Hollow Man

Hollow Man

Paul Verhoeven (2000)

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In this updating of the Invisible Man tale by director Paul Verhoeven, arrogant scientist Kevin Bacon makes himself invisible and promptly embarks on prattish schoolboy pranks, graduating to sexual assault and murder when he becomes peeved by his inability to become visible again. Challenged for much of a story, the film resorts to turning Bacon's laboratory into a haunted house, from where the see-through psychopath traps his colleagues to dispose of them one by one. Unlikely scientist Elisabeth Shue leads the fight back in an exceptionally unambitious sci-fi thriller, in which predictability is alleviated only by some impressive and interesting special effects.


A brilliant scientist tests an invisibility serum on himself, but becomes dangerously intoxicated by the power he acquires. He abandons his morals and heads out into the city to take full advantage of his condition. Realising he has been up to no good, concerned colleagues decide to confront him - with terrible consequences. Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi thriller, starring Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin and Kim Dickens.

Cast & Crew

Linda McKay Elisabeth Shue
Sebastian Caine Kevin Bacon
Matthew Kensington Josh Brolin
Sarah Kennedy Kim Dickens
Carter Abbey Greg Grunberg
Frank Chase Joey Slotnick
Janice Walton Mary Randle
Doctor Kramer William Devane
Director Paul Verhoeven
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Violence swearing sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 29 Sep 2000