Endangered Species (1982)


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Based on a true story, Endangered Species stars Robert Urich and JoBeth Williams. Urich plays vacationing ex-cop Ruben Castle, while Williams portrays Harriet Purdue, a small-town sheriff. Intrigued by Purdue's investigation of a rash of cattle mutilations, Castle begins following the evidence trail himself. What has been attributed to a religious cult or extraterrestrials by the locals turns out to be a covert operation conducted by a corrupt cartel.

Rating: R
Genre: Documentary, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Richard Woods, John Binder, Zalman King, Alan Rudolph
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 16, 2008
Warner Home Video


as Ruben Castle

as Harriet Purdue

as Joe Hiatt

as Ben Morgan

as Mackenzie Castle

as Peck

as Dr. Emmer

as Burnside

as Deputy Wayne

as Deputy Bobby

as Deputy Ray

as Skinhead

as Vosburgh

as Mrs. Haskins

as Hollywood Producer

as Dr. Ross

as Mercenary

as Hollywood Producer

as Mercenary

as Chairman

as Cab Driver

as Dr. Ross

as Mercenary

as Army General
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Offers a warning for the public to be alert to the dangers of chemical warfare.

Full Review… | March 8, 2015
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This early film by cult director Alan Rudolph contains all the suspicion, paranoia, and black helicopter stuff we know and love about conspiracy thrillers. I dug that synthesizer music on the sound track too.


A very interesting film, JoBeth Williams and the late Robert Urich star in this 1982 classic about a series of cattle killings. A great suspence-thriller film.

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