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Lifeforce (1985)

A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace.

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Nicholas Ball ...
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Nancy Paul ...
Ellen Donaldson
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Lamson
John Keegan ...
Guard
Chris Jagger ...
First Vampire (as Christopher Jagger)
Bill Malin ...
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Pathologist
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Storyline

The space shuttle Churchill is assigned to observe the Halley's Comet under the command of Col. Tom Carlsen. They see a strange form attached to the comet and Carlsen goes with a team to investigate. They find three humanoid life forms in caskets and they bring them to the Churchill. However, Earth loses contact with the shuttle and the Space Research Center sends another spacecraft to search the Churchill. They find the crew dead and the shuttle burnt and one rescue pod missing. They bring the humanoids to Earth and soon Dr. Hans Fallada and his team discover that the Space Girl is a sort of vampire and drains the life force from people transforming them into zombies. When the authorities find that Col. Tom Carlsen has survived, they summon him to explain what happened in the Churchill. Carlsen tells an incredible story about the three aliens and he teams up with Col. Colin Caine trying to save mankind from the evil vampires from the space. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the blink of an eye, the terror begins. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 June 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Space Intruders  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,209,136 (USA) (23 June 1985)

Gross:

$11,603,545 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Billy Idol was considered for the role of one of the male vampires. See more »

Goofs

Col. Caine was supposed to be in the SAS, yet his troops were dressed as members of the Parachute Regiment. Also they were incorrectly armed with Steyr AUG assault rifles, never used in the British Army and should have had the SLR L1A1 variant of the FN FAL rifle or Sterling L2A3 Sub machine gun. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Colin Caine: Which one of you is Doctor Bukovsky?
Dr. Bukovsky: I am.
Colonel Colin Caine: I'm Colonel Caine.
Dr. Bukovsky: From the SAS?
Colonel Colin Caine: Gentleman, that last remark is not for publication. This is a D notice situation.
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Connections

Referenced in Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) See more »

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The Lifeforce Theme
Written by Michael Kamen and Henry Mancini
Performed by Henry Mancini
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Mathilda May Makes My Day!
31 July 2002 | by (Waterford,Michigan) – See all my reviews

I first saw Lifeforce back in 1985. I thought it was a decent sci-fi/horror concept of alien vampires. I agree with many of the other reviewers who said the ideas or concept of the film was good. Other than that it was entertaining, not great, but entertaining. There are really two good reasons to see this movie. And they are Mathilda May's boobs. Hell, her whole naked body for that matter. Man is she hot. She has to be the best looking vampire/alien that has ever graced the screen. Like another reviewer said, she plays evil, seductive, vulnerable and serious very well and all while being naked. To say the least it couldn't have been easy for her to play the role naked throughout the whole film. Needless to say,I'm glad she did. I agree Railsback was miscast in this. Otherwise, the film is alright. If you need to see major boobage,then rent this and watch it with the guys.


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