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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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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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The "Goliath" robot was approximately 9 ft tall and weighed an estimated 4000 lbs. The special effects company hired to create Goliath had only three-and-a-half months to produce the robot from the initial drawings to the finished product. See more »

Goofs

After Woods is shot with the nail gun by the robotic critter, the blood stain on his shirt changes between shots, going from large and pale, to smaller and darker. See more »

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Goliath Machine: Checkmate.
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References Moontrap (1989) See more »

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Great popcorn movie!
23 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Saw this one on DVD last night and I really liked it. It was a fast paced comicbookaction popcorn movie with scares that made me jump the chair a couple of times. The story is nothing new. We´ve seen it numerous times before. Like Alien. But nothings original these days anyway. The FX where great and I liked the frankensteinish look of it. It rates high on my popcornmovie chart.


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