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The Alpha Incident (1978)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  24 May 1978 (USA)
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A microorganism from Mars, brought to Earth by a space probe, terrorizes passengers in a railroad office.

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Stafford Morgan ...
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A microorganism from Mars, brought to Earth by a space probe, terrorizes passengers in a railroad office.

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The Gift
Lyrics by Dale Kuippers (as Dale Kuipers), Bill Rebane
Music by Tom Barnet
Sung by Deanna Wynand and Don Lasee and The Ramblin Fever Band
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Unsuccessful, but not THAT bad
4 November 2001 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I think the previous posters were a little hard on this movie. Yes, it's not a very good movie - it's slow, with some bad dialogue, characters that are annoying and/or unsympathetic, and an ending that rips off NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Yet at the same time, I thought that the premise of the movie was intriguing, and I had to admire the fact that independent filmmakers on a really low budget were tackling something as difficult as a dialogue-driven movie, one that was intended for the drive-in crowd. True, it's not successful overall (to say the least), but occasionally there is something a little interesting, making you think that, with more time and planning, they might have been able to succeed. So while I "boo" the finished results, I will at least applaud the filmmakers intentions.


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