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The Andromeda Strain


Rated: 7.2
Run time: 131 min
Director: Robert Wise
Actors: Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson, Kate Reid, Paula Kelly, George Mitchell, Ramon Bieri, Kermit Murdock, Richard O'Brien, Peter Hobbs, Eric Christmas, Mark Jenkins, Peter Helm, Joe Di Reda, Carl Reindel, Ken Swofford, Frances Reid, Richard Bull, John Carter, Paul Ballantyne, Benjie Bancroft, Ivor Barry, Joe Billings, Patty Bodeen, Michael Bow, Walter Brooke, Susan Brown, Jan Burrell, Dee Carroll, Duke Cigrang, Rhodie Cogan, Michael Crichton, Lisa Daniels, Sandra de Bruin, Bill Dunbar, Harold Dyrenforth, Walker Edmiston, Sandra Ego, Don Ellis, Judy Farrell, Lance Fuller, James W. Gavin, Sheila Jo Guthrie, Ray Harris, Robert L. Hughes, Jason Johnson, Bart La Rue, Jamie Lamb, Glenn Langan, Johnny Lee, Theodore Lehmann, Tom McDonough, David McLean, Cliff Medaugh, Don Messick, Victoria Paige Meyerink, Midori, Carl B. Morrison, Robert 'Bob' Olen, Francisco Ortega, Emory Parnell, Michael Pataki, Alma Platt, Quinn K. Redeker, Clark Savage, Georgia Schmidt, Reuben Singer, Robert Soto, Gilch
Year: 1971


When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. Many years prior to this incident, a group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy Stone (Arthur Hill) advocated for the construction of a secure laboratory facility that would serve as a base in the event an alien biological life form was returned to Earth from a space mission. Stone and his team - Drs. Dutton, Leavitt and Hall (David Wayne, Kate Reid, and James Olson, respectively)- go to the facility, known as Wildfire, and try to first isolate the life form while determining why two people from Piedmont (an old wino and a six-month-old baby) survived. The scientists methodically study the alien life form unaware that it has already mutated and presents a far greater danger in the lab, which is equipped with a nuclear self-destruct device should it manage to escape. Written by garykmcd