Species II (1998)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  10 April 1998 (USA)
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An astronaut gets infected with alien DNA during the first mission on Mars and runs amok on earth. Preston and Laura team up with a peaceful, genetically re-engineered Sil to track the monster down.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Gamble
Colonel Carter Burgess Jr
Senator Judson Ross
Myriam Cyr ...
Anne Sampas
Baxter Harris ...
Dr. Orinsky
Scott Morgan ...
Harry Sampas
Debutante's Sister
Henderson Forsythe ...
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Mykelti Williamson and Justin Lazard are a pair of astronauts who make the first successful manned mission to Mars. Lazard's character gets infected by an alien and slowly begins to mutate. When they get back to Earth all he has on his mind is to have sex with Henstridge! Written by Anonymous

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Mating season begins... See more »


Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, sci-fi violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Species 2: Offspring  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,274,008 (USA) (10 April 1998)


£831,695 (UK) (18 September 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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Shortest of all four Species movies. See more »


The crew holds radio conversations with Houston while in orbit around Mars. This is impossible: radio waves take several minutes to travel from Mars to Earth. See more »


[Patrick and the debutante have just finished having sex. The debutante's sister walks over to the bed and begins to undress]
Debutante's Sister: My turn!
Patrick Ross: Yes, it is!
[the debutante's sister lays down on the bed with Patrick and they immediately begin to have sex]
Debutante's Sister: [facetiously] Forget safe sex... You're dangerous!
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Edited into Species III (2004) See more »


Thinking of You
Written by Dwayne P. Wiggins (as Dwayne P. Higgins), Tim Riley and Raphael Saadiq
Performed by Tony! Toni! Toné!
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Film & TV Music
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not as good as the first one
26 May 2005 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This movie definitely wasn't as good as the first one.

I thought the original was actually quite entertaining and had quite a good story.

This didn't have an as good story and some parts seemed silly.

I didn't like the fact that it was the male astronaut doing all the killing instead of Sil.

And that is was in Washington D.C instead of L.A.

But the action scenes still entertained me and the monsters were pretty cool.

I don't know how they got Michael Madsen and the now famous Marg Helenberger to do this sequel ( and I don't know they got Madsen to do the first one either) but there acting was good.

Overall I think was a reasonably entertaining movie but don't out of your way to see it.

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