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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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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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£451,358 (UK) (18 June 1999)
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The lyrics of the Russian march heard during the end credits are actually the names of various cast and crew members pronounced backwards. See more »

Goofs

The anchor chains of large ships are secured to a bulkhead or deck in the chain locker. The attachment is not, however, intended to restrain the chain should it run free as is shown when the ship's anchor is dropped through the tug. The end of the chain should have brought debris from its tearing free from its attachment. Also, the length of chain should have been far, far longer; typically about 1,000 feet. See more »

Quotes

[to Everton who had just pulled a pistol on him]
Baker: You ever pull a gun on me again...
Captain Everton: You'll what?
Baker: You figure it out.
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References Runaway (1984) 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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