History Film / TheRelic

25th Feb '17 2:08:29 PM AHGrayLensman
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** DecompositeCharacter: D'Agosta's part in the last act of the book is largely taken over by Hollingsworth in the film, with D'Agosta filling Pendergast's role.

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** DecompositeCharacter: D'Agosta's part in the last act of the book is largely taken over by Hollingsworth [[CanonForeigner Hollingsworth]] in the film, with D'Agosta filling Pendergast's role.
25th Feb '17 2:05:34 PM AHGrayLensman
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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.

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: The black security guard Frederick Ford (played ([[ActorAllusion played by the same actor who also is the raptors' appetizer in in]] ''Film/JurassicPark'') is the first to get it.
25th Feb '17 1:56:59 PM AHGrayLensman
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the novel, Gregory Kawakita was an intellectual loner, in the film, Greg Lee was an underhanded SmugSnake.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the novel, Cuthbert was an arrogant ObstructiveBureaucrat. [[GenderFlip The film's version of the character]] is more of a ReasonableAuthorityFigure.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the novel, Gregory Kawakita was an intellectual loner, loner; in the film, Greg Lee was an underhanded SmugSnake.



* BrainFood: The Kothoga. Human brains aren't its first choice, though, it prefers to eat the plants from the Amazon used as packing material in some specimen crates (which have much higher concentrations of the hormones and such it needs). The events of the novel happen because the crates are moved to a more secure area of the basement after a curator notices they've been broken into, forcing it to search for alternatives (read: brains).

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* BrainFood: The Kothoga. Human brains aren't its first choice, though, though; it prefers to eat the plants from the Amazon used as packing material in some specimen crates (which crates, which have much higher concentrations of the hormones and such it needs).needs. The events of the novel happen because the crates are moved to a more secure area of the basement after a curator notices they've been broken into, forcing it to search for alternatives (read: brains).


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** DecompositeCharacter: D'Agosta's part in the last act of the book is largely taken over by Hollingsworth in the film, with D'Agosta filling Pendergast's role.
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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[[caption-width-right:300:Everything
old is new again.]]
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]]
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