History Film / TheRelic

20th Jan '17 8:38:12 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Relic'' (or ''Relic'') is a film adaptation of a novel by [[Literature/AgentPendergast Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child]] starring Tom Sizemore released in 1997.

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''The Relic'' (or ''Relic'') is a 1997 film adaptation of a novel by [[Literature/AgentPendergast Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child]] Child]], directed by Creator/PeterHyams, starring Tom Sizemore released in 1997.
Sizemore, Penelope Ann Miller, and Linda Hunt.
20th Jan '17 8:36:16 PM Mdumas43073
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23rd Aug '16 1:22:28 PM TrollMan
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* HollywoodDarkness: Deliberately averted, almost to an unwatchable degree as it's very difficult to see much for the second half of the movie,
28th Jul '16 11:23:31 AM jeffreyloonychen
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** Dr. John Whittlesey, [[spoiler:the monster's human identity]], becomes Dr. John Whitney in the movie.

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** Dr. John Julian Whittlesey, [[spoiler:the monster's human identity]], becomes Dr. John Whitney in the movie.movie.
** Gregory Kawakita becomes Gregory Lee. Also, doubles as a RaceLift with Greg being Chinese-American in contrast to his novel's counterpart being Japanese-British.



* BlackDudeDiesFirst: The black security guard is the first to get it.
** With a slow zoom on the reefer he was smoking in the restroom as he's mauled off-screen, no less. DrugsAreBad, folks.

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: The black security guard Frederick Ford (played by the same actor who also is the raptors' appetizer in ''Film/JurassicPark'') is the first to get it.
** With a slow zoom on the reefer he was smoking in the restroom as he's mauled off-screen, no less. DrugsAreBad, folks.folks, and can result in a KarmicDeath.
27th Jul '16 8:11:11 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the novel, Gregory Kawakita was an intellectual loner, in the film, Greg Lee was an underhanded SmugSnake.
27th Jul '16 8:06:05 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Lee]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Lee]][[spoiler:Lee and Tom Parkinson]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Dr. Lee throws his hat in against Margo for a grant he doesn't even need (and she will have to close down without) and then to up his odds of getting said grant, he has her "accidentally" locked into the labs during the party so he can brown nose the benefactors in peace.

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* {{Jerkass}}: [[SmugSnake Dr. Lee Lee]] throws his hat in against Margo for a grant he doesn't even need (and she will have to close down without) and then to up his odds of getting said grant, he has her "accidentally" locked into the labs during the party so he can brown nose the benefactors in peace.peace.
** Tom Parkinson as well, due to being a loud-mouth who ignores the warnings of D'Agosta of the case not being closed.
27th Jul '16 6:46:23 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Lee]]
19th Jul '16 9:05:10 AM Sharlee
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* AdaptationNameChange: The monster in the film is called the Kothoga, possibly because actually ''saying'' "Mwbun" out loud is a lot harder than reading it.

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* AdaptationNameChange: The monster in the film is called the Kothoga, possibly because actually ''saying'' "Mwbun" "Mbwun" out loud is a lot harder than reading it.
20th Jun '16 5:44:58 PM ArchTeryx
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20th Jun '16 4:12:39 PM ArchTeryx
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