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The Andromeda Strain
Veteran director Robert Wise’s adaptation of Michael Crichton’s sci-fi novel is an alien virus epic with superb special effects and a suspenseful climax.
Science Fiction 1971 131 mins
Director: Robert Wise
Directed by Hollywood journeyman Robert Wise, The Andromeda Strain is a big-budget blockbuster adaptation of Michael Crichton’s acclaimed sci-fi novel which follows a team of top scientists investigating a lethal bacterium from outer space that causes terminal blood clotting.
With a cast of character actor stalwarts (including Arthur Hill, James Olson and George Mitchell), typically superb special effects from Douglas Trumbull (Silent Running, 2001: A Space Odyssey), and a suspenseful climax, The Andromeda Strain is one of the big-hitters of its era and genre.
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