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Virus (1999)

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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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 USA:

$6,013,640, 17 January 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,010,690, 14 March 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,626,690
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Trivia

Actor Donald Sutherland spent six hours in the makeup chair in order to be transformed into "BioEverton". Sutherland wanted to film all of his scenes which required special makeup effects in one day so he would not have to go through the makeup application process again. See more »

Goofs

The tug shown is one which would be used in a harbor or perhaps for short distance towing, not in the open ocean. Further, the short chain method shown is not suitable for ocean towing. It would have snapped in any decent roller, and would not have lasted for more than a few minutes in the storm shown. See more »

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Goliath Machine: You are virus!
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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Salvage, salvage
30 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

Say what you want about this movie not meeting expectations of the 90's but it was very entertaining and thats most of what I expect from any good movie.

Bad aliens, greed, bravery, bravado, science gone bad and survival all play major parts in this flick.

Strong women, brave men and treacherous men are a good mix for any story and this movie has them in abundance.

The aliens seem to want something from humans and its not in the best interest of these humans to meet their needs.

Try not to be comparing this movie to other sci-fi and just enjoy an interesting twist on the genre.


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