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Basics Critics:83Rusty:78
Category: Mystery/Noir/Thriller, Sci-Fi/FantasyNotable as: Science FictionSub-Category: science fiction film, disaster filmMain subject: epidemicRuntime: 115 - 131 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Robert WiseScreenwriter: Nelson Gidding, Michael CrichtonBased on: The Andromeda StrainMusic: Gil MelléCinematography: Richard H. KlineStars: Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson, Kate Reid, Paula Kelly, George Mitchell, Ramon Bieri, Peter Hobbs, Kermit Murdock, Eric Christmas Producer: Robert WiseAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Stuart Gilmore)
Academy Award for Best Production Design
Award details: (details at IMDb)

The Andromeda Strain is a 1971 American science-fiction film, based on the 1969 novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. The film is about a team of scientists who investigate a deadly organism of extraterrestrial origin that causes rapid, fatal blood clotting. Directed by Robert Wise, the film starred Arthur Hill, James Olson, Kate Reid, and David Wayne. With a couple of exceptions, the film follows the book closely. The special effects were designed by Douglas Trumbull.

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