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Alien Hunter (2003)

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An alien black box is found in the South Pole, where a government agency is conducting botanical experiments.

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Ron Krauss

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Julian Rome
Janine Eser ... Dr. Kate Brecher
John Lynch ... Dr. Michael Straub
Nikolai Binev Nikolai Binev ... Dr. Alexi Gierach
Leslie Stefanson ... Nyla Olson
Aimee Graham ... Shelly Klein
Stuart Charno ... Abell (as Stu Charno)
Carl Lewis ... Grisham
Svetla Vasileva Svetla Vasileva ... Dacia
Anthony Crivello ... Pilot
Kaloian Vodenicharov ... Co-Pilot (as Kaloyan Vodenicharov)
George Stanchev George Stanchev ... Airman
Rufus Dorsey ... Navigator
Roy Dotrice ... Dr. John Bachman
Woody Schultz ... Sam
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Storyline

In 1947, in New Mexico, a radio operator receives a signal following regular patterns. While investigating the occurrence, he vanishes. In the present day, the same signal is transmitted from a base in the Falkland Islands to United States of America and a satellite captures images of a unknown object in Antartic. The cryptologist Julien Rome (James Spader) is invited to investigate the mystery in the South Pole and he flies to a research base. While a team tries to open a weird shell probably from the outer space, Julien solves the message, which proves to be a distress signal ordering not to open the case. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Earth just got its final warning! See more »


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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Bulgaria

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

19 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beacon See more »

Filming Locations:

Newhall, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

SETI stands for Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence. See more »

Goofs

English subtitling of Russian dialogue is wrong. 3-5-0 (tri-pjat-null) degrees is written as 2-5-0. See more »

Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Not bad
13 June 2009 | by wipster-1See all my reviews

Just woke up on a Saturday morning and this movie was just beginning on SciFi... I'd seen the name before, but honestly did not expect much, specifically because of the name, it's terrible and does not describe this movie at all. So not expecting much, I was more than pleasantly surprised! I had no idea James Spader was in it and he played the role well, mainly because he didn't need to act much. The plot was similar to a number of other films as folks have mentioned, but sufficiently different enough to keep you guessing. For a made for TV movie, I thought it was well done and would recommend it to anybody who is looking for some decent scifi. While it would have been much better broadcast in HD (the channel was, the movie wasn't), it was good entertainment with which to start the weekend. Now if they'd just change that frackin' name...


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