The Kovak Box (2006)

R  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  12 January 2007 (Spain)
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A sci-fi writer (Hutton) is invited to an island for a conference, only to discover that he's become lured into a trap.


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Credited cast:
David Norton
Silvia Mendez
Frank Kovak
Jane Graham (as Georgia MacKenzie)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isabel Abarraga ...
Jorge Aguado de Gabriel ...
Man with Umbilical Cord
Lift Passenger
CNW Announcer
Nina Bagusat ...
Keith Bartlett ...
Julio Bastida ...
Telecinco Announcer
Jorge Bosch ...
Consulate Employee


A sci-fi writer (Hutton) is invited to an island for a conference, only to discover that he's become lured into a trap.

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You're trapped... and you don't even know it.

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Rated R for some violent and disturbing content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »


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A Caixa Kovak  »

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References Nanook of the North (1922) See more »


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Music by Rezsö Seress
Lyrics by László Jávor
English Lyrics by Sam Lewis (as Sam M. Lewis)
Performed by Billie Holiday, Teddy Wilson, Al Casey, J.C. Heard, Emmet Berry,
John Williams, Hymie Schertzer, Babe Russin and Jimmy Hamilton
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This is not a Sci-fi Thriller, but it's Engaging
20 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I kept reading the description of this Movie as a Sci-Fi genre. It isn't.

It's more a Suspense Thriller. NOT an ACTION Thriller-- A Suspense Thriller. But you have to be patient. It starts off with what seems to be two disparate story lines than will slam together very soon.

A writer on book signing tour becomes embroiled in a very convoluted and deadly conspiracy which centers around one of his books.

The tone and visual flow of the movie makes me think of the old Bond Movies-- but like I said-- this is NOT an action flick. The web of conspiracy makes me think of some old spy Movies-- yet this isn't a Spy Movie.

Another reviewer hit a bulls-eye with one descriptor-- Hitchcock. This is Hitchcock for the 21st century.

SO this one is a movie for a Saturday Evening. You have to be ready to think and LISTEN to the dialogue. If your Girlfriend does not pay attention with you, you need a smarter girlfriend.

Oh, and this movie goes good with wine.

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