Overview

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..

  1. Nelson Gidding

    Screenplay

  2. Michael Crichton

    Novel

  3. Robert Wise

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Arthur Hill

    Arthur Hill

    Dr. Jeremy Stone

  2. David Wayne

    David Wayne

    Dr. Charles Dutton

  3. James Olson

    James Olson

    Dr. Mark Hall

  4. Kate Reid

    Kate Reid

    Dr. Ruth Leavitt

  5. Paula Kelly

    Paula Kelly

    Karen Anson

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The Andromeda Strain
The Andromeda Strain

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Status Released

Release Information

  • March 12, 1971
    G
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 11m

Budget $6,500,000.00

Revenue $12,376,563.00

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