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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 B. Levisetti ... Brill (as Emile Levisetti)
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 »

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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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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

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The worst film ever made.
7 July 2003 | by ItemCo16527See all my reviews

I accidentally stumbled on this pile of manure one evening and I caught maybe the last 45 minutes to an hour of it. It was like driving by a car wreck on the highway- you don't want to look, but somehow you are forced to by the horror of it all. Some people say that Ishtar is the worst movie ever made. These people should be forced to endure the mind-bending stupidity of this film. They'd change their tune about 20 seconds into it. I cannot believe films like this actually get funding. There are many great independent film directors/screenwriters out there who can't get a studio to fund a project, yet films like this get made. What is this world coming to?


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