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Endangered Species (1982)

About a retired New York cop on Vacation in America's West who is drawn into a female sheriff's investigation of a mysterious series of cattle killings.

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Ruben Castle
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Harriet Purdue
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Joe Hiatt
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Ben Morgan
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Mackenzie Castle
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Peck
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Deputy Bobby
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Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out visiting the town with his tomboy daughter. At first he tries to stay out of the case but finds himself involved after the mysterious death of his friend Joe Hiatt, the editor of the local paper whose theories about black helicopters have aroused the ire of cattle baron Ben Morgan. Trying miserably to stay sober, Castle finds himself back in danger and in love, as he and the sheriff work together to get to the bottom of the mystery, encountering incredible danger and resistance from the frightened locals. Written by Unknown

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What you don't know can kill you.


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10 September 1982 (USA)  »

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The character Susan is played by Heather Menzies-Urich, co-star Robert Urich's off-screen wife. Menzies is best known as Louisa, one of the children in The Sound of Music (1965). See more »

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Dr. Ross: The test results from the catalog that you sent to me were interesting.
Harriet Purdue: Really! What'd you find?
Dr. Ross: First, the incisions. Laser surgery is what I'd have to guess. And we also found traces of a rare bacterium: Clostridium botulinum.
Harriet Purdue: What?
Dr. Ross: Botulinum. It's a poison, extremely deadly. And uh, this particular strain has been modified by gene splicing.
Harriet Purdue: Where does it come from?
Dr. Ross: Well, I'd never sign my name to this. Uh, Lieutenant Castle did say he wouldn't quote me?
Harriet Purdue: No, I won't.
Dr. Ross: Yes, well, uh, the only ...
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Well-Made Sci-Fi Film
14 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Robert Urich and Jobeth Williams star in this fairly competant issue. Urich plays a single dad who while on vacation with his daughter starts to investigate a series of cattle mutilations. Good beginning and middle but ending could have been better.


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