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Lifeform (1996)

Invader (original title)
When the Viking space capsule suddenly returns to Earth from its long ago trip to Mars, it brings with it an intelligent visitor that is part "Alien" and part "ET". Encased in armor, it ... See full summary »

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Dr. Case Montgomery
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Dr. Gracia Scott
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Colonel Jessie Pratt
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Private Ryan
Raoul O'Connell ...
Private Jeffers
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Sergeant Lopez
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Michael Perkett, NASA
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Lt. General McClintock
Joseph Romanov ...
Private Hawkins
Damon Saleem ...
Private Talbert
Ivan Gueron ...
Lieutenant Angstrom
Timothy Charles ...
Ian Ochs
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Recovery Team Member (as Gregory Webb)
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Chopper Co-Pilot
Dirk Vahle ...
Chopper Pilot
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When the Viking space capsule suddenly returns to Earth from its long ago trip to Mars, it brings with it an intelligent visitor that is part "Alien" and part "ET". Encased in armor, it extends a humanlike form from its shell to examine its surroundings and shows an interest in humans including a soft caress of a female scientist prior to the Army killing it. This only enrages its sibling. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A research satellite returns to Earth with more than information. See more »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for some sci-fi monster violence | See all certifications »
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24 September 1996 (USA)  »

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At around one hour and five minutes as Leland Orser pulls up to the check point and is denied entry and decides to phone in there is a microphone clearly visible. See more »

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Not a Bad Pic
20 March 2001 | by (Baltimore) – See all my reviews

The picture is not as a bad as I feared it would be and although I was perplexed by some anomalies in the Cotter Smith character, I thought it more than passable. One amusing sidelight, however: the director was determined to keep nineties cutie-pie Ryan Phillipe front and center throughout the film. Thus, we have "Private Ryan" involved in every critical aspect of the plotline from alien stalking to emergency surgery on a fellow soldier to an exobiological autopsy. One is given the impression that, in Hollywood, it is impossible to consider doing hard science or carrying out military maneuvers without the handy presence of a pretty slack-jawed youth.


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