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Ser Lev Arris (Clive Owen) wakes up in a hospital on the planet Crius and has no idea who he is and from where he is coming. He is told by a doctor that he had been frozen ten or more years... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... Lev Arris
John Hurt ... Joe Kane
Jürgen Prochnow ... Xavier Shondi (as Jurgen Prochnow)
David Warner ... Rhinehart
Amanda Pays ... Assassin #3
Mathilda May ... Melissa Banks
David McCallum ... Canera Captain
Brian Blessed ... Uncle Kashumai
Christopher Walken ... David Hassan
John Rowe ... Alberto Fossa
Jonathan Chesterman Jonathan Chesterman ... Angus Santana
Mary Tamm ... Auntie Maria Gabriel
Ade Sapara ... Assassin #1
Fairmang Singhateh Fairmang Singhateh ... Assassin #2
Su Lin Looi Su Lin Looi ... Assassin #4
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Ser Lev Arris (Clive Owen) wakes up in a hospital on the planet Crius and has no idea who he is and from where he is coming. He is told by a doctor that he had been frozen ten or more years ago because he had a disease which was not curable then, and that his starship crashed shortly before arriving at Crius star port. As he recovers in the hospital, still without any memory, he is hijacked by two men in dark uniforms and put in a starship where he loses consciousness. When he wakes up again, he finds himself to be on the planet Hermes. An adventure to find out about his roots begins. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Privateer 2: The Darkening See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Origin Systems Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Mary Tamm, Brian Blessed, Kevork Malikyan, and Stephen Jenn previously appeared in Doctor Who (1963), and Sir John Hurt, David Warner, Don Warrington, Daphne Cheung, and Derek Lea (as a stuntman) appeared in Doctor Who (2005). Jessica Martin has been in the classic series and (albeit as a voice actor) the new series. Most notably, Mary Tamm played The Doctor's companion Romana, and Sir John Hurt played an incarnation of The Doctor (The War Doctor). See more »

Goofs

In the public records, the entries for the minor planets each have the wrong background as their photo (except for Petra). See more »

Quotes

Dimitri Avignoni: I'm known as Dimitri. I believe you're being called Arris.
Lev Arris: I believe so.
Dimitri Avignoni: Joe says you've got some nature of a problem.
[Lev hands him the silver capsule]
Dimitri Avignoni: Aha. Protected. Spiteful.
Lev Arris: Spiteful? How?
Dimitri Avignoni: Well, the algorithm for breaking this little baby is going to be a technical headache on a major scale. We are talking problems.
Lev Arris: How many problems?
Dimitri Avignoni: About 30,000 problems, I'd venture.
Lev Arris: That's a lot of problems.
[...]
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A mixture of the very best and the very worst
8 February 2003 | by spiff-12See all my reviews

Privateer 2 broken down into it's movie parts could, with better audio, have been a cult classic if it was made into a full movie. Visually, pure genius. The characters; vibrant and charismatic each in their own unique avenue of personal expression. The comedy and style of the movie combined with amazing acting, direction, cinematography as well as the natural interaction between the characters and the portrayed technology was genius...nothing less. The high quality of actors really showed their stripes; Jurgen Prochnow, Christopher Walkin, Clive Owen, David Warner, John Hurt...just to name a few of some of the most professionally respected actors in the world. If someone actually rescues that footage and makes a full movie out of this, not only would I watch that movie in the theater, I'd buy the video as well...and you would find it in the 'cult classic' area of your local video store. So I'd give the movie portion of this production a 9.5 out of 10...it would have been a perfect 10 except the audio is a little sloppy.

The game portion of this production has a couple of really good points and a couple of really bad points. I like the idea of a lot of different styles of ships to choose from...each with its own unique strengths and weaknesses. Of course the more expensive the ship, generally speaking, the better it is likely going to be. The interface was incredible...very visually creative and appealing. The enemy pilots looked like they were cut and pasted together from old 'National Geographic' magazines ... really sloppy. They always said the same thing, which, after hearing it for the 300th time gets a little stale. The flight engine makes it look and feel like you are going quite slow, regardless of how fast it says you are going and can freely bounce off of most ships without any difficulties. It feels more like 3D bumper cars with guns than what I imagine space combat to be like.

It almost seems like this production was put together like a patchwork quilt made up of silk and burlap.


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