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.


Peter Medak


Dennis Feldman (characters), Chris Brancato
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Madsen ... Press
Natasha Henstridge ... Eve
Marg Helgenberger ... Laura
Mykelti Williamson ... Gamble
George Dzundza ... Colonel Burgess
James Cromwell ... Senator Ross
Justin Lazard ... Patrick
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


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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Did You Know?


Two alternate comic book continuations to the first movie were published - the one-shot special "Species: Offspring" by Avatar Press, featuring Sil herself, and "Species: Human Race" by Dark Horse Comics, featuring Kal, a male alien like Patrick. See more »


In the stock footage of the space shuttle landing, the name "Discovery" and the NASA logo are visible on the shuttle's side (rather than the fictional name "Excursion" and fictional space agency N.S.E.G.). See more »


Dennis Gamble: What's wrong? My DNA ain't good enough?
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Alternate Versions

The Species Triology Special Edition DVD Box Set contains:
  • Species II in a Explicit Unrated Version not shown in theaters.
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Referenced in Dead Man's Curve (1998) See more »


Don't Answer the Door
Written by James Johnson
Performed by B.B. King
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Just plain horrible
27 October 2001 | by MaddMaxx000See all my reviews

Part one was one of the the best scifi movies that I have ever seen. But part 2 was definitely one of the worst. I don't know what the MGM was thinking, didn't they read the script? Didn't they predict how horrible it was gonna be? A lot of the acting was bad, the dialogue was terrible, it was only an excuse to show lots of naked women (not that there is anything wrong with that, but for some movies it's not). I'm begging everyone who reads this before they see the movie, DON'T SEE IT, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!

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Release Date:

10 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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Species 2: Offspring See more »


Box Office

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$7,274,008, 12 April 1998

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