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Warning Sign (1985)

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A woman working as a security guard in an agricultural research facility finds herself and her co-worker Schmidt fighting to survive against their former friends.

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Hal Barwood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Waterston ... Cal Morse
Kathleen Quinlan ... Joanie Morse
Yaphet Kotto ... Major Connolly
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Dr. Dan Fairchild (as Jeffrey De Munn)
Richard Dysart ... Dr. Nielsen
G.W. Bailey ... Tom Schmidt
Jerry Hardin ... Vic Flint
Rick Rossovich ... Bob
Cynthia Carle Cynthia Carle ... Dana
Scott Paulin ... Captain Walston
Kavi Raz ... Dr. Ramesh Kapoor
Keith Szarabajka ... Tippett
Jack Thibeau ... Pisarczyk
J. Patrick McNamara ... Connolly's Aide
Tom McFadden Tom McFadden ... Deputy Grazie
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Storyline

In an ultra secret laboratory for the developing of biological weapons, covered as "Biotek", a research center for agriculture, a serious accident occurs, spreading a sinister bacteria in the laboratory. The security guard of the complex, closes and seals the building, with all the personnel inside, making very difficult the struggle for survival, not to mention the actions that the relatives of the enclosed people are thinking to do. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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A secret experiment has gone wild - and they're all going to pay! (Video Australia) See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contact mortel See more »

Filming Locations:

La Crescenta, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,918,117

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,918,117
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The bio-hazard project codenamed, "Blue Harvest" was also the original production codename for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) in 1983. Both films were released by Twentieth Century Fox. See more »

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At 1:34:01, as the antennas automatically fold up on the roof of the command center, a hand can be seen reaching up and catching one. See more »

Quotes

Tom Schmidt: Joanie, wait... something's up ahead.
Joanie Morse: I don't think we should go down there...
Dr. Nielsen: Why not, Joanie?
Joanie Morse: [Screams] Dr. Nielsen!
Dr. Nielsen: Very much alive, despite what they told you!
Joanie Morse: You're sick!
Dr. Nielsen: I was, for a moment, but not anymore.
[Nielsen reaches for Schmidt's face]
Dr. Nielsen: Hello, Tom! Don't worry, you'll recover just like the rest of us. Here, let me give you a hand! Kapoor is right down this way!
Tom Schmidt: No, don't let them take me, Joanie! DON'T LET THEM!
[...]
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Fighting and Curing
Performed and composed by Craig Safan
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Really good mature sci-fi, if your into the Zombie genre its also worth a look.
15 August 2009 | by rettercriticalSee all my reviews

I don't know if Zombie purists would call it a zombie film but this nice little picture stands the test of time to tonight's DVD viewing. I enjoyed almost all of it but the ending could have been better. The film makes some big comments on genetic engineering and the government/ corporation relationships regarding this. I would google this subject out and you will find some stories just as scary as this film!

Some real scares there. I like how the film doesn't make me cringe like many sci-fi/horror films of the period but actually impressed me. A hidden gem. Highly competent film that sustains almost to the end. The film involves some zombie concepts but doesn't follow the formula quite like the other films in that genre.

Great cast and the direction is restrained. The film stands the test of time so source it out.


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