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Alien Cargo (1999)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  28 January 1999 (USA)
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In a time when interplanetary shipping is routine, poor judgment is a fatal error. The crew of the Solar System Shipping shipping vessel number 17 runs in shifts. When the second shift ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher 'Chris' McNiel
Theta Kaplan
Simon Westaway ...
Adam Iberra, SSS17 First Watch
Rojean Page, Explorer Dolphin
Eichhorn, Explorer Dolphin
Omer Janowitz, SSS17 First Watch
Warren Schiedell, SSS Group Manager (as David Paterson)
Hunt Ballard, SSS17 Sleeper
Leilani Griffin, SSS17 Sleeper
Yvonne Hagan, SSS17 Sleeper
Jennifer Congram ...
Voice of Shoshoni, SSS17 Computer / SSS Communication Central
Titan Miner Hitting on Yvonne
Helen Houard ...
Eli Follette, SSS17 Sleeper
Meryl Leonardi, SSS17 Sleeper
Rupert O'Day, SSS17 Sleeper


In a time when interplanetary shipping is routine, poor judgment is a fatal error. The crew of the Solar System Shipping shipping vessel number 17 runs in shifts. When the second shift awakens from hyper-sleep almost ten months after their scheduled time, they find the ship badly damaged, off course, and missing the first shift. What's more, it's discovered the first shift killed each other. As the plot unfolds, something truly evil is discovered on-board - humans. Written by Skewter

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Rated PG for sci-fi violence, and for mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »




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28 January 1999 (USA)  »

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A rakomány neve: Halál  »

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SSS (Triple S) stands for the Solar System Shipping company. See more »

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pretty decent, under-rated sci-fi movie
26 April 2003 | by (a little to the left) – See all my reviews

I just watched this movie again, this time on the Sci-Fi channel, and I came on here to see what others thought. Frankly, I'm surprised it has such a low rating on here. It's certainly not flawless, but I think it's actually pretty darn good. There really wasn't anything BAD about it, either--nothing really to complain about at all. The acting was all pretty well done; perhaps not Oscar-winning, but not unbelievable at all. The plot, dialogue, and story all made sense too. The special effects--though there weren't really much of these to comment on--were all better than you'd expect for a movie you'd see on TV, and even the prop corpses looked reasonably as you'd expect them to look. I was impressed at how logical they made it all: the way the cargo system on the ship worked, the way the ship computer interacted with them, the way they moved around outside the ship (it didn't look like they were on strings when they were slightly hovering around), the way they realistically handled all of the situations, everything. Seriously, this movie isn't bad at all. It's certainly not the MOST creative or original movie out there, but I really don't understand why anyone would give it a 4.8/10 (which is the user rating on here at the time of me writing this). Although I would find it hard for someone to say this is their FAVORITE movie, it certainly shouldn't get anything lower than a 6. Personally, I'm giving it a 7. It's entertaining, pretty well acted and written, and it doesn't contain any gratuitous gore, nudity, or foul language either to bring down its quality level. Heck, it's even thought-provoking. *shrugs* I like it, and if you like sci-fi movies (or even if you don't), I bet you'd probably like it too. Don't let the abnormally low user rating scare you, this is a good movie. Oh, and it's not a creature flick either--there are no monsters or aliens or anything to make it hokey. It's a pretty good movie, try it out for yourself.

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