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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15 January 1999 (USA)  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,013,640 (USA) (17 January 1999)

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$14,010,690 (USA) (14 March 1999)
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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 »

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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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[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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Great popcorn movie!
23 July 1999 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Saw this one on DVD last night and I really liked it. It was a fast paced comicbookaction popcorn movie with scares that made me jump the chair a couple of times. The story is nothing new. We´ve seen it numerous times before. Like Alien. But nothings original these days anyway. The FX where great and I liked the frankensteinish look of it. It rates high on my popcornmovie chart.


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