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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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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$60,074,103

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,374,103
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Trivia

Sil bares a few similarities with Martin Brundle, the main protagonist of the earlier sci-fi horror film The Fly II (1989): Sil is an hybrid of alien and human and is born and lives at a lab under supervision. Sil escapes from the lab and transform and goes into a cocoon upon escaping. See more »

Goofs

Sil is in the process of removing the swimwear from the "hot tub guy" when the good guys show up to get her. But after she notices they arrived for her, the swim short on the guy seems to have been pulled back up to the guy's waist. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Xavier Fitch: I'm sorry.
Young Sil: [mouthing] I'm sorry.
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Connections

Referenced in She Spies: First Episode (2002) See more »

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Take Me
Written and Performed by Michael Lattanzi
Performed by Lattanzi featuring Crystal Taliefero
Courtesy of Lable/Zi Records
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Not just a ha-wt body...
25 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

Species, for its time, was an extremely well executed Sci-Fi Thriller, with action packed WoW-in special effects work. It is extremely underrated as most people's first recollection was that they were taken aback at how much skin Henstridge's shows throughout the movie. I mean, c'Mon... she's a horny alien, trying to propagate, for chrissake... and yes, your husband was thinking about alien sex later that night with you, ladies.

Okay, I'm losing my train of thought, let alone my focus...; This is what most people do when you bring up this movie, most viewers soon forget how awesome, by definition of the term... that the movie really is, and therefore, it's NOT just some trashy R-rated B-movie, like so many were from the mid '80s to the early '90s.

The story balance is very well kept from beginning, with solid character development... throughout the crazy plot, to the climax, and quickly to a unexpected, yet fitting finale. Natasha played the role to a "T", with her almost, perfect appearance, and bright, and justly glowing & huge green, also already (alien-ish), eyes.

Action scenes, and special effects are top notch, as is standard execution by Steve Johnson, who created costumes, robotic structures, prosthetics and effects for this and a cache of blockbusters like Spider-Man 2 (Easily arguable as the pinnacle of the trio), War of the Worlds, the 1989 classic - The Abyss... and definitely not to be unlisted here, Pet Semetary II, the best one in my opinion, and a personal favorite scary thriller of this reviewer. Sorry for the TLDR; run-on movie-geek splashing there.

Check out those Green eyes: http://tinyurl.com/6hntl7q

Overall, Species follows the winning recipe for great Sci-Fi Action Thriller, by combining great complimentary casting in Kingsley, Whitaker, and Molina, oh, and Micheal Madsen... shoot! That's a Sci-Fi cast, what? Something must've smelled good, right! :oD

The acting and follow-through by scriptwriters from story-2-screen, showed balance... extremely important for movies of this genre. It also stands up to the test of time, which for many of these Special FX Blockbusters, expected to explode all over the tail-bone of a 3-day weekend release for maximum payoff and publicity, it usually does NOT hold true. I'm gonna watch this right now! AND, I want you to watch it again for the 3rd time, but you need to pay for it; you can even watch it on Amazon... see the free preview on IMDb first and get your mouth watering for "'Ol Green-Eyes gonna get ya!" - Sir SmokeAlot.

Reruns on FX while cooking dinner for the kids doesn't count. Get your Netflix, OnDemand, Hulu, Meebo, Boxee, Apple Video, Torrent, Direct Download, or Newsbin on ASAP on a cold dark 'n scary night. Don't get raped by a ha-wt-bodied alien sex machine!


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