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Screamers (1995)

(SIRIUS 6B, Year 2078) On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as... See full summary »

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(SIRIUS 6B, Year 2078) On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers designed for one purpose only -- to hunt down and destroy all enemy life forms But man's greatest weapon has continued to evolve without any human guidance, and now it has devised a new mission: to obliterate all life. Col. Hendricksson (Peter Weller) is commander of a handful of Alliance soldiers still alive on Sirius 6B. Betrayed by his own political leaders and disgusted by the atrocities of this never-ending war, Hendricksson decides he must negotiate a separate peace with the New Economic Bloc's decimated forces. But to do so, he will have to cross a treacherous wasteland where the deadliest threat comes from the very weapons he helped to create. Written by Nicolas LeBlanc <ei952859@uqac.uquebec.ca>

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The Last Scream You Hear Will Be Your Own. See more »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for sci-fi violence and terror, some language and a brief moment of nudity | See all certifications »

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26 January 1996 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

JPY 25,895,600 (Japan), 29 November 1996

Gross USA:

$5,781,885
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The NEB command center was filmed at the Montreal Olympic Stadium. At around 1:02:00, you can see the blue canvas roof in the background. See more »

Goofs

(at around 47 mins) Just after the boy is shot, Becker says, "Who would shoot a snot-nosed boy with a hard luck story?" and there is a vehicle moving in the background, high up on a ridge, from right to left between Becker's and Ross's heads. See more »

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[first lines]
Screamers Crawl Narration: [voice over narration] For the last fifty years, the new economic block, the 'N.E.B.' Corporation, has controlled mining operations throughout the known solar systems.
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References Pinocchio (1940) See more »

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Naya
Music by Jerry Devilliers
Lyrics by Dwight Druick
Vocals by Loulou Hughes
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Good movie on a budget
15 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Based on a Phillip K. Dick story (the writer of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep," which was the background for "Blade Runner") this movie delivers, but suffers because of the apparently tight budget. Some scenes in here reminded me of the original "Star Trek" episodes, where the production crew had to become quite inventive to get effects on an almost non-existing budget.

So movies low on money have to rely on their scripts and on good actors, and "Screamers" has them both. The story and its subplots could serve for three movies and especially Peter Weller showed a superb performance here. Generally there are some weaknesses, but they can be forgiven, if you allow yourself to get into the story.

If you have enough of FX loaded movies that cover their thin plot with a multitude of explosions, then give it a try.


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