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Species (1995)

A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Xavier Fitch
... Preston Lennox
... Dr. Stephen Arden
... Dan Smithson
... Dr. Laura Baker
... Sil
... Young Sil
... Aide
... Aide
... Train Hobo
... Mother
Jayne Luke ... Snack Shop Clerk
David K. Schroeder ... German Tourist
David Jensen ... Conductor
... Female Conductor
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In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from a beautiful woman to an armour-plated killing machine in the blink of an eye. Government agent Xavier Fitch assembles a team of scientists and mercenaries to locate and destroy Sil before she manages to find a mate and breed. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Be Intrigued. Be Seduced. Be Warned. See more »


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Rated R for sci-fi violence, strong sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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7 July 1995 (USA)  »

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Especies  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$60,074,103

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,374,103
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The film debut of Natasha Henstridge. See more »

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The kidnapped lady suddenly is sitting up as the car rolls down the hill. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Xavier Fitch: I'm sorry.
Young Sil: [mouthing] I'm sorry.
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References Cobra (1986) See more »

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If You Don't Know Me By Now
Written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
Performed by Siedah Garrett
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Kind of cool and pleasant.....
29 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Species" has a hopelessly derivative premise that makes it a completely unnecessary view for anyone who has ever seen "Alien" or "The Predator" (or their sequels), but it does have some things going for it. To be short and specific: Natasha Henstridge is dreamily, extraordinarily beautiful; the rest of the cast is distinguished, with a very cool Michael Madsen stealing the show; the special effects are convincingly yucky; and the pacing is fast and unrelenting, with the "search-and-destroy" team being always only one step behind the pursued alien "monster". A forgettable film, but not nearly as bad as many reviews have suggested. (**)


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