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Stephen Dorff (Blade) and Academy Award(r) winners Mira Sorvino (Best Supporting Actor, Mighty Aphrodite 1995) and Anjelica Huston (Best Supporting Actor, Prizzi's Honor 1985) star in this globe-spanning tale of action and intrigue, based upon the bestselling series written by Robert Ludlum (The Bourne Identity, The Osterman Weekend). Colonel Jonathan Smith (Dorff) is a disease specialist and former secret agent for Covert One, an elite intelligence agency made up of political and technical experts that report directly to the President (Huston). When an unknown deadly virus begins to surface, Smith is called into action to find and isolate the source before the outbreak can endanger millions of lives. Featuring an all-star supporting cast including Blair Underwood (Rules of Engagement) and more, it's a race against time for Covert One to stop the virus and uncover the truth behind a conspiracy at the highest and most dangerous levels of society.
Based on Robert Ludlum's novel, The Hades Factor puts a bio-terrorism spin on a good old-fashioned spy thriller storyline for this tense TV miniseries. Stephen Dorff is top-billed as a former spy turned medical researcher who is pulled back into the espionage business when a new and mysterious disease erupts simultaneously in three military-sensitive regions. The target of the investigation centers on another covert operative (Mira Sorvino), who made off with a black-market virus in the middle of a government sting. The film's solid cast, which includes Blair Underwood and two Hustons--Danny and Anjelica (as the U.S. President)--helps the suspension of belief required for this sort of story considerably, and director Mick Jackson delivers the required amount of action at a brisk and engaging clip. Squeamish viewers should know that the outbreak scenes are particularly grisly for a television production. --Paul Gaita
Having read the book, I was hoping for something at least decent here with this Ludlum film. But one word best describes this movie: BORING! Read morePublished 16 days ago by nicepoethere
I was disappointed in the movie, as it followed the book's characters very weakly, the storyline weakly, and the main character is weak compared to the Jonathan Smith in the book. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Glynn Warwick
I love thrillers. I've been known to watch low-rated movies, and I've enjoyed them.
This plot has been worked several times in several ways. Read more
OK film, entertaining but by no means a thrill-a-minute. Mira Sorvino makes it watchable. Good way to pass time at a low cost.Published 1 month ago by McTechie
Very bad acting, terrible dialogue, yawn-inducing predictability...all the ingredients for a bad, painful, movie-watching experience.Published 1 month ago by D. Reese