The Andromeda Strain
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1971
Director: Robert Wise
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-123924
Running time: 2:10 (130 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: April 01, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#232)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 02, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
Directed with clinical precision by Academy Award® winner* Robert Wise, this compelling account of the earth's first biological crisis is perhaps the most chillingly realistic science fiction thriller ever made. After an errant satellite crashes to earth near a remote New Mexico village, the recovery team discovers that almost everyone in the town are victims of a horrible death, with the mysterious exception of an infant and an old homeless man. The survivors are brought to a state-of-the-art laboratory descending five stories beneath the ground where the puzzled scientists race against time to determine the nature of the deadly microbe before it wreaks worldwide havoc. A trailblazer in the areas of special effects and inventive sets. The Andromeda Strain is based on Michael Crichton's best-selling novel that created national paranoia for its topical relevance to the first moon landing.

*Best Director, Westside Story, 1961. Best Director, The Sound of Music, 1965.
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Genres
Science-Fiction
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Universal Studios Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Robert Wise....Director
Writing
Michael Crichton....Original Material By
Nelson Gidding....Screenwriter
Production
Robert Wise....Producer
Cinematography
Richard H. Kline....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Stuart Gilmore....Film Editor
John W. Holmes....Film Editor
Music
Gil Mellé....Composer
Sound
Waldon O. Watson....Sound
James Alexander....Sound
Ronald Pierce....Sound
Art
Boris Leven....Production Designer
Douglas Trumbull....Visual Effects
James Shourt....Visual Effects
Helen Colvig....Costume Designer
William Tuntke....Art Director
Bud Westmore....Make-up Artist
Cast
Mark Jenkins....Lt. Shawn, Piedmont Team
Peter Helm....Sgt. Crane, Piedmont Team
Joe DiReda....Sgt. Burke
Carl Reindel....Lt. Comroe
Ken Swofford....Toby, a technician
Frances Reid....Clara Dutton
Richard Bull....Air Force Major
John Carter....MP Captain Morton
Arthur Hill....Dr. Jeremy Stone
David Wayne....Dr. Charles Dutton
James Olson....Dr. Mark Hall
Kate Reid....Dr. Ruth Leavitt
Paula Kelly....Karen Anson
George Mitchell....Jackson
Ramon Bieri....Major Manchek
Kermit Murdock....Dr. Robertson
Richard O'Brien....Grimes
Peter Hobbs....General Sparks
Eric Christmas....Senator from Vermont
Paul Ballantyne....Hospital Director (uncredited)
Ivor Barry....Murray (uncredited)
Joe Billings....Scientist (uncredited)
Michael Bow....MP at Stone's (uncredited)
Walter Brooke....Assistant to Cabinet Secretary (uncredited)
Susan Brown....Allison Stone (uncredited)
Jan Burrell....Mother (Piedmont) (uncredited)
Dee Carroll....Technician (uncredited)
Duke Cigrang....Father (Piedmont) (uncredited)
Michael Crichton.... (uncredited)
Lisa Daniels....Ad Lib Woman (uncredited)
Sandra de Bruin....Technician (uncredited)
Bill Dunbar....Vandenberg AFB Sergeant (uncredited)
Walker Edmiston.... (uncredited, voice)
Judy Farrell....Pam (uncredited)
Lance Fuller....Ad Lib Man (uncredited)
James W. Gavin....Helicopter Pilot Dempsey (uncredited)
Ray Harris....Scientist (uncredited)
Rob Hughes....Air Force Technician (uncredited)
Jason Johnson....Dr. Benedict (uncredited)
Glenn Langan....Cabinet Secretary (uncredited)
Bart La Rue....Medic Captain (uncredited)
Johnny Lee....Boy (uncredited)
Theodore Lehmann....Scientist (uncredited)
Tom McDonough....Stetson (uncredited)
David McLean....Senator McKenzie (New Mexico) (uncredited)
Cliff Medaugh....Civilian (uncredited)
Victoria Paige Meyerink.... (uncredited)
Midori....Bess, lab technician (uncredited)
Francisco Ortega....Gateman at Agricultural Center (uncredited)
Emory Parnell....Pete 'Old Doughboy' Arnold (uncredited)
Michael Pataki....Operator of 'The Hands' (uncredited)
Alma Platt....Ad Lib Woman (uncredited)
Ford Rainey....Bit Part (uncredited)
Quinn K. Redeker....Captain Morris (uncredited)
Georgia Schmidt....Old Lady (Piedmont) (uncredited)
Reuben Singer....Dr. Rudolph Karp (uncredited)
Robert Soto....Manuel Rios, the Baby (uncredited)
Gil Stuart....Ad Lib Man (uncredited)
Joan Swift....Decontamination Receptionist (uncredited)
Lorna Thayer....Ad Lib Woman (uncredited)
Garry Walberg....Technician (uncredited)
Len Wayland....Utah Crash Site Officer (uncredited)
Gary Waynesmith....Air Force Technician (uncredited)
Russ Whiteman....Civilian (uncredited)