The Colony (1996 film)

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The Colony
Genre Thriller
Written by Richard Shapiro
Esther Shapiro
John Whelpley
Directed by Tim Hunter
Starring Michael Paré
Brian Bloom
Alla Korot
Casper Van Dien
Country of origin United States / Canada
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Esther Shapiro
Richard Shapiro
Producer(s) Cathy Dwyer
Philip L. Parslow
Barbara Wall
John Whelpley
Running time 95 min.
Production company(s) Richard & Esther Shapiro Productions
All American Television
Distributor ABC
Original network ABC
Original release July 4, 1996

The Colony is a 1996 TV film directed by Tim Hunter.


A man moves his family into a suburbia that at first seems fantastic, but soon turns into a nightmare.

"Set in a high-price Malibu community, this made-for-TV drama wallows in a multitude of extramarital affairs, corporate intrigue and elegant back-stabbing, with murder the logical extension to all the hanky-panky. Characters crucial to the plotline are a cop posing as an auto mechanic, and a sexy nanny who intends to break up her best friend's marriage. The ending is abrupt and unsatisfying, a sure sign that the film was actually the pilot for an unsold series. Written and produced by Dynasty veterans Richard Shapiro and Esther Shapiro, The Colony was originally consigned to a "dog day" timeslot on July 4, 1996, by its parent network ABC. - Hal Erickson, Rovi"[1]



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