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Species II (1998)

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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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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  »

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


£831,695 (UK) (18 September 1998)

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Shortest of all four Species movies. See more »


When Patrick Ross wakes in the cabin with the dead girl, the girl is on one side of the bed. When he returns from re-growing his head, the girl's body is in the very center of the bed. See more »


Patrick Ross: Eve.
Eve: Patrick.
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References The Manchurian Candidate (1962) See more »


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A couple of hours of entertainment, no more no less
16 October 1998 | by (Jacksonville, Florida USA) – See all my reviews

This was not a great movie. I mean for example, Even NASA (Never A Straight Answer) wouldn't make a six month one way voyage to Mars to spend less than two hours on the planet surface. The premise is hard to buy, but hey, it is science FICTION. The effects are not bad, and the acting is fair. There is a lot of gratuitous sex. Michael Marsden may be the bright spot in this average sci-fi flick. I wouldn't pay to see this in the theatre, but on video.... There are probably worse ways to spend an hour and forty-two minutes.

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