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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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23 August 1985 (USA)  »

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The name of the agricultural factory is 'BioTek Agronomics". Many people assume it's misspelled when in fact it was misspelled on purpose. Using "BioTek" rather than "Biotech" avoided issues with real corporations that used the proper spelling, and "agronomics" is a play at the words "agricultural" and "economics" put together. 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 »

Quotes

Tom Schmidt: Joanie, listen to me, you don't have to say a word, just show me your daybook!
Tippett: [holds up burned paper] Here it is! You stupid cow, you burned the page but you remember the numbers, don't you?
Joanie Morse: I'm not telling you anything!
Tom Schmidt: Joanie, we don't have time to be nice!
Tippett: She'll talk.
[Tippett holds Joanie down and holds up a cut lamp cord]
Tom Schmidt: Wait a minute! Wait a minute, this is getting out of hand... NO, NO!
Tippett: Now I know you're frightened but we all wanna leave, don't we?
[zaps her with the cord]
Joanie Morse: [screams]
[...]
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The Disease Takes Hold
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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