Warning Sign (1985)

R  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  23 August 1985 (USA)
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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:
Cal Morse
Joanie Morse
Major Connolly
Dr. Dan Fairchild (as Jeffrey De Munn)
Dr. Nielsen
Tom Schmidt
Vic Flint
Cynthia Carle ...
Captain Walston
Kavi Raz ...
Dr. Ramesh Kapoor
Jack Thibeau ...
Connolly's Aide
Tom McFadden ...
Deputy Grazie


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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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 »


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 »


Tom Schmidt: I'm dying.
Joanie Morse: You are not going to die! I've got the stuff, I just need a syringe!
Tom Schmidt: It's going to be terrible. You've got to leave!
Joanie Morse: There's nowhere left to go.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »


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Performed and composed by Craig Safan
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Above average Sci Fi quasi Living Dead drama.
19 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this 20 yrs ago and having a very favorable impression, but the recent copy I bought and viewed this week showed both better and worse aspects, different from what I recalled. Anyway, the story is quite catching and most of the acting is above average, thanks to a good ensemble cast of quality folks. Very well done art/set design makes up for rather standard plot direction, with some nicely eerie moments. There's well written, believable dialog interspersed with silly, and well developed characters interspersed with stereotypes. So it's a mishmash but a good one. Would have been nice to see a more believable military response to the viral outbreak, but the budget must have only been enough for a small crew of national guard type soldiers rather than a more believable crack platoon outfit that would have been all over the locals, and sent them packing. Definitely a good half of a double feature with Endangered Species, or Andromeda Strain.

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