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Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

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Storyline

A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form. Written by Steven Dretzke <stevend@unicomp.net>

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This summer, brace yourself for the ultimate battle between man and nature. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for terror/violence and language | See all certifications »

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22 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,818,208 (USA) (22 August 1997)

Gross:

$25,454,187 (USA) (17 October 1997)
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Trivia

Screenwriters Matt Greenberg and John Sayles are uncredited in the movie, but were credited in some of the trailers and TV spots. See more »

Goofs

After Leonard and Dr. Mann fall, Dr. Mann instructs Josh to thrown down the glow sticks. He's still writing the instructions on his hand when he leaves, he never throws down anything. Neither of the 3 characters do anything that would indicate that he does. Later you see Dr. Mann using glow sticks that shouldn't be there. See more »

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Dr. Gates: [to Susan] So... you think your little "Frankenstein" has gotten the better of you?
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV (2013) See more »

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The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell)
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Music by Benjamin Britten
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Superb, atmospheric, visually brilliant film
25 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you look at the review comments on this film you generally get either very negative or very positive comments. In other words the reviewers fall into two different camps. Those who don't like Mimic and dismiss it often compare it to Aliens. Some of these people complain about the plot and acting in negative ways. Those who like this movie, talk about the wonderful visuals, the brooding atmosphere, the superb artwork. If you pay attention to the art in film you will like this movie. Mimic succeeds in capturing the feeling and atmosphere of really good sf books which is rarely translate with much success to movies.

Unlike most horror/sci-fi flicks Mimic has an intelligent protagonist, a woman scientist, who uses her head, and displays more courage and good sense than any of the men in the movie. Sure there are some silly gimmicks in Mimic, but overall the plot is far more logical than virtually every so called science fiction movie made in Hollywood. In any case the music, sounds, effect, the sets and the insects are superbly done. I give it 10 out of 10 for its genre.


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