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Release Date:
7 May 1982 (USA) See more »
A Science Fiction Horror Adventure That'll Blow You Away! See more »
In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten lose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Intergalactic Troubleshooter Mike Colby VS Genetic Mutant! See more (35 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jesse Vint ... Mike Colby
Dawn Dunlap ... Tracy Baxter

June Chadwick ... Dr. Barbara Glaser
Linden Chiles ... Dr. Gordon Hauser
Fox Harris ... Dr. Cal Timbergen
Ray Oliver ... Brian Beale (as Raymond Oliver)

Scott Paulin ... Earl Richards

Michael Bowen ... Jimmy Swift
Don Olivera ... SAM-104
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Victor Warren ... Mutant (uncredited)

Directed by
Allan Holzman 
Writing credits
Tim Curnen (screenplay)

Jim Wynorski (story) and
R.J. Robertson (story)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Mary Ann Fisher .... co-producer
Original Music by
Susan Justin 
Cinematography by
Tim Suhrstedt 
Film Editing by
Allan Holzman 
Martin Nicholson 
Casting by
Jackie Burch  (as Jackie McNamara)
Production Design by
Christopher Horner 
Art Direction by
Joseph T. Garrity  (as Joe Garrity)
Wayne Springfield 
Set Decoration by
Chuck Seaton 
Makeup Department
John Carl Buechler .... special makeup effects (as J.C. Buechler)
Sue Dolph .... makeup artist
Karen Kubeck .... special makeup effects artist: assistant makeup artist
Susan Moray .... hair stylist
Steve Neill .... prosthetic fabricator
Don Olivera .... special makeup effects
Jim Shaw .... prosthetic designer
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Bart Mixon .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Mark Shostrom .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Clark Henderson .... post-production supervisor
Aaron Lipstadt .... production manager
Charles Skouras III .... assistant production manager
William T. Conway .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Allan .... first assistant director
Aaron Lipstadt .... second unit director
Victoria Plummer .... second assistant director (as Vicki Plummer)
Art Department
Whitney Scott Bain .... carpenter
Julie Kaye Fanton .... props (as Julie Towery)
Jim Haddon .... special props and graphics
Donna Marburger .... special props and graphics
James Reigle .... set construction supervisor (as Jim Reigle)
Ron Seigel .... special props and graphics (as Ron Siegle)
Ron Siegle .... special props and graphics
Mark Pritchard .... carpenter (uncredited)
Mark A. Shelton .... art department electrician (uncredited)
Sound Department
John K. Adams .... sound editor
Patrushkha Mierzwa .... boom operator
Branda S. Miller .... sound editor (as Branda Miller)
Mark Ulano .... production sound mixer
Karen G. Wilson .... supervising sound editor (as Karen Wilson)
Special Effects by
Roger George .... pyrotechnics
Michael F. Hoover .... special mechanics
Michael Lavalley .... special mechanics (as Mike La Valley)
Rick Lazzarini .... special mechanics
Visual Effects by
Steve Caldwell .... camera operator: special visual effects
Tom Campbell .... supervisor: special visual effects
Brian Chin .... storyboard artist: special visual effects
William T. Conway .... supervisor: special visual effects (as Bill Conway)
Deborah Gaydos .... effects animation designer
Julia Gibson .... effects animation camera
Matthew McAllister .... special lighting effects
January Nordman .... assistant animator (as January R. Nordman)
Kyle Perkins .... model builder
Tony Randel .... optical effects consultant (as Anthony Randel)
Jay Roth .... model builder
Brent Scrivener .... model shop supervisor (as Brent Scrivner)
Hank Simon .... optical camera
Dennis Skotak .... director of photography: special visual effects
Robert Skotak .... production designer: special visual effects
Joseph Yanuzzi .... effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
James L. Carter .... director of photography: second unit (as James Carter)
M.J. Elliott .... still photographer
Greg Gardiner .... best boy
James J. Gilson .... gaffer (as Jim Gilson)
Jim Grce .... electrician
Scott Guthrie .... electrician
Martin J. Layton .... assistant camera (as Marty Layton)
Tracy Neftzger .... key grip
David W. Nims .... grip (as Dave Nims)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susie DeSanto .... wardrobe supervisor
Mary Jane McCarty .... costume designer: women's jumpsuits (as Janice McCarthy)
Editorial Department
James Matheny .... associate editor (as Jim Matheny)
Marilyn McCoppen .... assistant editor
Martin Nicholson .... associate editor (as Marty Nicholson)
Mark Pritchard .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Craig Huxley .... electronic music realization (as Craig Huntley)
Other crew
Rupert Harvey .... production accountant
Pat Morrill .... production coordinator
Judith Saunders .... script supervisor (as Judy Saunders)
Mike Chambers .... production assistant/meat wrangler (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
77 min | Belgium:85 min (video version) | USA:82 min (director's cut)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ | France:12 | UK:15 (re-rating) (2010) | UK:18 (1984) | USA:R | West Germany:16 (f)

Did You Know?

Karen G. Wilson provided the noises for the mutant by cramming a microphone down her throat.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: In the first lab scene on planet Xarbia, when Mike Colby says "That thing is trouble, I can smell it", we can see a yellow microphone appearing from the inferior-left that appears again on the next scene from the same plane.See more »
[first lines]
[Colby is awaken from his hibernation by his android pilot SAM-104]
Mike Colby:Where are we?
SAM-104:Beta zone. There's a pack of food raiders on our tail, sir.
Mike Colby:My hands... are numb.
SAM-104:Concentrate sir, they're closing in!
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References Alien (1979)See more »


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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Intergalactic Troubleshooter Mike Colby VS Genetic Mutant!, 9 November 2002
Author: duke13-1 from Canada

The story concerns the efforts of Mike and his sidekick, SAM-104, an android(or robot, if you will) and their investigation of an experiment gone wrong on planet Xarbia. A group of scientists stationed on this planet are conducting experiments involving gene splicing in order to come up with a solution for a "galactic food crisis", that will supply the hungry masses(hey, it's a big galaxy out there!) Their solution? "Meet Subject 20..." Only Subject 20 is not in an inviting mood, as we are about to find out... What is the secret being kept from Mike by the scientists? What is Subject 20? How many times will Mike "get some"? (Couldn't resist!) To find out, see the film... If you are looking for cheese or horrible acting, see the latest films that take place in a galaxy far, far away. But if you are looking for a film where most of the actors seem to be having a great time with their tongues planted firmly in their cheeks(and Mike's planted in other places), not worrying about the pressures of a gazzillion dollar budget that still yields garbage, see this film. And yes, I do love this film. Enough to own multiple copies.... Did I mention that this film has two very sexy(June Chadwick and Dawn Dunlap) female scientists in it, hey, that ups the score right there! :)

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