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The Andromeda Strain

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Original title
The Andromeda Strain
Year
Running time
130 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Nelson Gidding (Novel: Michael Crichton)
Music
Gil Melle
Cinematography
Richard H. Kline
Cast
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Producer
Universal Pictures
Genre
Sci-Fi. Mystery | Pandemic. Natural Disasters
Movie Groups
Michael Crichton Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico are found to have died after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. Many years prior to this incident, a group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy Stone advocated for the construction of a secure laboratory facility that would serve as a base in the event an alien biological life form was returned to Earth from a space mission. Stone and his team - Drs. Dutton, Leavitt and Hall - go to the facility, known as Wildfire and try to first isolate the life form and to determine why two people from Piedmont, an old wino and a months 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 should it manage to escape.
Awards
1971: 2 nominations for Oscar: Best Editing, Best Art Direction.
1971: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Original Score.
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