R | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.
Penelope Ann Miller had not done a horror film prior to The Relic but was drawn to director Peter Hyams' desire to have a strong, smart female lead. Tom Sizemore was attracted to the film because he got to play the male lead: "I had the responsibility of pushing the narrative forward."
Oh, my God! The Kothoga.
During the autopsy scene, the ties on the medical examiner's mask change between going over the microphone headset and going underneath.
$9,064,143 12 January 1997