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Writers (WGA):
Beau Bensink (story)
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Release Date:
11 February 2000 (USA) See more »
The worst war to fight is your own mind.
In the heat of an American desert, Captain Jean Farrell arrives at a secret military installation, run by the enigmatic Doctor Harlan Jessup... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ron Perlman ... Dr. Harlan Jessup
Rod Biermann ... Kazinski
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Howard ... Sturner (as Bob 'Hardcore' Holly)
Melik Malkasian ... Billy
Mario Iván Martínez ... General Podell

John Newton ... Major Martin Richards (as John Haymes Newton)

Richard Tyson ... Gunnery Sergeant Riggins
Mary B. Ward ... Captain Jean Farell

Persia White ... Private Winslow
Michael Woolson ... Chaney

Directed by
Nelson McCormick 
Writing credits
Beau Bensink (story)

Beau Bensink (teleplay) and
Nelson McCormick (teleplay)

Produced by
Mary Fukuto .... associate producer
Jose Ludlow .... producer
Sheri Singer .... executive producer
Georgene Smith .... associate producer
Steve White .... executive producer
Original Music by
Pete Kneser 
Cinematography by
Larry Blanford 
Film Editing by
Michael Schultz 
Production Design by
Felipe Fernández del Paso  (as Felipe Fernández)
Art Direction by
Bernardo Trujillo 
Production Management
Mariano Carranco .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fernando Altschul .... first assistant director
Daniel Camhi .... second assistant director
Yvette Gurza .... first assistant director: Mexico
Art Department
Gogo Amara .... set designer
Roberto Bonelli .... set designer
Luisa Guala .... art assistant
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Suzanne Angel .... supervising adr editor
Bill Bell .... supervising dialogue editor
Roy Braverman .... adr editor
Roy Braverman .... adr supervisor
Mike Brooks .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael Brooks)
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound editor
Joy Ealy .... sound editor
Kevin Fisher .... sound effects editor
Anton Holden .... sound editor
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist
Scott C. Kolden .... sound effects editor
Michael Lyle .... sound editor (as Mike Lyle)
Adriane Marfiak .... sound editor
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound editor
Richard S. Steele .... sound editor
Tim Terusa .... sound editor
Robert Webber .... supervising sound editor (as Rob Webber)
Les Wolf .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Jose A. Cordero .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Tom Mahoney .... digital effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Wilma Gómez Luengo .... focus puller: "a" camera
Transportation Department
Carlos Ponce de León .... transportation captain
Other crew
Richard Clark .... computer and video playback supervisor
Rebecca Fulton .... script supervisor
Miguel Gurza .... animal wrangler
Jonas Hendrix .... production assistant
Carlos Larios .... production assistant
Adriana Poblano .... production office coordinator
Arturo Saldivar .... production contact
Nelson Tunon .... assistant production coordinator
Jon Alon Walz .... production executive: UPN
Ralph Berge .... production executive (uncredited)

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Rated R for violence
91 min | Germany:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
off-beat idea, 17 June 2003
Author: westpac

A group of soldiers go through a sleep-deprivation experiment designed to increase combat availability. Using a drug concoction called "juice" the soldiers perform mission after mission flawlessly for three weeks with incredible efficiency until they began seeing "freaks," hallucinations induced by the combination of drugs and sleep deprivation. After a training accident kills one trooper a scientist is sent to evaluate the program. By the time she begins her investigation the remaining troopers are beginning to have difficulty separating reality from hallucination.

The first half of the movie is the more interesting as the problems are gradually uncovered, but the second half lags as it turns into an X-Files style cover-up/conspiracy flick. The low-budget is covered well for most of the film but shows glaringly at times. Definitely worth a watch. All the actors are pretty convincing, particularly Richard Tyson as the senior NCO who looks and sounds exactly like what a hard-assed senior NCO should look like and sound like. Ron Perlman has played the evil guy enough times to do it sleepwalking and does enough to pull it off here. But Mary Ward as the scientist sent in ostensibly to rubber-stamp her approval on the project comes off best as she slowly discovers what is wrong and also realizes she is virtually powerless to prevent what is happening. *** out of *****

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