Director: Guillermo del Toro Cast: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin
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While one would imagine that the average New Yorker would be used to dealing with bugs after years of apartment dwelling, a scientific experiment gone wrong results in an insect that even Raid can't handle in this sci-fi/horror thriller. In Manhattan, cockroaches are spreading a deadly disease that is claiming hundreds of the city's children, so entomologist Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino) uses genetic engineering techniques to create what she and her colleague (and husband) Peter Mann (Jeremy Northam) call the Judas Breed, a large insect that will feed on the disease carrying roaches. Since the Judas bugs have been designed so that they can't breed, the mutated species should die out in a matter of a few years. However, Susan, Peter, and their staff severely underestimated the cockroach's ability to adapt to its conditions. The Judas Breed has indeed found a way to reproduce itself, but more importantly, the insect has grown remarkably large (sometimes reaching six feet in length), has developed a taste for meat, and can mimic the appearance and behavior of other creatures with uncanny accuracy -- including humans. Susan and Peter have learned that huge swarms of the Judas Breed are living beneath the city in the subway system, and with the help of Leonard (Charles S. Dutton), a transit system employee who knows the labyrinth of subway tunnels like the back of his hand, they search out the humanoid insects before they can take over the city. Mimic also features Giancarlo Giannini, Josh Brolin, and F. Murray Abraham.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/17/2011
UPC: 0031398137757
Original Release: 1997
Source: Miramax Lionsgate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 34,376

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mira Sorvino Susan Tyler
Jeremy Northam Peter Mann
Josh Brolin Josh
Giancarlo Giannini Manny
Charles S. Dutton Leonard
Alexander Goodwin Chuy
Alix Koromzay Remy
F. Murray Abraham Dr. Gates

Technical Credits
Guillermo del Toro Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Kerry Barden Casting
Marco Beltrami Score Composer
Ole Bornedal Producer
Marie-Sylvie Deveau Costumes/Costume Designer
Tamara Deverell Art Director
Elinor Rose Galbraith Set Decoration/Design
Walter Gasparovic Asst. Director
Glen Gauthier Sound/Sound Designer
Cary Granat Co-producer
Matthew Greenberg Screenwriter
Clark Henderson Associate Producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Dan Laustsen Cinematographer
Patrick Lussier Editor
Michael Phillips Executive Producer
Richard Potter Co-producer
B.J. Rack Producer
Matthew Robbins Original Story,Screenwriter
Andrew Rona Co-producer
John Sayles Screenwriter
Scott Shiffman Co-producer
Suzanne Smith Casting
Carol Spier Production Designer
Bob Weinstein Producer
Michael Zoumas Co-producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start [2:46]
2. Epidemic [4:38]
3. Impact [11:38]
4. Bizarre Specimen [13:30]
5. Egg Hunt [10:01]
6. Not A Mammal [8:46]
7. Bugged Out [5:03]
8. The Nest [4:05]
9. No Escape [5:11]
10. Predator [19:45]
11. Singing The Blues [4:45]
12. Gassed [3:32]
13. On The Tracks [6:19]
14. End Credits [5:13]

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Mimic 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The roaches are on the loose, making people sick. It's up to science to find a way to stop them. This is a scary little flick that didn't get very much attention in the theatres. It really makes you think about all the messing around we are doing with DNA. The film has a dark, washed out look to it that adds to the suspense. Everything about this film is very well done. It will have you on the edge of your seat to the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Director del Toro's highly stylized stream of scares keeps your heart pounding from the start of this thriller. Unlike most "insect" horror movies,this is adapted from an excellent short story, which has not only believable characters but even a plausable plot. The acting,direction and effects are highlighted by del Toro's style and image. If a "look" to a movie is essential to its story, then this has it in spades. Unlike most horror movies, nothing or noone is spared, not even children! There is a happy ending, but at the expense of others. A well acted, well directed, great looking piece of cinema by a gifted director and cast.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago