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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:

$6,013,640 (USA) (15 January 1999)

Gross:

$14,010,690 (USA) (12 March 1999)
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Trivia

Is very reminiscent of the movie Moontrap (1989) with Bruce Campbell. This time on a boat in stead of a spaceship. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film, when the energy beam coming from the Russian station strikes the research ship, the whole control room shakes and crew is thrown off balance. Yet, a chess board on a nearby table remains completely undisturbed, revealing the "movement" is simply a shaky camera. See more »

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[seeing the Russian vessel explode on the horizon]
Norfolk captain: That's one hell of a flare.
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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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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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