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Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.

Director:

Vincenzo Natali

Writers:

Vincenzo Natali (screenplay), Antoinette Terry Bryant (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Adrien Brody ... Clive Nicoli
Sarah Polley ... Elsa Kast
Delphine Chanéac ... Dren (as Delphine Chaneac)
Brandon McGibbon ... Gavin Nicoli
Simona Maicanescu Simona Maicanescu ... Joan Chorot
David Hewlett ... William Barlow
Abigail Chu ... Child Dren
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Storyline

Two young rebellious scientists are told by their employers to halt groundbreaking work that has seen them produce new creatures with medical benefits by splicing together multiple organisms' DNA. They decide to secretly continue their work, but this time splicing in human DNA. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Science's Newest Miracle ... Is A Mistake See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

16 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | France | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 September 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Hibrid See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,385,277, 6 June 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,999,046, 1 August 2010
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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The gestation cell that Clive and Elsa use to splice Dren has the acronym BETI placed conspicuously on the front of the machine. BETI stands for Biomechanical Extroutero Thermal Incubator. However, interestingly the word "BETI" means daughter in Urdu and Hindi, spoken in large parts of Pakistan and India. See more »

Goofs

When Ginger and Fred meet in the case at the shareholders' meeting, they began to hiss and protract their claws and fangs. From behind, Ginger's fang is already out, and Fred begins to push his out. In the next shot, Ginger pushes her fang out for the first time. See more »

Quotes

Elsa Kast: If you could understand crazy, it wouldn't be crazy.
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Crazy Credits

The company logos appear on X-rays. See more »

Alternate Versions

Finnish and German Blu-rays are 108 min. versions. US and UK versions 104 min. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.90 (2013) See more »

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Hail Destroyer
Written and Performed by Cancer Bats
Courtesy of Distort Inc.
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Wonderful and Different - Awesome!
4 June 2010 | by swaxolezSee all my reviews

I had no idea going into this movie what to expect. I figured, genetic dabbling - should be fun? Instead, it completely threw me for a loop. The best advice is to not read the reviews because they spoil the all the fun. Without saying too much. There is wonderful dark humour, suspense, audacity, and head shaking all wrapped into one really inventive movie. Of course there is outlandishness to the movie but give me a break - I suppose Aliens hissing metal eating acid is perfectly acceptable. I find it completely asinine to expect scientific perfection from a Sci-Fi horror movie as so many negative reviewers seem to need. And really, I thought the movie did a fine job of being plausible. I suspect the naysayers are easily offended people with very pristine ego's - get a life! This was a complete success as evidenced by the positive reaction from the film crowd. Definitely not your average American run of the mill Sci-Fi. Sorry for the lack of details but why ruin a good thing - just go watch and enjoy. Definitely one of the most enjoyable movies I've watch in a long time.


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