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Virus (1999)

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When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.

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Complete credited cast:
... Kit Foster
... Steve Baker
... Captain Robert Everton
... Nadia
... J.W. Woods Jr.
... Richie
... Hiko
... Squeaky
Yuri Chervotkin ... Colonel Kominski
... Captain Lonya Rostov
Olga Rzhepetskaya-Retchin ... Female Cosmonaut
... Captain Alexi
... Norfolk Captain
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When a typhoon cripples their boat, the crew sails into the eye of the storm, where they discover a high-tech Russian communications and research vessel adrift. Only one Russian crew member is still alive, raving about "intelligent lightning." They soon discover that an alien life form has taken over the ship's computers and is churning out mechanical warriors. With their own boat destroyed, the crew must battle the creature as the ship reenters the storm. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi violence/gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 January 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vírus  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,013,640, 17 January 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,010,690, 14 March 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,626,690
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Trivia

Initial prints of the film were confiscated by TSA, as they were labeled "Virus". See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film, when the energy beam coming from the Russian station strikes the research ship, the whole control room shakes and crew is thrown off balance. Yet, a chess board on a nearby table remains completely undisturbed, revealing the "movement" is simply a shaky camera. See more »

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[seeing the Russian vessel explode on the horizon]
Norfolk captain: That's one hell of a flare.
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References Deep Rising (1998) See more »

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I liked it anyway
23 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

I've heard people trash this movie left and right yet I found that it kept my attention for the duration of it's running time and all the technical aspects were top-notch (especially Tippett Studio's CGI realization of Goliath). The characters weren't great and weren't bad either. Sure, we've seen it all before in other films but I have little hope of finding a film that's completely original. Frankly, I got about what I expected out of it - motion picture fastfood. You enjoy it as you take it in and digest it and forget about it after you leave the theater. It's just entertainment and not bad for what it is. Unlike LOST IN SPACE or BATMAN AND ROBIN, this film isn't boring. It moves at a quick enough pace to where you don't find yourself checking your watch all the time. I'm not sure what the deal was with Donald Sutherland's character who displays no sense of logic whatsoever. Had they dropped the stuff with his character, it would've helped the film. If you're bored, check it out. It's worth at least one viewing.


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