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Species III -- Sara tries to seduce Dean.
Species III -- Sara learns to play chess in a matter of seconds.
Species III -- Sara severs her arm chasing a train and demonstrates her amazing ability to heal.
Species III -- Dr. Abbot tries to teach Sara how to eat a lobster.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Dennis Feldman (characters)
Ben Ripley (written by)
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Release Date:
27 November 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Beauty is only skin deep. See more »
Plot:
Sara (Sunny Mabrey), the daughter of Eve (Natasha Henstridge) begins her mission to mate with humans, while a specialist military team hunt her down to kill her before its too late. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(50 articles)
User Reviews:
Great FX, bad acting See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Robin Dunne ... Dean

Robert Knepper ... Dr. Abbot

Sunny Mabrey ... Sara

Amelia Cooke ... Amelia

John Paul Pitoc ... Hastings (as J.P. Pitoc)

Michael Warren ... Agent Wasach

Christopher Neame ... Dr. Nicholas Turner

Patricia Bethune ... Colleen

Joel Stoffer ... Portus

James Leo Ryan ... Yosef
Savanna Fields ... Young Sara

Natasha Henstridge ... Eve

Reed Frerichs ... ISD Staffer

Marc D. Wilson ... Crew Chief

Matthew Yang King ... Specialist Robert Kelley
Christopher R. Gillum ... Young Portus
Billy Bacon ... Commander

Jim Cody Williams ... Farmer at Gas Station
Mark Zecca ... Tour Guest
Sean C. Ching ... Grad Student

Dan Wells ... Jake

Frank Crim ... Communications Officer
Rick Dean ... Cobb the Gas Station Guy

Boni Yanagisawa ... Female Student
Rob Hinderstein ... Security Guard #1

Carl Ciarfalio ... Security Guard #2

Troy Blendell ... Autopsy Tech
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Camire ... Military Soldier (uncredited)
Josh Cook ... Jock (uncredited)
Kari Ann Peniche ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

Jason Sarcinelli ... Adult Male Alien (uncredited)

Marc Scizak ... Football Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Brad Turner 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Dennis Feldman (characters)

Ben Ripley (written by)

Produced by
David Dwiggins .... producer
Frank Mancuso Jr. .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Elia Cmiral 
 
Cinematography by
Christian Sebaldt 
 
Film Editing by
James Coblentz 
 
Casting by
Zora DeHorter 
Paul Weber 
 
Production Design by
Cameron Birnie 
 
Set Decoration by
Halina Siwolop 
 
Makeup Department
Kathleen Crawford .... makeup department head
Joel Harlow .... special makeup application
Joel Harlow .... special makeup effects artist: Harlow FX
Maggie Hayes-Jackson .... key hair stylist
Kent Nelson .... key hair stylist
Hiroshi Yada .... mold maker: Harlow FX
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Dress .... second assistant director
Patrick A. Duffy .... first assistant director
Libby Minarik .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ruben Abarca .... drapery foreman
Gary Antista .... property master
Brendan C. Fenton .... on-set dresser
Jeff Hay .... set dresser
Jennifer Kelly .... shopper
Thomas D. Krausz .... set dresser
Kay Kropp .... lead painter
Scott W. Leslie .... set dresser
Julián Navarro .... on set dresser
Richard Redlefsen .... lead painter
Brent Rice .... lead man
Andy Schoneberg .... art department
Maret Wicken .... painter
 
Sound Department
Michael Babcock .... creature sound designer
Michael Babcock .... sound re-recording mixer
David S. DiPietro .... adr recordist
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Shelik Fernandez .... sound effects recordist
Victor Iorillo .... supervising sound editor
Kurt Kassulke .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor
Marla McGuire .... adr editor
Stacey Michaels .... foley mixer
Phillip W. Palmer .... production sound mixer
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Jeff Rosen .... sound effects editor
Noel Vought .... foley artist
Jeffrey Lee Zimmeran .... utility boom operator (as Jeff Zimmerman)
 
Special Effects by
Jaremy Aiello .... lead sculptor: Harlow FX
Darin Bouyssou .... moldmaker: Harlow FX
Tamara Carlson .... suit fabricator: Harlow FX
Andy Clement .... animatronic baby effects
Glen Eisner .... sculptor: Harlow FX
Pete Farrell .... moldmaker: Harlow FX
Rachel Fionda .... foam rubber seamer: Harlow FX
Jack Firman .... silicone fabrication: Harlow FX (as John Firman)
Frederick Fraleigh .... suit fabricator: Harlow FX (as Fred Fraliegh)
Anthony Francisco .... concept designer and storyboard artist: Harlow FX
Chris Garnass .... shop coordinator: Harlow FX
Chris Grossnickle .... silicone seamer and fabricator: Harlow FX
Joel Harlow .... creature designer and special makeup effects creator: Harlow FX
Joel Harlow .... prosthetic designer and sculptor: Harlow FX
Rob Hinderstein .... creature designer: Harlow FX
Jeff Jingle .... animatronics supervisor: Harlow FX
Tom Killeen .... painter: Harlow FX
Boyd Lacosse .... key effects coordinator
Rick Lalonde .... hair technician: Harlow FX
James McLoughlin .... moldmaker: Harlow FX
David Monzingo .... creature effects supervisor: Harlow FX
Larry Odien .... puppeteer: Creative Character
Robert Ramos .... moldmaker: Harlow FX
Richard Redlefsen .... painter: Harlow FX
Todd Rex .... sculptor: Harlow FX
Christian Ristow .... animatronics engineer: Harlow FX
Andy Schoneberg .... sculptor: Harlow FX
Douglas J. Stewart .... painter: Harlow FX
Douglas J. Stewart .... special creature/character effects
Gregory C. Tippie .... special effects coordinator
Brian Van Dorn .... mold shop supervisor: Harlow FX
Mark Viniello .... foam rubber fabrication: Harlow FX
Jeanne Vosloo .... suit fabricator: Harlow FX
John Wheaton .... sculptor: Harlow FX
Chris Wolters .... moldmaker: Harlow FX
Hiroshi Yada .... moldmaker: Harlow FX
 
Visual Effects by
Berj Bannayan .... software engineer: Soho vfx
Barb Benoit .... digital compositor
Dennis Berardi .... visual effects supervisor
Kristy Blackwell .... CG supervisor
Mark Della Rosa .... 3D animator: Soho VFX
Shane Glading .... technical supervisor
Rob Hodgson .... visual effects
Aazim Khan .... digital artist
Michael Kowalski .... producer: visual effects, Soho VFX
Jef Lonn .... digital compositor
Daniel Lu .... 3D animator: Soho VFX
Allan Magled .... visual effects supervisor: Soho vfx
Sarah McMurdo .... visual effects coordinator
Mike Mombourquette .... digital compositor: Soho vfx
Andrew Nguyen .... concept designs
Vladimir Popovic .... systems administrator
Matt Ralph .... 3D animator: Mr. X
Jorge Razon .... 3D animator: Soho VFX
Eric J. Robertson .... visual effects producer
Keith Sellers .... 3D animator: Soho VFX
Karl Sisson .... CG artist
Derek Sunderland .... 3D animator: Mr. X
Aaron Weintraub .... compositing supervisor
Michael Wile .... technical director: Soho vfx
Steve Wittmann .... cg animator
 
Stunts
Nick Brandon .... stunt rigger
Richard Bucher .... stunts
Jacob Chambers .... stunt performer
Chris Daniels .... stunt double
Casey Easlick .... stunt double
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Roel Failma .... stunts
Lena Fennema .... stunt performer
Greg Fitzpatrick .... stunt double: J.P. Pitoc
Alisa Hensley .... stunt double: Natasha Henstridge
Theo Kypri .... stunt double
Michael Li .... stunts
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunt double
Marc Scizak .... stunts
Charles A. Tamburro .... aerial stunt helicopter pilot
Jim Vickers .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Wolfe .... stunts
Boni Yanagisawa .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Saeed Adyani .... still photographer
Ken Glassing .... camera operator
George Hesse .... first assistant camera
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera
Greg McCurley .... lighting technician
Kevin McNeil .... grip
Evan A. Nesbitt .... digital imaging technician
Gary A. Williams .... dolly grip
Ken Glassing .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Amy De Souza .... casting assistant
Ivy Isenberg .... casting associate
Brad Kenny .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Randy Beveridge .... lead colorist
Michelle Walsh .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Max Blomgren .... composer: additional music
Max Blomgren .... synthesizer programmer
 
Transportation Department
Richard Belyeu .... transportation coordinator
Jeff Bova .... driver
 
Other crew
John Bocchicchio .... set medic
Keith Bohanan .... location manager
Heather Cappiello .... script supervisor
Leon Dewayne Cozy .... set production assistant
Peter Gray .... 24p high definition systems engineer
Dan Harder .... medic: construction/rigging
Blake Perkinson .... production assistant
Christian Ristow .... puppeteer: various characters
Kristian Sorensen .... military coordinator
John Tamburro .... helicopter pilot
Jim Vickers .... fight choreographer
Christine Zavala .... production coordinator
Mark Zecca .... production secretary
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence/gore, sexual content and some language
Runtime:
111 min | Argentina:100 min | USA:112 min (unrated version)
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Language:
Color:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Japan:R-15 | Norway:15 | Singapore:M18 (cut) | Spain:18 | UK:15 | USA:R | USA:Unrated (unrated version)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Producer Frank Mancuso Jr. wanted the creatures to look slightly different from H.R. Giger's original concept. He did not contribute to the designs in this film and the creatures were redesigned by Rob Hinderstein.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Even though Sara had never been outside you can make out her tan lines.See more »
Quotes:
Young Sara:I'm hungry!
Dr. Abbot:I'd be, too, if I grew six inches a day.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 'Species III': Set Invasion (2004) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Seldom in Central TimeSee more »

FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
Why the big deal over Sara's eggs? Can't she make more?
How soon after 'Species II' ends does 'Species III' begin?
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21 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Great FX, bad acting, 14 June 2005
Author: peace63 from Valencia, Spain

The special effects for Species III were excellent. Sure, like anything, if they had spent more money it could have been even better. However, for a Grade B Science Fiction movie, it had lots of cool effects, especially the gross birth scene. Some of the other effects, such as the goo inside the guts of the Aliens was on the level of the X-Files. However, there was a steady pace of gore or gross effects, so on that level, Species III was excellent. It was as gross as any good Science Fiction Horror-Monster movie should be.

However, the cast of Species III is the major downfall. Robin Dunne is not credible as a wonder-boy scientist who is building a Fusion Reactor as his school project and is also an expert on DNA splicing. How many people on earth are experts in both fields? None of them are still college students. Where did Dunne learn how to splice DNA and build Fusion Reactors if he is still a college student? Correspondence School? Aside from Dunne not acting, talking, or thinking like a brilliant scientist, he also looks like somebody you would expect to be working at McDonald's. Dunne looks dumb.

Sunny Mabry plays the lead Alien, and she is a far cry from Natasha Hentsridge. Mabry plays her role as a cold, arrogant, calculating creature who kills those who get on her nerves. What made Natasha Hentsridge so good in her role was that she conveyed all of the warm human qualities and she was very attractive and seductive. Even though Hentsridge was a monster, she also had a beautiful feminine side. Mabry does not have that at all. She just glares at everyone, and even the girl who plays her role as a child is played as a very rude and mean little girl. I am not sure why the screenwriter thought that making the Mabry/Alien character unfriendly and unappealing would be good.

Dunne room-mate at the College Dorm is played by John Pitac, who looks like a Pizza Delivery Boy. Why an incredible genius like Dunne would have a room-mate and best friend like Pitac also strained the credibility. Pitac seems like a real goofball at first, and then when the hybrid alien woman kidnaps him, he is suddenly at the Lab and he is splicing the DNA just as well as Dunne could. So apparently the College has two students who learned how to splice DNA while they were in High School??

Perhaps the best actor in this movie is John Knepper, who plays the role of Professor Almond, the guy who kidnapped the alien baby from the Military. When the movie starts, Almond (Knepper) is just a soldier. By the time the little alien girl is about ten years old, he is now a Professor at a University. Yet the aliens supposedly grow from baby to adult in just a few days, not even a year. How Almond became a scientist and a professor at a college so quickly is another gap in the story.

Perhaps the best creatures in this movie are the hybrid Aliens. Because of their defective DNA, they have some interesting problems, and the special effects used for the hybrids was pretty good.

Some other writer mentioned pacing. This story would not have seemed so bad if the pacing had been a lot quicker. Due to the plot holes and the lack of good actors, Species III should have concentrated its energy on the strong points, which were the gore and the special effects. Less clunky dialogue would have been good.

A few thoughtful edits could have made this movie a lot better. A good example of the dumb dialogue and directing occurs when when Dunne and Michael Warren (he plays the CIA Agent) rescue Pitac from the two Alien women who want him to create a new Alien from the Ova. The two Alien women are angry and tearing the lab apart and chasing after Pitac who took the canister with the Alien Ova inside. Pitac runs outside of the lab and gets to Warren's car which is parked right by the door to the lab. Pitac then stands by the door to the car and starts talking to Dunne (also standing outside the car) about how dangerous surfing the internet can be. Then the two guys leisurely get into the car, and I was thinking, what happened to the Alien women? They were right behind Pitac! Scenes that did not make sense like that one undermined the suspense of the movie. The director never maintained the pace, and he allowed bad attempts at comedy to ruin the sense of dread that should have been building up as the Aliens were all converging at the College seeking Dunne and the answers to their DNA problems.

Another big scientific mistake is that at one point Dunne allows his Fusion Reactor to blow up, and then Pitac tells Warren "Oh, it is alright now, the system is re-setting itself" as if a Fusion Reactor was like a computer which re-booted after the drive crashed. In theory a Fusion Reaction should keep sucking in more particles if it is out of control (like this one), and eventually it becomes a black hole or else explodes outward like a Nuclear Bomb. It certainly does not just blow up inside a Lab and then re-sets itself!

Overall Species III was not bad. It had excellent special effects but it was hurt by bad directing of below-average actors. If Natasha Hentsridge had played the Alien, and a good actor like Patrick Stewart had played the role of the brilliant scientist, Species III would have been very credible and much better than it was.

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