful. Would it have been a good film if made in the US? no.

What is NOT noticed by one other reviewer (JoeB131) is that low budget films are made all the time. This is common. there are probably 10-20 made of this calibre for every blockbuster. Suck it up man.

Calling every film made in Canada cheesy is a national insult. There have been MANY blockbuster big budget films done in Canada, and many top TV series are filmed in Canada. The difference in the dollar offers producers a chance to make a lot more for the same budget.

Yes there was weak acting here, and there was some good work too. The specific work of Lexa Doig was certainly professional.

Don't let an obvious 'hater' make you think nonsense. OK, the film was low budget, it was weak, but some comments were a blatant slam and unwarranted.


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