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When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.

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When a typhoon cripples their boat, the crew sails into the eye of the storm, where they discover a high-tech Russian communications and research vessel adrift. Only one Russian crew member is still alive, raving about "intelligent lightning." They soon discover that an alien life form has taken over the ship's computers and is churning out mechanical warriors. With their own boat destroyed, the crew must battle the creature as the ship reenters the storm. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated R for sci-fi violence/gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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15 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£202,301 (UK) (4 June 1999)

Gross:

£451,358 (UK) (18 June 1999)
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Originally set for a Summer 1998 release, the film's release was eventually pushed to January of 1999. See more »

Goofs

Just before they go outside, Foster is just wearing a sweater and jeans, but in the next shot of her outside, she is wearing her raincoat. See more »

Quotes

Captain Everton: Everton is the dominant species. I am Everton.
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Great popcorn movie!
23 July 1999 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Saw this one on DVD last night and I really liked it. It was a fast paced comicbookaction popcorn movie with scares that made me jump the chair a couple of times. The story is nothing new. We´ve seen it numerous times before. Like Alien. But nothings original these days anyway. The FX where great and I liked the frankensteinish look of it. It rates high on my popcornmovie chart.


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