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Embryo (1976)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 May 1976 (USA)
A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days. However, the "adult" fetus turns into a homicidal psycho ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Nelson

Writers:

Anita Doohan (screenplay), Jack W. Thomas (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rock Hudson ... Dr. Paul Holliston
Barbara Carrera ... Victoria Spencer
Diane Ladd ... Martha Douglas
Roddy McDowall ... Frank Riley
Anne Schedeen ... Helen Holliston
John Elerick John Elerick ... Gordon Holliston
Vincent Baggetta Vincent Baggetta ... Collier
Jack Colvin ... Dr. Jim Winston
Joyce Brothers ... Self (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Dick Winslow ... John Forbes
Ken Washington Ken Washington ... Dr. Brink
Lina Raymond Lina Raymond ... Janet Novak
Sherri Zak Sherri Zak ... Nurse
Joyce Spitz ... Trainer
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... Policeman
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A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days. However, the "adult" fetus turns into a homicidal psycho and looks for a new formula to prevent her from aging further. Written by Anonymous

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From Embryo to woman in 4 and a half weeks.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Trivia

According the website 'MORIA - The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review', "one of the most popular stories of the classic German Expressionist era was Alraune (1911) by Hanns Heinz Ewers, which received a number of film adaptations with the Hungarian Alraune (1919); a German version Alraune (1918) [Alraune und der Golem (1919)]; A Daughter of Destiny (1928) starring Brigitte Helm; a sound remake of the 1928 film Alraune (1930)/"Daughter of Evil" also starring Brigitte Helm; and Unnatural (1952) [Mandragore (1952)] with Hildegard Knef and Erich von Stroheim. It told the story of a woman birthed from the seed of a hanged murderer who, through being born artificially, had no soul and became a seducer, using and luring men to their doom . . . Embryo (1976) . . . rehashes the story of Alraune without any credit". See more »

Quotes

Frank Riley: [Stunned during the chess match] Hold on! You've played this game before!
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Crazy Credits

A caption is shown stating that the science of the movie is within our grasp. See more »

Connections

Edited into Pale Moonlight Theater: Embryo (2014) See more »

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well done cautionary tale (AKA- Created to Kill)
18 November 2007 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

i really enjoyed this movie.i thought the acting was very good,and the storyline well developed.i'm sure the movie was inspired by past literary works and movies,but i think it also inspired other movies and novels.so,obviously it's not wholly original,but it does have its own original elements to it.it's a cautionary tale for sure and it's just as relevant today, probably more so .the only negative thing i can say about it is that it can be a bit slow,and the first half has an almost clinical feel to it.by this i mean at times it's a bit dry and almost too scientific.overall,though i think it was a well done movie.i give Embryo a 7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1976 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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