Mimic (1997)
Title: Mimic
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Written by: Matthew Robbins; Guillermo del Toro
Produced by: Michael Phillips; Stuart Cornfeld; Ole Bornedal; B.J. Rack; Cary Granat; Richard Potter; Andrew Rona; Michael Zoumas; Clark Henderson
Music by: Marco Beltrami
Cinematography: Dan Laustsen
Edited by: Peter Devaney Flanagan; Patrick Lussier
Distributed by: Miramax Films; Dimension Films
Released: August 22nd, 1997
Rating: R
Running time: 105 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $25,000,000 [1]
Gross: $25,480,490 (US) [2][3]
Next: Mimic 2

Mimic is an American horror film of the science fiction sub-genre. It was directed by Guillermo del Toro and released theatrically in the United States on August 22nd, 1997. It was followed by two direct-to-video sequels, Mimic 2 in 2001 and Mimic 3: Sentinel in 2003. The film stars Mira Sorvino as entomologist Doctor Susan Tyler, a woman who genetically creates an evolved form of insect dubbed the Judas Breed, which is designed to kill cockroaches, which are carriers of the Strickler's Disease epidemic which is killing scores of children in the Manhattan area. Although Tyler is successful in wiping out the disease, the Judas Breed leaves behind an even more insidious legacy - evolution. Three years later, the surviving insects grow and adapt to their surroundings, metamorphosising into a breed of subterranean killers.

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  • The tagline for this film is "For thousands of years, man has been evolution's greatest creation... until now".
  • Mimic is based on a short story by Donald A. Wollheim. As with many film adaptations, the director takes poetic license with the source material and the two works have very little in common with one another aside from the premise of insect evolution.
  • Mimic grossed $7,818,208 over its opening weekend in 2,255 theaters, averaging $3,467 per theater. It came in at #4 of highest grossing films for the August 22nd weekend. [5]

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