• Virus (1999)


Release Date: January 15th, 1999

DVD Release Date: July 20th, 1999

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Caught in a typhoon, a tugboat commanded by Robert Everton (Donald Sutherland) comes across a mysterious near-deserted ship. Excited to find a vessel that could be sold for as much as $30 million, Everton and his crew board and prepare to move the craft, despite the warnings of sole survivor Nadia Vinogradiya (Joanna Pacula). When a malevolent alien presence begins killing off the crew, navigator Kit Foster (Jamie Lee Curtis) tries to convince the rest of them to leave before it's too late.

Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, William Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, Joanna Pacula, Marshall Bell, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Sherman Augustus, Cliff Curtis

Director: John Bruno

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: Mutual Film Company

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Transformation , Murder , Escape , Tense , 1990s , Engaging ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 25
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    "Deep Rising" was one of the worst movies of 1998. Virus is easily worse. show more

  • 25
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Some movies are a joy. Some are a chore. And some are sheer torture. A good example of the latter is Virus. [17 January 1999, Metro Chicago, p.8]

  • 25
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    No one is likely to claim it's a great, or even good, movie, but it does offer some guilty pleasures. show more

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