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Species II (1998)

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An astronaut gets infected with alien DNA during the first mission on Mars and runs amok on earth. Preston and Laura team up with a peaceful, genetically re-engineered Sil to track the monster down.

Director:

Peter Medak

Writers:

Dennis Feldman (characters), Chris Brancato
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Madsen ... Press
Natasha Henstridge ... Eve
Marg Helgenberger ... Dr. Laura Baker
Mykelti Williamson ... Dennis Gamble
George Dzundza ... Colonel Carter Burgess Jr
James Cromwell ... Senator Judson Ross
Justin Lazard ... Patrick Ross
Myriam Cyr ... Anne Sampas
Sarah Wynter ... Melissa
Baxter Harris Baxter Harris ... Dr. Orinsky
Scott Morgan Scott Morgan ... Harry Sampas
Nancy La Scala ... Debutante
Raquel Gardner ... Debutante's Sister
Henderson Forsythe Henderson Forsythe ... Pentagon Personnel
Robert Hogan ... Pentagon Personnel
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Storyline

Mykelti Williamson and Justin Lazard are a pair of astronauts who make the first successful manned mission to Mars. Lazard's character gets infected by an alien and slowly begins to mutate. When they get back to Earth all he has on his mind is to have sex with Henstridge! Written by Anonymous

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There is life on Mars...and now it's here. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Species 2: Offspring See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,274,008, 12 April 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,165,560, 28 June 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,600,000, 23 August 1998
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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the nude scenes, such as the debutantes having sex with Patrick or the strip-club sequence, were shortened in the final version of the movie. The full scenes can be seen in the DVD extra features. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Baker claims that the average temperature on Mars is -225F. This is more like Neptune. The actual average -22F with daytime summer temperatures reaching the near 50F. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Ross: Not for one nation. Not for one people. Not for one creed. But, for all humankind.
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Alternate Versions

The VCD (Video CD) version is edited:
  • Excessive sexual and violent scenes, including profanities are censored.
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Connections

References The X-Files (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Carrera Rapido
Written by Noko, Ian Hoxley, Howard Gray (as Howard James Gray) and Trevor Gray (as Trevor Robert Gray)
Performed by Apollo 440 (as Apollo Four Forty)
Courtesy of 550 Music/Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Enjoyable trash.
29 September 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

The people who are stating that this movie is the worst sequel they've ever seen obviously never saw "Hercules II" or "Jaws 3-D" or "Hellraiser II". Now, I am not about to tell you that this is a great film, but if you set your expectations low, you are likely to have fun. Despite the icky (and variable in quality, though impressive in the last 10 minutes) special effects and the large amounts of blood and t&a, the film never becomes truly disturbing, because you're never meant to take it 100% seriously. Michael Madsen understood that, to be sure, and thanks to his trademarked coolness, he walks away with the picture. As for Natasha Henstridge, she has more or less a supporting part, but one that is rather imaginatively linked to the central story line.

Overall, a movie with no artistic pretensions and, undoubtedly, many flaws (someone else already mentioned this; why didn't her head explode when she escaped from the lab?), but watch it in the right frame of mind and it's quite enjoyable. Do you know any other movie that features sex between slimy aliens?!? (**1/2)


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