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Warning Sign (1985)

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A woman working as a security guard in an agricultural research facility finds herself and her co-worker Schmidt fighting to survive against their former friends.

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Cal Morse
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Joanie Morse
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Major Connolly
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Dr. Dan Fairchild (as Jeffrey De Munn)
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Dr. Nielsen
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Tom Schmidt
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Vic Flint
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Bob
Cynthia Carle ...
Dana
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Captain Walston
Kavi Raz ...
Dr. Ramesh Kapoor
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Tippett
Jack Thibeau ...
Pisarczyk
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Connolly's Aide
Tom McFadden ...
Deputy Grazie
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In an ultra secret laboratory for the developing of biological weapons, covered as "Biotek", a research center for agriculture, a serious accident occurs, spreading a sinister bacteria in the laboratory. The security guard of the complex, closes and seals the building, with all the personnel inside, making very difficult the struggle for survival, not to mention the actions that the relatives of the enclosed people are thinking to do. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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A secret experiment has gone wild - and they're all going to pay! (Video Australia) See more »

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The bio-hazard project codenamed, "Blue Harvest" was also the original production codename for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) in 1983. Both films were released by Twentieth Century Fox. See more »

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At 1:34:01, as the antennas automatically fold up on the roof of the command center, a hand can be seen reaching up and catching one. See more »

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Dr. Dan Fairchild: What do you think I am, a lab animal, gonna foam at the mouth? Get over here!
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Referenced in 28 Days Later... (2002) See more »

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Discovery of Serum
Performed and composed by Craig Safan
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Good cast/bizarre movie
15 February 2002 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

I recently saw a preview for Resident Evil, the latest sci-fi/gore opus from Event Horizon director Paul Anderson. (Not to be confused with Paul Thomas Anderson). It looks like a big budget, explosive version of Warning Sign, a strange little horror movie I remember watching in the '80s. The plot of the 1985 film involves a deadly serum leaking inside a bio-chemical plant in rural Utah. The plant is sealed off--no one can get in or get out. What happens inside is best described as Night of the Living Dead meets the Andromeda Strain. All in all, not a bad horror film, and the actors (Sam Waterston, Kathleen Quinlan--both Oscar nominees, but alas, not for Warning Sign) manage to keep straight faces. The film has an "Alien" feel to it, and is quite stylish to boot. More than anything, the film has a good, somewhat believable premise for a horror story. But the execution is just so odd. Scientists becoming zombies or monsters has been done before, and the atmospheric first half of the movie is somewhat ruined by the over-the-top, borderline campy second half. We'll see soon enough whether Anderson's version of the idea is successful, although judging from the ads, I seriously doubt it.


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