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Progeny (1998)

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An unsuspecting woman is impregnated by aliens who are experimenting on the human population.

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Brian Yuzna

Writers:

Stuart Gordon (story), Aubrey Solomon (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Vosloo ... Dr. Craig Burton
Jillian McWhirter ... Sherry Burton
Brad Dourif ... Dr. Bert Clavell
Lindsay Crouse ... Dr. Susan Lamarche
Wilford Brimley ... Dr. David Wetherly
Willard E. Pugh ... Eric Davidson
David Wells ... Dr. Duke Kelly
Jan Hoag ... Nurse Ida
Lydia De Luccia Lydia De Luccia ... Night Nurse
Don Calfa ... Jimmy Stevens
Timilee Romolini ... Devon Thompson
Nora Paradiso ... Karen Boglia
Patty Toy ... Nurse Jane
Susan Ripaldi Susan Ripaldi ... Nurse Della
John Moskal John Moskal ... Henry (as John Moskal Jr.)
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An unsuspecting woman is impregnated by aliens who are experimenting on the human population.

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There Are Some Things In The Universe That We Can't Understand


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and some horror violence/gore | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ameaça Alienígena See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Progeny Films Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Jillian McWhirter, who plays Sherry, said in interview how the scene where she gets raped by giant alien monster was shot but then due to some problems it had to be re-shot two different times. This is why the scene is so short in the movie. Originally the scene was meant to be longer, the alien monster was gonna try and calm Sherry down by fondling her nude body with its tentacles while holding her (just like other aliens did in earlier scenes), and part where it rapes her was also gonna be longer and more graphic. Three still photos showing McWhirter filming the original version of the scene in different location than it happens in the movie and while covered with slime on top of giant alien monster puppet that was used in the scene did appear in Femme Fatales article about her. See more »

Quotes

[About his wife's abduction by aliens]
Dr. Craig Burton: Why would they do this?
Dr. Bert Clavell: I don't know. Who can know? What do you figure animals think about when we experiment on them?
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Crazy Credits

Harman, Camille James was interviewed as herself for the Bonus Material on the DVD because she experienced the so-called "alien abduction" phenomenon herself. See more »

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Erm...
12 August 1999 | by SteevhSee all my reviews

... Brian? what the hell were you *on* when you signed to do this?

I saw this recently at a festival, and it was greeted by howling laughter throughout. By the time the credits rolled, tears were streaming down the faces of many of the audience.

The plot is a clunky melding of 'E.R.' and 'The X-Files'; as cynically aimed at the TV audience as is possible to get without being sued. The sequences involving the abductions are hilarious- both Yuzna's staging of the 'floating from the bed' and 'Screaming Mad George's pathetic plastic aliens drew gales of disbelieving, derisive laughter.

Limp, camp and stupid. My only hope is that it was an aberration- As awful as 'Return of the Living Dead 3' was good.

Steev


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