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Release Date:
20 April 2002 (USA) See more »
Created to live on Mars. Destined to kill on Earth. See more »
A space shuttle crashes containing a lethal prototype organism designed to survive in any environment. The only people who can stop the creature are the Secretary of Defense agent and the female scientist who created it. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Patrick Muldoon ... Mike Connors

Theresa Russell ... Dr. Nancy Burnham

Curtis Armstrong ... Keach
Joe Avalon ... Sgt. Tulley

John Beck ... Simpkins
James Cromwell ... MP 1

Tamara Davies ... Sid Bream

Lydie Denier ... Diane Cafferty
Redmond Gleeson ... Local Man

Daniel Quinn ... Alan Stanton
Steve J. Hennessy ... Plain Clothes Agent (as as Stevie J. Hennessy)
Billy Keane ... Steve Elkins
Todd Kimsey ... Crewman Mitchell
Adam Koster ... C-133 pilot

Rod McCary ... Dr. Shoup
Lorissa McComas ... Chelsea

Andy Milder ... Chambers (Head of NASA)
William Monroe ... General Cartwright (as William Langley Monroe)
Paul Preston ... First NASA Suit

Steve Purnick ... Mr. Norton

Rene Rivera ... Gonzales (as as René Rivera)

Eamonn Roche ... Mission Control Fred

Joe Sabatino ... MP 2

Geoff Stults ... Young Zack Lover

Tim Thomerson ... Sheriff Morgan
Eric James Virgets ... Deputy Ferguson (as Eric-James Virgets)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

GiGi Erneta ... Girl by the pool (uncredited)

Adam Lieberman ... Crewman Terrance (uncredited)

Dwayne L. Shattuck ... Crewman Miller (uncredited)

Directed by
Jim Wynorski  (as Jay Andrews)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Curtis Joseph  written by
David Mason  written by

Produced by
Neil Elman .... co-producer
Lisa M. Hansen .... producer
Paul Hertzberg .... producer
Steven Paul .... executive producer
J.P. Pettinato .... executive producer (as John Paul Pettinato)
Datty Ruth .... executive producer
Dwayne L. Shattuck .... co-producer
Original Music by
Neal Acree 
Cinematography by
Mario D'Ayala 
Film Editing by
Craig Kitson 
Casting by
Linda Berger 
Leah Stanko Mangum 
Production Design by
Robert Hummel  (as Robert E. Hummel)
Art Direction by
Chuck Dutrow 
Set Decoration by
Donna Willinsky 
Costume Design by
Gail De Krassell 
Rebecca Smith-Serna 
Makeup Department
Simone Almekias-Siegl .... makeup department head
Michelle Werner .... makeup artist
Production Management
Larry Ferguson Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Jeffrey Graham .... post-production supervisor
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor
J.P. Pettinato .... unit production manager (as John Paul Pettinato)
Vicki L. Sawyer .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bret Davidson .... second unit director
Mark Demarais .... second assistant director
Dana MacDuff .... first assistant director
Blen Shipp .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Andy Bowles .... on-set dresser (as Andrew Bowles)
Michael Groleau .... art swing
Sound Department
Samuel Libraty .... re-recording mixer
Samuel Libraty .... supervising sound editor
Earl Martin .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
John Allardice .... visual effects supervisor
Robert J. Baldwin .... digital artist
Brent Burpee .... systems engineer
Jamie Clay .... digital compositor
Chris Dawson .... digital artist
Edward Helmers .... digital artist
Jim Hoffman .... animator
Jim Hoffman .... digital artist
Judith Holzman .... digital artist
David Jones .... digital artist
Jason Shulman .... digital artist
Emile Edwin Smith .... digital artist
John Teska .... digital artist
Kyle Toucher .... visual effects supervisor
John Cade .... utility stunts
Chris Carnel .... utility stunts
Alisa Christensen .... utility stunts
Bret Davidson .... utility stunts (as Brett Davidson)
GiGi Erneta .... stunt double
Al Goto .... utility stunts
Pat E. Johnson .... utility stunts (as Pat Johnson)
Brian McMillan .... utility stunts
Gary Paul .... utility stunts
Peewee Piemonte .... utility stunts
Tom Poster .... stunt double: Connors
Mark Riccardi .... stunt double: Elkins
Michael J. Sarna .... utility stunts (as Michael Sarna)
Warren A. Stevens .... stunt coordinator (as Warren Stevens)
Robert Wood .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Rha .... grip
Wayne Swab .... grip
Sean Tanner .... gaffer
Alpheus Underhill .... grip
Aiken Weiss .... Steadicam operator
Location Management
Jeffrey Shepherd .... location manager
Transportation Department
Bradley Sackin .... driver
Other crew
Jason Capone .... assistant accountant
Meghan Capone .... production assistant
Diana Cracknell .... production coordinator
Nancy Duff .... production coordinator: CineTel Films
Cindy J. Gray .... production coordinator
Nathan Maruccio .... craft service
Lauren McAuliffe .... script supervisor
Michael Menzies .... production accountant
Steven Ritt .... dog trainer
Mike Tristano .... armorer

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Additional Details

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Rated R for violence and language
Australia:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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A producer asked the color of VIPER to be changed near the end of post production, thereby undoing some of it's photo-realistic qualities.See more »
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
How NOT to make a movie..., 4 August 2005
Author: Chromium_5 from Minnesota

I don't remember much of this movie, since I was watching it on vacation in Greece at like 3:00 in the morning. The fact that I couldn't bring myself to finish it even though it was the only English-language program on should tell you a lot right there. I do remember a lot of shockingly bad camera-work, editing, and acting... camera-work especially. It honestly looks like they gave the camera to a 6 year old and told him to follow the adults around. I remember in particular a chase scene through a hallway where the camera-work is so bad the characters aren't even in the frame half the time (this same chase scene, incidentally, is a good example of the awfulness of the plot, since it's started when a lady walks right up in plain view of a guy she's trying to spy on, then defends herself by saying she was "going for a walk." Hmm, yeah, I spend a lot of time going for walks in my living room too).

If the choreography isn't bad enough for you, there's also the lighting coming from bizarre angles in places where there shouldn't be any light, the cartoon CGI tentacles that pass for a monster, etc. As a movie, it's really boring, but it's a great example of not NOT to direct. If you are an aspiring director and want to improve, my advice is watch this movie. You could sit there for hours and take notes of what the director is doing wrong.

You could use the same technique to brush up on your acting skills. The actors here are vomit-inducingly awful. All of them just seem bored (understandably), even when something bad is supposedly happening to them, like tentacles going into their mouths and coming out their stomachs (by the way, user Billy Lovelady's comment about "tentacle hentai" is one of the funniest things I've ever read. Thank you, sir). Some of them are also plain weird, like the crazy hick neighbor and the sheriff who looks like Freddie Mercury at age 70.

Unless you're using this for study as I've suggested, avoid it at all costs. It's mindless and boring. There are millions of better things to do than watch this movie, such as looking out the window, which is what I did for the next hour after I turned it off. It was a hell of a lot more productive than waiting to see who killed the Viper.

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