A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.
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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 15 nominations. See more awards »
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 Colonel James C. Ferrus 4 episodes, 2008
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 Lance Stone 4 episodes, 2008
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 President William J. Scott 4 episodes, 2008
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 General Blair 4 episodes, 2008
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 Lisa Stone 3 episodes, 2008
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 Pat Terrence 3 episodes, 2008
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 Sarah Scott 3 episodes, 2008
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 Joanne Scott 3 episodes, 2008
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 Charles Henderson 3 episodes, 2008
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 Annie Dillon 3 episodes, 2008
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 Sherriff Martin Willis 3 episodes, 2008
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 General Michaelson 3 episodes, 2008
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 Sam Barton 2 episodes, 2008
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 Dr. Smithson 2 episodes, 2008
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 Blonde Man / ... 2 episodes, 2008
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In "The Andromeda Strain," a U.S. military satellite crashes in a small town and unleashes a deadly plague killing all but two survivors. As the military quarantines the area, a team of highly specialized scientists is assembled to find a cure to the pathogen code-named "Andromeda," and a reporter investigates a government conspiracy only to discover what he is chasing wants him silenced. Written by Official Site

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It's A Bad Day To Be Human.


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26 May 2008 (USA)  »

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La amenaza de Andrómeda  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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In the source novel by Michael Crichton, the main scientists were mainly white (presumably) heterosexual men, but Robert Schenkkan, who wrote the teleplay for this remake made the decision to change the characters' ethnicities, sexualities, and genders because, he said in a May 2008 interview with Brent Hartinger on afterelton.com, "If you're going to update the story, which is our mandate, you have an obligation to reflect the world as it is." Schenkkan further said that he decided to include the brief reference to Keene (Ricky Schroder) being gay because of a principle invented by Crichton in the original novel, the "Odd Man Hypothesis," which states that in a time of crisis, an unmarried, unattached person [Crichton specified a man] with no family to distract him would have the best chance of making rational, unbiased, unemotional decisions. See more »

Goofs

The scientists say they are going to expose a rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) to the effects of the virus but later a tufted capuchin (Cebus apella) is shown. The rhesus is an Old World Monkey and is commonly used in medical and biological research whereas the capuchin is often used in entertainment and as a helper monkey because it is highly trainable. See more »

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[first lines]
Jeff Megan: [to Suzie] That's a lion out there. And a triangle.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Pretty disappointing
27 April 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The original is a classic and one of my 50 favourite movies.

This 2008 remake... I just watched it tonight... it was up there with being a BAD movie... It is very disappointing... come on... its 2008.... SURELY they could have remade it better than the 1970 (ish) version ? The answer: NO

Its far fetched... has bad acting... bad special effects (the wave of virus washing across the land) and worse plot.

Its rubbish compared to the original, which gave you a little tingle down your spine as you watched it... this version makes you feel embarrassed to admit you watched it.

What made the original work is that it was 'confined'... the majority of the movie took place down in that closed off lab... you were trapped in there with the 'Andromeda strain' and the scientists. THATS what gave it its realism... All of the attempt at action... just shook the original plot all to pieces.

Thumbs down on many levels...


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