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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)
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Strickland
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Tara Fisher
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Ellen Bark (as Suzie Almgren)
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Chris
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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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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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Written by Martin Blasick
Produced by Martin Blasick
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If you are not looking for Star Wars on Elm Street this is for you
2 April 2005 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Based on the promotional picture with the tag line "Welcome to a living Hell" you might be led to believe this is a horror. Don't be fooled. Habitat is a science fiction/thriller movie and much more like an Outer Limits story than a Dead Zone one. The story is one we have heard before: "We are killing Mother Earth". Hank Symes (Tcheky Karyo) has radical plans to put an end to this destruction. His plans "accidentily" include his family. This was not a box office hit. It is not a faced paced action movie like Running Man or Total Recall. It is a movie trying to highlight an underlying issue. It is very enjoyable. The acting is mostly solid with very good performances by the older performers. The story moves along quite well and the special effect are believable with some "Hollow Man"-like tricks. Habitat does contain some nude scenes, mostly topless, and some swearing. This is mostly not out of place or out of character but does limit the audience the movie's message could have reached. The movie carries a message that we all should start taking notice of. Overall an enjoyable movie for me and that is why a 7 out of 10.


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