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Habitat (1997)

 -  Sci-Fi | Fantasy  -  19 April 1997 (USA)
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Andreas Symes
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Hank Symes
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Clarissa Symes
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Coach Marlowe
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Deborah Marlowe
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Blaine
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Eric Thornton (as Chris Heyerdahl)
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Daryl (as Kris Holdenried)
Daniel Pilon ...
Strickland
Lynne Adams ...
Tara Fisher
Susan Almgren ...
Ellen Bark (as Suzie Almgren)
Amanda Blitz ...
Chris
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Soldier #2
Daniel Gautier ...
Soldier #3 (as Daniel Gauthier)
Terri Hanauer ...
Myra Johnson
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In a future world where Earth's ozone layer has been completely destroyed, a brilliant but obsessed scientist, Hank Symes uses illegally obtained biological materials for an experiment that he hopes will save the world. In the course of his work, a terrible accident occurs, transforming him into a fantastic otherworldly lifeform and changing his house into a huge living entity which threatens all who enter. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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Rated R for sexuality, language and some violence/gore | See all certifications »
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19 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Eisvoli sti Kolasi  »

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This is the only theatrical movie filmed in Sony's early analog High Definition format. Sony donated the equipment and technical support in an attempt to popularize the format. The High Definition video was then transferred to film for release. See more »

Quotes

Hank Symes: I swim with the plants and frolic with the sperm.
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Tragedy
Written by Martin Blasick
Produced by Martin Blasick
Performed by Velvet
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Unique plot
25 August 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

One of a kind movie plot - parents so naturally-and-biologically advanced that they can metamorph into bug-like points of light that though ethereal, can actually be lethal. The plot saves the story, with its premise that in a Sun-damaged earth, Man needs to change himself biologically to survive. The acting can be said to be good, just average, although there are flashes of brilliance at times from Balthazar Getty and Alice Krige.


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