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Lifeforce (1985)

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A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Col. Tom Carlsen
... Col. Colin Caine
... Dr. Hans Fallada
... Space Girl
... Dr. Armstrong
... Dr. Bukovsky
Nicholas Ball ... Roger Derebridge
... Sir Percy Heseltine
Nancy Paul ... Ellen Donaldson
... Lamson
John Keegan ... Guard
Chris Jagger ... First Vampire (as Christopher Jagger)
Bill Malin ... Second Vampire
... Pathologist
... Physician
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Storyline

The space shuttle Churchill is assigned to observe the Halley's Comet under the command of Col. Tom Carlsen. They see a strange form attached to the comet and Carlsen goes with a team to investigate. They find three humanoid life forms in caskets and they bring them to the Churchill. However, Earth loses contact with the shuttle and the Space Research Center sends another spacecraft to search the Churchill. They find the crew dead and the shuttle burnt and one rescue pod missing. They bring the humanoids to Earth and soon Dr. Hans Fallada and his team discover that the Space Girl is a sort of vampire and drains the life force from people transforming them into zombies. When the authorities find that Col. Tom Carlsen has survived, they summon him to explain what happened in the Churchill. Carlsen tells an incredible story about the three aliens and he teams up with Col. Colin Caine trying to save mankind from the evil vampires from the space. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the blink of an eye, the terror begins. See more »


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21 June 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Space Intruders  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,209,136, 23 June 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,603,545
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Cannon Group, Inc. tried to get Sir Anthony Hopkins to play Caine, who turned it down. Then the film company thought they had a deal with Terence Stamp, but for some reason, that fell through. Michael Gothard screentested for Caine too, but when Tobe Hooper met Peter Firth, he offered him the role. Michael Gothard was very annoyed that he had been demoted to a secondary role, and friends of his have alleged that the whole business was the catalyst for his deep depression, that would cause his death seven years later. See more »

Goofs

It is stated that the continuous acceleration from the engines created artificial gravity. If they had been continually accelerating then when they went do dock with the alien ship they would need to spend hours, if not days, slowing down. See more »

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[last lines]
Dr. Hans Fallada: Here I go.
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Featured in The Making of... 'Lifeforce' (1985) See more »

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The Lifeforce Theme
Written by Michael Kamen and Henry Mancini
Performed by Henry Mancini
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Mathilda May Makes My Day!
31 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I first saw Lifeforce back in 1985. I thought it was a decent sci-fi/horror concept of alien vampires. I agree with many of the other reviewers who said the ideas or concept of the film was good. Other than that it was entertaining, not great, but entertaining. There are really two good reasons to see this movie. And they are Mathilda May's boobs. Hell, her whole naked body for that matter. Man is she hot. She has to be the best looking vampire/alien that has ever graced the screen. Like another reviewer said, she plays evil, seductive, vulnerable and serious very well and all while being naked. To say the least it couldn't have been easy for her to play the role naked throughout the whole film. Needless to say,I'm glad she did. I agree Railsback was miscast in this. Otherwise, the film is alright. If you need to see major boobage,then rent this and watch it with the guys.


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