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The Black Hole (2006)

An atomic research experiment goes awry in St. Louis, Missouri unleashing not only a big black hole, but also a creature from beyond that feeds on electricity through the streets of this Midwest city.

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Tibor Takács

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Kenneth M. Badish (story), Boaz Davidson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristy Swanson ... Shannon Muir
Judd Nelson ... Eric
David Selby ... Ryker
Heather Dawn ... Alicia
Jennifer Lyn Quackenbush ... Elizabeth (as Jennifer Quackenbush)
Christa Campbell ... Advisor Coldwell
Peter Mayer Peter Mayer ... General Tate
Julia Sinks ... Kayley
James Anthony ... Tolland (as Jim Anthony)
Kevin Beyer Kevin Beyer ... Dr. Hauser
Dan Buran ... Kent
Tim Snay ... Hayes
Adrian Rice Adrian Rice ... Lt. Samson
Greg Carr Greg Carr ... Guardsman
Chris Nolte ... Hendricks
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In St. Louis, the scientists Dr. William Hauser, Shannon Muir and Kent accidentally create a black hole during an experiment. While investigating the phenomenon, Dr. Hauser and Kent die and the army comes to their laboratory under the command of General Ryker. Shannon tries to call the prominent Dr. Eric Bryce, but the scientist does not answer the phone since he misses his daughter Kayley after the divorce to his ex-wife Elizabeth. When he is contacted, he comes to the laboratory and soon he finds that the experiment has also unleashed a creature that feeds off energy. The Powers That Be wants a nuclear attack against the creature, but Eric warns that the action will increase the black hole. He also believes that the creature may be destroyed and the black hole closed if they are attracted to each other. However, only General Ryker supports his theory while General Tate wants to bomb the location. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG for sci-fi violence, peril and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Sci Fi Channel

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2006 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

About three minutes into the film you can see Windows Media Player playing the animation of starting the experiment. See more »

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At approx. 32:00 minutes into the film a shot of a crowded freeway is shown during the evacuation of St. Louis. Even though the video is blurred for effect, an overhead freeway sign can be seen on the right side of the screen indicating the I-405. There is no 405 freeway in St. Louis, MO. See more »

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References The Void (2001) See more »

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Eating Up the Science Fiction Channel
18 January 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

"Following a scientific mishap, mankind is faced with total annihilation as a threatening black hole appears over St. Louis. Now, time is running out to obliterate the black hole and the electricity-feeding alien it has unleashed," according to the DVD sleeve description. This film has nothing to do with either the original "Black Hole" movie or a real astronomical black hole, which could not make an appearance like the one depicted in this film. It plays more like an episode of "The Outer Limits".

"The Black Hole" stars hairy Judd Nelson (as Eric Bryce) and pretty Kristy Swanson (as Shannon Muir). It was a "Science Fiction Channel" original, featuring David Selby (as General Ryker) in a substantial supporting role. Ironically, the network stopped airing repeats of Mr. Selby's "Dark Shadows" in order to present more first-run entertainment (like multiple airings of this movie). Although Selby is always a dependable player, this program made you want to see "Dark Shadows" return.

*** The Black Hole (6/10/06) Tibor Takacs ~ Judd Nelson, Kristy Swanson, David Selby, Christa Campbell


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