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Aliens created one of their own on earth...now they want him back. See more »
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After his grandmother's death, 24-year-old Mike Hillary sets off in search of who he thinks is his real father... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Mike Hillary (as Mark Paul Gosselaar)

Douglas O'Keeffe ... Eleven (as Doug O'Keefe)

Ingrid Kavelaars ... Jessica Randall

Andrew Jackson ... Sixty-Six

David Nerman ... Sheriff Jimmy Masterson

Michelle Johnson ... Sarah

Marc Donato ... Mike Hillary - Age 8
Carmelina Lamanna ... Carol Hillary

Mark Lutz ... Blaine Masterson

Grant Nickalls ... Scott

Bryan Thomas ... Manny (as Bryan J. Thomas)
Jared Durand ... James

Robert Weiss ... Deputy Larson
Dennis O'Connor ... Grandpa Vern
Jennifer Higgin ... Grandma June

Kevin Zegers ... Bart
Peter Graham ... Desk Clerk
Tim MacMenamin ... Firefighter #1

Branko Racki ... Firefighter #2 (as Bronco Racki)

John Stoneham Jr. ... Guy in Truck
L.J. Maxwell ... Wristband Voice (voice)

Directed by
John Bradshaw 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Bradshaw 
Sheldon Inkol 
Damian Lee 
Lauren McLaughlin 

Produced by
Richard Babcock .... associate producer
Paul G. Day .... associate producer
Helder Goncalves .... co-producer
Damian Lee .... producer
Jeff Sackman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gowan  (as Lawrence Gowan)
 
Cinematography by
Russ Goozee  (as Gerald R. Goozee)
 
Film Editing by
Paul G. Day 
 
Casting by
Marjorie Lecker 
 
Production Design by
Tim Boyd 
 
Art Direction by
Jim Lambie 
 
Set Decoration by
Glen Atkinson 
 
Costume Design by
Judith England 
 
Makeup Department
Traci Loader .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derby Crewe .... second assistant director
Robin Sen .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Mary Arthurs .... property master
 
Sound Department
Jack Buchanan .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects
 
Stunts
Eric Bryson .... utility stunts
Branko Racki .... stunts
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rusty Deluce .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Harper Forbes .... key grip
Ava Gerlitz .... still photographer
Jim Lambie .... camera operator: "b" camera
Gerry Mendoza .... electrician
Patrick Robinson .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Mitch Lackie .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Gowan .... composer: songs "Love Makes You Believe" and "Holding This Rage"
 
Other crew
Patricia Joyes .... script supervisor
Hanna Tower .... office production assistant
 

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Rated R for violence and some nudity
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85 min | UK:92 min (DVD)
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Australia:M | UK:15 (DVD rating) | USA:R
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4 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Hahaha... As you guessed it: terrible., 29 May 1999
Author: Joe (deftoner84@aol.com) from St. Louis

Specimen, a direct-to-video science-fiction flick, is just about as terrible as you might guess. Mark-Paul Gosselaar (possibly one of the worst actors that have ever even made a film) plays a man who has always had a strange attraction to water and later finds out that he is the spawn of an alien and that another alien has come to Earth to kill him. Gosselaar--best known as Zack Morris on the terrible sitcom Saved by the Bell--is beyond terrible in a performance that makes Elizabeth Berkeley seem like the next Meryl Streep. (He is even worse in the even worse movie Dead Man on Campus).

This movie is a total waste of the thirty dollars it probably cost to make. Half a Star out of Four.

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