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The Relic (1997)
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The Relic (1997) A researcher at Chicago's Natural History Museum returns from South America with some crates containing his findings. When the crates arrive at the museum without the owner there appears to be very little inside. However, police discover gruesome murders on the cargo ship that brought the crates to the US and then another murder in the museum itself. Investigating the murders is Lt. Vincent D'Agosta who enlists the help of Dr. Margo Green at the museum - she has taken an interest in the contents of her colleague's crates. Unknown to both there is a large creature roaming the museum which is gearing itself up for a benefit reception which the city's mayor is to attend.

Movie Tagline:
They did the unthinkable. They brought it back.

Title: Relic, The
Release Date: January 10, 1997
Runtime: 110 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Japan, New Zealand
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 5.3
Buried.com Rating: 6.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With R

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for monster violence and gore, and for language.

Peter Hyams

Penelope Ann Miller ...Dr. Margo Green
Tom Sizemore ...Lt. Vincent D'Agosta
Linda Hunt ...Dr. Ann Cuthbert
James Whitmore ...Dr. Albert Frock
Clayton Rohner ...Det. Hollingsworth
Chi Muoi Lo ...Dr. Greg Lee
Thomas Ryan ...Tom Parkinson
Robert Lesser ...Mayor Robert Owen
Diane Robin ...The Mayor's Wife
Lewis Van Bergen ...John Whitney
Constance Towers ...Mrs. Blaisedale
Francis X. McCarthy ...Mr. Blaisedale
Audra Lindley ...Dr. Zwiezic
John Kapelos ...McNally
Tico Wells ...Bailey
Mike Bacarella ...Bradley
Gene Davis ...Martini
John DiSanti ...Guard Wootton (as John Di Santi)
David Proval ...Guard Johnson
Dave Graubart ...Eugene
Ronald Joshua Scott ...Josh
Jophery C. Brown ...Guard Frederick Ford
Thomas Joseph Carroll ...Evans
Montrose Hughes ...Chanting Woman
Santos Morales ...Capt. Borne
Ralph Seymour ...Sergeant
LaDonna Tittle ...Teacher
Eddie Jemison ...Museum Worker
David Hollander ...Charlie
Amanda Ingber ...Donna

» [more cast members]

Mark Gordon
Gale Anne Hurd
Gary Levinsohn
Sam Mercer

Douglas Preston
Lincoln Child
Amy Holden Jones
John Raffo
Rick Jaffa
Amanda Silver

John Debney

Movie Soundtrack(s):

More Movie Taglines:
  • They did the unthinkable. They brought it back.
  • The Next Evolution In Terror.
  • What Terrifies You?
  • Some Things Are Best Left Undiscovered.
  • A mind is a terrible thing to waste... Especially if you're really hungry
Movie Quote(s):
  • Margo Green: Using superstition to bring people to the museum is like hiring topless ushers for the Bolshoi Ballet. Dr. Whitney Frock: Well, I wish they would, I might start going to the Ballet.
  • Dr. Albert Frock: The Kai tribe believed that headaches were caused by sorcery. So, the headache victim's family would go out and kill the suspected sorcerer. At which, of course, the family of the sorcerer would go out and kill the headache victim. Lt. Vincent D'Agosta: So what happened? Dr. Albert Frock: Well, a medical miracle: everyone stopped having headaches.
  • Margo Green: What's that? Lt. Vincent D'Agosta: Good-luck bullet. Margo Green: I forgot, you're superstitious. So, does your bullet have a story? Lt. Vincent D'Agosta: I was on the beat my rookie year. One night I see this guy who's locked his keys in his car with his motor running. He's bent over the car, trying to unlock the door with a coat hanger. So I go over, try to help him out, and what I didn't know was that he'd just robbed the liquor store ten blocks down. And he doesn't notice me until I'm right on top of him. He turns around... [makes a gun with his finger and "pops" with his mouth] Lt. Vincent D'Agosta: Point-blank range. Doesn't pop, though. Doesn't go off. This bullet. Margo Green: So what did you do? Lt. Vincent D'Agosta: Took the gun away from him and beat the shit out of him. Later, the forensics people tell me, uh, bullet's perfect. Should have fired. I should be dead. Margo Green: So, a miracle of physics? Lt. Vincent D'Agosta: Maybe just plain, old-fashioned good luck.
  • Dr. Zwiezic: Something's wrong... This brain is light - even for a man.
  • Lt. Vincent D'Agosta: How the fuck does a woman get custody of a dog?
Movie Trivia:
  • One of the sound effects is a floppy disk drive access sound from an Apple Macintosh computer (not the Silicon Graphics computers).
  • The film was originally set to open in August 1996 but special effects work delayed its release till the end of the year/early 1997.
  • Harrison Ford was director Peter Hyams's first choice for the lead role of Vincent D'Agosta (played by Tom Sizemore).
  • Director Trademark: [Peter Hyams] a character named Spota.
  • Audra Lindley's last feature film.
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