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Project Viper -- 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.
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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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Apart from Theresa Russell, the music and a couple of decent effects, Project Viper is derivative, dull and takes itself too seriously See more (19 total) »


  (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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Samuel Libraty .... supervising sound editor
Earl Martin .... sound 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
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
Jeffrey Shepherd .... location manager
Mike Tristano .... armorer

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Rated R for violence and language
Australia:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Apart from Theresa Russell, the music and a couple of decent effects, Project Viper is derivative, dull and takes itself too seriously, 24 August 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Project Viper could have been much worse than it was, and there have been both worse and better movies. There are redeeming qualities certainly. Theresa Russell does bring some charisma and grit to her femme-fatale sort of role as well as showing beautiful looks. The music doesn't really sound all that original, I agree that it was reminiscent of Alien, but it was memorable, it was haunting and it was suspenseful(a shame that the movie didn't live up to it). A couple of effects are decent, though both are crude and bizarre looking, but the ones in the opening scene and the viper chasing the jeep through the caves were not bad at all. However, I never found Project Viper thrilling or really all that unsettling either. The very derivative(there are scenes that do look as though they were lifted out of better stuff like It, Air America and Species) and disjointed storytelling, the talky and overly-serious in tone scripting, the laborious pacing, the clichéd and underdeveloped characters and haphazard filming really undermined any atmosphere Project Viper could have had that the music promised. Apart from Russell the acting is not great at all. Tim Thomerson is not too bad actually but is saddled with a stereotyped sheriff character that you just don't care for at the end of the day. Patrick Muldoon is the worst, he manages to be both annoying and bland. All in all, has its redeeming qualities but didn't do all that much for me. 3/10 Bethany Cox

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