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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.

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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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Terror in the Flesh See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$19,221,939

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,221,939
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shortest of all four Species movies. See more »

Goofs

In the end when the third astronaut is being airlifted out, the flight medic puts her headset on twice. See more »

Quotes

Melissa: I've been waiting to get you alone. All the interviews, all the screaming girls, all the hoopla. Gone. Push it out of your mind. Patrick Ross, tonight, you're mine.
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Alternate Versions

German DVD misses one of the deleted scenes due to its higher "Not under 18" rating. See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Easy Chase
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C'mon—it's fun, gory and it's got loads of boobs in it... what's not to like?
23 August 2007 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

A team of astronauts, returning from a trip to Mars, are attacked by an organism that oozes out of a soil sample taken from the red planet's surface; after blacking out for seven minutes, they awaken, unable to recall what has happened to them.

Once back on Earth, the astronauts are subjected to several tests; whilst checking the blood sample from Captain Ross (Justin Lazard), the team leader, a scientist is mysteriously killed. When the dead man's body is examined, DNA is found which is similar to that of Eve, a human/alien hybrid (Natasha Henstridge) that has been created in a top-secret laboratory (from the same batch of embryos that resulted in Sil from the original Species movie).

It seems that one (or more) of the crew of the recent Mars mission is host to an alien, and unless they are captured, they will endeavour to procreate ASAP with as many partners as possible.

Species II has a very silly story, with some particularly daft plot turns (Eve learns to drive from watching The Dukes of Hazzard!), but with lashings of quality gore (including several gruesome alien births and a shotgun blast to the head), better alien effects than the first film, and even more nudity, this sequel is still very enjoyable and worth watching if you liked the original.

Michael Madsen returns as tough-guy Press, along with Marg Helgenberger as science bod Laura Baker, and also turning up for the fun is the ever reliable James Cromwell as the senator father of space hero Captain Ross.

If you're in the mood for some undemanding mindless sci-fi horror, then check out Species II—it's not as bad as a lot of people seem to think!


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