About

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-o...

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Directed by

Robert Wise

Written by

Michael Crichton (Novel)
Nelson Gidding (Screenplay)

Runtime

131 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The picture runs 130 minutes!… The story covers 96 of the most critical hours in man’s history!… The suspense will last through your lifetime!

Cast

Keywords

science nasa new mexico chemistry biology epilepsy biological weapon secret lab nuclear threat

Photos

Lists

#178 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

#85 on The 100 best sci-fi movies TimeOut

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Ruby R. Levitt