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Pitch Black 2000

Pitch Black

Year: 2000

Directors: David Twohy

Genres: Action,Adventure,Horror,Thriller,Sci-Fi

Countries: Australia,USA

Votes: 21713

Rating: 6.70

Cast: Richard B. Riddick: Vin Diesel; Abu ‘Imam’ al-Walid: Keith David; William J. Johns: Cole Hauser; Carolyn Fry: Radha Mitchell; Paris P. Ogilvie: Lewis Fitz-Gerald; Sharon ‘Shazza’ Montgomery: Claudia Black; Jack/Jackie: Rhiana Griffith; Greg Owens: Simon Burke; Suleiman: Les Chantery; Hassan: Sam Sari; Ali: Firass Dirani; Total Stranger: Ric Anderson; Captain Tom Mitchell: Vic Wilson; Dead Crew Member: Angela Makin; John ‘Zeke’ Ezekiel: John Moore

Taglines: There’s only one rule: Stay in the light
A new species of terror
Are you afraid of the dark? You will be…
Don’t be afraid of the dark. Be afraid of what’s in the dark.
Fight Evil With Evil
It’s getting Dark
There’s A New Reason To Be Afraid Of The Dark.

Storyline: Set in the distant future, a spaceship carrying some 40 people, mostly ones wanting to settle on other planets from their own, hits a meteor shower and crash lands on a distant planet killing all but about a dozen of them. The survivors, led by the second-in-command Carolyn Fry (‘Rahda Mitchell’ (qv)), find themselves on a hot and humid landscape with constant sunlight from three orbiting suns. Fry not only must help the survivors find food and water, but contend with a deadly criminal, named Riddick (‘Vin Diesel’ (qv)), who was being transported to a prison cell on their destination. But every 22 years, the planet’s three suns go into a total eclipse for a month where darkness brings out the planet’s real inhabitants; large, reptilian, vampire-like creatures that come out and dominate the surface in total darkness, killing and eating all life. The Fry and her people then must cooperate with Riddick, who has surgically enhanced eyes to see in darkness, to lead them to safety and off the planet before they all become dinner for the creatures.

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