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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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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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the movie is total crap, Theresa Russell is awesome 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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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 »
Movie Connections:
References Jaws (1975)See more »


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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
the movie is total crap, Theresa Russell is awesome, 1 August 2004
Author: [CouNTeRFiTTa]

A DoD special agent is sent to investigate the failure of a space-shuttle just above earth. What seems to have killed the astronauts is a creature specially designed on Earth to perform terra-forming on Mars. Of course, as you already suspects, the creature doesn't just create vegetation in order to produce oxygen, it also has some nasty homicidal tendencies. Actually, it feeds on humans. So our special agent goes to meet the scientists who've created the monster to figure out a way to kill it. Again we don't have a full-on military strike, just one law-enforcement agent and a couple of scientists hunting what seems more dangerous than the T-Rex. Yeah, right. The creature settles in a small town in Illinois, where everyone is dropping dead from cancer, which is caused by their uranium-contaminated water purification system (the main water pump is in an old uranium mine, and nobody suspects anything in this town, although they had 38 deaths in 7 years, and over two thirds of the population suffering some form of cancer... another priceless thing in this movie). We also have a "traitor" in the team (it's an inside job, as they say). And yada yada, so on and so on. It's boring as hell, and you could really live better without watching this.

What makes this movie worth watching is Theresa Russell. She does her acting job as usual. But this time, she looks really sexy. I'm telling you, it doesn't matter that she's old. She is a real MILF. And she will certainly lead you through the movie, without switching it off.

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