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Credited cast:
Gary Condes ...
Nils
Saskia Gould ...
Dr. Christine Hansen
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Mickey
G.W. Stevens ...
Jacob Rasmussen
Margaret Thompson ...
Kim
Oliver Price ...
Gio
Michelle Acuna ...
Darcy
Luke Spencer ...
Decker
Nicholas Rawlinson ...
Richard Reiser (as Nick Rawlinson)
S. Khan ...
Helicopter Pilot
Murray Saffron ...
Dr. Willis
Richard Beardsley ...
Boat Driver
Cathi Fredricks ...
Valerie
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An abandoned oil rig in the middle of the North Sea. Dr. Christine Hansen is charged with the task of testing an experimental cleaning fluid which could revolutionize the oil industry. Hired to carry out the tests is Jacob Rasmussen and his rough and ready crew of deconstruction engineers. But within hours one of them is missing under suspicious circumstances. Things go from bad to worse when environmental activist Mickey Hennessey and his hard-bitten associates seize control of the rig, taking everybody on board hostage. But very soon oil workers and environmentalists will be compelled to join forces in an evolutionary battle for survival. For a savage new life-form has made its home on the rig. And it is hungry. Written by Avid Fan

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They Messed With Mother Nature... Now She Wants Revenge

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Rated R for some creature violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Deliciously Creepy!
3 November 2004 | by (Kansas) – See all my reviews

I highly recommend this film.

I wrote down the synopsis as I think it may be helpful:

The costs of decommissioning an oilrig after its lifespan has ended are huge. Yoho Oil believes that it has found a solution that allows defunct rigs to be decommissioned safely by developing an enzyme that feeds off prevalent harmful commodities. A cleaning crew is assigned the task of spraying the Johnny Alpha rig with the enzyme. They have 24 hours to clean it and lay explosives that will release it from the seabed.

The rig's interior is sprayed with the enzyme, but, in its depths the bacteria are reacting with the remains of the oilrig's dead cat and a breeding ground is forming fast.

With the rig soon doused with bacteria, crew leader Hansen radios to the helicopter to pick them up. The reply comes back that a storm is approaching and there will be an overnight delay. Accustomed as they are to such setbacks, the crew makes the most of their situation and hold a party~ But something is moving in the lower bowels of the rig.

Kim and Jacob go to the roof of the rig and are getting more intimately acquainted when they notice a stream of slime dripping from above them and hear screams from below. Carefully they make their way to the noise and are shocked by what they see!

In the depths of the rig, there are giant parasites and they are growing rapidly, moving onto puddles of bacteria continually growing in size. Gio catches up with Kim and Jacob and they try to catch a vicious parasite but it spits acid in Gio's face. Kim goes for help as she recognizes this as the beginning of a mutation over which they have no control.

The power suddenly runs down and the rig is cast into darkness. By torchlight the remaining group start to construct makeshift weapons out of the backpack tanks.

Each carrying 'flame thrower' packs, they go to the generator room but discover that the cables that support the power have melted through in many different places and are covered in slime. Jacob slowly extends his hand towards the comer and touches something slimy and horrible.

As he pulls back his hand his flesh bubbles painfully and he is hit in the face by a thick spray of acid. The parasites are certainly in control!

There is just one way to be sure that all of the bugs are killed; the rig must be blown up. But where can the remaining team hide?

If you like scary, suspenseful movies, you'll love PARASITE.


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