The Relic

The Relic

Director: Peter Hyams Cast: Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt
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The Relic

A mythological creature stalks the halls of a museum during a society fundraiser in this cheap sci-fi horror genre knock-off of Alien (1979). Penelope Ann Miller stars as Dr. Margo Green, an evolutionary biologist at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History who receives a shipment of artifacts from a colleague performing fieldwork in Brazil. Among the contents are leaves containing a rare fungus that, unbeknownst to Green or anyone else, attracts the palate of a rapidly mutating, lizard-like monster called Kothoga that has stowed away on a Brazilian freighter and has found a subterranean route into the museum from Lake Michigan. Before long, several museum employees have become decapitated snack food for the beast, which prefers to dine on human hypothalamuses and pituitary glands. Despite dire warnings from the museum staff, a gruff coroner (Audra Lindley) and the investigating detective, Lt. Vincent D'Agosta (Tom Sizemore), the Windy City's oblivious mayor orders a black-tie museum fundraiser to proceed. During the event, the building's high-tech security system locks Green, D'Agosta, the mayor, and many chi-chi party guests in with the hungry animal, forcing everyone to attempt an escape through an underground waterway with which Kothoga is all too familiar.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/2013
UPC: 0883929302864
Original Release: 1997
Source: Paramount Catalog
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:49:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 Greg Lee
Thomas Ryan Parkinson
Robert Lesser Mayor Owen
Lewis van Bergen John Whitney
Kent George Grad Student
John Debney Conductor

Technical Credits
Peter Hyams Director,Cinematographer
John Anderson Set Decoration/Design
Gene S. Cantamessa Sound/Sound Designer
John Debney Score Composer
Mark Gordon Executive Producer
Philip Harrison Production Designer
Gale Anne Hurd Producer
Rick Jaffa Screenwriter
Amy Jones Screenwriter
Steven Kemper Editor
Dan Lester Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Levinsohn Executive Producer
Gregory L. McMurray Special Effects Supervisor
Sam Mercer Producer
James Murakami Art Director
Eric Orbom Art Director
Penny Perry Casting
John Raffo Screenwriter
Jack Frost Sanders Asst. Director
Amanda Silver Screenwriter
VIFX Special Effects
Stan Winston Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Relic
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19

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The Relic 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A hidden gem. An interesting story with characters that you care about. No big stars, but all the actors pull their weight. Terrific special effects, but the special effects do not drown the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie may not be creative in it's storyline but it still makes up for that in fx. The creature is stunning and the actors are good.