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Shadowchaser (1992)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | Video 2 July 1992
Terrorists with an indestructible robot take over a high-rise hospital in order to kidnap the president's daughter.

Director:

John Eyres

Writer:

Stephen Lister (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Kove ... Desilva
Meg Foster ... Sarah
Frank Zagarino ... Romulus
Paul Koslo ... Trevanian
Joss Ackland ... Kinderman
Ricco Ross ... Jackson
Raymond Evans Raymond Evans ... Whiteside
Robert Freeman Robert Freeman ... Blackwood
Kim Huffman ... Naomi
Andrew Lamond ... Franco
John Chancer John Chancer ... Zanuchi
Robert Jezek Robert Jezek ... Leone
Angie Hill ... Jonah (as Angie Hill-Richmond)
John Pasternak John Pasternak ... King (as John Pasternack)
John Guerrasio John Guerrasio ... Blake
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Storyline

Set in the future, a group of terrorists with an android leader storm a hospital when the President's daughter is inside, taking her hostage. To find a way of freeing her, the police decide to consult the architect who designed the building, but he's currently in jail for some crime, and the punishment of the future is to be frozen solid for one's sentence. The cops accidentally thaw out the wrong guy, a football player who decides to keep the mistake a secret and help the police in exchange for his freedom. Will he be able to defeat the terrorists and rescue the hostages, despite not knowing the first thing about architecture? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The man he's up against isn't even human See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for action violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Project: Shadowchaser See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

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Shot at Pinewood Studios, most of the set was used from Alien³ (1992). See more »

Quotes

Desilva: My grandmother can shoot better than that... and she's dead!
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Followed by Project Shadowchaser III (1995) See more »

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Enjoyable, amusing smarmy
29 April 1999 | by LuvsFoodSee all my reviews

I rented this one, and glad I did. Martin Kove is unfrozen(!) to battle terrorists that have taken over a high-rise hospital. Martin Kove has this easy-going, self-deprecating way about him in this film, so he basically makes the movie. The cinematography is really odd, perhaps it was shot on high-quality video, not film? Plot is an outright Die-Hard rip-off, with some unnecessary sci-fi twists. Despite the flaws, it's still kind of fun if you don't expect too much.


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