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The Andromeda Strain
- Arthur Hill

Overview - When a small space probe falls to earth in a remote village of New Mexico, all but two of the town's inhabitants--an infant and an old alcoholic--meet death as their blood turns to powder. After two reconnaissance pilots have also perished, a national state of emergency is declared.  Read more...

 
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Overview

When a small space probe falls to earth in a remote village of New Mexico, all but two of the town's inhabitants--an infant and an old alcoholic--meet death as their blood turns to powder. After two reconnaissance pilots have also perished, a national state of emergency is declared. The two survivors and the recovered space probe are transported to a mammoth five-story underground laboratory, and a team of scientists--biologist Jeremy Stone (Arthur Hill), microbiologist Ruth Leavitt (Kate Reid), blood chemistry authority Mark Hall (James Olson), and pathologist Charles Dutton (David Wayne)--is swiftly brought to the lab to discover the nature of the deadly organism brought by the space probe. The team is subjected to grueling hours of precautionary decontamination measures--which are filmed with extraordinary art direction in stunning monochromatic sequences--and informed that the laboratory complex is equipped with an automatic self-destruct device that will be triggered should infection spread. Through exhaustive tests, the team learns that the minute organism, dubbed the ANDROMEDA STRAIN, is alien in nature, and the scientists must quickly find a cure before all of humanity is wiped out. Quietly thrilling, with superb pacing from director Robert Wise, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, based on the novel by Michael Crichton, is one of the most stylistically beautiful science fiction films ever made.

Cast List

Richard H. Kline - American Director of Photography
Nelson Gidding - American Screenwriter
Michael Crichton - Author/Director/Producer, JURASSIC PARK,
John Michael Crichton - Author/Director/Producer, JURASSIC PARK,
John Lange - Author/Director/Producer, JURASSIC PARK,
Jeffrey Hudson - Author/Director/Producer, JURASSIC PARK,
Stuart Gilmore - American Director/Editor
Boris Leven - Production Designer
Arthur Hill - Actor
Robert Wise - Oscar winning Director/Producer/Editor, WEST SIDE STORY
Robert Wise Jr. - Oscar winning Director/Producer/Editor, WEST SIDE STORY
David Wayne - American Character Actor
Gil Melle - Composer/Jazz Saxophonist
Kate Reid - Canadian Actress
James Olson - American Actor
Jack Holmes - Editor
Jack W. Holmes - Editor
Paula Kelly - American Actress/Dancer

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 130
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192123924
  • Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Rating: G (MPAA)
  • Release Date: April 2003

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Synopsis:
An active satellite falls out of orbit and crash-lands in a small town. A deadly and mysterious bacteria released by the collision begins to systematically kill off the population. Scientists try to determine the basis and a cure for the deadly interloper and discover that only a small baby and the town drunk seem impervious to its spread. Anxiety rises as the researchers scramble for a cure before they too are wiped out.

Reviews:
"...Excruciating, real-time suspense..." -- Rating: B+ - 08/04/1995 Entertainment Weekly, pp.64-5

 
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