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DNA (1996)

A mad scientist's DNA experiment on the bones of a mysterious jungle creature brings the carnivorous beast that resembles the Predator to life, and only his former assistant Ash Mattley and CIA operative Claire Sommers can stop it.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Dacascos ... Dr. Ash Mattley
Jürgen Prochnow ... Dr. Carl Wessinger
Robin McKee Robin McKee ... Claire Sommers
Tom Taus ... Matzu (as Thomas Taus Jr.)
Roger Aaron Brown ... Loren Azenfeld
John H. Brennan John H. Brennan ... Hatton
Mark McCracken ... Sergeant Reinhardt / Balacau
Joel Torre ... Taka
Susan Africa ... Nurse
Cris Aguilar Cris Aguilar ... Kasala
Aniceto 'Chito' Fulminar Aniceto 'Chito' Fulminar ... Fulminari Chief
Rudy Castillo Rudy Castillo ... Headhunter Warrior #1
Jhun Sodela Jhun Sodela ... Headhunter Warrior #2
Nash Espinosa ... Fighting Warrior #1
Rudy Vic Del Rudy Vic Del ... Fighting Warrior #2


Deep in the heart of the jungle in North Borneo a group of scientists excavate the bones of a creature buried among the ruins of ancient and forgotten civilization. The expedition is lead by Dr. Carl Wessinger. He discovers how to extract DNA from the bones. They only need an enzyme to recreate the creature. Wessinger asks the help of Ash Mattley. Ash had done research on enzymes. He is double-crossed and two years later Claire Sommers, who works for the CIA, asks Ash for help after a number of mutilated bodies are found. Claire believes Wessinger is behind this because her 'company' has no contact anymore with the lab in the jungle. Wessinger who recreated the creature, wants to sell it to the highest bidder as a war machine, and it is on the loose in the jungle, killing everybody. Written by Wladimir van Heemst <clar@kabelfoon.nl>

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Don't Mess with Mother Nature!

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Rated R for violence and gore, and for some language | See all certifications »



USA | Philippines



Release Date:

7 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ADN See more »

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Interlight See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Like Predator 1, final battle dropped into large pond. Magically, everyone appeared timely to attack creature - the whole native war party and heroine, as though they knew where the creature will be at. See more »


Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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A mixture of Predator, Alien and Jurassic Park... is it good? Well... NO!
15 June 2011 | by swedzinSee all my reviews

When you take three legendary, blockbuster hits Predator (1987), Alien (1979) and Jurassic Park (1993), and you put them in one big cooking pot and add some water. OK, next you put jungle, local Borneo tribes, fake Anaconda snakes, few helicopters and a few gore scenes. Now, Carefully chose actors... But, too late! Jurgen Prochnow with very neurotic performance and nervous eyes, stiff as a board... A fine actor, didn't expect him here... put some B actress just for cuteness, a little kid for more cuteness, Mark Dacascoss for martial arts action fans to see, but WRONG! no martial arts here! And finally add a creature which was created from the bug DNA (a local myth from Borneo tribes, you can see the cravings in the cave at the beginning of the movie, the craves were craved like in 1997... very ancient!) The creature looks like Alien very much, has those movements, but visually it reminds you more of Syl from "Species" (1996), but as a cheap halloween costume, creature has, to look more cool, a heat vision, or a negative vision, or perhaps a combo of sepia and negative... figure it out! It has a cloaking mechanism and it has very lame roars... Now, you spice this with few fake guns, grenade launcher toy and bad acting. And you get this piece of cr... I mean cake. And guess what... you ain't gonna like it.

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