The Andromeda Strain (1971)

Directed by
Robert Wise

This was the first novel by Michael Crichton to be adapted for the screen.

A research satellite falls back to Earth carrying an extra-terrestrial deadly bacteria which subsequently wipes out a small Arizona town.

An elite group of scientists are assembled in a hi-tech underground facility to try and identify the bacteria and stop it from spreading and becoming a threat to the future existence of mankind.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 130 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1971

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is The Andromeda Strain next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 November 4th, 1:45pm and on Film4 Plus 1 November 4th, 2:45pm. See more...


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James Olson...Dr. Mark Hall
Kate Reid...Dr. Ruth Leavitt
Paula Kelly...Karen Anson
George Mitchell...Jackson
Ramon Bieri...Maj. Manchek
Kermit Murdock...Dr. Robertson
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Peter Hobbs...General Sparks
Eric Christmas...Senator from Vermont
Mark Jenkins...Lt. Shawn
Peter Helm...Sgt. Crane
Joe Di Reda...Wildfire Computer Sgt. Burk
Carl Reindel...Lt. Comroe