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Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996)

The Russian government has collapsed. Amidst the chaos, riots, and struggle for power, a terrible weapon has leaked out. Virulent microflage, a deadly germ of the cold war has begun to ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suspect (as Craig Davis)
Capt. B. Rennard
General Waxman (as Jon Epstein)
Miriam Zezulkova ...
Additional Cop
Blanka Copikova ...
Additional Cop
Martin Hindy ...
Additional Cop
Jana Lonckova ...
Zdenka Gasparovicova ...
Maria Mickovicova ...


The Russian government has collapsed. Amidst the chaos, riots, and struggle for power, a terrible weapon has leaked out. Virulent microflage, a deadly germ of the cold war has begun to spread across Eastern Europe, killing massive numbers of people. Now, in a quarantine camp set up for immigrants in 2017 Boston, one vicious murderer has the disease. Within two hours he will become violently contagious, and it is up to a team of officers in a race against time to track him down and stop him... if he doesn't kill them first. Written by Eric Yang

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If he's not dead by dawn...we are. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for gruesome violence and gore, and for strong language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

29 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adrenalin  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,536, 8 December 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,536, 8 December 1996
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was heavily re-edited and reshot under orders of Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures. The major changes installed by Weinstein were resetting the film from Romania to Boston, U.S.A. and making the virus infection the principal plot device. Future Rogue Pictures president, Andrew Rona, supervised the re-edit for Dimension Pictures. The rewrites for the reshoots were done by Rand Ravich who would later create the short lived TV series "Life". See more »


[first lines]
Delon: No one saw it coming. We were all looking out for big things. A nuclear accident, another Chernobyl... As the Russian republic split apart, no one knew who was responsible for what. While they were trying to figure it out, something leaked, something small. It rolled through eastern Europe moving west like a giant wave of death. They called it virulent macrophage.
Title Card: Boston 2007 A.D.
Delon: When the United States saw the potential for the disease on its home shores, it put the recent ...
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7 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

This senseless and incoherent action/horror flick is one of director Pyun's better movies. Number one...it's short, clocking in at a brisk 77 minutes. Number two...it's got the "Species" babe Henstridge in a role that doesn't require her to shed her clothes, but she STILL looks great. Number three...I like Lambert, no matter how awful the movies he chooses to be in happen to turn out.

As another reviewer stated, Lambert and Henstridge are cops chasing a mutant killer, who is carrying a contagious disease, through what looks like a sewer. That's about it for plot development, although there are some half-baked attempts to fill in Henstridge's character. Pyun is best suited to directing action set pieces and he has lots to work with here. Nice little time waster that's never boring and is over before you know it.

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