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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
Brad Austin ...
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)
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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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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

Coach Marlowe: You ever heard of hygiene? Even animals lick themselves clean! I spend a lot of time with my boys in the shower, and I teach them that even body odour isn't just smell: it's bacteria, it's germs.
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Written by Martin Blasick
Produced by Martin Blasick
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Underrated sci-fi release
18 January 2000 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

To be honest, I rented "Habitat" at the discretion of the user comments and enjoyed it. Okay, the dialogue is not top-notch, but this film is entertaining. Alice Krige's performance is spellbinding, the "eco-house" is haunting, and it does have a subtle ecological theme. Also, I liked the film's appearance, thanks to Sony digital technology. More films should be made in high definition. I may be the only one who liked "Habitat." Some of its weaknesses include its lack of charcter development, especially Tchecky Karyo and Laura Harris. 6/10


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