Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Synopsis: A member of a rich British aristocratic family, Lara Croft is a "tomb raider" who enjoys collecting ancient artifacts from ruins of temples, cities, etc. worldwide, and doesn't mind going through death-defying dangers to get them. She is skilled in hand-to-hand combat, weapons training, and foreign languages - and does them all in tight outfits. Well, the planets of the solar system are going into planetary alignment (Which occurs every 5,000 years), and a secret society called the Illuminati is seeking an ancient talisman that gives its possessor the ability to control time. However, they need a certain clock/key to help them in their search, and they have to find the talisman in one week or wait until the next planetary alignment to find it again. Lara happens to find that key hidden in a wall of her mansion. The Illuminati steal it, and Lara gets an old letter from her deceased father telling her about the society's agenda (Her father was also the one who hid the key). Now, she must
Director(s): Simon West
Production: Paramount Pictures
  4 wins & 18 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min



Not live rounds, Lara!

He's in a real pain right now.

This is a major remodel, you know!

This is a disaster!

Was it programmed to stop

before it took my head off?

Ah, well... that would be a "no".

- But you said, "Make it more challenging. "

- Hence, the live fire.

Live rounds again.

Poor Simon!

What has she done to you?

- Very funny.

- I'm trying to turn you into a lady.

- And a lady should be modest.

- Yes. A lady should be modest.

Brothers and sisters,

today is the 15th of May.

The first day of the planetary alignment,

and we are still no nearer to discovering

the location of the key.

It seems... we are

running out of time.

This is not acceptable.

Mr Powell,

your explanation for this, please.

I have no explanation.

Certainly no excuses.

Except to respectfully remind the council

that we are working from clues

based on ancient cosmological

models... predating Aristotle.

But I'm happy to announce

that we're almost ready.

And I am supremely confident

that we will have our answer in time

for the relevant planetary alignment.

So, we will have possession

of the key in... week?

- Yes indeed. One week.

This is good news, Mr Powell.

But remember,

we have only a single opportunity

to retrieve

the two halves of the triangle.

And if we fail,

we must wait another 5,000 years.

Well, that's more time than I'm prepared

to commit to this enterprise.

We shall be ready.

Trust me.

- We're not ready, are we?

- No.

Good morning, Lara.

And what a beautiful morning it is.

Back to work, I'm afraid.

It's adventure time.

Egypt again?

It's nothing but pyramids and sand.

I know. Gets everywhere, in the cracks...

Spanish galleon?

Do you know what day it is, Hillary?

Yes, of course...

The 15th.

And that is never a good day.

I miss you, Daddy.

I wish we could get back the time

that was stolen from us.

My father would love to have seen this.

Tonight Pluto and Neptune

align with Uranus.

It's the first stage of the alignment

of all nine planets

culminating in a full solar eclipse.

It only happens

once every 5,000 years.

- When is the eclipse?

- In one week from today.

But there is plenty

to look out for until then.


I wish you could remember her.

She loved you so much.


I wish I could remember her, too.

- I still have you, Daddy.

- Yes, you do.

The exact alignment of the planets

necessary to activate the triangle

only occurs once every 5,000 years.

But that will prove to be

just long enough

for little Lara Croft to grow up...

...and to find it.


Hello, fellas. How's business?

OK, I'm coming.

I'm coming.

We have 83 rooms.

Can't you live in the house?

Well, I'm a free spirit, me.


- What's that smell?

- 5 am. Let's go.

This had better be good.

- It's a clock.

- I found it last night.

It was ticking.

Must be one of them

"ticking clocks", eh?

It was hidden in a secret room.

- Don't start.

- Well, Lara, it's a clock.

It ticks, it tells the time. It's wrong.

It started ticking last night,

during the first stage of the alignment.

Well, I need some coffee.

OK, in we go.

It looks pretty ordinary to me.

Keep looking.

Your coffee, sir.

Decaf latte with non-fat milk.

Oh, champion.

Steaming sump oil.

- Wait, what did you do?

- I don't know. What did I do?

- Where is that?

- Don't know.

I just took my hand off the fibre optics.

What is that?

- Oh, bugger!

- Bugger.

Screw thirteen

to quadrant four.

Screw fourteen

to quadrant three.

Oh, please.

It's my map,

so I know where they all came from.

It's camouflage.

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Patrick Massett

Patrick Massett (born March 6, 1962) is an American television actor, writer and producer. He played Duras in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "Sins of the Father" and "Reunion". He has worked on both the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights and the Syfy series Caprica. He often works with writing partner John Zinman. He has been nominated for four Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards for his work on Friday Night Lights. more…

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