Endangered Species R

This paranoia-fueled thriller from director Alan Rudolph boasts a blue-chip supporting cast and spectacular, spooky cinematography that pulls viewers deep inside the mystery.
Endangered Species
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 15, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1982
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , &
Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 09/08/1982
"...A superb suspense drama....Robert Ulrich and JoBeth Williams create a nice onscreen relationship..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

The Colorado prairie has become a graveyard. Mutilated cattle, their organs surgically removed, litter the high country. Is this the gruesome work of a Satanic cult? Of extraterrestrials? Of conspirators who arrive and leave in mysterious black helicopters? The locals are terrified - and it falls to their new sheriff (JoBeth Williams) and a troubled cop (Robert Urich) to unravel an eerie skein of deception and danger to discover the stunning truth. This paranoia-fueled thriller from director Alan Rudolph (Welcome to L.A., Afterglow) boasts a blue-chip supporting cast and spectacular, spooky cinematography that pulls viewers deep inside the mystery. And here's the scariest thing of all: Endangered Species took its inspiration from real-life events.

Product Description:

Fans of television's THE X-FILES will want to track down this thriller about a New York ex-cop (Robert Urich) and an attractive female sheriff (JoBeth Williams) who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out visiting the town with his tomboy daughter. At first he tries to stay out of the case but finds himself involved after the mysterious death of his friend Joe Hiatt (Paul Dooley), the editor of the local paper whose theories about black helicopters have aroused the ire of cattle baron Ben Morgan (Hoyt Axton). Trying miserably to stay sober, Castle finds himself back in danger and in love, as he and the sheriff work together to get to the bottom of the mystery, encountering incredible danger and resistance from the frightened locals.

Director Alan Rudolph proves himself an able director of suspense thrillers with this intriguing tale, based on an actual phenomenon. The film features a nicely pulse-raising electronic score by Gerry Wright and a fine company of supporting actors including Peter Coyote, Paul Dooley, and Dan Hedaya.

Plot Synopsis:

In director Alan Rudolph's ENDANGERED SPECIES, a daring couple sets out to unravel the secret behind mysterious cattle mutilations.


Production Notes:

  • Filmed in Wyoming, Colorado, and New York.
  • The mysterious mutilations that occur in the film are based on real incidents.
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Warner Archive Collection

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 3,856
  • UPC: 883316255889
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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