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Virus (1999)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Thriller  |  15 January 1999 (USA)
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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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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£202,301 (UK) (4 June 1999)

Gross:

£451,358 (UK) (18 June 1999)
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The "Goliath" robot was approximately 9 ft tall and weighed an estimated 4000 lbs. The special effects company hired to create Goliath had only three-and-a-half months to produce the robot from the initial drawings to the finished product. See more »

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The language options on the Russian computer are written in nouns, not adjectives. It states a person's descent, not type of language. See more »

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Captain Everton: Everton is the dominant species. I am Everton.
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Not as bad as you might think
16 January 2000 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

OK, by the half way mark Virus is turning into a pretty typical aliens are here to destroy us movie, but till then it's a reasonably suspenseful, not badly written, well cast and well acted film. Jamie Lee Curtis looks remarkably normal playing a sailor, Donald Sutherland delivers another good villainous performance, and new actor of the year Cliff Curtis (Three Kings, Bringing Out the Dead) is excellent. This is a good popcorn movie, much better than most genre films.


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