Plot: 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.

Rating: R for sci-fi violence/gore, and for language

Directed By: John Bruno

Written By: Chuck Pfarrer and Dennis Feldman

Production: Mutual Film Company, Universal Pictures, Dark Horse Entertainment, Valhalla Motion Pictures

In Theaters: January 15, 1999

Box Office: $14,010,690 (USA)

Budget: $75,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 1 hr. 39 mins.


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