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Species (1995)
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07.04.08

Species (1995) In 1974, an organization known as the Search of ExtraTerrestrial Instituion (SETI) has possessed some kind of alien being, thus beginning some kind of top secret experiment to mix human and alien DNA. This is when the scientists created Sil, a female human-alien hybrid. However, approximately 20 years later, she has escaped. Sil is also determined to reproduce, but needs human male sperm to do so. Now, a team of scientists and federal agents must find Sil and stop her from mating with a human male and reproduce.

Movie Tagline:
If you build it, they will come.

Title: Species
Release Date: July 07, 1995
Runtime: 108 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, Portuguese
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS
IMDB Rating: 5.6
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for sci-fi violence, strong sexuality and some language.

Director(s):
Roger Donaldson

Cast:
Ben Kingsley ...Xavier Fitch
Michael Madsen ...Preston Lennox
Alfred Molina ...Dr. Stephen Arden
Forest Whitaker ...Dan Smithson, Empath
Marg Helgenberger ...Dr. Laura Baker
Natasha Henstridge ...Sil
Michelle Williams ...young Sil
Jordan Lund ...Aide
Don Fischer ...Aide
Scott McKenna ...Train Hobo
Virginia Morris ...Mother
Jayne Luke ...Snack Shop Clerk
David K. Schroeder ...German Tourist
David Jensen ...Conductor
Esther Scott ...Female Conductor
Shirley Prestia ...Victoria Roth, Ph.D.
William Utay ...Colleague
David Selburg ...Government Man
Herta Ware ...Mrs. Morris
Melissa Bickerton ...Fitch's Secretary
Lucy Rodriguez ...Wedding Dress Saleswoman
Scott Sproule ...Team Driver
Stogie Kenyatta ...Cop
Gary Bullock ...Motel Clerk
Susan Hauser ...Lab Worker
William Bumiller ...Club Bouncer
Caroline Barclay ...Drunken Girl
Matthew Ashford ...Guy in Club
Anthony Guidera ...Robbie, Guy Picking Up Sil
Sara Lise ...Screaming Woman (as Sarah S. Leese)

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Mark Egerton
Dennis Feldman
Frank Mancuso Jr.
David Streit

Writer(s):
Dennis Feldman

Composer(s):
Christopher young




Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Say You're Gonna Stay"
"Keep Hope Alive"
"Come Into My Life"
"Enchanted"
"Take Me"
"If You Don't Know Me By Now"

More Movie Taglines:
  • If you build it, they will come.
  • Men cannot resist her. Mankind may not survive her.
  • For three million years, the human race has been at the top of the evolutionary ladder. Nothing lasts forever
  • Two decades ago scientists sent a message to space... This... is the reply.
  • Our time is up
  • Be Intrigued. Be Seduced. Be Warned.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Xavier Fitch: We decided to make it female so it would be more docile and controllable. Preston Lennox: More docile and controllable, eh? You guys don't get out much.
  • Agent: Criminologist says there's no evidence of semen in the hot tub water. Preston Lennox: Well, maybe she took it with.
  • [while drinking Long Island Iced Tea] Dan Smithson, Empath: These are some good cups of tea, man.
  • Xavier Fitch: A train came through here about the time she escaped. Agent: Is she that fast? Xavier Fitch: She is *that* fast.
  • Dr. Laura Baker: I got his machine. Should I leave a message? Preston Lennox: Yeah. Tell him he's about to copulate with a creature from outer space. [Preston laughs and Laura smiles]
Movie Trivia:
  • During the production, MGM opted not to shoot the "nightmare train" sequence to keep costs down. H.R. Giger was not willing to accept that, however, so he spent $100,000 of his own money to finance the sequence.
  • An early draft of the script had the young Sil calmly killing a friendly cab driver. In an effort to keep the audiences sympathy for her character (and to make the murder of the porter more shocking) the scene was changed to Sil killing a tramp in self defense after he attempts to attack her.
  • For the scene in which Sil is 'born' from the cocoon, the train set was built upside down. Natasha Henstridge, totally naked and covered in KY Jelly lubricant, was pushed through the cocoon, and the shot was flipped upside down afterwards, to achieve the effect of her falling out.
  • Michael Madsen and Marg Helgenberger were allowed to improvise their sex scene.
  • Fitch's comment that they made Sil female to be more controllable belies his ignorance. In every predatory species known, the female is always more aggressive.
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Keywords:
Alien, Scientist, Seti, Human Alien, Killing  ...[more]


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