The Andromeda Strain (2008)

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A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.

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Experimental movie in which the director takes the 1971 movie The Andromeda Strain and runs it backwards, shot by shot.

Director: Anne McGuire
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 Dr. Jeremy Stone (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Dr. Angela Noyce (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Colonel James C. Ferrus (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Major Bill Keane MD (4 episodes, 2008)
Michal Suchánek ...
 Lance Stone (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Jack Nash (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Dr. Tsi Chou (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Charles 'Chuck' Beeter (4 episodes, 2008)
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 President William J. Scott (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Edward 'Ed' Dewitt (4 episodes, 2008)
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 General George W. Mancheck (4 episodes, 2008)
Roman Podhora ...
 General Blair (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Dr. Charlene Barton (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Lisa Stone (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Pat Terrence (3 episodes, 2008)
Ava Salomon ...
 Sarah Scott (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Joanne Scott (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Charles Henderson (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Annie Dillon (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Sherriff Martin Willis (3 episodes, 2008)
Cory Dagg ...
 General Michaelson (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Roach (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Sam Barton (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Lt. Amy Deacon (2 episodes, 2008)
Paul Perri ...
 Dr. Smithson (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Leila (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Blonde Man / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
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In "The Andromeda Strain," a U.S. military satellite crashes in a small town and unleashes a deadly plague killing all but two survivors. As the military quarantines the area, a team of highly specialized scientists is assembled to find a cure to the pathogen code-named "Andromeda," and a reporter investigates a government conspiracy only to discover what he is chasing wants him silenced. Written by Official Site

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It's A Bad Day To Be Human.


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11 May 2008 (UK)  »

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La amenaza de Andrómeda  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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In the source novel by Michael Crichton, the main scientists were mainly white (presumably) heterosexual men, but Robert Schenkkan, who wrote the teleplay for this remake made the decision to change the characters' ethnicities, sexualities, and genders because, he said in a May 2008 interview with Brent Hartinger on afterelton.com, "If you're going to update the story, which is our mandate, you have an obligation to reflect the world as it is." Schenkkan further said that he decided to include the brief reference to Keene (Ricky Schroder) being gay because of a principle invented by Crichton in the original novel, the "Odd Man Hypothesis," which states that in a time of crisis, an unmarried, unattached person [Crichton specified a man] with no family to distract him would have the best chance of making rational, unbiased, unemotional decisions. See more »

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When comparing the victim diagnoses, Dr. Noyce states, "If Sylvie breathed rapidly long enough, carbon dioxide would build up in her system and she would become acidotic." This is incorrect. Rapid breathing (hyperventilation) causes carbon dioxide blood levels to decrease, creating alkalosis, which is essentially the opposite of acidosis. See more »

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Jeff Megan: [to Suzie] That's a lion out there. And a triangle.
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An absolute disgrace to both the book & the film.
27 May 2008 | by (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) – See all my reviews

I can't begin to say all that is bad about this extremely long terribly boring mini-series. First off the script is terrible. Here is one of the worst things that is said & mind you these are supposed to be some of the smartest minds of all. "Oh the power is out so there is no way to get up to the other floors, so well why don't we just climb up manually? Wow that's a brilliant idea." I'm not kidding this is actually said. Besides the script even the effects and the acting is wooden. This wouldn't be as bad if it weren't for the fact that you have to endure this for 4 HOURS!!! Well not counting commercials it is probably ONLY 3 hours but even still it is just not watching. Considering the fact this was done better (although outdated) in 1971 makes this version even worse. Please don't waste your time with this snore-worthy mini-series drivel.


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