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The Alien Within (1995)

Crew of an undersea mining platform falls prey to mysterious and dangerous parasite. The parasite has the ability to affect people's minds, so survivors can't be certain who is safe and who... See full summary »

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Scott P. Levy

Writers:

Rob Kerchner (story), Alex Simon
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Cast

Cast overview:
Roddy McDowall ... Dr. Henry Lazarus
Alex Hyde-White ... Jedidiah Pickett
Melanie Shatner Melanie Shatner ... Catherine Harding
Don Stroud ... Louis
Rodger Halston ... Wyatt
Emile Levisetti ... Brill
Richard Biggs ... Hawkes
Sha-Ri Pendleton Sha-Ri Pendleton ... Fife
Miro Polo Miro Polo ... Russian Officer
Tim Trevan Tim Trevan ... Russian Boy
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Crew of an undersea mining platform falls prey to mysterious and dangerous parasite. The parasite has the ability to affect people's minds, so survivors can't be certain who is safe and who is infected. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence, brief language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1995 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (16-rated)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The password to activate the self-destruct device on the undersea platform is shown on the screen to be "Nostromo". Nostromo was also the name of the interstellar mining ship from the original Alien (1979) movie; a movie from which The Alien Within borrows heavily. See more »

Goofs

In the second to last scene with the flamethrowers there is a shot of a fire extinguisher putting out the flaming stuntman on the ground in the middle of shots of the standing stuntman being sprayed by the flamethrowers. See more »

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Try 1982. . .
22 October 2005 | by ianmiller007See all my reviews

If you have never heard of John Carpenter then you might enjoy this. This is a near shameless, word for word ripoff of his 1982 remake of The Thing. Those of you who have seen the 1950 version of this movie might consider yourselves purists, but Carpenter remains most true to the original story by John w Cambell Jr, "Who Goes There"(1938).

While John Carpenter has admittedly put out a lot of crap, "The Thing" remains one of my top 10 horror movies and still stands the test of time. Enjoy this remake for it's schlock, but appreciate the truest version of this story. Sleep should come hard to those that watch "The Thing" alone.


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