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Parasite (2004)

An abandoned oil rig in the middle of the North Sea. Dr. Christine Hansen is charged with the task of testing an experimental cleaning fluid which could revolutionize the oil industry. ... See full summary »

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Andrew Prendergast

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Alan Coulson (screenplay), Jason Kingsley (story) | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Gary Condés ... Nils (as Gary Condes)
Saskia Gould Saskia Gould ... Dr. Christine Hansen
Conrad Whitaker ... Mickey
G.W. Stevens G.W. Stevens ... Jacob Rasmussen
Margaret Thompson Margaret Thompson ... Kim
Oliver Price ... Gio
Michelle Acuna Michelle Acuna ... Darcy
Luke Spencer Luke Spencer ... Decker
Nicholas Rawlinson Nicholas Rawlinson ... Richard Reiser (as Nick Rawlinson)
S. Khan S. Khan ... Helicopter Pilot
Murray Saffron Murray Saffron ... Dr. Willis
Richard Beardsley Richard Beardsley ... Boat Driver
Cathi Fredricks Cathi Fredricks ... Valerie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Mackman Paul Mackman ... Dr. Willis (as Murray Saffron)
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An abandoned oil rig in the middle of the North Sea. Dr. Christine Hansen is charged with the task of testing an experimental cleaning fluid which could revolutionize the oil industry. Hired to carry out the tests is Jacob Rasmussen and his rough and ready crew of deconstruction engineers. But within hours one of them is missing under suspicious circumstances. Things go from bad to worse when environmental activist Mickey Hennessey and his hard-bitten associates seize control of the rig, taking everybody on board hostage. But very soon oil workers and environmentalists will be compelled to join forces in an evolutionary battle for survival. For a savage new life-form has made its home on the rig. And it is hungry. Written by Avid Fan

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They Messed With Mother Nature... Now She Wants Revenge


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Rated R for some creature violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell's Mouth See more »

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Nefarious junior scientist Dr. Willis is played by screenwriter and assistant producer Paul Mackman, largely because there was nobody else around at the time. Mackman had considerable difficulties with the elaborate dialogue he had written for the character, but had nobody but himself to blame. See more »

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When the "grease monkey" girl is explaining to the replacement chap about their last mission, she explains that is was on an oil tanker off the coast of Bolivia. Bolivia is a land-locked country. See more »

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What just happened here?...
10 September 2016 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Right, well it is obviously clear that director Andrew Prendergast is a fan of the original "Alien" movie, as most of the things shown in "Parasite" (aka "Hell's Mouth") is either a homage to "Alien" or a blatant rip off.

The story takes place on an oil rig in the middle of the ocean, thus leaving all people isolated and cut off from any immediate help. Where a new and alien life form has made its nest and is preying on the humans that inhabit the oil rig.

A monster or alien movie needs to have proper special effects, that either blow you away, dazzle you or make the creature and the atmosphere work well. "Parasite" didn't have that, and as such the movie was just another B-movie creature feature. The idea and concept of the creature was good, but it wasn't executed to a satisfactory end result.

The acting in "Parasite" was as to be expected. I can't really claim to remember a single actor or actress standing out from the rest of the bunch. But then again, such a movie is not going to be a Shakespearian thespian experience.

"Parasite" is definitely among the top ten of bad monster movies that I have had to sit through in my track record of watching movies. I didn't even manage to watch it to the end, as I had to give up about halfway through out of sheer boredom and a lack of entertainment.

As such, then I am rating "Parasite" a meager one out of ten stars. I am sure that there is an audience out there somewhere for a movie such as this. I just wasn't in that particular target audience.


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