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Specimen (1996)
Actors: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Douglas O'Keeffe, Ingrid Kavelaars, Andrew Jackson, David Nerman
Director: John Bradshaw
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
R     1999     1hr 25min

Mark Paul Goesselaar fans won't be disappointed with Specimen. They're probably too young to remember Firestarter or The Terminator so they won't recognize where most of the plot came from. Mike (played by Goesselaar, who ...  more »


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Actors: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Douglas O'Keeffe, Ingrid Kavelaars, Andrew Jackson, David Nerman
Director: John Bradshaw
Creators: John Bradshaw, Damian Lee, Helder Goncalves, Jeff Sackman, Lauren McLaughlin, Sheldon Inkol
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Alien Invasion, Aliens
Studio: Simitar Ent.
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 02/08/1999
Original Release Date: 01/01/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1995
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The keyword is: BATHTUB
Michael Butts | 11/03/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The singular point of watching this is the considerably lovely footage of MarkPaul Gosselaar, soaking wet, in the bathtub, in his underpants. Otherwise, it's a paperweight."
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 04/15/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"SPECIMEN is a molding of two other movies: "Firestarter" and "The Terminator." They even have the two aliens appear in the buff, cute little buns and all. Mark Paul Gosselaar plays Mike, a young man who has the ability to start fires; he is the spawn of an alien who impregnated his mother, and the aliens have sent a terminator type guy (played with muscular aloof by Douglas O'Keefe) to bring him back or destroy him (why, they never say). In steps another alien, Andrew Jackson, who we find out has closer ties to Mike.
Mike teams up with a teacher and the local sheriff to understand what's going on; the sheriff (played dead pan by David Kerman) believes the story about Mike's birth, but Mike doesn't. How else can he explain his powers, though?
Low budget and corny, SPECIMEN nevertheless works because there's a modicum of sincerity to its thin storyline. The special effects are chintzy, but the locale is beautiful."
Mark-Paul Gosselaar--great!
Michael Butts | 05/09/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I liked this movie. The story is intriguing. The only problem I had with this movie was with some of the writing--it was a little bit stilted in some places. The character of "Eleven" was just a little bit lame. I thought Mark-Paul Gosselaar was great. He made the character (Mike) believable and sympathetic and made the whole movie watchable and enjoyable. I liked that this movie wasn't just a bunch of scenes jumbled together for effect, but told a slowly unfolding story as it went along."
Specimen - A movie so bad it is good
Michael Butts | 11/01/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I would almost consider the movie "Specimen" a high class "B" movie in the SciFi genre. If you liked the movie "Firestarter" with Drew Barrymore in the '80's, you may like this movie. Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved By the Bell) actually does a decent job in his role as Mike Hillary. In this, what I consider to be, a low buget film.Think of "specimen" as an updated version of the movie "Firestarter." Specimen has more of an alien feel to it, on a low budget scale. I am not into "B" type movies. However I can say I liked this movie. A movie so bad it's good.Recomended for the SciFi or "B" movie fan"