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The Andromeda Strain Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The "Andromeda Strain" is a deadly extraterrestrial virus. It is brought to Earth when a research satellite crashes near a tiny Arizona town. Everyone in the community dies within days, except for a baby and an "insulated" drunkard. Recruited from labs all over North America, doctors Charles Dutton (David Wayne), Jeremy Stone (Arthur Hill), Ruth Leavitt (Kate Reid), and Mark Hall (James Olson) don radiation suits and race against time to isolate and destroy the virus. The film is based on a novel by Michael Crichton. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:March 12, 1971

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stuart Gilmore Best Editing 1971 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Boris Leven Best Art Direction 1971 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences William Tuntke Best Art Direction 1971 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Gil Melle Best Original Score 1971 Nominee

Cast

Arthur Hill
as Dr. Jeremy Stone
David Wayne
as Dr. Charles Dutton
James Olson
as Dr. Mark Hall
Kate Reid
as Dr. Ruth Leavitt
Paula Kelly
as Karen Anson
George Mitchell
as Jackson
Richard Bull
Peter Helm
Bill Dunbar
as First Airman
Peter Hobbs
as Gen. Sparks
Mark Jenkins
Ramon Bieri
as Maj. Manchek
Eric Christmas
as Senator from Vermont
John Carter
Carl Reindel
Walter Brooke
as Corpse in water (uncredited)
Ken Swofford
Kermit Murdock
as Dr. Robertson

Crew

Robert Wise
Director
Robert Wise
Producer
Michael Crichton
Book Author
Nelson Gidding
Screenwriter
Gil Melle
Composer (Music Score)
Stuart Gilmore
Editor
Boris Leven
Production Designer
William Tuntke
Art Director
Helen Colvig
Costume Designer
Ronald Pierce
Sound/Sound Designer
Douglas Trumbull
Special Effects
Ridgeway Callow
First Assistant Director
Bud Westmore
Makeup
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