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The Andromeda Strain is a 1971 American science fiction thriller film produced and directed by Robert Wise, based on Michael Crichton's 1969 novel of the same name. The films stars Arthur Hill, James Olson, Kate Reid, and David Wayne.

Plot

Chilling tale about a US research satellite carrying a deadly extraterrestrial microscopic organism that crashes into a small town in Arizona. A group of top scientists are hurriedly assembled in a bid to identify and contain the lethal stowaway.

Cast

  • Arthur Hill as Dr. Jeremy Stone
  • James Olson as Dr. Mark Hall
  • David Wayne as Dr. Charles Dutton
  • Kate Reid as Dr. Ruth Leavitt
  • Paula Kelly as Karen Anson (nurse, laboratory technician)
  • George Mitchell as Mr. Peter Jackson (Piedmont)
  • Mark Jenkins as Lt. Shawn (Piedmont Team)
  • Peter Helm as Sgt. Crane (Piedmont Team)
  • Joe Di Reda as Sgt. Burk (Wildfire Computer Technician)
  • Ramon Bieri as Major Arthur Manchek (Scoop Mission Control)
  • Carl Reindel as Lt. Comroe (Scoop Mission Control)
  • Frances Reid as Clara Dutton
  • Peter Hobbs as General Sparks
  • Kermit Murdock as Dr. Robertson (White House Science Advisor)
  • Richard O'Brien (II) as Grimes
  • Eric Christmas as Senator Phillips (Vermont)
  • Ken Swofford as Toby (Technician)
  • John Carter as Capt. Morton (military police)
  • Richard Bull as Air Force Major
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