The Andromeda Strain 50 years old

The Andromeda Strain

When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy Stone scramble to a secure laboratory and try to first isolate the life form while determining why two people from Piedmont - an old alcoholic and a six-month-old baby - survived. The scientists methodically study the alien life form unaware that it has already mutated and presents a far greater danger in the lab, which is equipped with a nuclear self-destruct device designed to prevent the escape of dangerous biological agents..

Credits

Ramon Bieri
Ramon Bieri

Major Manchek

Eric Christmas
Eric Christmas

Senator from Vermont

Glenn Langan
Glenn Langan

Cabinet Secretary (uncredited)

Ken Swofford
Ken Swofford

Toby (technician)

David Wayne
David Wayne

Dr. Charles Dutton

John Carter
John Carter

MP Capt. Morton

The Andromeda Strain Cast

Name Character
Eric Christmas He was 54, 84 years old when he died as Senator from Vermont
Carl Reindel He was 36, 74 years old when he died as Lt. Comroe
David Wayne He was 57, 81 years old when he died as Dr. Charles Dutton
George Mitchell He was 66, 66 years old when he died as Jackson
Richard Bull He was 46, 89 years old when he died as Air Force Major
Ramon Bieri He was 41, 71 years old when he died as Major Manchek
Kate Reid She was 40, 62 years old when she died as Dr. Ruth Leavitt
Ken Swofford He was 37, 85 years old when he died as Toby (technician)
John Carter He was 43, 87 years old when he died as MP Capt. Morton
Arthur Hill He was 48, 84 years old when he died as Dr. Jeremy Stone
James Olson He was 40, now 91 years old as Dr. Mark Hall
Frances Reid She was 56, 95 years old when she died as Clara Dutton
Richard O'Brien He was 28, 41 years old when he died as Grimes
Paula Kelly She was 27, 76 years old when she died as Karen Anson
Joe Di Reda He was 42, 78 years old when he died as Wildfire Computer Sgt. Burk
Kermit Murdock He was 62, 72 years old when he died as Dr. Robertson
Glenn Langan He was 53, 73 years old when he died as Cabinet Secretary (uncredited)
Peter Hobbs He was 53, 93 years old when he died as General Sparks

The Andromeda Strain Crew

Name Department
Boris Leven as Production Design. He was 62 (78) years old when He died Art
Helen Colvig as Costume Design. She was 48 (now 99) years old Costume & Make-Up
William H. Tuntke as Art Direction. He was 64 (90) years old when He died Art
John W. Holmes as Editor. He was 53 (84) years old when He died Editing
Ruby R. Levitt as Set Decoration. She was 63 (84) years old when She died Art
Larry Germain as Hairstylist. He was 57 (67) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Nelson Gidding as Screenplay. He was 51 (84) years old when He died Writing
Stuart Gilmore as Editor. He was 62 (62) years old when He died Editing
Michael Crichton as Novel. He was 28 (66) years old when He died Writing
Douglas Trumbull as Visual Effects. He was 28 (now 79) years old Visual Effects
Bud Westmore as Makeup Artist. He was 53 (55) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Gil Mellé as Original Music Composer. He was 39 (72) years old when He died Sound
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The Andromeda Strain (50 years)

  • Release day: Friday, March 12, 1971
  • Runtime: 131 minutes
  • Budget: 6500000.00
  • Revenue: 12376563.00