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Warning Sign (1985)

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A woman working as a security guard in an agricultural research facility finds herself and her co-worker Schmidt fighting to survive against their former friends.

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Hal Barwood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Waterston ... Cal Morse
Kathleen Quinlan ... Joanie Morse
Yaphet Kotto ... Major Connolly
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Dr. Dan Fairchild (as Jeffrey De Munn)
Richard Dysart ... Dr. Nielsen
G.W. Bailey ... Tom Schmidt
Jerry Hardin ... Vic Flint
Rick Rossovich ... Bob
Cynthia Carle Cynthia Carle ... Dana
Scott Paulin ... Captain Walston
Kavi Raz ... Dr. Ramesh Kapoor
Keith Szarabajka ... Tippett
Jack Thibeau ... Pisarczyk
J. Patrick McNamara ... Connolly's Aide
Tom McFadden Tom McFadden ... Deputy Grazie
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In an ultra secret laboratory for the developing of biological weapons, covered as "Biotek", a research center for agriculture, a serious accident occurs, spreading a sinister bacteria in the laboratory. The security guard of the complex, closes and seals the building, with all the personnel inside, making very difficult the struggle for survival, not to mention the actions that the relatives of the enclosed people are thinking to do. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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Modern Man. Science has given him the ultimate power to create new forms of life. But with that power comes overwhelming responsibility... and danger. See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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The name of the agricultural factory is 'BioTek Agronomics". Many people assume it's misspelled when in fact it was misspelled on purpose. Using "BioTek" rather than "Biotech" avoided issues with real corporations that used the proper spelling, and "agronomics" is a play at the words "agricultural" and "economics" put together. See more »

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When the guy is using the acetylene torch on the door he has a darkened plate on his visor to protect his eyes, but everyone else is watching without the protection and would damage their eyes by looking at the torch. See more »

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Connolly's Aide: [Viewing BioTek from outside on a surveillance camera] Jeez, look at that guy's hand!
Dr. Dan Fairchild: Oh no...
Dr. Dan Fairchild: [Inside BioTek] It's awful bright in here, Ramesh! It hurts my eyes.
Dr. Ramesh Kapoor: That's easily overcome, Sir.
[Ramesh hits fuse box of BioTek with an ax and disables it, making lights shut off]
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Joanie Fights
Performed and composed by Craig Safan
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Biohazard
8 December 2013 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Hal Barwood directed this thriller that stars Sam Waterston as Utah sheriff Cal Morse, who is forced to deal with the accidental contamination that has occurred at a research facility dealing with toxins. The military arrives to control things, but the families of the employees trapped inside the sealed-off containment area want answers, and threaten to batter down the doors to rescue them, which would be most unwise, as the released toxin has turned them into psychotic killers, except Cal's pregnant girlfriend Joanie(played by Kathleen Quinlan). Cal and a scientist(played by Jeffrey De Munn) must infiltrate the facility, to find a cure... Marginal film at least doesn't go overboard into Zombie clichés(thank goodness!), but despite the fine cast, it just misses, becoming a bit too predictable and unimaginative, though is certainly watchable enough for what it is.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contact mortel See more »

Filming Locations:

La Crescenta, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,918,117

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,918,117
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Dolby Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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