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After losing their payload, the crew of a ramshackle, sinking, ocean-going salvage tug "Sea Star" take refuge in the eye of a typhoon in an attempt to make repairs. Whilst trying to find help the tug, captained by Robert Everton, they discover a Russian science vessel adrift in the eye. The crew believes their troubles are over, and that they are set for life, after the captain informs them of the value of salvaging this apparent ghost ship. However, the navigator Kit Foster and the chief engineer Steve Baker are not convinced that it will be that easy. Once power is restored to the ship, strange things start to happen and the crew mysteriously disappear one by one. It isn't until the discovery of the last remaining Russian crew member, the chief science officer Nadia Vinogradiya, that the crew realize the enemy ranged against them isn't the Russians but something far more malevolent.
Life on earth is in for a shock.
Release Date: January 15, 1999
Runtime: 99 mins
All Genres: Action, Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Languages: English, Russian
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 4.4
Buried.com Rating: 5.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With V
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for sci-fi violence/gore, and for language.
Jamie Lee Curtis ...Kit Foster
William Baldwin ...Steve Baker
Donald Sutherland ...Captain Robert Everton
Joanna Pacula ...Nadia
Marshall Bell ...J.W. Woods Jr.
Sherman Augustus ...Richie
Cliff Curtis ...Hiko
Julio Oscar Mechoso ...Squeaky
yuri Chervotkin ...Colonel Kominski
Keith Flippen ...Captain Lonya Rostov
Olga Rzhepetskaya Retchin ...Female Cosmonaut
Levan Uchaneishvili ...Captain Alexi (as Levani)
David Eggby ...Norfolk Captain
Matthew Sullivan ...Coast Guard Man
Gale Anne Hurd
Dennis E. Jones
Bud S. Smith
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More Movie Taglines:
- Life on earth is in for a shock.
- It Is Aware
- Humankind is history.
- Destroy or Die
- Captain Everton: Everton is the dominant species. I am Everton.
Hiko: Richie's gone postal, man.
Richie: Spare parts my ass, man.
Squeaky: Woods is wound so tight you couldn't pull a pin outta his ass with a tractor.
[to Everton who had just pulled a pistol on him] Baker: You ever pull a gun on me again... Captain Everton: You'll what? Baker: You figure it out.
- The lyrics of the Russian march heard during the end credits are actually the names of various cast and crew members pronounced backwards.
Chuck Pfarrer explained in an interview that the comic book was based on the script that he wrote in the early-'90s. Because of the special effects that the script called for, it was impossible to make the script into a movie at that time, and he handed it to Dark Horse Comics who published it in 1995. Several years later, when special effects technology had caught up, Pfarrer revised the original script.
In an IGN.com interview; Jamie Lee Curtis said the following about Virus: "Rob Reiner for his 40th birthday had a bad show business party where everybody brought show business clips... Rob's was playing a hippie on Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. singing 'Blowin' in the Wind...' Virus is so bad that it's shocking... That would be the all time piece of shit...It's just dreadful... That's the only good reason to be in bad movies. Then when your friends have [bad] movies you can say 'Ahhhh, I've got the best one.' I'm bringing Virus.'"
The ship used for this movie's setting was the ex-USAFS Hoyt S. Vandenberg. At the time of filming the ship had been decommissioned since the mid-80's and mothballed in the James River Reserve Fleet, Virginia. May 27, 2009, she was sunk outside Key West, Florida, USA to serve as an artificial reef and for recreational diving. She still had the Russian name on her from the movie as she went down.
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