1999 - 99 minutes - Color - Dolby Digital - 2.35 : 1
US release date: January 15, 1999
Mutual Film Company, Universal Pictures
Dark Horse Entertainment, Valhalla Motion Pictures
Budget: $75,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $6,013,640 (USA) (2,018 Screens)


When a typhoon cripples their boat, the crew sails into the eye of the storm, where they discover a high-tech Russian communications and research vessel adrift. Only one Russian crew member is still alive, raving about "intelligent lightning." They soon discover that an alien life form has taken over the ship's computers and is churning out mechanical warriors. With their own boat destroyed, the crew must battle the creature as the ship reenters the storm.


Kit Foster - Jamie Lee Curtis
Steve Baker - William Baldwin
Captain Robert Everton - Donald Sutherland
Nadia - Joanna Pacula
J.W. Woods Jr. - Marshall Bell
Richie - Sherman Augustus
Hiko - Cliff Curtis
Squeaky - Julio Oscar Mechoso
Colonel Kominski - Yuri Chervotkin
Captain Lonya Rostov - Keith Flippen
Female Cosmonaut - Olga Rzhepetskaya-Retchin
Captain Alexi - Levani
Norfolk Captain - David Eggby



Director - John Bruno

Writing credits

Screenplay - Chuck Pfarrer
Screenplay - Dennis Feldman
Creator - Chuck Pfarrer (Dark Horse Comic Book series: "Virus")


Executive producer - Mark Gordon
Producer - Gale Anne Hurd
Co-producer - Dennis E. Jones
Executive producer - Gary Levinsohn
Co-producer - Todd Moyer
Executive producer - Chuck Pfarrer
Executive producer - Mike Richardson
Co-producer - Bud S. Smith