Directed by Guillermo del Toro, and written by Matthew Robbins (screen story), "Mimic" (also known as "Judus", "Mimic - Angriff der Killerinsekten") is a Horror/Science Fiction/Thriller film, released in the USA on August 22 of 1997 . Mira Sorvino is starring, alongside Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini, Charles S. Dutton and Josh Brolin.
A Bold Experiment. A Deadly Mistake! [DVD cover]
Who is the director of "Mimic":
Mimic was directed by Guillermo del Toro, a Mexican producer, director, writer, and actor.
Before Mimic, Guillermo del Toro had directed Cronos, released in 1993. Since, he directed El Espinazo del diablo, released in 2001, Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), and Tarzan (2010).
When was "Mimic" released:
Mimic was initially released on Friday, August 22, 1997, in the United States. Other films released on Friday, August 22, 1997 are A Smile Like Yours (dir. Keith Samples), Masterminds (dir. Roger Christian), and Leave It to Beaver (dir. Andy Cadiff). This was twenty-one (21) years ago.
It has been released on Friday, June 26, 1998 in the United Kingdom; Saturday, September 06, 1997 in France; Thursday, February 26, 1998 in Germany; Tuesday, September 02, 1997 in Italy; Thursday, October 09, 1997 in Spain and on Thursday, November 27, 1997 in Australia.
What is the casting of "Mimic":
At the casting of Mimic we find Mira Sorvino, previously seen in Beautiful Girls (1996) and Blue in the Face (1995); Jeremy Northam (Emma (1996), The Net (1995)); Alexander Goodwin (Box of Moon Light (1996), Nobody's Fool (1994)) [ more... ]
- Charles S. Dutton and F. Murray Abraham also worked together in Surviving the Game, released in 1994.
- Mira Sorvino and F. Murray Abraham also appeared in Mighty Aphrodite, released in 1995.
- Norman Reedus and Josh Brolin also worked together in American Gangster, released in 2007.
- Josh Brolin and Alix Koromzay also worked together in Nightwatch, released in 1997.
What is the Storyline of "Mimic":
In Manhattan, cockroaches are spreading the deadly "Strickler's Disease" that is claiming hundreds of the city's children. Entomologist Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino) uses genetic engineering to create what she and her colleague (and husband) Peter Mann (Jeremy Northam) call the Judas Breed, a large insect (looking like a cross between a termite and a praying mantis) that releases an enzyme that kills off the disease-carrying roaches by speeding up their metabolism. The Judas Breed work spectacularly and the [...]
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