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Contamination (1980)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 11 June 1982 (USA)
A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.

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Complete credited cast:
Ian McCulloch ...
Cmdr. Ian Hubbard
Louise Marleau ...
Col. Stella Holmes
Marino Masé ...
NYPD Lt. Tony Aris
Siegfried Rauch ...
Hamilton
Gisela Hahn ...
Perla de la Cruz
Carlo De Mejo ...
Agent Young
Carlo Monni ...
Dr. Turner
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A ship pulls into New York Harbor with no one on board. The police find a cargo full of green pulsating eggs. Upon contact, the eggs explode spreading a green acid like substance that seeps into the skin and explodes. It is later discovered that the eggs are being manufactured in South America by a one-eyed Martian that grew from a tiny seed a former astronaut brought back from a expedition to Mars. Written by Humberto Amador

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One of the 72 films on the Director of Public Prosecutions 'Video Nasty' list and part of the 'Video Recordings Act 1984' in the UK. See more »

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In most of the exploding people shots you can clearly see the seams in previously cut patches laid on top of the rest of the clothing. Since the shots are done in extreme slow motion there is plenty of time to see these seems and know which part of the person is about to explode away from the rest. See more »

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Colonel Stella Holmes: Help! Let me out! There's an egg!
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Referenced in American Dad! (2005) See more »

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Classic McCulloch
1 November 1999 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ian McCulloch shines, as he did in 'Zombie Flesh-eaters', this time as an alcoholic former NASA astronaut who is dismissed as mad when he talks of the threat of an alien invasion from Mars (as is par for the course in these space capers).

If you enjoy lame acting, poorly dubbed voices, cheesy 80's gore effects and an implausible plot, then this is the film for you.


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