The Andromeda Strain (1971)

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Podcast Release Date:
Apr 21, 2020

Viral Outbreak Series

🎝 How do you solve a problem like Andromeda 🎜

A whole new kind of sickness struck the 1970s with the release of The Andromeda Strain. Four scientists hunker down in a top secret lab to study the space plague inadvertently brought to Earth by a fallen satellite. Can they find a cure for the killer alien bug before politicians use nukes to inoculate the planet? And will this first film adaptation of Michael Crichton’s bestseller develop a fatal case of disco fever coming from the director of musicals West Side Story and The Sound of Music? Find out now!

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Movie Details

Viral Outbreak
Andromeda Strain
Original Title
The Andromeda Strain
The Andromeda Strain
Robert Wise
Robert Wise
Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson, Kate Reid, Paula Kelly, George Mitchell, Ramon Bieri, Peter Hobbs, Kermit Murdock, Richard O'Brien, Eric Christmas, Mark Jenkins, Peter Helm, Joe Di Reda, Carl Reindel, Ken Swofford, Frances Reid, Richard Bull, John Carter, Glenn Langan, Sandra de Bruin, Susan Brown, Bart La Rue, Walter Brooke, Jan Burrell, Dee Carroll, Michael Crichton, David McLean, Emory Parnell, Michael Pataki, Quinn K. Redeker, Garry Walberg, Len Wayland
2 h 11 min
Release Date
12 March 1971
Science Fiction, Thriller
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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