The Relic Image

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

Summary: A researcher at Chicago's Natural History Museum returns from South America with some crates containing his findings. When the crates arrive at the museum without the owner there appears to be very little inside. However, police discover gruesome murders on the cargo ship that brought the crates to the US and then another murder in the museum itself. Investigating the murders is Lt. Vincent D'Agosta who enlists the help of Dr. Margo Green at the museum - she has taken an interest in the contents of her colleague's crates. Unknown to both there is a large creature roaming the museum which is gearing itself up for a benefit reception which the city's mayor is to attend.
Runtime: 110 min
Rating: Rated R for monster violence and gore, and for language.
Production: Paramount Pictures
Genres: Thriller, Horror
Countries: USA, Japan, Germany, UK, New Zealand
Language: English
Home Release Date: Apr 20, 1999
Director Credit
Peter Hyams Director
Writer Credit
Amanda Silver Screenplay
Amy Holden Jones Screenplay
Douglas Preston Novel
John Raffo Screenplay
Lincoln Child Novel
Rick Jaffa Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Penelope Ann Miller Dr. Margo Green
Tom Sizemore Lt. Vincent D'Agosta
Cast Credit
Audra Lindley Dr. Zwiezic
Chi Muoi Lo Dr. Greg Lee
Clayton Rohner Det. Hollingsworth
Constance Towers Mrs. Blaisedale
Diane Robin The Mayor's Wife
Francis X. McCarthy Mr. Blaisedale
James Whitmore Dr. Albert Frock
John Kapelos McNally
Lewis Van Bergen John Whitney
Linda Hunt Dr. Ann Cuthbert
Robert Lesser Mayor Robert Owen
Thomas Ryan Tom Parkinson
Tico Wells Bailey
Producer Credit
Gale Anne Hurd Producer
Gary Levinsohn Executive Producer
Mark Gordon Executive Producer
Sam Mercer Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: