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Mimic (1997)

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Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Susan Tyler
... Dr. Peter Mann
... Chuy
... Manny
... Leonard
... Josh
... Remy
... Dr. Gates
James Costa ... Ricky
Javon Barnwell ... Davis
... Jeremy
Pak-Kwong Ho ... Preacher
... Yang (as Glen Bang)
Margaret Ma ... Chinese Woman
Warna Fisher ... Bag Lady
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Storyline

A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form. Written by Steven Dretzke <stevend@unicomp.net>

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We protect ourselves by destroying our enemies but evolution has a way of keeping things alive. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for terror/violence and language | See all certifications »

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Judus  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,818,208, 24 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,480,490
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Part of Guillermo del Toro's unhappiness with the theatrical version of the movie came from the fact that it contained a lot of shots filmed by the second unit crew, which he found inconsistent with his use of colors and camera set-up. He re-edited the film into a Director's cut that was more closely to his original vision, stating that if viewers are still unhappy with this version, then at least he is entirely to blame. See more »

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In the last scene where the male bug is struck by the train, you see it struggling to hold onto the front of the train for a while. It manages to hang in there for a little while before being pulled under and splattered everywhere. But when Dr Susan looks around the corner, after the bug is killed, she sees parts of the bug just meters away from where she was hiding. The bug should be further down the tracks, because it was dragged for ages before going under. See more »

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Dr. Gates: [to Susan] So... you think your little "Frankenstein" has gotten the better of you?
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV (2013) See more »

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Give Me Central 209
By Robert Ellen
Used with permission by Molique Music
c/o Warner Chappell Music Canada
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Good for this type of movie
25 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

I must confess I'm not a big fan of these type of movies, but since Mira Sorvino was in it, and John Sayles and Steven Soderburgh both worked on the script, I thought I'd give it a shot. This was actually pretty good, because they paid attention to the science without becoming clinical about it, and it was more interesting and credible than I expected (then again, science was never my subject). The second half of the movie is pretty much a chase movie, but that's well done for the most part, though Charles S. Dutton wears out his welcome pretty quickly in a thankless role. Sorvino is as good as I expected.


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