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Warning Sign (1985)

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
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Dr. Ramesh Kapoor
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Tippett
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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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Dr. Murnau, the scientist who seals up himself and his team in BioTek's cafeteria, was never credited in the film, so nobody knows which actor played the role. It is possible that his actor didn't want to be recognized for working in the film, or that the cast information on him was left out by mistake and then lost. 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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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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Realistic enough to be truly frightening
26 August 2001 | by (Pisgah Forest, NC) – See all my reviews

Unlike many horror movies where you need to check your credulity at the door, what you see in this film is actually believable. The idea of military scientists finding a catalyst which induces rage in the human mind, then mating it with a virus as a delivery device, is a very scary idea! Imagine you could catch homicidal mania as easily as you could catch the flu.

The acting in this movie is good if somewhat uneven. Joanie (played wonderfully by Kathleen Quinlan) is a very intense character. Sam Waterston is good as her lover and the local sheriff.

The film is not slick, but has some intense moments that many "slicker" films can only dream of achieving. Overall a very suspenseful film.


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