The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain (1971)

The picture runs 130 minutes!... The story covers 96 of the most critical hours in man's history!... The suspense will last through your lifetime!

  • Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1971-03-12
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 622 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 11min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy Stone scramble to a secure laboratory and try to first isolate the life form while determining why two people from Piedmont - an old alcoholic 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 designed to prevent the escape of dangerous biological agents.

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  • The Andromeda Strain Photos

    Directing Robert Wise Director
    Production Robert Wise Producer
    Art Boris Leven Production Design
    Camera Richard H. Kline Director of Photography
    Costume & Make-Up Helen Colvig Costume Design
    Writing Michael Crichton Novel
    Art William H. Tuntke Art Direction
    Sound Waldon O. Watson Sound
    Editing John W. Holmes Editor
    Visual Effects Douglas Trumbull Visual Effects
    Art Ruby R. Levitt Set Decoration
    Costume & Make-Up Larry Germain Hairstylist
    Costume & Make-Up Bud Westmore Makeup Artist
    Sound Ronald Pierce Sound
    Writing Nelson Gidding Screenplay
    Editing Stuart Gilmore Editor
    Sound Gil Mellé Original Music Composer
    Visual Effects Jamie Shourt Visual Effects
    Visual Effects Albert Whitlock Visual Effects
    Sound James R. Alexander Sound
    Camera Kenneth Smith Grip
    Crew Whitey McMahon Special Effects