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Release Date: January 10th, 1997

DVD Release Date: April 20th, 1999

R|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
A homicide detective (Tom Sizemore) helps a biologist (Penelope Ann Miller) hunt a giant creature that is killing people in a Chicago museum.

Cast: Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James Whitmore, Clayton Rohner, Chi Muoi Lo, Thomas Ryan, Robert Lesser

Director: Peter Hyams

Genres: Horror

Production Co: BBC

Keywords: Mystery, Suspenseful, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Sizemore ("Heat") and Miller, though saddled with a lot of scientific DNA jargon, are really the only lively people in this dense, gruesome film that stubbornly refuses to break out of its contrived atmosphere. show more

  • There are moments when The Relic is almost enjoyable, albeit in a visceral sort of way. Unfortunately, when all is said and done, this horror/science fiction amalgamation seems like nothing more ambitious than a bad reworking of elements from Aliens, Species, Jaws, and Predator. show more

  • All of this is actually a lot of fun, if you like special effects and gore. show more

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