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Deceived (2002)

Unrated
Video | 95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a remote space observatory perched high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a needle frantically scratches erratic lines on a strip chart recorder confirming an extraterrestrial signal. Emmett Shaw, the powerful, charismatic billionaire who...See moreIn a remote space observatory perched high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a needle frantically scratches erratic lines on a strip chart recorder confirming an extraterrestrial signal. Emmett Shaw, the powerful, charismatic billionaire who owns the observatory, rushes to the station, hungry to expose the discovery. This is the biggest moment in human history, and he is the man responsible for it all. With the goal of immediately sharing the signal with the entire world, he brings along two leading journalists, Kara Walsh, an extremely attractive, top-notch investigative reporter who begrudgingly owes her career to Shaw, and Reverend Fletcher, a new age visionary with the hottest radio show in the country. Also accompanying Shaw is Jack Jones, a scruffy but brilliant computer technician whose pessimistic and often sarcastic attitude ruffles many feathers in the group, especially Smitty's, the program director, who happens to be Jack's ex-girlfriend, and the only Christian in the group. Meanwhile, unbeknown to Shaw, the military have intercepted the same intelligent signal through a covert military operation headed by the highly decorated Colonel Garrett. The discovery that the deep space signal intensifies human ESP powers prompts Garrett to head to the observatory with his top ESP candidate, Lieutenant Vasquez, and a squadron of soldiers in tow. Both Shaw's and Garrett's crew arrive on the verge of a violent storm only to find the observatory destroyed and both resident technicians mysteriously missing. Cut off from the rest of the world, the group continues to monitor the signal. With each new transmission, it becomes increasingly clear that the signal has a dark and ominous source that brings out the worst in all those who hear it. Before long, a trail of envy, lust, greed, and anger explodes into a sinister world of murder and betrayal. Will the struggle to harness the signal's power destroy them all? There is only one way out, but even if they can see it, will they believe it? Written by See less
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Nicholas Tabarrok (as Nicholas D. Tabarrok)
Cinematographer
George Tirl (as George Jiri Tirl)
Production Designer
Jennifer Carrol (as Jennifer Carroll)
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Mar 26, 2002 (United States)

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Judd Nelson
Jack Jones Jack Jones   See fewer
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Michelle Nolden
Smitty Turner Smitty Turner   See fewer
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Stewart Bick
Emmett Shaw Emmett Shaw   See fewer
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Louis Gossett Jr.
Col. David Garrett Col. David Garrett   See fewer
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Deborah Odell
Kara Walsh Kara Walsh   See fewer
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Jefferson Mappin
Reverend Jeremiah Fletcher Reverend Jeremiah Fletcher   See fewer
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Ramona Milano
Lieutenant Vasquez Lieutenant Vasquez   See fewer
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Bill MacDonald
Director Roth Director Roth   See fewer
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Mike Realba
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Darrell Dennis
Native Pilot Native Pilot   See fewer
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Melissa Haller
Joan Langley Joan Langley   See fewer
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Native Boy Native Boy   See fewer
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Ron Webber
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4.1 / 10 | 285 votes