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Monolith (1993)

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Two cops investigating the murder of a young boy become invloved in a very secret project involving alien life. Needless to say, the authorities don't want them to stick their noses into ... See full summary »

Director:

John Eyres

Writers:

Stephen Lister (screenplay), Eric Poppen (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Paxton ... Tucker
Lindsay Frost ... Terri Flynn
John Hurt ... Villano
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Capt. MacCandless
Paul Ganus ... Connor
Musetta Vander ... Katya
Andrew Lamond Andrew Lamond ... Schaefer
Mark Phelan ... Rickman
Alex Gaona Alex Gaona ... Boy
Angela Gordon Angela Gordon ... Jorjivik
Boris Lee Krutonog ... Rourke
Jennifer Naud ... Rookie Cop
Steve Barbro Steve Barbro ... Officer Jenkins
Todd Jeffries ... LaRue
Bill Woodbridge Bill Woodbridge ... Jacobs
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Storyline

Two cops investigating the murder of a young boy become invloved in a very secret project involving alien life. Needless to say, the authorities don't want them to stick their noses into this. Written by Rob Hartill

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The end of the world is about to begin.

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1995 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Monolit See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Bill Paxton is possessed by the alien creature, he closely resembles the X-Man Nightcrawler. He later starred in Nightcrawler (2014). See more »

Quotes

Capt. MacCandless: Get out of my office before I arrest you.
Villano: You'd need a presidential order to arrest me.
Capt. MacCandless: I don't give a damn if you're personally giving the president head! Get the fuck out of my office!
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Referenced in Granada Reports: 8 August 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) See more »

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DESERT RAIN
Written by Mark Andes and Todd Smallwood
Performed by Little Brother
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Another John Eyres B-movie with A-movie trappings and no subtlety
11 August 2004 | by BrianThibodeauSee all my reviews

Monolith (R) - MCA Universal Home Video: Low-budget hack John Eyres (PROJECT SHADOWCHASER), a director whose penchant for making bubbleheaded B-action scripts seem like high-concept A-list product without the subtext stymies him time after time, lends his flashy, contrived visual style (mostly achieved through lighting and heavy FX work) to this hokey, logic-free sci-fi actioner about two stereotypically mismatched cops (Bill Paxton and Lindsay Frost, bad quip traders to the end) who encounter creepy research guys, assorted walking dead, monster gun battles, and a hefty serving of explosions as they track a body-hopping alien entity to the source of its power. While PROJECT SHADOWCHASER ripped huge chunks from TERMINATOR and DIE HARD, MONOLITH's inspirations seem to come from a plethora of Big Action Flicks, as its alien beastie - bereft of motive or, apparently, physical form - proves little more than a MacGuffin to allow Eyres to show off his remarkable-for-this-budget action and FX sequences, particularly a boffo climax. In between these, however, we get grating, failed attempts at comedy and hero banter so stale a chainsaw couldn't cut it. However, if you go in expecting a full wheel of cheese with the FX wine (in this case a nice Mogen David), then you'll be less disappointed. I give it a 4


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