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Sphere
1998, 133 min.
Warner Bros.

Cast:
Dustin Hoffman (Dr. Norman Goodman), Sharon Stone (Beth Halperin), Samuel L. Jackson (Harry Adams), Peter Coyote (Barnes), Liev Schreiber (Ted Fielding), Queen Latifah (Fletcher), Marga Gomez (Jane Edmunds)

Crew:
Prod Barry Levinson, Michael Crichton, Andrew Wald; Dir Barry Levinson; Scr Paul Attanasio, Stephen Hauser; Dir of photog Adam Greenberg; Music Elliot Goldenthal; Editor Stu Linder; Prod Des Peter Larkin; Art dir Mark Mansbridge, Jonathan McKinstry; Set dec Bill Beck, R. Gilbert Clayton, Michael Goldman, Erin Kemp, Anne Kuljian, Nancy Mickelberry, Nick Navarro, Dawn Swiderski; Costumes Gloria Gresham

Genre: Comedy

Summary: A team of scientific geniuses--psychologist Norman Goodman, biochemist Beth Halperin, astrophysicist Ted Fielding and mathematician Harry Adams--sets up in a Habitat one-thousand feet underwater to investigate a half-mile-long spacecraft resting on the South Pacific Ocean floor. The ship potentially has alien life aboard, and once the team boards the ship, it comes upon a shimmering, golden sphere. Then the Habitat computers starts to receive messages from the craft: At first they are innocuous ("I am happy"), but they soon become threatening ("I am going to kill you all."). Tension among the team mounts as the Habitat is attacked.