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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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A New Plague on Earth Will Come from the Stars! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Also Known As:

Alien Contamination  »

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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 »

Goofs

When the first technician in the derelict ship picks up the egg, a camera Matte box is visible on the left side of the screen, dollying back. See more »

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Colonel Stella Holmes: Help! Let me out! There's an egg!
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Referenced in The Tony Blair Witch Project (2000) See more »

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It's awful - I loved it!!
29 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a child of the fifties, I grew up watching drek like this. The only difference I could see between this movie and something made in the fifties was the color.

I'm not sure who Luigi Cozzi is, but I am sure that he must be related to Ed Wood.

This movie was made in 1980, long after the special effects of "Plan 9 from Outer Space" should have been deep-sixed. The plot is very thin, the dialogue is embarrassing and the ending is both bad and predictable.

Having said all that, I had a great time watching it - it was on the El Rey channel which has become one of my guilty pleasure favorites. It's 90 minutes I will never get back but that's OK.


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