Synopsis: Civil Unrest in the European country of Moldova has US forces engaging the insurgents however there is a new threat who has decided both are their enemy. This new threat resides in an alternative spectrum that makes them invisible to the naked eye and instant death to anyone confronting them. Locals believe they are Spirits of War but others believe they are superior arms technology fabricated by the Moldova government..
Director(s): Nic Mathieu
Production: Universal Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min


(explosions, then rumbling)



(man over radio) Acknowledge

when in position, Sergeant Davis.


Dagger Team 1, copy. I keep losing you.

- How long till my backup's here?

- Working on it. Stand by.

(explosion, then rumbling)

Say eight to ten minutes.

Advise you stay put.

I can't wait for backup.

Send them in behind me.

Davis, maintain your position.

They're on their way.




Dagger Team 1, you seeing this?

There's some kind of disturbance here.

Davis, what is that? What are you seeing?

What the hell?


Davis, what's your status?

(radio static)

Davis, come in!


(man) Got you.

(man 1)... gonna get a late start.

(man 2)

Right, well, it's a closed session.


Most of the specs stayed the same...

(man over PA)

Dr. Osbourne, call 204. Dr. Osbourne, 204.

(indistinct chattering)

(man 1) They're issuing temporaries

for that R and D, as far as I know.

(man 2)

Is that part of the same badge or...?

(man 3) I'm pretty sure.

- (man 2) All right.

- (man 4) How's it going?

- (man 5) Hey.

- (man 6) Hi.

- (man 7) We'll get everything.

- (man 8) Marty was already in?

(man 9) Yeah.

(man 10)

And she's working on that project?

(man 11) They'll be done in about a week.

I was gonna say...

(man over PA) Don Taylor, report

to Laser Laboratory Building B, Laser Lab.

(man 1) Okay, I'll take a look.

- Where have you been?

- (Clyne) Solving problems.

You look... dusty.

Sometimes you gotta get dusty, Efrem.

- Test the pulse?

- Yeah.

Went down to the vault,

asked Johnson for some tetracene,

but apparently, we don't store it.

It's outdated and expensive as shit.

It got expensive.

Back in the '90s, it used to be cheap.

So, if you look hard enough...

you can still find some lying around.

You find a street gang

that slings tetracene?

Industrial printer cartridge,

$14.99 back in the day.

- Get me a mount, would you?

- Here you go.

Thank you.

(Efrem) You gonna tell the suits

you're running this on a 20-year-old part?

I'll show them it works and say:

"That's the difference between a prototype

and a production model."


Concavity is spun to zero.

Lens track is hot.

Alignment is keyed in.

You are good to go.

I'll let you call it.

(whirring, then beeping)

(powering up)

If you think about the applications on

other materials, it could be significant.

Metals, for instance, can be shattered

with very little effort or noise.

Concrete, rubber... they're all vulnerable

to violent temperature changes.

Yeah, this project started

as a request from SEAL Team 6.

After the siege in Rwanda,

they came to us

asking for the capability...

to flash freeze or boil

the enemy's water supply.

Now, this device could have

driven the enemy out.

And you... tried this on living things?

That wasn't our intent here, initially.

We'd like you test it.

Any volunteers?


(chuckles) Well... we'll give it a try.

Gentlemen, why don't we go sit down?

We'll talk over the next steps. All right?

Yeah. Right this way.

(indistinct chattering)

(Mindala) What do you want,

a clean conscience?

Test it with a slab of beef

for all I care.

What I want is to use it

for what we originally designed it as.

A deterrent.

Nobody said anything

about microwaving people's lungs.

It's war.

It's the business we're in.

Remember what you sold it to me as

when you hired me?



And that's still partially true.

But war is good business.

So is human trafficking.

We work for DARPA, Mark.

We work for the government.

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