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Something Is Out There 

Two police officers investigate a series of brutal murders in which the victims have had bodily organs removed. When one of them questions a young woman who has been seen at the crime ... See full summary »




Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
Joe Cortese ...  Jack Breslin 6 episodes, 1988
Maryam d'Abo ...  Ta'Ra 6 episodes, 1988
George Dzundza ...  Frank Dileo 6 episodes, 1988
Gregory Sierra ...  Victor Maldonado 6 episodes, 1988
Kim Delaney ...  Mandy Estabrook 6 episodes, 1988
John Putch ...  Wendle 6 episodes, 1988
Robert Webber ...  Commissioner Estabrook 6 episodes, 1988
Earl Billings ...  Coroner 6 episodes, 1988
Noelle Bou-Sliman Noelle Bou-Sliman ...  Passerby 6 episodes, 1988
Jack Bricker Jack Bricker ...  The Creature 6 episodes, 1988
Richard Burns ...  Driver 6 episodes, 1988
Joseph Cali ...  Roger 6 episodes, 1988
Christopher Carroll Christopher Carroll ...  Maitre d' 6 episodes, 1988
Andi Chapman Andi Chapman ...  TV Interviewer 6 episodes, 1988
Tyler Coppin ...  Lab Technician 6 episodes, 1988
Michael Cutt ...  McCready 6 episodes, 1988
Roger Eagle Roger Eagle ...  Harv 6 episodes, 1988
James Emery ...  Coveralled Man 6 episodes, 1988
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ...  Ron Cobb 6 episodes, 1988
Cal Gibson Cal Gibson ...  Cabbie 6 episodes, 1988
Kristoffer Greaves Kristoffer Greaves ...  Prisoner X-90 6 episodes, 1988
David Jobling David Jobling ...  Prisoner #2 6 episodes, 1988
Melanie Jones Melanie Jones ...  Claire Riggs 6 episodes, 1988
Mickey Jones ...  Arnie McKuen 6 episodes, 1988
Doug MacHugh ...  Passerby 6 episodes, 1988
Héctor Mercado ...  Enriquez 6 episodes, 1988
Lori Michaels Lori Michaels ...  Kelly Simon 6 episodes, 1988
Dan Moriarty ...  Valet 6 episodes, 1988
Ian Mortimer Ian Mortimer ...  Guard #1 6 episodes, 1988
Hope North Hope North ...  Jogger 6 episodes, 1988
John O'Hurley ...  Remar 6 episodes, 1988
Anne Ramsay ...  Limo Driver 6 episodes, 1988
Ray Reinhardt Ray Reinhardt ...  Professor Dietrich 6 episodes, 1988
Hank Rolike ...  Doorman 6 episodes, 1988
Clive Rosengren ...  Passerby 6 episodes, 1988
Jack Scalici Jack Scalici ...  Passerby 6 episodes, 1988
Dean Scofield ...  Andrew Brockhurst 6 episodes, 1988
Robert Taylor ...  1st Officer 6 episodes, 1988
Brian Thompson ...  Eddie 6 episodes, 1988


Two police officers investigate a series of brutal murders in which the victims have had bodily organs removed. When one of them questions a young woman who has been seen at the crime scenes, it turns out she is an alien from an interstellar prison ship and that the murders have been committed by a powerful xenomorphic alien which had escaped. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi




USA | Australia



Release Date:

8 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invader See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Explosion scenes from Battlestar Galactica (1978) were spliced into the climatic ship crashing scene. See more »


References Crime Story (1986) See more »

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Great Movie
23 December 2005 | by pangborn-2See all my reviews

Recently was on Encore again. Vintage Maryam D'Abo. Why the owners refuse to release this on DVD given the large cult following I will never know. Some years ago I suggested another movie on DVD. The studio didn't think there would ever be a market for it. They have made more on the DVD than they made in the theaters by several times. (A Kelsey Grammar film)

Something is out there was released in Australia on a rather pathetic VHS tape. This film deserves digital re-mastering and the DVD treatment. This made for NBC mini-series was outstanding. The later series...

The movie could have been better if it had been done as a theatrical release instead of TV. D'Abo is a much better actress than she ever gets credit for.

Whoever needs to get them to release this film for serious collectors.

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