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Hollow Man (2000)

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When the leader of a team of scientists volunteers to be the test subject for their experiment in human invisibility, he slowly unravels and turns against them, with horrific consequences.

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Writers:

Gary Scott Thompson (story), Andrew W. Marlowe (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Shue ... Linda McKay
Kevin Bacon ... Sebastian Caine
Josh Brolin ... Matthew Kensington
Kim Dickens ... Sarah Kennedy
Greg Grunberg ... Carter Abbey
Joey Slotnick ... Frank Chase
Mary Randle ... Janice Walton
William Devane ... Dr. Kramer
Rhona Mitra ... Sebastian's Neighbor
Pablo Espinosa ... Warehouse Guard
Margot Rose ... Mrs. Kramer
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Wino
Jeffrey Scaperrotta ... Boy in Car (as Jeffrey George Scaperotta)
Sarah Bowles Sarah Bowles ... Girl in Car
Kelli Scott Kelli Scott ... Mom
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Storyline

Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. Head of research, Dr. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject. After the experiment can't be reversed, it takes a toll on Caine's personality, causing him to hunt down and kill his colleagues

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Think You're Alone? Think Again. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre sin sombra See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,414,386, 6 August 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$73,209,340, 19 November 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,000,000
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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Linda's car is a, 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL [R107]. See more »

Goofs

The wire to a de-fib paddle is used as a constant power source for a powerful electromagnet. This isn't possible as the power source for a de-fib paddle is a capacitor which would only be able to emit a brief burst of charge. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sebastian: [another failed molecule design] Damn it!
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Alternate Versions

The VCD (Video CD) version is edited:
  • Excessive sexual and violent scenes, including profanities are censored.
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Power Struggle
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Hollow reviews don't a hollow picture make
29 August 2000 | by Chris_DockerSee all my reviews

Oh dear, many people are not going to take kindly to this Verhoevenesque update on the Invisible Man. Verhoeven makes blockbusters, and Hollow Man will be as vilified as his earlier Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers, or Total Recall - whilst at the same time raking in the box-office takings. If you accept the genre where plot and dialogue are allowed to be thin, some gratuitous nudity can be woven seamlessly as one of the 'success' ingredients of the popular movie, and the stars cavort with explosions and optically-challenging special effects, then you can sit back and enjoy this sci-fi horror flick without feeling guilty. On that level, I thought it was superb. Elizabeth Shue and Kevin Bacon give energy-packed (if "hollow") performances and the scary bits made me jump enough times to make me feel I'd got my money's worth. Hollow Man often appeals to the lowest common denominator in audiences but if you don't think that prohibits it from being good entertainment, go out and enjoy it!


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