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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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Storyline

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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russian | ship | storm | alien | sea | See more »

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Life on earth is in for a shock. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Trivia

The ship used for this movie's setting was the ex-USAFS Hoyt S. Vandenberg. At the time of filming the ship had been decommissioned since the mid-80's and mothballed in the James River Reserve Fleet, Virginia. May 27, 2009, she was sunk outside Key West, Florida, USA to serve as an artificial reef and for recreational diving. She still had the Russian name on her from the movie as she went down. See more »

Goofs

Midway through the film, when the typhoon reappears, the external shot of the Russian "ship" is a painfully obvious miniature in a small water tank. See more »

Quotes

Captain Everton: Everton is the dominant species. I am Everton.
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Not as bad as its reputation suggests.
22 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

"The Terminator" meets "The Predator" and "Alien", and what we get is this routine but moderately effective horror thriller, which isn't quite as bad as its reputation might lead you to believe. Sure, it lacks substance and (except for a few details)originality, but the energetic direction, the fast pacing and some impressively filmed explosions keep it painless. Effects aren't particularly outstanding, though.


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