The Andromeda Strain
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- The germ from space cost $250,000 to create in special effects.
- When they first subject the lab animals to the virus, on the right hand side of the screen in the reflection of the metal walls you can see the crew rushing towards the monkey cage to revive him right before they cut back to the shot of the scientists.
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- Capt. Morton: There's a fire, sir.
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Robert Wise's adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel about a deadly space pathogen trades in the genre's cosmic pulp and head-trippiness for a procedural-like seriousness. Germaphobes, proceed with extreme caution.
The Andromeda Strain is a splendid entertainment that will get you worried about whether they'll be able to contain that strange blob of alien green crystal.
Wise (and Crichton) concoct the most absorbing, riveting take on science fiction tempered with science fact.